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Dayton, OH

Dayton, OH

Moving to Dayton soon?

As the 6th largest city in Ohio with just 141,359 residents (and a metro of more than 840,000), there are so many great reasons to call Dayton home. Keep reading to learn more about your new hometown and how to find affordable Dayton moving companies.

Why moving to Dayton is a great idea!

Location. When living in Dayton, you’ll be close to a few big cities. Columbus and Cincinnati are both just an hour away, while Indianapolis is two hours away and Louisville is three hours away.

History. Dayton is full of history. It’s widely known as the “Birthplace of Aviation” for more reason than one. Not only did Wilbur and Orville Wright develop the airplane in Dayton, but it’s also the site of the first military airfield, the first emergency parachute jump, the National Air Force Museum, the National Aviation Hall of Fame, and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Arts and culture. Dayton fosters a thriving arts community, with many performing arts centers and musical groups such as the Victoria Theatre, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Dayton Ballet Company. America’s Packard Museum is another unique spot to visit in Dayton, which is the world’s only collection of Packard automotive memorabilia. One more Dayton favorite is the nearby SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park, a fascinating reconstruction of 13th century Indian life.

Weather. The weather in Dayton is typical of a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and cool, dry winters. Summer temps can reach into the 80s, while winter temps can fall into the 20s. As for snow, Dayton gets about 23 inches per year, so be sure to bring a sled! You’ll also want to bring an umbrella, as the city gets about 41 inches of rain per year.

Economy. Dayton’s economy is very diverse. If you just graduated college and you’re looking for a job, a move to Dayton may be in your future – the city was ranked in 2014 as the 3rd best in the country for college grads (behind Toledo and Buffalo). The economy is built upon the following industries: manufacturing, shipping, industrial, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering, insurance, healthcare, and aviation, government. You’re sure to find a job in Dayton!

Education. If you’re moving to Dayton with kids and looking for a public school, the Dayton Public Schools is a great option. The district operates 30 schools and serves more than 14,000 students pre-K through 12. For private education, Dayton offers more than 30 private schools. If you’re seeking higher education, you can choose from the University of Dayton or Wright State University. There is also Sinclair Community College, Miami-Jacobs College, the International School of Broadcasting, and Dayton School of Medical Massage.

Things to do in Dayton. The city is bursting at the seams with fun things to do and see! Check out this list:

  • Hike, bike, horseback ride, and more on over 14,000 acres through the Five Rivers MetroParks.
  • Visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Watch a movie at the Neon.
  • Check out the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.
  • Visit the Dayton Art Institute.
  • Catch a Dayton Dragon’s Baseball game.

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How to move to Dayton, OH

If you’re looking for an affordable Dayton, OH moving company, look no further than U-Pack®. U-Pack is the perfect Dayton moving solution because you don’t have to drive a rental truck or pay for pricey full service movers. Here’s how it works:

U-Pack delivers a moving container or moving trailer to your home, giving you three business days to load. Once loaded, your belongings are driven to your new home in Dayton, where you’ll have three business days to unload.

It’s really that simple. And if you’re moving to Wright-Patterson AFB, be sure to ask about a military discount from U-Pack. We can provide certified empty and full weight tickets so you can get reimbursed if you’re doing a DITY move.

The best part about U-Pack that the prices often are similar to renting a truck. In fact, 78% of customers chose U-Pack for the price.

Get a free moving quote to see how much your Dayton move will cost. 


Station Address:
Address: 8051 Center Point 70 Blvd
Dayton, OH 45424
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (937) 236-2210
Fax: (937) 236-5847

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Dayton, OH, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Dayton, OH. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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