Downtown Housing Tour showcases Dayton’s ‘desirable’ dwellings Saturday

The Downtown Housing Tour makes its post-pandemic return Saturday, May 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Presented as part of the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s AES Ohio Summer in the City programing, the event serves as an open house tour through several downtown living options. Last held in 2019, the tour has returned “in light of a continuously growing demand for downtown living and a variety of new and available housing units,” according to a DDP news release.

“Thousands of people already call downtown home, and it’s easy to see why,” said DDP President Sandra Gudorf. “There are dozens of independent retailers, drink and dining options, activities, entertainment and more just a few steps outside of one’s front door. We’re excited to welcome these potential new residents to show them what makes a downtown address so desirable.”

Visitors can start anywhere along the tour route beginning at 1 p.m., including three DDP information tables that will be set up at Walnut and Fifth Street, the corner of Jefferson and Third Street and at Monument Avenue near Ludlow Street. The tour wraps up at 5 p.m.

Housing options along the tour include: Armory Lofts; Schaeffer Building; The View at Dayton Towers; Wheelhouse Lofts; The 503; St. Clair Lofts; Home Telephone; Huffman Lofts; The Flats on Jefferson; The Sutton; Monument; The Riverfront Grande; The Landing; and Stratford House. Home Telephone, The 503 and The Armory are currently under construction or are in the planning stages and are unavailable to be toured, but renderings of the complexes will be available at each site.

Right before the tour kicks off on Saturday, a panel of downtown Dayton residents will assemble at Glasshouse Realty, located at 201 E Sixth St., from noon to 1 p.m. to answer any questions people might have about their experience living in the area. Due to limited space, DDP requires visitors to pre-register for the panel, but admittance at the door may be offered if there is still space available.

Attendees can park downtown and walk to each stop or use the Link Bike Share bicycles located throughout downtown. The Greater Dayton RTA will also run free shuttle busses along the tour route.

For more information and to download the tour map, visit

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