I only recently moved to Vandalia, but feel the decision was an excellent one. Housing prices are quite reasonable whether renting or buying and the school district is one of the best in the area. One of the best areas has to be the Metro Parks. While I haven't been to all of them (there are more then 10!), the five that I have been to have all been very different but wonderful. Englewood Park is great for hiking, and the market at 2nd Street is huge! It is very close to downtown Dayton, with amenities like the Schuster Center and the Dayton Ballet. And there are lots of festivals downtown through out the year. On Friday's I like to stop in the Hairless Hare for one of their craft beers (brewed onsite!). Scene 75 is a fun place for go karts, laser tag, and arcade games. Although, it does seem to be more for families and teenagers. Still, living in Vandalia is great!