Has the city of Fairborn changed much...

Has the city of Fairborn changed much in 10 years

Created by miss old home on Oct 16, 2008

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Yes, major change

Ah, not really

No major changes

miss old home

West Liberty, KY

#1 Oct 16, 2008
I was just wondering how my old home place was doing? I was raised there and left 10 years ago and was just wondering
fairbornite

Campton, KY

#2 Jun 16, 2009
oh you wouldnt beleive the changes i am from there also i go maybe once a year cause my family lives there still. i left there about 16 years ago and now reside in west liberty so i guess were neighbors. its very different no country or trees hardly left there anymore it has grown thats for sure. I miss it but dont think i could ever live there again.
moi

United States

#3 Jun 18, 2009
Yes, changed alot. Some good, some bad.
Although it's technically in Beavercreek there's a large mall on Fairfield Rd.
Fulmer's is now closed for good just this month. Kroger's moved down the street to a new shopping center. There's lots of new housing on the outskirts of town, but that slowed down when the housing market took a hit.
Dr. Peterangelo passed away from brain cancer.
Foy still owns much of downtown, so that's the same.
When Dayton demolished a good bit of it's low-income housing, guess where the tenents went? Fairborn Apartments - the ones close to downtown near Mary Help - which had been sitting mostly empty due to needing renovation. Now there's a near full time cop patroling the apartments everyday.
Lots of meth-heads.
Fairborn went from mostly white to more diverse.
Movie theatre is not open. Collections are being taken to restore it but it'll cost a bundle due to asbestos.
Fairborn High School has s lot of fights. You don't hear too much about it but the students will tell you it happens almost daily.
Mary Help of Christains School is closed. The Luthern church on Maple Ave. has a private school for k-6th.
fairborn city Schools restructures to run as grade level schools. No more neighborhood schools. Black Lane is closed. We now have Primary for pre-3 in the Five Points building. Intermediate School is the old Palmer South 4-5th. Baker is 6-8th grade. So if you have kids of different ages you get to sit at the bus stop for a long time in the morning cause the buses run in shifts.
Mike Foy

Fort Worth, TX

#5 Jan 30, 2010
I was born in Fairborn in 1959. I graduated from
Fairborn Baker High School in 1978. I still live
in Fairborn and wouldn't think of living anywhere
else. I believe you get out of a community
what you put in and because I want Fairborn
to prosper and get beter I think it will. There
are nay sayers In every community but you
will never here me say anything bad about
Fairborn.
I believe if it was good enough for my Grandfather
and Dad Fairborn is good enough for me.
Downtown has very few empty buildings,
the City has a new Mayor, a new Chamber
of Commerce Director, a great City Manager
and a School System that is making a rebound.
We have a great Park system in Fairborn.
We have a community Easter Egg Hunt,downtown
Heratage days,the Airforce Marathon
a Downtown Block Party on the third of July,
the best and largest Fouth of July Parade in
the area. The Sweetcorn Festival, the Downtown
Car Show in September, the Halloween Parade
and The Christmas Holiday parade. I think that's
alot of nice things going on in Fairborn. All
you have to do is get involved and help.
To make Fairborn better than ever.
Maybe I'm just partial because I love this Town
Mike Foy
Enon Kid

Korea

#6 Feb 21, 2010
I was back a few months ago. Paki's are taking over the business strip near the base. Fairborn has gotten seedier in the last decade.
Ex-Fairbornite

Seaman, OH

#7 Mar 10, 2010
I left Fairborn recently due to home invasions, drugs, thieves, vandalism etc..... Couldn't take it anymore. I'm happy to be the heck out of there!!
ethel jones

AOL

#8 Mar 13, 2010
i lived in fairborn all my life until about 10 years ago but it is still home to me my kids still live there and i know almost everyone in fairborn i also married billy jones who is also from fairborn
Sam Bowers

Oxford, OH

#9 May 7, 2010
Fairborn hasn't changed a bit. It is still the same little cliquish sh!t-hole of a town it has always been. Fairborn is a mean town. It may be small, but it is a mean cliquish town. There is a certain class of people that live there that are of the money class. They seem to do no wrong in the eyes of a lot of people. For instance a lot of people refuse to believe that a certain person, Brian LaPrairie, beat a little 2-year old girl to death just because he comes from money. No no their little home-slice couldn't possibly have done something so evil, it must have been somebody else. Lets forget about the fact that he plead guilty to the crime. That evil Prosecutor trick him into it.

I hate living here. It is a disgusting little Air Force town, full of Air Force pricks. I, for one, would like to see that base closed.
utah

Dayton, OH

#11 Jul 8, 2010
Sam Bowers wrote:
Fairborn hasn't changed a bit. It is still the same little cliquish sh!t-hole of a town it has always been. Fairborn is a mean town. It may be small, but it is a mean cliquish town. There is a certain class of people that live there that are of the money class. They seem to do no wrong in the eyes of a lot of people. For instance a lot of people refuse to believe that a certain person, Brian LaPrairie, beat a little 2-year old girl to death just because he comes from money. No no their little home-slice couldn't possibly have done something so evil, it must have been somebody else. Lets forget about the fact that he plead guilty to the crime. That evil Prosecutor trick him into it.
I hate living here. It is a disgusting little Air Force town, full of Air Force pricks. I, for one, would like to see that base closed.
Not you again! If you don't like Fairborn then move. Oh thats right you can't right now, you are in jail for violating a stalking protection order "twice"! You know that's a "CRIME". At less we know for a while the streets of Fairborn will be a little safer for the young girls/women while you are sitting in jail. Maybe one of the Air Force pricks will like to teach you some manners. As for the base closing that will never happen, you couldn't be in a safer place right now.
A concerned citizen

Dayton, OH

#14 Aug 17, 2010
miss old home wrote:
I was just wondering how my old home place was doing? I was raised there and left 10 years ago and was just wondering
Well, the town has been taken over by crack dealers, heroin dealers, theives and crack heads, I have lived here for almost my whole life. I personally am going to take my town back and try to get rid of the crime, violence, and druggies. The police force seems to be doing a crappy job of that. They know about it and do nothing.
It's friggin out of control.
timmmy b

Franklin, OH

#15 Aug 18, 2010
ive lived in fairborn for 25 years it has went from a working class town of southern culture to little dayton lots of crime drugs trash wright view is getto what a shame thanks gmha for ruining this nice little town

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