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Where is Dayton on the list of friendly LGBT Ohio cities?

Some people think of Ohio as a more conservative place but that certainly may not be the case in every part of the state.

The website Movoto compiled a list of some of the best places for LGBT families to live.

One area in Dayton made the list. It’s not first, but Grafton Hill came in No. 6.

Here’s a few things to know about Grafton Hill.

It’s a Dayton neighborhood that is historic in nature with the median age at 44 and a population of about 1,300.

The Dayton LGBT Center is close to the neighborhood where one of the oldest gay bars is located.

The city of Dayton even ranked No. 1 for the “Queerest Cities in America 2015” from Advocate Magazine.

They analyzed unexpected LGBT-friendly cities and gave points for things like trans-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances, gay retirement communities, Pink Pistols chapters and more.

Here is what Advocate Magazine had to say about Dayton:

“Dayton’s thriving cultural scene includes blockbuster theater productions like ‘The Book of Mormon’ and ‘Wicked’ and a world-renowned orchestra and ballet (DaytonPerformingArts.org) — not to mention the quainter appeal of the Dayton Playhouse (TheDaytonPlayhouse.com). A transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance and a surprisingly exciting LGBT nightlife scene — multilevel Club Masque (ClubMasque.com) is a highlight — also help shine queer life into this Rust Belt city. Gays and lesbians are drawn to the little-big-city feel and the natural attractions of the Miami River valley, guided by the LGBT outdoor recreation group Out and About Dayton.”

Pride in DaytonA rainbow flag flies at half-mast at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton. BRANDON ELLIS / STAFF

Here are the list of the seven areas that Movoto found in Ohio:

1. Lakewood (Cleveland)

Population: 52,000 – 85 percent white, six percent African American, four percent Hispanic and two percent Asian.

2. Tremont (Cleveland)

Population: 7,000 - 53 percent white, 21 percent African American and 21 percent Hispanic.

3. Detroit Shoreway (Cleveland)

Population: 17,382 – 63 percent white, 18 percent African American and 24 percent Hispanic.

4. German Village (Columbus)

Population: 36,000 – median age is 32-years-old.

5. Northside (Cincinnati)

Population: 7,300 – 59 percent white and 36 percent African American

6. Grafton Hill (Dayton)

Population: 1,300 – median age is 44-years-old.

7. Ottawa Hills Neighborhood (Toledo)

Population: 4,500 – median age is 43-years-old.

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