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Our Community,

Xenia, Ohio


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the City of Xenia to provide exemplary municipal services through responsible stewardship of community assets, and the promotion of economic, environmental, and social vitality.

Vision Statement

We will set the standard as a healthy, professional and inclusive organization to build a better community.

About Xenia

Xenia, Ohio, USA, known as the "City of Hospitality," named for the Greek word "Xenia" meaning hospitality, is a community rich in traditional values, blending the preservation of its heritage along with a progressive attitude. With a population of nearly 26,000, Xenia is a diverse, friendly, people/family-oriented community ripe with quality-of-life options, including nationally recognized bike trails, award winning schools, a historic downtown with quaint restaurants and small businesses, splendid parks and recreational facilities, abundant land for industrial expansion and a safe small town feel perfect for young singles, working families and seniors looking for a comfortable and affordable location to live.

Click Link for additional information;  http://www.ci.xenia.oh.us/403/About-Xenia-Profile


xenia schools

Xenia Community Schools

The Xenia Community Schools District consists of eight schools: Xenia High School, Warner Middle School, Arrowood Elementary, Cox Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Shawnee Elementary, Tecumseh Elementary, and Xenia Preschool.  The district also provides an alternative pathway for education at the Xenia Virtual Academy located at the Board Office.



Court HouseConstruction of this, Greene County's third courthouse, began in 1901. The architects of the Greene County Courthouse were Samuel Hannaford and Sons, who completed the building in 1902 at a cost of $191,746. Hannaford was also the architect of the Cincinnati City Hall, which shares very similar architectural styling and was built 13 years earlier.

The primary feature of the building is its 145-foot-tall (44 m) clock tower. The clock is from Michigan and has a weight of 4,500 pounds inside of a frame that weighs 3,000 pounds. The clock bells ring every hour indicating the time. Before 1941, the bells were rung manually by a custodian worker each hour. The clock was electrified in 1941 and now rings on its own.

The Greene County Courthouse is located at 45 North Detroit Street in Xenia, Ohio. The building was designed by Samuel Hannaford & Sons and was completed in 1902.



Galloway CabinThe Galloway cabin is one of the oldest structures in Greene County, Ohio—indeed, one of the oldest in the Miami Valley. The cabin was built around 1799, when James Galloway, Sr., brought his wife Rebecca and his five children (4 sons and 1 daughter, also named Rebecca) to Greene County from Kentucky.

Over the past 200+ years, the cabin has had three locations. The cabin was originally built on a site near what was later called Goes Station, an unincorporated community a few miles north of Xenia on U.S. 68 (near Snively Road, just north of Stat Route 235). The Greene County Historical Society brought the cabin to the corner of Second and Monroe Streets in Xenia in 1936. The cabin was moved again in 1965 to its present location at the Greene County Historical Society complex (north side of Church Street, between King and Detroit streets, Xenia).


Xenia Station

The Xenia Station  is home to the largest paved trail hub in Ohio. The grounds are tucked alongside where Miami Avenue and Detroit Street (Rt. 68) meet in Xenia, Ohio in Greene County.

The Hub boasts about 170 miles of paved bikeways that connect directly to the station at this time. These trails link to a number of different communities, as well as the nearby Dayton trail network, making this part of southwestern, Ohio very conducive to traveling by trail!

A strong case can be made that the southwestern Ohio region, which includes the Miami Valley, is the state leader in trail development. That's not to suggest there aren't impressive trail projects elsewhere. There certainly are, the Ohio & Erie Towpath being a sterling example. But southwestern Ohio trailbuilders have been the forerunners for connecting trails and establisthing networks. They've also established a trail numbering system with a supporting comprehensive signage program that's second to none. In short, their planning avoids the "trail to nowhere" pitfall and their superior navigation signage in Greene County serves as a model for others to follow.


Shawnee Park


The City of Xenia is home to 15 local parks. They are maintained by the Public Service Department / Maintenance Division.  Mowing and trimming for some parks is contracted out via a competitive bidding process every three years.  Part-time seasonal and volunteer opportunities are available each year during the spring and summer months.

 

Beverly Hills Park – 2046 El Camino Drive
(5.88 acres) Park features play equipment, picnic tables, picnic shelter, basketball court and open play area.

Franklin Park – 594 Dayton Avenue
(3.4 acres) Park features play equipment, picnic tables, picnic shelter, basketball court, open play area and off-street parking.

Home Avenue Park – 450 Home Avenue
(0.7 acres) Park features play equipment, picnic tables, picnic shelter, grills and open play area.

Lexington Park – 1067 Lexington Avenue
(6.28 acres) Park features play equipment, picnic tables, 2 picnic shelters, basketball court, open play area and off-street parking.

Parnell Park – 1032 Parnell Avenue
(2.98 acres) Park features play equipment, picnic tables, picnic shelter, basketball court and open play area.

Ridgebury Park – 406 Ridgebury Drive
(4.36 acres) Park features play equipment, picnic table, picnic shelter, basketball court and open play area.

Shawnee Park – 591 South Park Drive
(11.43 acres) Park features play equipment, picnic tables, 3 picnic shelters, a pavilion, fishing pond, restrooms, walking trail, ample off-street parking and generous open play areas.

Sol Arnovitz Park – 436 Towler Road
(20.6 acres) Park features picnic tables, picnic shelter, fishing, sledding, off-street parking and generous nature areas.

Spring Hill Park – 1001 Ormsby Drive
(6.06 acres) Park features include play equipment, picnic tables, picnic shelter, grills, basketball court, walking path and open play areas.

Sterling Green Park – 2886 West Barnhill Place
(12 acres) This park is currently being developed. Park features play equipment, open play areas and off-street parking.

Summer Brooke Park – This park is currently in the development stage.

West Side Park – 966 Towler Road
(20 acres) Park features play equipment, picnic tables, picnic shelter, softball field, basketball court, skate park, open play area and off-street parking.

Wright Cycle Park – 2060 Lakeview Drive
(14 acres) This park is currently being developed. Park features fishing pond and off-street parking. 

Xenia Station – 150 South Miami Avenue
(9.08 acres) Park features play equipment, picnic tables, picnic shelter, access to five regional bike trails, nature areas and off-street parking. Xenia Station was constructed in 1998 and includes a museum rich in local history, restrooms and a classroom.


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