If you are looking for alternatives to apartments in Southeast Dayton, you may want to consider the communities of Bellbrook and Beavercreek. Both of these towns are outside the main area of the city, but their location right next to Dayton makes them very appealing. Bellbrook is the smaller of the two towns, with just over 7,000 people. It sits at a southeast angle from the main section of the city. Beavercreek is just west of Dayton and has a population of over 40,000 people. The city has been there since the early 1800s but wasn’t incorporated until 1980. Beavercreek spans 27 square miles and has a golf club, senior center and numerous recreational areas. The town’s "wooded" feel adds to its appeal, and with its mixture of older neighborhoods and custom-built homes, it is considered a very desirable neighborhood to live in. Apartments are also available in Beavercreek, and US 35 provides direct access to Dayton for those who commute downtown for work or pleasure.