Real estate blog, Movoto, names Dayton named among 10 most creative cities


Movoto, a real estate blog, likes Dayton’s creativity.

According to a Movoto report released Wednesday, Dayton is one of the most creative mid-sized cities in the United States based on what it considers an ample supply of art supply stores, galleries per capita, theaters per capita and other creative characteristics.

Dayton came in at No. 4 on the web site’s ranking, based on its number of “art stores and its performing arts scene.”

Dayton came in behind Salt Lake City, Utah; Pasadena, Calif.; and Richmond Va. No other Ohio or Midwestern cities made the top 10 list.

The author of the ranking, Natalie Grigson, said she relied on seven criteria: art supply stores per capita, musical instruments stores and teachers per capita, galleries per capita, art schools per capita, bookstores per capita, colleges/universities per capita and theaters per capita.

Movoto is a national online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, Calif.