Beavercreek, Ohio: An Overview
Beavercreek is a thriving community located in Greene County, just east of Dayton, Ohio, and bordering Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which is home to the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Air Force Materiel Command. Its residents enjoy all the advantages of a small town, with easy access to the amenities of a major metropolitan area.
A city of approximately 44,000, Beavercreek was named to the top 100 of Money Magazine’s 2007 list of “America’s Best Places to Live.” The community earned this ranking thanks to its excellent schools, its quality of life, economic vitality, safety, ethnic and racial diversity, and affordable housing.
Beavercreek is positioned in close proximity to many colleges and universities. The Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright State University, the University of Dayton, Antioch University, Wittenberg University, Central State University, Wilberforce University, Wilmington College, Cedarville College, Clark State Community College and Sinclair Community College are all within easy commuting distance. Local industry is centered around research and serves various manufacturers and the U.S. Government.
Beavercreek’s public school system is considered one of the best in the state, having achieved an “Excellent” ranking from the Ohio Department of Education for 12 consecutive years.
Residents enjoy many amenities, including some of the best dining and shopping in the region. Recreational options include three golf courses, a thriving parks system and related programming, direct access to a regional bicycle path and local rivers, and a wide variety of athletic programs for children and adults. Several outstanding museums are also nearby, including the U.S. Air Force Museum, the Dayton Art Institute and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, among others.
Residents also have access to Dayton’s outstanding performing arts community, which includes the Victoria Theatre Association and the Schuster Center, The Loft Theatre, the Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, Dayton Philharmonic, and local programming by the Beavercreek Community Theater. Convenient access to four major Interstate highways—Interstates 70, 75, 675 and 71—ensures that residents can enjoy cultural programs and entertainment in nearby Columbus and Cincinnati as well.
Housing opportunities within the City and Beavercreek Township offer a variety of choices to fit any lifestyle or economic preference. Historic homes, new construction and many other options are available and affordable.