The Community of Beavercreek is located in Greene County, Ohio. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of March 30, 2019, Beavercreek had a population of 46,948.
The Beavercreek area was settled in the early 19th century but did not become incorporated until 1979, with it declared a city in February 1980. Beavercreek includes:
- New Germany
- Apple Valley
- Indian Ripple
- Big Beaver Valley
The area encompasses roughly 27 square miles and has approximately 47,000 residents.
Median income is $74,000, with 19% spent on housing. Average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The odds of being a victim of violent crime are 1 in 1,822. The percentage of divorced residents is 6.4% of males, and 8.9% of females.
Beavercreek is the largest city in Greene County and the 2nd largest suburb of Dayton (behind Kettering).
Beavercreek has a Council-Manager government with a 7-member Council including a Mayor. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the city, supervising dept. heads, employees and general affairs of the city.
The city has an online checkbook which can be accessed by any citizen who desires to research financial information.
The City of Beavercreek publishes an excellent seasonal newsletter.
In 2016, Beavercreek became the first (1st) Greene Co. agency to utilize both calling and texting for 911 purposes.
Compared to other jurisdictions in the region, Beavercreek ranks 2nd lowest in overall Local Government Costs, just below Bellbrook. These 2 governments have real estate taxes and annual water/sewer rates, but NO city income tax and NO school district tax. Beavercreek is primarily funded through voter-approved property tax levies in staggered years.
Nearby WPAFB is the fifth-largest employer in Ohio and includes the Air Force Institute of Technology, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, and Wright Patterson Medical Center. It provides approximately 25,000 jobs.
Beavercreek boasts two (2) golf courses: the private Country Club of the North and the public Beavercreek Golf Club, which just celebrated its 20th Anniversary.
The city offers two malls: The Mall at Fairfield Commons and The Greene Town Center.
Health and Wellness
Beavercreek is home to Owen’s Place, a unique and accessible park-like area designed for all ages and abilities. It was the inspiration of Trish Gustafson, whose son Owen uses a wheelchair. Owen’s Place is located in Victory Park, which is accessible through Rotary Park. It features ramps, swings, bridges, boardwalks, and a clubhouse.
The city has over 22 parks and a number of bikeways. There is a 76-acre Beaver Creek Wetlands Nature Reserve featuring a 1.26-mile loop trail on which hikers can observe woodlands, marsh, wet prairies, etc.
The Beavercreek Senior Center is a busy, thriving place. It hosts both wellness and educational programs. Address is 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Call 426-6166 for specifics.
M-T: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. -12 p.m.
Memberships are $35 for residents. (However, you don’t need to be a member to sign up for classes.)
The Beavercreek Parks and Recreation Dept. offers yoga, pilates, tai chi, guitar, piano, ukulele, etc. Call 427-5514 for particulars.
One of the ten HAPPIEST PLACES TO LIVE IN OHIO! (2016)
- Upper Arlington
The cities were ranked based on divorce rate, housing, commute time, crime rate and restaurants.
One of the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.! (2012)
The SOIN Medical Center opened in 2012, 4 months ahead of schedule and was named one of the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S., due to its uniquely designed lobby featuring natural light and a 3-story water wall. It promotes a peaceful healing environment with soft light, nature-themed artwork and natural materials.
The Medical Center has also received a 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award and a 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award.
One of the top 6 best High Schools in the Dayton Metro Area: (2017)
- Stivers School for the Arts
The ratings are based on state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, etc.
One of top 5 Best Suburbs in Dayton Metro area to live! (2017)
- Yellow Springs
One of the Top 50 Safest Cities in Ohio (2016)
Web Sources: U.S. Dept. of Education; Niche; My Dayton Daily News – July 17, 2016; Only In Your State; 614 Now.com; U.S. News; Ohio High Schools; Credit Donkey; U.S. Census Bureau; FBI Uniform Crime Reports; Healthgrades; Ohio Public Records; Owen’s Place; The SafeWise Report; and City of Beavercreek newsletters.