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Where is Dayton on the list of most exciting places?

Some people say that there is nothing to do in Ohio, but it could just be those people don’t know where to find all of the excitement.

The Buckeye State has bundles of scenery, zoos, waterparks and amusement parks, just to name a few good qualities.

Movoto Real Estate mathematically calculated which places in Ohio were the most exciting and created a list of their top 100.

The criteria for this list: nightlife per capita, live music venues per capita, active life options per capita, fast food restaurants per capita, percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the higher the better), the percentage of residents aged 18 to 34 and population density.

There were multiple local cities that made it into the first 50.

Here are the top five most exciting places in the Cincinnati-Dayton area:

The Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest. PETER WINE/CONTRIBUTED

2. Oxford

Seventy-two percent of the population in Oxford, which is only 21,371, is made up of 18 and 34-year-olds.

Nightlife ranked at No. 5 and population density at No. 30.

Not only is Oxford home to Miami University, but it also has exceptional food, music and summer festivals.

8. Cincinnati

Cincinnati was ranked at No. 1 in the nightlife category with about a third of the population falling between the ages of 18 and 34.

The population density ranks No. 18, and activities (parks, outdoor activities, etc.) is at No.4.

Cincinnati is home to the Reds and the Bengals and also a plethora of live music, festivals and parades like Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, which is the biggest of such celebrations in the U.S.

22. Dayton

The Gem City came midway in the top 50 most exciting places in Ohio.

With the nightlife category, Dayton came in third and also No.7 with the active life rank.

Fast food restaurants per capita ranked No. 172 and non-fast food restaurant ranked at 119.

47. Fairborn

Fairborn has a smaller population at 32,352 and a population density rank at 65.

With nightlife rank, Fairborn ranked 57 and at 24 in the music venue category.

49. Riverside

The last local city to make it into the top 50 is Riverside.

Riverside fell behind in active life rank but made up for it with their non-fast food restaurant rank at No. 1.

This city has a population of 25,201 with the population of people between the ages of 18 and 34 at No. 52.

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