Nowadays, we’re seeing an influx of buyers choose Springboro for a variety of reasons. Property taxes are (generally speaking) significantly lower on comparable homes in Springboro as opposed to Centerville or Washington Township. The property tax discussion is an important one and it’s happening very frequently in today’s real estate market.
Also, Springboro’s name pops up on award-winning lists from time-to-time, like in 2014 when Business Insider named Springboro the 10th best suburb in America. Wow!
Or, in 2011, when Money magazine named Springboro the 42nd best place to live in the United States.
I think all of us Springboro grads take pride seeing our hometown getting high praise outside of our state’s borders. So, what is it about Springboro that has so many people clamoring to move-in?
Here’s my own unofficial list of the five most talked about reasons that people are moving to Springboro.
The Growing Community of Locally- Owned Small Businesses
Similarly, the K&W Drive-In seems to be just as popular now as it was in the 90’s when I was stopping in after school for a cheeseburger and an arctic swirl.
Shoppe Smitten (more on them later) leads a group of newer, locally owned boutiques that can give you a reason to shop local.
Loyal shoppers love the samples, grab-and-go meals, fresh produce and locally sourced meats.
DLM serves Boston Stoker coffee, so the coffee bar is a popular destination as well.
The mezzanine upstairs is a great place to have a lunch meeting, and since they are open late, it’s a good post date-night spot to have a famous Killer Brownie or other treat.
In housing, Springboro’s past as a farm town lends itself to the possibility of new developments. Country Brook and Cypress Ridge are popular subdivisions with higher price points, but they are essentially all filled up so don’t be surprised to see more on the way.
Heather’s Cafe has one of the best patios in the Dayton area and features live music all summer long.
If you live in the area, you’ve definitely heard of Christmas in Springboro – a festival that takes over the historic downtown every year over the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Accessibility to Dayton + Cincinnati
Truly, Springboro’s location is likely the first thing that draws potential buyers in as it’s roughly 45 minutes from Cincinnati and just 15-20 from downtown Dayton. It’s also a pretty easy to commute to top employers in the region, including Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
In 2015, Springboro saw 253 homes sell for at least $250,000.
In 2016, that number jumped up to 382 – a massive 50% jump!
That number rose significantly again in 2017 to 426 and continued the increase up to to 431 sales in 2018.