How hot is the South Park rental market?

A neighbor asked me to help find a tenant for her half double last week. She’s not that computer literate and very busy.

I posted on Facebook, Nov 20 around 1:30pm:

To all my friends who want to live in South Park- my neighbor ___________ has a half a double on Adams Street. 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath- nice, $525 a month.
Pets possible. No smoking.
Contact her at _____________ for a showing or details, and if you can’t get her- call me, ______________
It’s available now.
Spread the word.

Within an hour- my phone rang. By 6pm the house was rented- cash paid for deposit and first months rent.

I never had to list on Craigs List- I didn’t have to put a post on this site- just Facebook and friends.

Does this happen anywhere else in the City of Dayton? I don’t think so.

Do any of our city commissioners have a clue on what builds a neighborhood back up? I can tell you that this doesn’t happen in Edgemont (Dean Lovelace) or Five Oaks (Nan Whaley) or FROC (Joey Williams sort of) or even Belmont (Matt Joseph), and it’s not happening in Walnut Hills either (sorry Mayor Leitzell). There is a vibe in South Park that all started here:

I’m not trying to take all the credit- but, the idea that it’s the people, not the houses that make the difference was a big departure from the previous attempts at marketing the neighborhood. Previously everything was “Victorian” – after it was fun- and friends.
Building community is what saves the houses folks- not the other way around.

Welcome to Nicole- our soon to be newest neighbor.

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