GREENE COUNTY

County Offices
35 Greene Street
Xenia 937-562-5006
www.co.greene.oh.us

Chamber of Commerce
334 W. Market Street
Xenia 937-372-3591
www.xacc.com

Anchored by the county seat of Xenia, Greene County contrasts celebrated historic sites with one of the nation’s largest, most diverse, and organizationally complex Air Force installations. Nestled in Southeast Ohio, Greene County is only minutes from metropolitan Dayton.

 

Services
The commitment to quality education on all academic levels is evident throughout Greene County, where first-rate public school districts combine with options for a private education in independent or parochial schools. Many of the public school programs have served as models for the state of Ohio and have received the prestigious “Community Solutions for Education Award” from US Today. Innovative programs like Partners in Education emphasize the need for collaboration and cooperation between business and education. The majority of high school seniors go on to pursue their education in career or vocational institutes or at two-year and four-year institutions of higher education. The Greene County Career Center is recognized as one of the most diverse and technically advanced vocational schools in the state, and the county is home to seven public and private colleges and universities. The diverse list includes the Air Force Institute of Technology, Antioch College, Cedarville University, Central State University, the Greene Center for Clark State Community College, Wilberforce University, and Wright State University. Within a 30-mile radius, 20 colleges and universities include several major industrial and high-tech research foundations.

The network of healthcare services and facilities is anchored by Greene Memorial Hospital, providing compassionate, state-of-the-art care with five-star customer service to residents of Greene County and surrounding areas. Opened in 1951, GMH maintains satellite facilities in Beavercreek, Fairborn, Xenia, and Yellow Springs to bring superior care close to home. Recognized on local, state, and national levels for innovative programming and a commitment to excellence, GMH provides a full spectrum of services including advanced diagnostics, rehabilitative, and surgical specialties. The cancer center has received special commendation, while the John C. Hoctel Emergency Trauma Center is distinguished as the first Level III Trauma Center in the state of Ohio to receive recertification. Community outreach plays a significant role at GMH, from free health screenings to wellness education. Military personnel and their families have access to the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, one of the largest medical treatment facilities in the Air Force.

 

Lifestyle
Vibrant cities and growing small towns, a picturesque countryside, and vast acres of recreational land make Greene County an idyllic place to call home. More than 6,000 acres of lush parks, open space, and nature preserves ensure abundant opportunities for outdoor adventure and naturally beautiful landscapes. Minutes from bustling downtown Dayton, Greene County is home to well-preserved historic sites associated with the Underground Railroad as well as prehistoric mounds and frontier settlements. Nationally recognized biking trails, NASCAR racing, and even outdoor drama are just a few of the distinctive features of Greene County living. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, camping, skydiving, ballooning, nature study, and rock climbing can all be enjoyed close to home.

The presence of several institutions of higher education just minutes from home enhances the cultural scene with a full lineup of special events and exceptional venues. Without a doubt, the crown jewel is the E. J. Nutter Center at Wright State University. Seating audiences as large as 6,000, this multi-purpose complex hosts stellar entertainment and national stars as well as NCAA Division I basketball and professional hockey. Other highlights include the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the 1802 Historic Clifton Mill, and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. Even closer to home, the 1800s Cedarville Opera House has been beautifully renovated for live shows, and the Greene Town Center offers a 73-acre pedestrian mall with a number of entertainment venues. Special events, festivals, celebrations, and free concerts dot the calendar with dates to remember. First-rate shopping is available throughout the area, from the spectacular Mall at Fairfield Commons to charming Main Street districts. In fact, the bohemian charm of Yellow Springs draws throngs of visitors to an area that has been recognized as Ohio’s finest retail destination. For the finest possible blend of urban advantages and rural serenity, take your time exploring Greene County.

 

Beavercreek
City Offices
937-427-5500
937-426-5100
http://ci.beavercreek.oh.us

Chamber of Commerce
937-426-2202
www.beavercreekchamber.org

Recognized as one of the most desirable suburbs in the metropolitan Dayton area, Beavercreek offers a rapidly growing community that excels in economic opportunity, good schools, and quiet streets. Money Magazine named Beavercreek among the “Top 100 Great American Towns,” citing that this vibrant suburb has everything that a family could desire. Situated on the eastern side of Dayton, Beavercreek draws newcomers to a spacious, rolling, wooded setting that provides a scenic backdrop for lovely new homes and wonderful neighborhoods. New residents can choose from charming older neighborhoods shaded by mature greenery or exclusive custom residences on generous lots. A considerable amount of undeveloped land surrounds the suburb, positioning the city for more growth and future annexations. The beautiful Mall at Fairfield Commons draws many visitors to the area who enjoy the many stores and shops as well as dining and convenient services. Many research and manufacturing firms also call the city home. U.S. 35 leads to downtown Dayton and Dayton International Airport, while Interstate 675 skirts the north and west edge of town for access to nearby Cincinnati and Columbus.

 

Bellbrook, Sugarcreek Township
City Offices
937-848-4666
www.cityofbellbrook.org
Township Offices
937-848-8426
www.sugarcreektownship.com

Chamber of Commerce
937-848-4930
www.bellbrooksugarcreekchamber.com

The rapidly growing city of Bellbrook and the surrounding expanse of Sugarcreek Township share a chamber of commerce and an idyllic location that excels in natural beauty. The area features a number of sparkling waterways including Little Sugarcreek, Sugarcreek, and the Little Miami River. Many well-planned neighborhoods combined with custom homes on sprawling lots or handsome luxury condominiums in this area, where real estate values have been climbing for the past decade. Several new housing developments have sprung up in downtown Bellbrook, supporting the many new shops and restaurants in the “old village” business district. Bellbrook is unique in its high quality of services and low cost of local government. Sugarcreek Township offers a premier residential community with an expanding tax base, breathtaking open space areas, excellent schools, and lovely homes. The township is ideally situated along the southwest corner of Greene County on the fringe of the Dayton metro area and offers easy access to Interstate 675 and Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

 

Cedarville, Jamestown
Cedarville Offices
937-766-2911
www.cedarvilleohio.net
Jamestown Offices
937-675-5540
www.jamestownohio.us

Chamber of Commerce
937-766-5418
www.cedarvillechamber.com

Proud of its status as the birthplace of Senator James H. Kyle, the “father” of Labor Day, Cedarville is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the urban conveniences of Xenia and the popular recreational and retail village of Yellow Springs. This welcoming small community is also 30 minutes away from six major universities, nationally recognized bikeways, some of the finest antique dealers in the nation, and celebrated historic sites. Cedarville is home to the elegantly restored Cedarville Opera House, a regional attraction that hosts live performances and special events, and Cedarville University. The latter is a private, non-profit, Baptist-affiliated university that enjoys a lush, 400-acre campus. The small village of Jamestown provides an intimate community atmosphere where neighbors greet each other by name and community events are well attended. The village slogan is: A progressive community of farmers, family and friends. As you might expect, the agricultural land that surrounds Cedarville and Jamestown features picturesque country settings.

 

Clifton
Village Offices
937-767-1767

Chamber of Commerce
937-767-2686
www.yellowspringsohio.org

The historical village of Clifton grew up along the Little Miami River and still draws visitors to the world’s largest water-powered grist mill. Located just seven miles south of Springfield on Route 72, this small community is home to several historical buildings and wonderful antique shops. The famous Clifton Mill is the tallest structure in the village, which preserves a glimpse of early pioneer life in its remaining original buildings. Clifton is a neighboring village to the recreational community of Yellow Springs in an area that features the natural wonders of Clifton Gorge and John Bryan State Park, considered by many to be the most scenic State Park in Western Ohio. The park is a showcase for the remarkable limestone gorge carved by the Little Miami River, designated as a state and national Scenic River. The village straddles the line between Greene and Clark counties, perching serenely at the head of this spectacular gorge. The 1800s Clifton Opera House is now the meeting site of the village council and the local historical society, as well as a venue for musical concerts.

 

Fairborn
City Offices
937-754-3030
www.ci.fairborn.oh.us

Chamber of Commerce
937-878-3191
www.fairborn.com

The friendly community of Fairborn is situated in Southwest Ohio near Interstate 675, which links the major east-west Interstate 70 with the north-south Interstate 75. This ideal location with its strategic transportation efficiencies is often referred to as the “Crossroads of America.” Fairborn is further distinguished as the city adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the largest single-site employer in Ohio and the “Birthplace of Aviation.” More than 100 organizations relating to the Air Force—including the Aeronautical Systems Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the National Museum of the United States Air Force—are part of the Wright-Patterson AFB. Nearby Wright State University with its premier cultural and sports venues serves a regional population with world-class entertainment. Fairborn offers many of the advantages associated with major urban areas within the context of small-town charm and warmth. Residents enjoy colorful celebrations and festivals, many of them related to the area’s historical heritage and aviation.

 

Spring Valley
Village Offices
937-862-4485
http://www.springvalleyohcouncil.org

Chamber of Commerce
937-862-4110
www.springvalleyohio.com

The quaint, small village of Spring Valley and surrounding Spring Valley Township offer a rural residential haven that excels in picturesque landscapes and historic charm. The 1888 Town Hall building is still in use and houses the post office, the village council meeting room, and the town records. Another famous building is the George Barrett Concrete House, circa 1854, distinguished as the first poured concrete building in Ohio. Many of the area’s historic sites are available along the scenic bike trail that meanders through Spring Valley and links to the Little Miami River Scenic Trail. The agricultural heritage of Spring Valley is celebrated each year with the Spring Valley Potato Festival, transforming Main Street into an extravaganza of great food, wonderful crafts, a farmer’s market, a baked goods auction, a pet parade, free continuous live entertainment, and family activities. The Spring Valley Wildlife Area offers a peaceful retreat where birds and other animals including snapping turtles and beavers can be viewed in pristine wetlands.

 

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Base Operator
937-257-1110
www.wpafb.af.mil
Housing Office
937-257-6547
www.wpafb.af.mil

The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base plays a significant role in the economy, vibrancy, growth, and development of Greene County. Stretching between Greene and Montgomery counties, the base is only eight miles northeast of the central business district of Dayton. Part of the base fringes the communities of Riverside, Fairborn, and Beavercreek, positively impacting the real estate markets and creating a close relationship between military personnel and local residents. The base was named in part after the Wright brothers, who used the Huffman Prairie as a testing ground. Wright-Patterson AFB is the headquarters of the Air Force Materiel Command, one of the important commands of the US Air Force. The base also features the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, the Air Force Institute of Technology, the headquarters of the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The presence of this important installation has given the region the status of having one of the nation’s highest concentrations of scientists and researchers.

 

Xenia
City Offices
937-376-7232
www.ci.xenia.oh.us

Chamber of Commerce
937-372-3591
www.xacc.com

The seat of county government, the city of Xenia is surrounded by the expansive Xenia Township to offer a diversified and progressive home to a growing population. The city is uniquely and strategically located at the center of a “transportation triangle” created by Interstates 75, 71, and 70, giving residents easy access to a wide range of employment centers, recreation sites, and cultural attractions. The leading metropolitan center of Dayton is only 15 miles to the west, while Columbus and Cincinnati are both available within an hour’s drive. Xenia excels in quality of life, with lush and beautiful parks, a nationally recognized network of hiking and biking trails, an award-winning hospital, and some of the finest regional shopping in Ohio. An innovative public school system, a number of private schools, and 20 colleges and universities within a 30-mile radius add to the appeal for families. Named for the Greek word meaning “hospitality,” Xenia continues to grow in popularity as a desirable place for business, industry, and residential development.

 

Yellow Springs
Village Offices
937-767-7202
www.yso.com

Chamber of Commerce
937-767-2686
www.yellowspringsohio.org

Small in size but tremendous in its unique appeal, the beautiful community of Yellow Springs is home to Antioch College and some of the most intriguing retail options in Ohio. Culturally diverse, Yellow Springs brings together a wide range of political and social views and draws newcomers to a vibrant intellectual atmosphere that is both open and friendly. The town is well-known for its premier recreational attractions crowned by the spectacular John Bryan State Park, a wonderful downtown atmosphere, and many unique restaurants. The spring for which the community was named was discovered around 1800 and soon became a tourist attraction for its curative properties. For more than a century, Yellow Springs flourished as a popular health resort. The only remnant of yesterday that is still visible is the railroad track that now serves as miles of scenic biking trails. True to its heritage of hospitality, Yellow Springs remains a popular destination for visitors who enjoy the fine shopping and dining as well as outdoor adventures surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.

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