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My experience in the city of Dayton, Ohio has been great so far! Although my wife and I currently live in Dayton, we used to live in Indiana, and we would come to Dayton about twice per month to visit my in-laws. Through the years I have seen some positive growth in some areas. Although it is not perfect, there are lots of things to do and things that I enjoy. One of my favorite things is just going over to the mall area. It is huge! I can find anything I want from different restaurants to clothing stores to electronic stores and way more! Actually, my wife and I took our friend from the Congo, who is new to Dayton, over to the mall area a couple of weeks ago. He was so surprised to see how enormous that place looks that, while we were driving in the car, he said to us, "if you dropped me off anywhere around here and left, I would have to call the police to come and get me." We all laughed at his comment and had a good time, because we got what we came for and that is always good.
I've lived in Dayton for 39 years. I had a great childhood here. This city has hidden treasures and is unique in it's own. Also, the is a lot of history in Dayton, OH. As all places there are some less desired areas as well. Overall my experiences with the people and culture has molded me into the strong, determined, humble, and resilient individual I am today. However, I feel I have seen enough in this area and is ready for new adventures!
There are so many hidden gems in Dayton! My favorite thing about Dayton is the history. The Wright brothers invented the first airplane here, which is awesome. There is a lot of stuff to do around here that has to do with the history of the Wright brothers. About 5 minutes outside of downtown is their mansion! Also, for being a small Midwestern city, Dayton has some pretty good food.