Live in Yellow Springs:
a Small town with a wide embrace
Want to Live in
that values progressive ideals, the arts, education &diversity
the 365 Project Thinks
will feel like
to you, too.
A ProgressiveHistory Inspires Us
The Village has long been a haven for communities of color from formerly enslaved people to Japanese Americans exiting WWII internment camps. They have actively shaped the community and often held leadership positions.
Inseparable from Antioch College, the Village has drawn such luminaries as Mary Church Terrell, Coretta Scott King, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and A. Leon Higginbotham.
Today, Yellow Springs has Justice and Human Rights Commissions, affordable housing initiatives, diversity training in the schools, and measures welcoming immigrants. YS prohibits LGBTQ discrimination and is one of the most gay-friendly villages in Ohio. It’s no surprise we were named one of America’s coolest small towns.
Live in a Small Town Oasis
with Big City Appeal
Live in a walkable community with over twenty restaurants, cafés and breweries; dozens of unique shops and art galleries;four bookstores; an independent supermarket; a locally-owned hardware store; a pharmacy; a movie theater; hair salons; gas stations; liquor and wine stores; banks and a credit union.
Residents benefit from public amenities such as a library, post office, a wellness center, pool, skate park, playground, recreational fields, encircled by 2000 acres of parks, streams and forests (Glen Helen Nature Preserve & John Bryan State Park) all connected to over 340 miles of paved multi-use recreational trails through the Little Miami Scenic trail that goes right through town.
For commuters and those who enjoy a city fix, we have easy access to I-70, I-75, I-675 and are within a half hour drive to Dayton (DAY Airport), Wright Patterson Air Force Base, nine colleges and universities and are an hour’s drive to Columbus (CMH Airport) and Cincinnati (CVG Airport).
Choose from Innovative Educational options
Yellow Springs is known for its innovative quality educational choices.
Preschool options begin at 18 months.
Inventive public schools, or creative private options engage students.
YS High School has been ranked in the top 1.5% of all Ohio Schools; 89% of its graduates pursue higher education
Wright State University, Wittenberg, Clark State, University of Dayton, and Sinclair are all within 20 miles
in Yellow Springs
The 365 Project is a volunteer group of local professionals, educators, parents and youth dedicated to promoting diverse African-American heritage, culture, educational equity and mentoring future generations, 365 days a year.
Please consider contacting us to find out more about living in Yellow Springs or for advice on moving to Yellow Springs.
Participate in Diverse Cultural Opportunities
These local cultural venues and celebrations offer many ways to celebrate our diverse interests.
Martin Luther King Day Celebration
Black history walking tours by youth leaders and their mentors
Independent and Black film series hosted by our non-profit movie theater
An award-winning local newspaper and NPR radio station, WYSO
16 faith organizations; AME to Baha’i
A Women’s Park commemorative garden
Weekly peace vigils
The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center is within 7 miles.
YS Pride Parade and festival
Biannual Street Fair, SpringsFest, Art on the Lawn and PorchFest