West Milton, Ohio – Small Town Living
If you appreciate the type of hometown where neighbors still know their neighbors, West Milton is for you. With approximately 4600 residents, it’s your quintessential small town America.
The new state of the art Milton Union schools are located on Milton Potsdam Rd and are campus style, housing grades K-12. The district is also one of the few in the Dayton area to be served by only one each of an elementary, junior high, and high school.
From the small businesses like Wertz Variety and Hardware, The Hen’s Nest, and Curry’s Video, to restaurants like The Little Brick House and Pearson House, the downtown area is a great place to spend a leisurely day. If you enjoy good music, Higgins-Madewell is local talent you’ll want to check out, they are a favorite. www.higginsmadewell.com
West Milton sits along the Stillwater River Valley and has a lovely park for canoeing, fishing, local events such as the 4th of July fireworks, and play sets, shelters and a pond for children to enjoy.
One notable Miltonian is Bob Schul, who became an Olympian winning a Gold medal in Tokyo in 1964 for long distance running. Another is Miltonian Mike Kelly . He was the head football coach at the University of Dayton from 1981 to 2007. In 27 years as the head coach at Dayton, he compiled a record of 246–54–1. Kelly ranks among the top 25 college football coaches of all time in both winning percentage (.819) and wins (246). Among coaches with at least 25 years of experience, he has the fourth best winning percentage of all time. Also, take time to research Carl Brumbaugh, Howard E. Coffin, and Ted Studebaker.