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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Oakwood is a suburb of Dayton with a population of 9,030. Oakwood is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Oakwood offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakwood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Oakwood and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oakwood are highly rated.
About Oakwood...
Population
9,030

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$239,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Oakwood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Oakwood

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$102,159
National
$55,322
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Oakwood Reviews

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I have lived in west Oakwood for 4 years. The homes are beautiful: nestled in well-manicured, roomy plots set on rolling hills populated with mature trees. I have no children so cannot comment on the schools although their reputation is sterling.

Dorothy Lane Market is legendary and one of the best luxury grocers in the country. Most residents can walk to it in 10 minutes. People are friendly and the city government is responsive and refreshingly competent. The property taxes are eye-wateringly high but you do actually get this back in steadily climbing property values, quality city services and idyllic neighborhoods.

It's a standout community.
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Oakwood offers a great education system for K-12 students, the schools are all very accommodating to students needs. The community is rather tight knit, but accepting of new people. Although this city is small in comparison to neighboring Dayton, it boasts plenty of nature and parks. I recommend checking out Hills and Dales if you are a nature lover. It is located on the edge of Oakwood and Kettering, and is full of great hiking trails. The only downside of living here is the busy road that goes through the middle of the city, otherwise this is a great place to live for families with kids of all ages.
I grew up in the Miami Valley area & moved to Oakwood almost 5 years ago. 2 of my children had already graduated from a different school district, When we moved. Huge difference academically as our youngest is leaps & bounds ahead. Although sports are good, the schools strive for well rounded academic students & embrace the performing arts too. People are out everyday & evening walking, jogging, riding bikes. The majority of homes are well cared for & people utilize their front porches. The best, Dorothy Lane Market has their original store here, surrounded by boutique shops. An excellent restaurant, The Oakwood Club, along with a few other restaurants. As Dayton’s first suburb, Oakwood is in close proximity to downtown Dayton & conveniently located near the other suburbs & Wright Patterson AFB. Often, Oakwood gets a bad wrap & is accused of being snobbish. This accusation is completely false. I’ve never met a nicer group of folks in a community! Oakwood is our home!!