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113 Apartments for rent in Dayton, OH

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Last updated April 21 at 2:58am UTC
1003 Wilmington Ave
Shroyer Park
Dayton, OH
Updated April 21 at 1:46am UTC
1 Bedroom
415 Groveland Ave
Dayton, OH
Updated April 20 at 10:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2102 Fauver Avenue
Dayton, OH
Updated April 20 at 10:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
215 West Beechwood Avenue,
Dayton, OH
Updated April 20 at 10:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
5318 Rivers Edge Boulevard,
Northridge Estates
Dayton, OH
Updated April 20 at 10:09am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2401 Shroyer Road
Dayton, OH
Updated April 19 at 10:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
4101 W Second St
Residence Park
Dayton, OH
Updated April 19 at 10:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
924 East Stroop Road
Dayton, OH
Updated April 19 at 10:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
735 Ferguson Avenue
Southern Dayton View
Dayton, OH
Updated April 19 at 10:05am UTC
5 Bedrooms
7311 Harshmanville Road
Dayton, OH
Updated April 19 at 10:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1052 Demphle Avenue,
Twin Towers
Dayton, OH
Updated April 19 at 10:03am UTC
3 Bedrooms
35 E Hudson Ave
North Riverdale
Dayton, OH
Updated April 19 at 10:01am UTC
3 Bedrooms
37 E Hudson Ave
North Riverdale
Dayton, OH
Updated April 19 at 9:58am UTC
3 Bedrooms
50 West Maplewood Avenue
Dayton, OH
Updated April 18 at 11:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2515 Shafor Blvd
Dayton, OH
Updated April 21 at 1:46am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Downtown Dayton’s Historic ‘Hoods

No matter what area you zero in on, expect some competition for vacant units. Serious prospectors should arrive early to open houses and bring along the necessary paperwork (ie: checkbook.) Big city transplants will find most area rents to be obscenely low, but should bear in mind the fact that many of Dayton’s older properties have not been renovated or restored and can often lack modern upgrades.

Oregon District This sub-section of southeast Dayton is the city’s current arty “hot zone” for renters. Chock full of galleries, pubs, coffee shops and shopping opps - it’s walkable

Grafton Hill Historic District This eighborhood offers single-family homes and “doubles” (local slang for two-family homes) in the Queen Anne, Classical Revival, Craftsman, and Victorian styles as well as a smattering of totally non-historic apartment complexes.

South Park The area offers easy access to practically everything, along with a wide array of both rentals and renters.

St. Anne’s Hill Competition is moderate in this up-and-coming ‘hood.

Twin Towers Rents in the area are low.

Hope these Dayton tidbits help, best of luck in your apartment search!

Rent Report

April 2018 Dayton Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Dayton Rent Report. Dayton rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dayton rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Dayton rents held steady over the past month

Dayton rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up slightly by 1.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Dayton stand at $650 for a one-bedroom apartment and $850 for a two-bedroom. Dayton's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

Dayton rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Dayton, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Dayton is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Dayton's median two-bedroom rent of $850 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 1.2% rise in Dayton.
  • While Dayton's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.9%), Atlanta (+2.2%), and Denver (+1.9%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Dayton than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Dayton.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

Dayton Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Dayton ranks on:
F Overall satisfaction
C Safety and crime rate
F Jobs and career opportunities
D Recreational activities
A- Affordability
D Quality of schools
F Social Life
F Weather
B Commute time
D State and local taxes
B+ Public transit
C Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Dayton’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Dayton renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received above average scores, and many received below average scores."

Key findings in Dayton include the following:

  • Dayton renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Dayton were affordability (A-), public transit (B+) and commute time (B).
  • The areas of concern to Dayton renters are weather, social life, and jobs and career opportunities, which all received F grades.
  • Dayton did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Ohio, including Columbus (C+), Cincinnati (C+) and Cleveland (C).
  • Dayton did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, CA (C+), New York, NY (C+) and Chicago, IL (B-).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "The job opportunities are slim but the people are very nice overall and there are interesting local attractions." – Amanda
  • "Most people know each other. Some areas are crime-ridden while others are pretty peaceful. We have three shopping malls and the Oregon historic district which has an active nightlife scene." – Sarah W.
  • "Plenty of activities, but the poverty around is visible." – Anon.
  • "The city is a gem and I find something new all the time." – Magnolia G.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at