The city of Fairborn, Ohio is located in Greene County, just east of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Fairborn is known as a suburban city, thanks to its close proximity to Dayton, and is home to the popular Wright State University. Over the years, Fairborn has developed a reputation as a forward-thinking, proactive city. There are a ton of special events throughout the year, staged with the support of local organizations and based on ideas that come straight from the community. Downtown Fairborn is home to a diverse collection of local businesses, while the city's parks and recreation department is among the best in our region.
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Fairborn is home to an estimated population of 33,329 residents, and has experienced slow but steady growth in recent years. The average resident age in Fairborn is just over 34 years—about five years lower than the Ohio average. A combination of affordable real estate, the strong job market in the area, the city's close proximity to Wright-Patterson AFB, and the presence of Wright State University give the city a youthful feel.
Homes here feature some of the best values in the whole Dayton area, which is one of the big reasons that the city is so popular with young families. The bulk of the home market here is in the $100,000 to $200,000 range, and single-family homes are the most common real estate available. Fairborn's first big population boom came in the 1960s and 1970s, so many of the homes in the city were built from that point forward. Search the newest Fairborn homes for sale.
Schools in Fairborn are part of the Fairborn City School District, which includes Fairborn Primary, Fairborn Intermediate, Baker Middle, and Fairborn High School. Many students of military families attend schools in Fairborn, and the district does a great job of supporting military families who are new to our area. The list of colleges near Fairborn includes Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, Central State University, and the University of Dayton. Search Fairborn, OH homes for sale by school district.
The employment picture in Fairborn is actually quite unique, thanks to all of the public institutions around the city. Wright State University is a major employer of educators, while Wright Patterson AFB is a huge source of jobs for members of the military. So the employment mix here looks a bit different than Ohio averages, with scientific and technical services, food-service, hospitality, retail, and public administration leading the way.
Fun in Fairborn starts with the community, as city leaders work with local businesses, non-profits, veterans organizations, and others to put on a great selection of parades and festivals throughout the year. The most popular events include the July 4 Independence Celebration, the USAF Marathon, the annual Sweet Corn Festival, and the summer Jazz Festival. The city also features more than 700 acres of park space, spread over 20 local parks. You'll find a field for every sport, walking trails, playgrounds, fishing spots, a skate park, and plenty of natural scenery as you explore outdoors. Downtown Fairborn is full of history—and an excellent shopping selection, with more than 80 local businesses to enjoy.
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