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Kettering is a delightful place to live, work, and play and we are happy to take this opportunity to introduce you to this wonderful community!
Located in Montgomery County, Kettering is one of the largest suburbs of Dayton, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city’s population totaled over 57,000. Kettering is conveniently located to the south of downtown Dayton with easy access to major highways, allowing for a short and easy commute to any part of the Kettering, downtown Dayton, or Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Whether you are looking for an affordable starter house, a larger four-bedroom home, or a luxury property, Kettering real estate offers a wide selection of fine homes. If a brand new home is more what you are looking for, there are a few area of the city where new homes are being built. We have a working relationship with local home builders, so let us know that you are wanting more information about new contruction in Kettering. We can represent you as a buyers agent with a local home builder at no cost you you...and in the process we can save you thousands of dollars. Just ask us how!
Shopping at Kettering's Town & Country provides a variety of shopping experiences...Trader Joes to Books N Company.
Kettering Ohio has always been known for its inventive spirit. The earliest settler to the area was John Patterson, who built the first log cabin in the area in 1798. The population began to expand in the 1840’s and the township of Van Buren was created, which would remain the area’s name for over 100 years. The city of Kettering was named for inventor Charles F. Kettering, who resided in his home at Ridgeleigh Terrace until his death in 1958. Over his lifetime, he held over 300 patents for his inventions including the all-electric starter, ignition, and lighting systems for automobiles. He and his partner Edward Deeds founded the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company, which is still a vibrant part of the City of Kettering economy. The City of Kettering was named for this prestigious man in 1955 when it was incorporated.
Kettering is boarded on the north by the City of Dayton, on the west by Oakwood, on the east by Beavercreek, and on the south by Centerville. Residents enjoy a quality school system from elementary to high school. Many residents enjoy following the Fairmont High School's sports programs, including football, basketball, soccer and many more. Go Firebirds. Throughout kettering neighborhoods you will see signs mounted on houses that declare pride in their Fairmont students.
New businesses have been attracted to the city's several business parks. Reynolds & Reynolds build a major complex a few years ago adjacent to the 1250-acre Miami Valley Research Park, which houses AFIT, Booz Allen Hamilton, BWI Group, Strategic Leadership Association, and Wright State University Center for Global Health Systems & Management. Just recently the Community Tissue Service broke ground for a new complex. Kettering is also a major economic force in the area and is home to several large employers. The city’s top five employers are the Kettering Medical Center, Delphi Corporation, Reynolds & Reynolds, GE Money (a division of General Electric), and Victoria’s Secret Direct. Many Kettering residents also work at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and General Motors, both of which are close by.
Kettering is a great place to call home for a number of reasons. The eastern part of Kettering is filled with lovely neighborhoods with charming homes priced from $80,000 up to $165,000. The southern portion of the city provide larger ranch homes, two-story houses and bi-levels. The western side of the Kettering, which is bordered by the city of Oakwood, is full of beautiful tree-lined streets with cape cods, ranches, traditional two-story homes as well as larger custom homes. Like most cities, Kettering has a local income tax.
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Kettering's young people enjoy the city's wonderful skate park.
Opportunities for residents to participate in organized sports and recreational activities abound in Kettering parks and community activity centers! Delco Park in the eastern part of Kettering has ball diamonds, picnic facilities, a fishing lake, soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, BMX bike track, and walking paths. The Kettering Recreation Complex meets all of your recreational and workout needs including weight rooms, walking/running track, indoor swimming pool, ice arena, an outdoor water park, basketball courts, and fishing lake with outdoor walking trails. The nearby Rosewood Art Center offers many classes such as dance, art, theater, and writing. Membership to the Rec Center and class registrations are discounted for Kettering residents or those who work in the city. The world’s first Skate Plaza, which features a 40,000 square foot skateboard park, opened in 2005 and is well used by the youth of Kettering. Lincoln Park is a beautiful place to enjoy on a summer evening, walking along tree-lined paths and enjoying the music coming from the Fraze Pavilion, a major outdoor venue which features concerts from major music stars as well as local artists, including the Dayton Philharmonic.
Kettering has many wonderful small shopping areas which offer diverse specialty stores unique to the area. Town and Country Shopping Center is centrally located in Kettering and features wonderful shops including clothing boutiques, books, gifts, collectibles, and fine dining. DeClarks, Trader Joes, Books & Company, SteinMart are just a few of the most popular stores. This indoor strip mall has served Kettering residents for a number of years and is a favorite shopping spot of locals. The Shops of Oakwood are also close by and feature unique boutiques and dining opportunities. The Dayton Mall, The Greene Town Center, and the Mall at Fairfield Commons are a short drive from Kettering and offer a wide range of shops and anchor stores.
Kettering has attracted many businesses to the area including Reynolds & Reynolds.
The community of Kettering has so much to offer those moving to the Dayton Ohio area. Let us help you get acquainted with this wonderful suburb. Kettering offers home buyers a wide variety of homes for sale with an equally diverse price range. Many first-time home buyers find Kettering an affordable place to purchase their home. As Kettering Realtors we would be happy to discuss residential properties available in the city or even send you an e-mail of all the properties currently available. Let us know how many bedrooms, bathrooms, and the price range you are comfortable with.
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Selling Your Home >Keeping Your House Safe
Home safety precautions are always important, but it is especially important to make your home "accident-proof" while it is on the market. Many strangers will be coming through your home who won't be aware of the minor hazards that you and your family instinctively avoid.
Go through your home with an eye for potential hazards. Remove the obstacles that you can and post "watch your head" or "watch your step" signs where they are needed. Look for loose banisters, uneven steps, precariously placed plants, art objects or anything else that could fall on someone, wet spots on bath or kitchen floors, toys that someone might fall over and anything that you have to step over or duck under. Make sure that rugs will not slip, especially those at the bottom of stairs. There aren't many things that will more quickly dampen a buyer's enthusiasm for a house than a bump on the head or an unexpected trip down a flight of stairs.
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