Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dayton Ohio Holiday Festival

Dayton Ohio Holiday FestivalHoliday Trees

Kick off the 39th Annual Dayton Holiday Festival Friday, November 25, 4-9 p.m. with:

  • The Grande Illumination tree lighting on Friday, November 25, 7:45 p.m. at Courthouse Square, Third & Main Streets. Watch the holidays light up during Dayton’s traditional tree lighting. At 7:45, we’ll throw the switch and approximately 50,000 colored lights will brighten the two-story-tall holiday tree on Courthouse Square.
  • The Dayton Children’s Parade, Spectacular in Lights on Friday, November 25, Approximately 8 p.m. Along Second, Main & Fourth Streets. Immediately following the tree lighting, the Children’s Parade will round the corner of Second and Main streets to start its route through downtown, sparkling with more than 100,000 lights! Watch decorative seasonal floats, horses, drill teams and bands, and some special holiday treats.
  • Holiday Village at Kettering Tower lobby, southeast corner of Second and Main Streets; on Friday, November 25, 4-9 p.m. Visit a magical fantasy village featuring free crafts, games and lots of other surprises for kids. A favorite at the Holiday Village is Time Warner Cable’s ‘Dial-an-Elf’ phone bank, where kids can call the North Pole and share their wish list with one of Santa’s official helpers!
  • The following are the planned street closures associated with the Grande Illumination and Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights on November 25, 2011: Third Street will be closed between Ludlow and Main streets from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (closure extends from Perry St. to Jefferson St. from 7 to 10 p.m.) Wilkinson Street will be closed between Monument and Fourth streets from 3 to 10 p.m. Second Street will be closed between I-75 and Main Street from 3 to 10 p.m. (closure extends to Jefferson St. from 7 to 10 p.m.) Perry Street will be closed between Monument and Third streets from 3 to 10 p.m. Main Street will be closed between Second and Fourth streets from 7 to 10 p.m. Fourth Street will be closed between Wilkinson and Jefferson streets from 7 to 10 p.m. Those wishing to access the Arts Garage for Schuster Center performances will be able to do so at First and Ludlow until 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., access to and from this area will be closed until 10 p.m.; however, Schuster Center ticket holders will still be able to access the Arts Garage during this time.

Oakwood (A Suburb of Dayton Ohio) Parks

Oakwood (A Suburb of Dayton Ohio) Parks

Oakwood, Ohio, near Wright Patterson Air Force Base, is proud of its three neighborhood parks, Orchardly, Shafor and Fairridge. Playground equipment, landscaping and access for the handicapped have been significantly upgraded at all three parks.

Shafor Park, Oakwood’s largest recreation complex includes 3.3 acres of playground, a small ballfield, a half basketball court, six tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. A special feature of Shafor Park includes a ground-level fountain where kids can play on hot summer days. The shelter house is reservable for family or group picnics. Shafor Park is located on Shafor Boulevard and Patterson Road. Activities include summer day camp, tennis lessons, Ice Cream Social, and an annual concert. Next to the pool and Shafor Park is the Oakwood Community Center.
 
Orchardly Park, Located in the southeast section of the city, Orchardly Park includes a playground for small children, a spray pool, a full basketball court, two tennis courts, and a small ball diamond. The shelter house is reservable for groups; restrooms are available on site. Orchardly Park is located in the block between Wonderly Avenue and Orchard Drive on Delaine Avenue.

 

Fairridge Park, Located at the city’s water tower, Fairridge Park stretches between Fairmont Ave. and Ridgeway Rd. The park consists of play apparatus, swings, a large sand box, benches and picnic tables.

 

Smith Gardens, Located on less than one acre at the corner of Oakwood Avenue and Walnut Lane, Smith Gardens boasts one of the “finest tiny public gardens in Ohio. It’s like a secret treasure on an ordinary side street.” – Ohio Magazine, April, 1996. Various plants and flowers attract birds, small creatures and butterflies for the public’s enjoyment. Blanket concerts and story hour are held once a month during the summer months. The gardens also include a garden house which can be scheduled for activities. While the gardens are supported by general fund tax dollars, membership in the Friends of Smith Gardens helps defray costs associated with the maintenance of this special place. Weddings, tours and small parties can be arranged. The public is invited to visit during all seasons, the gardens are open to the public during daylight hours, seven days a weeks. Information courtesy of http://www.ci.oakwood.oh.us/

Ohio October 2011 Real Estate Sales Market Report

Ohio October 2011 Real Estate Sales Market Report 

Now is the time to buy! The Ohio October 2011 Real Estate Sales Market Report in the Dayton Ohio area for single family, residential homes in Montgomery, Greene, and Warren counties in and around Wright Patterson Air Force Base shows minimal changes. The average days on market in September 2011 was 99, and it was 114 days on the market on average for homes sold in October 2011. The price per square foot remained unchanged. Signs of market stabilization are present! See the perfect home? Buy it, don’t delay because it will probably be gone tomorrow with the record low interest rates!

SEPTEMBER 2011

  • Homes Sold – 580
  • Average Bedrooms – 3
  • Average Square Footage – 1,837
  • Average Listing Price – $133,392
  • Average Selling Price – $127,314 ($69/square foot average)
  • Average Days on Market – 99 
  • Homes Sold Price Range $1,700 (E of Findlay) – $1,250,000 (Beavercreek S of 35)

OCTOBER 2011

  • Homes Sold – 531
  • Average Bedrooms – 3
  • Average Square Footage – 1,796
  • Average Listing Price – $131,109 
  • Average Selling Price – $124,302 ($69/square foot average)
  • Average Days on Market – 114 
  • Homes Sold Price Range $2,500 (Lower Dayton View) – $853,500 (Washington Twp-NW)