Huber Heights, OH is Growing in Style
Location and amenities entice newcomers to make Huber Heights their home.
Sponsored by: City of Huber Heights
The welcome mat is out in Huber Heights, and people are streaming through the door. This suburb of Dayton was the largest-growing city in the region according to the 2020 census, increasing in population by 14% over the previous decade.
“We have some great things going on in Huber Heights, and it shows by the number of people who want to live here,” says Bryan Chodkowski, Huber Heights assistant city manager.
The initial draw, Chodkowski says, is the city’s location. Huber Heights sits just east of the Interstate 70/I-75 interchange, one of the busiest interstate junctions in the nation. Along with being only a few minutes from downtown Dayton, Huber Heights is less than an hour’s drive from both Cincinnati to the south and Columbus to the east.
“Our community is prime real estate for families who need to commute in different directions,” Chodkowski adds.
Huber Heights also is located adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which is the biggest single-site employer in Ohio with more than 32,000 workers.
“Our largest segment of income-tax revenue is derived from the Department of Defense. That makes us a prideful military community,” Chodkowski says.
But it’s not just where Huber Heights is located that makes it attractive. It’s also what you find once you arrive. The city invests heavily in resident amenities, from the 4,200-seat Stuart & Mimi Rose covered outdoor amphitheater and the Kroger Aquatic Center to more than 200 acres of parkland.
“We make sure our residents have the amenities they need to enjoy their lifestyle,” Chodkowski notes. “We provide recreation at all levels. We’re consistently doing things like improving playground equipment and adding hiking trails. We invest in recreational amenities so our residents can enjoy their community in whatever way they choose.”
Add it all up, and this is a city that is always striving to reach new “heights.”
“We’d encourage everybody to get in on that, because we’re not done growing and ensuring the best quality of life that we can,” Chodkowski concludes. “We hope that people take the opportunity to call Huber Heights home.”