Centerville is an affluent suburb in Montgomery and Greene Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. A part of the Dayton metropolitan area, its population was 23,999 as of the 2010 census.
Centerville, founded in 1796, is one of the oldest communities in Ohio. The heart of the city has been designated as an architectural preservation district to retain and maintain its historic heritage. From its early beginning as a small cross road and stagecoach-stop farming community, Centerville is now a high quality, modern residential community.
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Centerville is located in Washington Township in the southern half of Montgomery County, about six miles south of Dayton. Although the city and township are separate political entities, they are often accepted as a single residential community and together they cover nearly 32 square miles. The 2000 census reported a combined Centerville and Washington Township population of 52,991. Centerville Homes for Sale Coldwell Banker
An extensive variety of housing is available, ranging from apartments and condominiums to luxury housing. The art of living is fine and competitively affordable with houses ranging in price from $150,000 to over $1,000,000.
The hustle and bustle of business activity exist side-by-side with quiet, tree-lined streets, community and neighborhood parks, plus nature areas and swim clubs, attractions that complement available tennis and basketball courts, as well as baseball, football and soccer fields. The 50,000 square foot Washington Township Recreation Center provides opportunities for both active and passive recreation, possessing a natatorium with 2 indoor swimming pools. Centerville is also home to the nationally-recognized Golf Club at Yankee Trace, a 27-hole championship facility with a country club atmosphere. Click here to view Yankee Trace Homes for Sale
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Five major shopping centers and more than 500 retail outlets with an even mix of upscale boutiques and national retailers are available to residents. There are churches of various denominations, many fine restaurants and theaters, plus the charm and down-to-earth friendliness that belongs to everybody’s hometown.
The Washington Centerville Public Library has two convenient branches that support lifelong learning and further diversity in the community. Our library is the 9th busiest library in the state of Ohio offering the 22nd largest collection in the state.
The Centerville City Schools are well recognized for having an outstanding program for the City’s students. The Centerville City Schools have earned the “Excellent” rating from Ohio’s Local Report Card each year; only 17 of the 612 Ohio school districts can proudly claim this. With over 8,000 enrolled students, the Centerville City School District consists of one high school, three middle schools, six elementary schools, and one kindergarten village. Plans are underway for a second K-1 building and renovations to current buildings. The District also offers an Alternative High School and Pre-School. The District is known for its academic program, special services, and extra-curricular offerings in math, science, reading, arts, drama, music, volunteer opportunities and athletics.
Centerville has the largest collection of early stone houses in the state of Ohio. Many are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Town Hall Theatre
The Town Hall Theatre is located in the “Heart of Centerville” and has been serving the community for over 70 years.
Heart of Centerville
The Heart of Centerville features a selection of boutiques, restaurants and businesses in a historic setting which includes Ohio’s largest collection of early stone buildings.
Fourth of July Parade
The town’s Fourth of July parade, the Americana Festival, draws thousands of people each year.
Centerville Public Schools are part of the Centerville City School District. The district has a preschool which is located in each of the two elementary schools teaching kindergarten to first grade. The district also has six elementary schools teaching second through fifth grade, three middle schools teaching sixth through eight grade, as well as one high school and an alternative high school. Students attend Centerville High School.
There is also one Catholic K-8 School, and a Seventh-day Adventist Pre-12 Preparatory School serving the city. Several of the public and private schools have achieved blue ribbon status.
Nationally ranked Washington-Centerville Public Library offers residents access to more than 380,000 books, movies, Video Games, and music as well as educational programs, community services and research assistance.
Famous people from this community’s public secondary school, Centerville High School, include actor Gordon Jump and A. J. Hawk, a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. Centerville native Mike Nugent also played football for Ohio State, and is currently placekicker for the Cincinnati Bengals. Another former OSU player, center Nick Mangold, now plays for the New York Jets. Mangold attended Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering. Kirk Herbstreit, is a Centerville native, and in 1988 was the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year. He played quarterback at Ohio State before becoming a sports analyst on the ESPN program College Gameday. Andy Harmon, former Philadelphia Eagles star and All-Madden Team Member also hails from Centerville. Comic actor Pat Kilbane is from and has a home in Centerville. Singer Stevie Brock and late poker legend Chip Reese were from Centerville and graduated from Centerville High School. Humorist Erma Bombeck lived in Centerville on the same block as future talk show Phil Donahue.