DISCOVERING KETTERING, OH
Kettering is a city in Montgomery and Greene counties in Ohio, almost entirely in Montgomery County. It is a suburb of Dayton with a population of around 60,000, making it the largest suburb in the Dayton Metropolitan Area. Kettering lies just 13 minutes from the heart of Dayton and 30 minutes from Springfield. The median age of residents in Kettering is 40 years of age.
The city is named for inventor Charles F. Kettering, the inventor of Freon refrigerant for refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and many other patents.
Kettering has 20 parks totaling 284 acres and is home to the Fraze Pavilion, a major outdoor entertainment venue that also hosts the summer concerts of the Dayton Philharmonic. DC Shoes Skate Plaza, a 40,000-square-foot skateboard park that opened in 2005, was a collaboration between the City of Kettering and Rob Dyrdek, a professional skateboarder who grew up in Kettering.
Other notable names from Kettering are John Paxon (NBA Executive), Tony P. Hall (a member of the U.S. House of Representatives), and more.