These are Dayton's hottest housing markets (Top 20)

Popular suburbs and hidden gem villages are among Dayton’s hottest housing markets over the past five years. Rising home values in these locales show the increasing popularity of residential areas across the region amid a slew of development.

Dayton Business Journal sister The Business Journals conducted an analysis of home values in ZIP codes across the United States. The analysis relied on a weighted formula to identify and index markets with the strongest — and weakest — pricing momentum through June 30. All ZIP codes had at least 5,000 residents and a base median home value of $250,000 as of 2018.

Home values just about everywhere shot up in the wake of the pandemic as Americans moved en masse from larger, more expensive metro areas to smaller, more affordable ones, and from cities to suburbs. Though the housing market has cooled over the past year due to rising mortgage rates and economic uncertainty, home values remain much higher than they were before the pandemic.

Among the top 20 Dayton ZIP codes included in the index, 12 had median home values below $250,000 in 2018. Now, all are well over $250,000.

16 of the top 20 Dayton ZIP codes in the index saw median home value grow more than 50% since 2018. These four had the highest home value growth, over 60%:

  • North Star’s 45348 in Darke County witnessed 71% median home value growth from $153,500 in 2018 to $262,700 in 2023.
  • Yorkshire’s 45388 in Darke County witnessed 69% growth from $190,300 to $321,800
  • South Vienna’s 45369 in Clark County witnessed 63% growth from $165,300 to $269,800.

After seeing the above gallery of hottest Dayton markets with homes valued $250,000 and up, check out the below gallery to see Dayton’s hottest overall markets – not including any requirements on base home value.

Overall these are Dayton’s hottest ZIP codes for housing, according to a formula that looks at home price momentum.


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