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More people moving to downtown Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Dayton say it's becoming trendy to live downtown again.

Dayton's city center — which has suffered as businesses closed or left for the suburbs — is benefiting from a national post-recession trend that's seeing younger people moving downtown again.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports that there's not enough housing in downtown Dayton to meet the demand right now. Several proposals for new developments are on the drawing board.

The Downtown Dayton Partnership, a nonprofit group that promotes downtown, estimates as of the end of last year there were nearly 1,000 apartment or condo units downtown — and nearly all were full.

Statistics show that downtown has the lowest vacancy rates in the entire greater Dayton market.

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