Kettering is the largest suburb of Dayton, and features over 20 parks within its family-friendly environment. Residents in this area can enjoy summer concerts from the Dayton Philharmonic at the Fraze Pavilion, a 40,000 square foot Skate Plaza, and the Rosewood Arts Center, where an art gallery, exhibitions, and art classes are available to residents and visitors alike. Grafton Hill, a historic neighborhood measuring about 18 blocks, possesses incredible architectural details on single-family and multiple-residence homes, as well as an excellent school system.

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Dayton is the birthplace of Orville Wright, American aviation pioneer, and thus fittingly it is also home to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Nicknamed "The Gem City," this town boasts historic neighborhoods such as Kettering, Kenilworth, Grafton Hill, and Wright-Dunbar, with homes and mansions in many different architectural styles, from Jacobethan, English Gothic, Craftsman, Prairie, and Federal style. On the outer edges of Dayton, suburban areas abound with well-tended lawns, local shops, and appealing amenities.

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