- City in Ohio
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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.
ayton's museums, attractions and cultural spots is wonderful. The Dayton Art Institute enjoys a national reputation and has booked some of the hottest touring exhibitions available. The Air Force Museum, which is near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is an aviation fan's delight. For children, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery has fascinating interactive exhibits and live native animals. Two good universities, the University of Dayton and Wright State University, are located in Dayton. Dayton has its problems as a city, however. Most of the middle class people choose to live in the suburbs where the schools have better educational systems. I would like to see Dayton improve its city schools.
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!