Residents of the Carriage Trails community have access to some of the finest educational systems in the Midwest. Public and private options for students in elementary and high school, and at the university level, are within minutes from the neighborhood.
Bethel Local Schools
Carriage Trails is located in the Bethel Local School District. The public school system is rated Excellent by the State of Ohio Standards for K – 12 Education. A traditional school system, the district's curriculum offers college prep as well as vocational and general courses of studies. For more information on the Bethel Local School District click here.
St. Peter School
Private school options are also available for residents of Carriage Trails. Students in grades K – 8 can attend St. Peter Catholic School, voted a National School of Excellence. Chaminade Julienne High School is available for students in grades 9 – 12 and is also distinguished as a National School of Excellence. For more information about St. Peter School click here.
Sinclair Community College
Located within walking distance from Carriage Trails is the newly developed Sinclair Community College Learning Center in Huber Heights. This convenient satellite location offers the opportunity to enhance one's education with individual courses in more than 29 professions. A full 2-year associate's degree can be obtained at the main campus, just a short 20-minute commute.
Additional Education Opportunities
Wright State University
This accredited public university of 17,000 students offers over 100 undergraduate degrees and 50+ professional programs.
University of Dayton
A 20-minute drive from Carriage Trails, this top-ten Catholic university offers 70 programs in four accredited divisions.
The Ohio State University
The third largest university in the nation, Ohio State is ranked among the top 10 public universities for research by the National Science Foundation and is located just over an hour from Carriage Trails.
Located just over an hour from Carriage Trails is Miami University, recognized nationally as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions and committed to personal attention for all 16,000 students.
Nationally recognized for its liberal arts and sciences, Wittenberg offers a range of studies, including eight pre-professional programs. It is located 25 minutes from Carriage Trails.
Clark State University
Clark State offers two-year degrees and has the highest percentage of on-line courses available in the state. Clark State's main campus is located 20 minutes from Carriage Trails.
Edison Community College
30 minutes from Carriage Trails, Edison Community College offers over 30 two-year Associate degrees designed to transfer to four-year colleges or launch professional careers.
Carriage Trails is ideally located for access to shopping for every need. Groceries, services and national-brands are literally minutes away. Three major shopping complexes filled with America's favorite retailers and specialty shops can each be reached within 20 – 25 minutes. And for unique options – antiques, museum shops and outlet malls – shoppers will enjoy exploring the Dayton region.
The Community of Huber Heights
Within a 5 minute drive from the peaceful surroundings of Carriage Trails are all of the shopping resources to make life easy. They include national and regional merchants such as Target, Kroger, Kohls, Lowe's, Meijer, Walmart and other local retailers. Quick "in-and-out" stores, banks, gas stations, medical centers and restaurants are conveniently positioned in the same areas.
The Greene Town Center
The 90 unique establishments of The Greene Town Center are part of the latest trend in multi-use complexes. Life-style shopping, upscale and casual dining, with numerous entertainment venues in a quaint, newly-constructed village offer a one-of-a-kind experience in the region.
The Mall at Fairfield Commons
A wide variety of retailers fill this regional mall, ranging from America's premiere department store Macy's, to fashionable brands including The Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, to the inventive Brookstone. More than 250 merchants, restaurants and entertainment options are available in the mall and the surrounding centers.
Additional Shopping Options
Located 25 minutes from Carriage Trails, the Dayton Mall features an Orvis outdoor store and is surrounded by restaurant choices including the Rusty Bucket and P.F. Chang's.
Prime Outlets Jeffersonville
With 100 stores offering savings on top brands like COACH, Banana Republic and Pottery Barn, the Prime Outlets Jeffersonville are just 45 minutes from Carriage Trails.
Cincinnati Premium Outlets
This brand new outlet mall features 36 stores, including The North Face, J. Crew and Nike, located 45 minutes from Carriage Trails.
Tipp City Antiques
Located just 15 minutes from Carriage Trails, Tipp City's Main Street offers antique shops like the Benkin Antique Gallery as well early-American reproductions like the Tin Peddler.
The Shops of Oakwood
The Shops of Oakwood offer a boutique experience and unique items. Stores like "From Inside Out" sell things for the home and Blue Turtle Toys sells distinctive playthings for children. Oakwood is located 20 minutes from Carriage Trails.
Entertainment and recreational opportunities near Carriage Trails are surprisingly abundant. Whether you're attracted to world-class museums, nationally-recognized performing arts, competitive professional, college and youth sports, first-run movies and art cinemas, top-flight public and private golf courses, cultural and regional dining, salons and spas, concerts by the most popular performers, or festivals and seasonal special events, it's all convenient to the homes in Carriage Trails.
The Rose Music Center
The City completed a 4,200-seat, fully covered outdoor amphitheatre, with 2,000 paved parking spaces. For more information about events at The Rose Music Center click here.
The Aquatic Center
The perfect place to spend a family fun day, the Kroger Aquatic Center at The Heights! Whether you're slipping down slides, floating on the lazy river or splashing in the zero-depth access entry, there's plenty of fun for kids of all ages. For more information about the Kroger Aquatic Center click here.
Located less than two minutes from Carriage Trails is the Huber Heights YMCA. This fully-equipped fitness center is managed by professionals specializing in good health and safety. Indoor swimming, full basketball courts and gymnasium, health wellness center, and youth and adult programs are available. For more information about the YMCA click here.
United States Air Force Museum
See awe-inspiring aircraft and interactive exhibits at the National Museum of the United States Air Force – the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the country. Located at the museum is an IMAX theater showing breathtaking images and experiences at unsurpassed sizes. For more information about the USAFM click here.
The Schuster Performing Arts Center
Home to the Dayton Opera, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dayton Ballet, the 2,300-seat Schuster Center also showcases the latest Broadway blockbusters like "Wicked" and "Phantom of the Opera."For more information about events at The Schuster Performing Arts Center click here.
Dayton Dragons Baseball
Located 25 minutes from Carriage Trails, Dayton Dragons baseball was voted one of the top ten hottest tickets in professional sports by Sports Illustrated and has had 22 former players move up to the major leagues.
Kings Island Amusement Park
Located 1 hour from Carriage Trails, Kings Island was voted best theme park in the Midwest for families and young adults. Kings Island features thrill rides, family rides, live entertainment and a 15-acre water park.
Ohio State University Football
The Buckeyes of Ohio State have a following of over 100,000 fans each game day and have won seven national titles. Games are played at Ohio Stadium, just over an hour from Carriage Trails.
University of Dayton Basketball
The Dayton Flyers Basketball team plays 20 minutes from Carriage Trails and has a history as a winning program. The UD Arena also hosts opening round games for the NCAA tournament every year.
Just over an hour from Carriage Trails is the home of the 2009 AFC North Champions – The Cincinnati Bengals. This professional football franchise plays 10 home games at Paul Brown Stadium.
Wright Patterson Air Force BaseCarriage Trails offers something special for military families: discounted pricing from the builders. Military personnel and civilians employed at nearby Wright Patterson Air Force Base find the convenient location ideal for a quick commute between home and work and all of the special features available at the Base. Add to that friendly neighbors and the nearness of recreation and social activities, and the work-life-budget balance is easier to achieve at Carriage Trails. Located a short commute from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Carriage Trails offers reassigned military personnel unmatched quality from the builders. The community provides a unique balance between close proximity to work, easy access to various work areas on the base, and all the advantages of living in a busy, active community.
- Air Force personnel stationed at WPAFB find it to be a stimulating work environment, as the birthplace, current home and future of aerospace.
- The Research Lab at Wright Patterson is the foremost aeronautical and aerospace research organization in the United States Air Force.
- Wright Patterson is a critical site for testing and modifying weapons systems and leads the world in that area of research, technology and expertise.
- The Carriage Trails community is located minutes away from amenities for every need – both on the base and in the local neighborhood. Whether you need quick access to shopping at Wright Patterson, a work-out or a visit to the base medical center, Carriage Trails' location makes "life at the base" easy.
- The commissary exchange complex is one of the largest in the country, with nearly four acres under one roof. The complex includes a bank, bakery/deli, florist, optical center, beauty/barber shop and laundry/dry cleaners, among other necessities.
- Military personnel and their families receive some of the most extensive, highest quality care at the Wright Patterson medical center, one of the largest medical facilities at a US base.
- In January 2010, the base announced the opening of the first CrossFit gym with the specific goal of helping dramatically improve fitness levels for Airmen.
- The base is considered to have one of the best, family-oriented recreational programs in the Air Force, including adult and youth level activities. Carriage Trails complements these programs with access to an area of over 100 acres of green space featuring natural trails and paved paths for long walks, jogging and biking.
- Prairie Trace and Twin Base Golf Courses located on the base each boast challenging 18-hole courses. Both courses are open to active duty personnel, retired military, reservists and all of their families.
- The official United States Air Force Museum is located at Wright Patterson. In addition to the permanent displays, special exhibits often visit the museum, such as the Mars Rovers robotics, the missile and space gallery, and restoration projects.
- Wright Patterson has one of the finest family-oriented recreational programs in the Air Force, including the annual United States Air Force Marathon.