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Yellow Springs, Ohio

(east of Dayton) pop. 10,000 "Home of the Ivy League Antioch College, head shops, hemp and Earth Friendly clothing and jewelry stores, several music stores (one specializing in hand made drums) and several specialty gift stores. One of Dayton's biggest hippie hangouts."

Added: December 8th 2001
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Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Krakkpyppe on 2013-06-17 18:49:24   My Score:
I live about 10-15 minutes away in another small town, Enon, and Yellow Springs is my favorite place to go in the area. I like to go hike in the Glen with my friends, go over to HaHa's pizza and get some lunch, and finish off by hitting up Toxic Beauty Records for some vinyl and the Import House for some new toys. I've never been treated poorly by any shop owner, and I actually have quite a friendly relationship with Import House and they hook me up when I go in. Some of the shops may be kinda pricey, I agree, but it's helping small business in an amazing, ine-of-a-kimd town. 

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Tuffy Rose on 2013-05-22 22:43:38
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Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by blues247 on 2013-01-24 17:26:05
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Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Nat on 2012-07-22 11:57:53   My Score:
YSO is very provincial, which is good or bad depending how you look at it. It is a tourist town but they are also wary of outsiders because they want to keep it a liberal enclave in an otherwise conservative part of Ohio. Among other things, it's one of the smallest town in the US to have an NPR radio station.
It's a nice place to hike, get lunch and a microbrew, browse for books and comics, or just sit at a cafe and talk politics with a local. Just don't be a douche and don't bother any local celebrities if you happen to see them in their daily life.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Dawn on 2012-07-16 23:14:54
I used to love my visits to Yellow Springs but I have to say that it has changed so much since the college and all the college students are there. Everyone used to be so friendly and welcoming, now during my last visit it was way too busy around there and the shop owners/workers seemed to be highly frustrated and rude. We had bad service at Haha's Pizza which really suprised and disappointed me. Now the place I loved has changed and I no longer desire to go there. For a small town it is WAY to crowded now and not enough room in the shops to really enjoy browsing around. I can also confirm Dave Chappelle does live there and you will sometimes see him around the coffee shop but I would not advise bothering him because he does not like attention drawn to him. I honestly dont blame him though when he is in his home town chillin' and having random people always bothering him.


Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by YesShopKeepersAreRUDE on 2012-06-16 11:22:04   My Score:
I have to agree that shop owners can be quite rude and arrogant. I live just minutes outside of Yellow Springs, but am apparently considered an outsider as evidenced by how my daughter and I were treated by an art shop owner yesterday. The woman was rude, bossy and all but told us to stay in our own city. We were nothing but polite to this person and she spoke to us like we were beneath her and not wanted there. Yellow Springs shop owners better take a Marketing 101 course and wake up to the fact that word-of-mouth can boost or break their businesses. "Outside" folks patronizing their establishments are a big part of their bottom line and if they continue treating people like second class outsiders, they might just end up packing it up and closing their doors. My family and I were considering moving to Yellow Springs, from Springfield. I am reconsidering as this is now the second or third person to be quite rude when I have been there visiting. Springfield might not be the ideal location, but I have never been treated that poorly here.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by daisyjanyne on 2012-06-01 03:32:09   My Score:
Really really negative place under the " alternative" exterior. Surprised to find such a vibe of homophobia and racism. The shops in town are cute but nothing spectacular.  The restaurants have greasy bar food or terrible overpriced foodie food. Nothing in the middle.  The bike path is great but the town is lousy.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by ayouknowwhat on 2011-12-31 22:49:06
Ifyou ever run into Dave chappelle in yellow springs;
do yourself a favor and don't say hi.
That was my mistake!
What a presumptuous ingrate!
I made the mistake of taking his picture in Dino's
and said hi to him; he gave me a dirty look
and told me I was annoying. his white trash friend
with him acted like a total asshole as well
No wonder he is a has been when you treat
your ex fans like crap!
 I no longer desire to visit yellow springs ever again!
I have no respect for Dave chappelle as a has been
or as a human being!
How annoying!!!


Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Kourtney on 2011-01-22 07:03:04
I lived in Fairborn for a couple of years while I went to Wright State University, now I live in Sandusky Ohio and have to get away. Yellow Srpings was my get away from everyone. I used to love drive through, just park my car and walk for hrs by myself through the trails. I loved all the interesting and unique shops and the people there were different, which is awesome to me, just so welcoming and just good old fashioned amazing people. I have recently been thinking about moving to Yellow Springs with my four year old, and finishing up college at the College right there in town. If anyone knows of any places that are kinda cheap, where I can take my daughter finish college and just get away from all the chaose up here in northern Ohio. Please let me know. I have a facebook account, so if you know of anything to help out please please please get at me on my facebook. The names Kourtney Earhart 
Peace and love my brother and sisters

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03 02:00:04

I'm a pipemaker who moved from ARizona to ohio. What's a pipemaker to do here. I'm soooooooooooo lost

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by The Beatles on 2009-04-24 23:20:08
Yellow Springs is cool Chris Kelly lives here and he fought an evil wind deamon

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by bett r on 2009-03-28 07:09:41
older lady seeking a sansuary, i sick and disabeld, i also have dog, it seems we alone and not treated very well, ineed to get away from this life. somewho cares, at humane.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by TopShelf on 2009-03-01 05:21:37
I'm a pretty conservative guy in some ways - for example, I can't stand what Obama, Pelosi and Reid are doing to destroy our country. That said, I have never felt unwelcome in Yellow Springs. The place is a throwback to the 60s in some ways, to be sure, but the people there have been very friendly every time I've passed through on my bicycle, stopping for lunch, a drink, or to do a little shopping and sightseeing.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Marce210 on 2008-11-02 00:05:29
Oh how I adore Yellow Springs!! I grew up in a typical suburb of Dayton. I became increasingly frustrated with my town throughout high school. In a family of right wingers, I wasn't exactly what they had expected. I am a lesbian, vegan, activist-- Not exactly their favorite qualities. I've been told that my lifestyle is too "alternative" for them. So, Yellow Springs was my haven throughout high school. A place where my friends and I could truly be ourselves. All the shop owners have been nothing but friendly. The atmosphere is just so welcoming and peaceful. I felt more at home in YS than I did at my home.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by mv on 2008-01-03 07:12:12
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Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by JodyBodi on 2007-10-10 21:39:12
Our protesters have yet to miss a single Saturday from 11:00 to 12:00 since the war started. They came close to missing a Sat. when some right wingers with "support Bush" signs showed up 30 minutes before our protesters usual time with a 'takeover' in mind. The peaceful activist simply took an alternate corner knowing the 'probushers' would grow tired before they did. The opposition left early and did not return the next Saturday. "Fuzzy" is losing his sight and sells his shirts, decorated with homemade puns and art, to support himself. He will also read poetry out loud while sharing his vegan lunch with you. And has the best collection of jokes I have ever come across. I'm happy that he is a YS icon. Fuzzy...that's cute. I won't tell you his real name....I don't want to spoil it for you. Anyone can use the bathrooms at The Emporium and Dino's will turn a blind eye as well. As for grumpy locals and tourist; Some have grown weary of being part of the tourist sightseeing objectives. The local teens and hippies know that tourist are in YS to shop and meander but they also know that the tourist will stare at those dressed differently and even comment on our local color as though they were at a zoo. My daughter wore a 17 inch white mohawk with the sides shaven to the skin. People would see her and whip out their cameras and snap shots of her without asking. Men will hoot and hollar or walk by staring. Mostly people are kind and smile when they see all 5 ft 11inches of her with a 17 inch mohawk walk by. Small kids would ask to touch her hair and she would kneel down and let them feel her hair. When someone would ask how she kept her hair up she would say "will power" and snear a bit for effect. I loved it when this happened. She was able to show that simply because she looked very different than most teenage girls in Ohio she was not to be feared. But some tourist behave as though we are all on display. I suspect that some folks do get a bit grumpy. I am very pleased that people enjoy visiting us and it does give us a chance to show our art and sell our wares.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by JodyBodhi on 2007-10-10 21:30:08
Our protesters have yet to miss a single Saturday from 11:00 to 12:00 since the war started. They came close to missing a Sat. when some right wingers with "support Bush" signs showed up 30 minutes before our protesters usual time with a 'takeover' in mind. The peaceful activist simply took an alternate corner knowing the 'probushers' would grow tired before they did. The opposition left early and did not return the next Saturday. "Fuzzy" is losing his sight and sells his shirts, decorated with homemade puns and art, to support himself. He will also read poetry out loud while sharing his vegan lunch with you. And has the best collection of jokes I have ever come across. I'm happy that he is a YS icon. Fuzzy...that's cute. I won't tell you his real name....I don't want to spoil it for you. Anyone can use the bathrooms at The Emporium and Dino's will turn a blind eye as well. As for grumpy locals and tourist; Some have grown weary of being part of the tourist sightseeing objectives. The local teens and hippies know that tourist are in YS to shop and meander but they also know that the tourist will stare at those dressed differently and even comment on our local color as though they were at a zoo. My daughter wore a 17 inch white mohawk with the sides shaven to the skin. People would see her and whip out their cameras and snap shots of her without asking. Men will hoot and hollar or walk by staring. Mostly people are kind and smile when they see all 5 ft 11inches of her with a 17 inch mohawk walk by. Small kids would ask to touch her hair and she would kneel down and let them feel her hair. When someone would ask how she kept her hair up she would say "will power" and snear a bit for effect. I loved it when this happened. She was able to show that simply because she looked very different than most teenage girls in Ohio she was not to be feared. But some tourist behave as though we are all on display. I suspect that some folks do get a bit grumpy. I am very pleased that people enjoy visiting us and it does give us a chance to show our art and sell our wares.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by KROWBAR on 2007-10-04 19:49:26   My Score:
HEY, LET'S GIVE THE YS FOLKS A BIT OF A BREAK HERE! IT'S A FASCINATING PLACE WITH SOME 60'S & 70'S LEFT-OVERS BUT WHAT THE HELL?! YOU CAN WALK YOUR DOG, BIKE IN AND AROUND THE VILLAGE, GET SOME JAVA AND SCONES AND JUST CHILL OUT. YEP, THE SHOP OWNERS ARE ARROGANT BUT THEY KNOW WHERE THE BUCKS COME FROM - THE TOURISITAS! SO, LET THE GUY WITH THE LONG WHITE BEARD (MY WIFE AND I HAVE NICKNAMED HIM "FUZZY") SELL HIS T-SHIRTS, THE RIBS GUY IN THE BP PARKING LOT PEDDLE HIS BBQ AND THE RESIDENTS CRUISE IN THEIR PRIUS'S. BUT.... WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GERIATRIC PROTESTERS - THEY'RE GONE??!!! CHERZ/KROWBAR

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by TattooedHolly on 2007-07-17 06:56:20   My Score:
I was born and raised here in Dayton, OH myself, and I just love Yellow Springs. It IS true that some of the people tend to act a bit snobby, but definitely NOT the majority! Whenever I've been in town, everyone's always been nice and pleasant and you will always see people walking around and you'll usually always see a street musician. :) It is rather small, though. There's an indie movie theater (which I've never seen open...) and a couple good head shops. But, they are ridiculously expensive, so I never shop there. But, there are some amazing glass pieces! Yellow Springs is most known for their street festivals! Wow, so many hippys! It's great! There are great mellow restaurants (which let you use the restroom) and parks. Everyone always seems to be enjoying themselves. OH and Dark Star books is in Yellow Springs. Definitely one of my favorite book stores. They have used and new...and comics, bumper stickers, oddities. Oh, to update on the Dave Chappel thing: He used to own a home in Yellow Springs and live there, but he has since sold his property. I know this because last year he stayed at the hotel I work at (Marriott in Fairfield, OH by the mall) and he wouldn't stay at a hotel if he owned a house in town. :) We all got autographs, it was pretty exciting for a boring, quite town! We put him in Room 420. :) :) peace

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by DecoCat on 2007-06-23 22:46:34
I totally disagree with the previous comments about the "unfriendly" nature of Yellow Springs. It is a wonderful welcoming friendly town and there are public restrooms at the vistor's center on the bike path near Peach's pub. The Emporium is a fantastic place for a coffee and friendly chat (and there's a public restroom there too!).

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by my left foot on 2007-06-21 00:49:37
You will find it boring if you are a right winger. Hard nosed conservative fundamentalists don't seem to like it very well because it is completely out of their element and that's the bottom line .

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by resident on 2007-05-16 16:32:41
There are public restrooms at the train station and notices in most shop windows, the library also has restrooms.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by spuggy on 2007-04-12 16:08:04
Yellow Springs now has an art blog. www.ysarts.blogspot.com

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by spuggy on 2007-04-10 02:52:45
There are public restrooms in the Chamber of Commerce (train station) next to Peach's Grill (Corry st & Xenia Ave). Several shops have signs in their windows to let the public know. It is true there are some unfriendly locals and they do a real disservice to the village. Unfortunately it is not unique to just YS, I have come across unfriendly locals in Dayton, Kettering, oakwood, and other towns in other cities in the US and abroad. shrug!

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by spuggy on 2007-04-09 02:28:51
There are public restrooms in the chamber of commerce (old train station building) just next to peach's grill, there are signs in quite a few shop windows letting customers know. Yes, it is true there are some unfriendly people, some unfriendly shopkeepers, but I have come across that in dayton, in kettering, jamestown, in texas, in maryland, in florida, in new jersey, in new york, in london, in holland. It's a shame, but they exist in every town, what can you do.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by GlenHelenbaby on 2007-03-27 00:52:03
not true. "outsiders" are what makes this town survive. If it wasn;t for the tourists, then YS would not be nearly as busy as it currently is.Busy= money for the town. Shop owners would be idiots to be rude to outsiders. Us villagers are certainly not keeping them in business. And as for the public restrooms: The old trainstation building has the restrooms. Most of the shops have signs on the outside that tell you this. Anyways, sorry to hear that you had such a bad exp. I try and make sure that I treat all "outsiders" with respect. Except for the rednecks and other ignorant types that like to come to YS just to make fun of the hippies,freaks, gays etc

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Dayton on 2007-03-10 17:59:22
Not a friendly town. Tries to discourage visitors. Shopkeepers and others are extremely rude to outsiders. And there are no public restrooms anywhere within the city limits, so if you plan to stay for more than an hour or two (you won't, given the chilly reception), you'll have to resort to self-help.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Andy on 2007-02-07 23:13:53
I can confirm that Dave Chapelle actually lives inbetween Y.S. and Xenia OH

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by mv894 on 2007-01-29 06:38:22
i.need.help.with.my.mind.body.and.soul.im.so.tired.now.i.need.a.sanksuay.so.i.can.rest.and.heal..with.some.peace.befor.i.die.i.must.find.a.sansuay.with.freedom.with..they.seem.to.be.the.only.things.that.love.me...

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by mv894 on 2007-01-12 01:51:56
to,the,statment.below..due.to.an.emergencie..not.home.can.not.return.calls.with.no.numbers.may.try.....mv894@webtv.net

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by betty valenti on 2006-11-09 05:24:48
mature women looking for an older male helper to live in exchange for rent..it is a smoking and a dog home of normal every day needs. 767-0250. thank you.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by spuggy on 2006-06-24 04:36:38
So check out the newest art gallery in town. It's in the loo at the Chamber of Commerce train station. www.sitekreator.com/chamberpotgallery

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by ben on 2006-05-05 21:04:42   My Score:
yellow springs is my home i will never move and anyone who has anything to say about yellow springs is probably wrong. no one commonly gets murderd or gets in fights in ys. Every once an a while a fight may break out but say in NY you cant walk down the street with out seeing a fight i know i woulnt like to live in a place like that. Alot of hippies and what not may live in Ys but thats fine by me. Yellow Springs is my home and i love it here.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by betty on 2006-03-28 08:33:23
,=posted ad 12-4-05--- well im im here, i did not tat 14 months later i would come here... but a disabled person and a lone. so now im looking to meet new friends. send me a email-- mv894@webtv.net betty

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Bob Dayton on 2006-01-19 01:12:41
Can anyone confirm that Chapelle lives in Y.S.?

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by GoesGreen on 2006-01-02 05:36:56
.... I grew up in YS. A nickname I remember for Yellow Springs in the early 70's was "the jello palace".....the town just shakes. It's not the anywhere the same now, but things change. Yellow Springs/Antioch was the nexis for psychedelics in Ohio in the mid lto late 1960's

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Old Hippie Boy on 2005-12-23 19:01:33
Just wanted to express a warm greeting to all who love Yellow Springs. May the power of this place remain strong for the generations to come. Hey Oh.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by spuggy on 2005-12-12 18:09:07
Just wanted to comment on this statement. >>>Yellow Springs'' popularity, scenic location, and school system has made it a magnet for upper middle-class wage earners. This has driven property values through the roof (no pun intended).<< We first lived in a downstairs aparment on glen street in yellow springs in 78 and could barely make the rent. Talk about greedy owners, he charged us for a furnished apartment, right!! one crappy sofa and a mattress on the bedroom floor, a table in the kitchen. We lived in huber heights in 92 and still couldn't afford a house in yellow springs. It was only when we moved back in 2001 after making money on a house in jersey we could finally afford a house. House prices have always seemed to be just out of reach for us since the 70's, and the rents have always been high compared to nearby towns. there are some affordable houses and affordable rents, just not enough,you have to have keep your eyes and ears open for the deals. I would hate to think that only one economic group can afford to live in yellow springs, since it is the diversity of people ethnically, economically, socially, professionally, etc that makes this place special.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by SheWhoLovesHerb on 2005-12-06 19:25:08
I love yellowsprings. I recently visited it form y first time a few weeks agfo and went strolling among the park. I was very relaxed and definately loved all the little shops. I dream of moving there after I graduate this year and hopefully go to college at Antioch. Defiantely my perfect town.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by spuggy on 2005-11-17 14:39:54
to ysbornandraised:"now those benches are gone because grubby local youth and the "hippies" who provide the town with "local color" are apparently not condusive to tourists shopping for nag chamba and bongs to take back to the burbs." I am in emporium or dinos almost every day, I see people on the the benches on the side of emporium and outside toms market, or on the stoop by toms market door all the time (well its getting a bit chilly now). I know there are some who complain about it, but heck with them, hasn't stopped the locals from enjoying the benches that are still available. Last week I was listening to a guy playing his accordian outside current cuisine, and someone was playing his bongos up the street. In kings yard there is now a platform for musicians to set up their gear and play (yes I know roger probably charges for that). When the weather is nice I have seen impromptu musical gatherings in the farmers market or at dairy freeze. Poets corner at the dairy freeze has moved to emprorium for the winter season I believe. Me I LOVE yellow springs, and all that it entails, the odd characters, the hippies on the benches, the weird mix of old and new houses, the murals in keiths alley, and the list could go on.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Old Hippie Boy on 2005-10-06 02:16:28
Most of us who come to ys from out of town are not "tourists." We are neighbors, former residents, friends of family, alumni, shoppers, seekers, or just people wanting to connect with like minded folks in a pleasant surround. We do not arrive on tour busses, or cruise ships, we come from the earth that is close by and connected to all. Peace.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Josh on 2005-10-05 03:51:53
I live in dayton and have for all my life. as a child i used to go to yellow springs every week and me and my familia would walk around the town and in john bryant. it was fun and amazing. i have been going there for 17 years and still love it. I just laugh when people associate smoking and yellow springs, i mean yes there is some smoking in yelllow springs but that's not what its all about, i feel its about freedom. YS is color blind and religious blind, its just everything blind.People can walk around and not have to worry about people staring at them, and labeling them. THe shops are great and the food is great, hell the whole towns great, and beautiful. YS is a melting pot of people. not just hippies and stoners but vets, people in the army, phsycic, poets, muscians, HA-HA pizza makers (hahah that's for me). my step dad used to live there, and we were gonna move there but we didn't and now i regret it. well peace, and don't just come in wearing a shirt that says i smoke pot. please

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Cascades on 2005-10-04 22:51:46
Yellow Springs...What is Yellow Springs? Yellow Springs is a community of about 3700 people. We are cultural, educated, outspoken, beautiful, loving, open-minded, gay, straight, bi, black, white, asian, hispanic, Buddist, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindi, Ba' hai, and so much more. But we can be a bit hipocritical, we love it here but get angry at the tourists, we don't mean to be rude, we need you, the tourist, You buy our goods eat our food and like us for what we are. I'm sorry we can be a "bit stand-offish" we don't mean it, we are just proud, when you live here you get filled with the pride that you STAND for something, you are allowed your opinion, no matter what, and YOU the tourist have come to expect us to be that way. So if we curse in your presence and then beg you to come to our Fair (WHICH IS SATURDAY OCTOBER 8th, 2005, from 9-5, Music 12 - 7) please understand it's only our way of saying thank you for coming here and laughing and loving both with us and at us. Just keep coming back, don't just hike, SHOP, spend money, EAT, support us and we can always stay this way. Yellow Springs is a Utopia help us stay that way, help us be a part of something. And leave Dave alone, the guy just needs a vacation.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by alan mcdaniels on 2005-09-27 16:04:19   My Score:
yellow springs is the greatest place in ohio even know i dont live there every time i go there i allways have fun the skate park needs to be rebuilt all the ramps are warped but its still fun except when a gay guy hit on me CREEPY

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by N.E.Hatfield on 2005-09-23 23:21:36   My Score:
Members of my family have been going in and out of this town and local environs since about 1805. Myself since about 1953. Just one question, where did all the East Coast Hippies come from? ;) Tell Jorma K. to keep working on the blues riffs.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by spuggy on 2005-09-19 19:34:21
Hi, I live in yellow springs (2nd time around: first for a few years in 1978 and more recently for 3 years). I love it here because it is so diverse and there is a sense of community (yes we do have our local grouches too). I love the various characters we have in town, from the old hippies to the antioch students. There is some amazing talent here too: painters, sculptures, writers, poets, carpenters, jewellers, musicians,etc. You can walk in the glen and come across a man playing a flute, or a deer crossing the stream. There are vendors who sell a poem, a t shirt or soap from africa. You can sit next to dave chappelle one day, or a famous author the next, or the local cop who plays jazz in his spare time, or the town cat zeus. Sad to say we no longer have a junk/antique shop (moladoor closed down) or any good vintage clothing stores, but we still have plenty of shops that have interesting things to explore.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Lhstardust on 2005-08-26 20:28:10
I've lived in this area most of my life;living in different parts of the country, but always returning to my roots. One of my fondest memories of YS and the gorge is the first time I went there- '64 or so- I was just a kid then. My mom (white) was deeply involved with a wonderful (black) man, and they took us all to a picnic at the gorge, and then just kinda walking thru town. It was the first time that I can remember that we weren't stared at-in either curiosity or scorn. In Dayton (our home town), he had been pulled over several times by the cops when one of us was in the car with him without our mom. The times have changed, but I still enjoy going there for the shopping, the relaxed environment, but more importantly for the spiritual resources I find there. Besides, on the shopping front, while there are lots of items that are unique to YS, many more can be found on the 'net or much closer to my home. Namaste'

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by YSHSGrad on 2005-08-25 18:22:29
I grew up in Yellow Springs, graduated from HS there and still have relatives there. I come back home as often as I can...YS will always be home and one of the nicest places to live...and yes Dave Chappelle can be found on the streets of YS at any given time. YS has had quite a few "celebrities" that have connections to this town and its there best quiet secrets! You just never know who you might meet!

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by OneLoveWorld's-ed- on 2005-08-24 16:32:34
i've heard told that yellow springs has a GREAT festival up-n-commin'. is this true or just a ruse to get me outta da house?! if true then when and where? we'd be commin in from west'ByGod'virginia and don't wanna waste any gas!

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by on 2005-08-08 16:28:22
Dying to head down to Yellow Springs and check it out! Why do we only have conservative Columbus on the list of Hippie Havens in Ohio? Other Alternatives are in NEO, unarguably the most progressive part of Ohio! Cedar's Lounge and Lebanese Restaurant N. Hazel St. Downtown Youngstown, NeOH. Algebra Coffee House Murray Hill Little Italy at Case Western Rsrv. Univ. Campus Cleveland, NeOH. Coventry Village/"Coventry" Tommy's Shake Bar and Vegge. Restaurant Big Fun Vintage Gift Shoppe Revolution Record Store High Tide-Rock Bottom Passport to Peru' Fairtrade Store Cleveland Heights, NeOH. Kent State University Campus Kent (East Akron), NeOH. Oberlin College Campus Oberlin (SW. Cleveland/S. Lorain), NeOH. Ordem e Progresso, Da Tutti Noi...at: Cleveland State University and Youngstown State University Visit NEO and share our Great Lakes, Great Thoughts, and Great Times!

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by mr fun on 2005-08-05 05:55:03
Hey, I'm from ann arbor MI and am used to the chill. How is YS when it comes to the "GREEN" =wink wink= crowd. Hemp friendly? Cops o plenty? what is the general vibe?? Thanks

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by PeaceJourney.com on 2005-08-04 15:42:30
Hi, I am from Bethel, Ohio and live in Chicago where I started a nonprofit for youth and peace. I am driving home today for my family reunion and will also go to Yellow Springs. Clear Channel has given me a venue in Chicago (Northerly Park) to produce Music4Miracles and I am trying to find Dave Chappelle to MC the event where children and musicians and comedians can bring light to the world right now. Anyone with any info n how I mgith get to Dave to invite him, please email me at sponsorkids@aol.com or call my office at 312-560-0053. I am also trying his publicist today in Los Angeles, but since I am going down that way, I thought I would try here as well. Thanks and PEACE

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by organicvibe116 on 2005-08-02 07:31:30   My Score:
Yellow Springs....Although not a resident myself, for I live in the neighboring city of Xenia, I feel as if it were my home. Why? Because it is where my heart is. Corny as that may sound, it still rings true today. My husband and I enjoy walking the streets & trails. My aunt actually used to live above Ye Olde Trail Tavern, which as a kid I thought was pretty cool. All in all, I love Yellow Springs, and definately recommend it to anyone with a day off, to escape the "norm". Enjoy.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by mastershakea on 2005-07-25 02:55:51
I'm a 1972 graduate of Antioch. I try to make it back as often as I can. I am proud of the school and image it projects. Throughout history people will try to lay claims of stopping the viet nam slaughter , but deep down inside we know who stopped it !!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE They knew we had the numbers and suddenly it ended .

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Posted by Crystal on 2005-06-12 17:49:11
To the person , who wanted a geniune psychic in yellow springs, i have been a psychic for 17 years, i am trained thru a organization that i have taken hundreds of classes, i live twenty mins from yellow springs and travel to where people , need me at, if you need a reading i charge 40 a half hr, and less for a shorter reading if need be, my email address is pumpkin3xx@yahoo.com

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Posted by Nade on 2005-05-26 06:03:18
Can anyone recommend a genuine psychic in Yellow Springs? I appreciate it. Thanks.

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Posted by Fred on 2005-05-23 19:32:12
I don't know for sure if dave chappelle resides here in yellow springs, but he just spent a bunch to acquire a parcel of land just outside of town.

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Posted by katierains on 2005-05-19 22:58:55
alright, i live in cincinnati ohio, and i was wondering about the people in yellowsprings. The past month or so, people have been telling me that i belong in yellow springs. sounds like a groovy place, but i am not sure if i'll be accepted...so, what do you think? is it a really cool place to live in?

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Posted by Dawn on 2005-05-18 05:17:07
What's not to love about Yellow Springs. However, I do get the impression that the locals are standoffish to people visiting and can be a tad bit arrogant. To the comment about people putting on Tye Dye shirts and visiting YS, the YS lifestyle is a state of mind and shouldn't be about image. I could visit YS in a suit and still have the mind set and same appreciations as those who live there. My advice, don't try so hard. I grew up in the 60s/70s and realize it's how you appreciate and what you love. Some of those living there take the image thing to the extreme. Love thy neighbor!

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Posted by sonia on 2005-05-16 02:18:30
does dave chappelle live in yellow springs? his dad taught at Antioch

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Posted by Hoosier on 2005-05-12 22:00:17
Yellow Springs remains a bastian of hope for small town life. It is possible for a liberal minded town to thrive despite the conservative wave taking over everywhere. For many of us who do not live there, it remains a symbol, not to the past, but to the future. Yellow Springs is much larger than it looks.

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Posted by just me on 2005-04-13 11:02:38   My Score:
This place seems pretty cool i deafinatly have to check this out after i get out of school. And just chilax

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Posted by nikita on 2005-04-12 15:54:01   My Score:
how was that last posting relevant to yellow springs at all, this is a wonderful place where non-conformists join with one thing in common, to perserve the community and the diversity they worked so hard to acheive. we do not want more tourists in imposter tie-die shirts than locals, i live here and i think if you want to come to the village you should have a real opinion on the town and what you stand for....think about it are you worthy?

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by emily n kayleigh on 2005-02-25 13:13:22   My Score:
BOO!!he he .... yeah shat urself dint ya? jus a little bit? any hoo... we are bored!!! goddamn! hellooo! well im cool man iv bin wiv my boyfriend 3 weeks today god man still no sex!!! na jst jokin i dont want it yet tis betta 2 wait wot do u think dude man god i need a big sloppy poo! soz bout dt bt i really do, i do i tell ya i do!!!!!!! now i need a fag!!! and a wee!! and a sok!! and lots of shrubberys!!! nih! love you guys!!!!! yure all amazing! gerbils are fairly cool. yeah. peace x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

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Posted by C.J. on 2005-01-24 06:28:13
Hi all. I have lived around Springfield all my life and have, therefore, been coming to Yellow Springs for most of it. I truly hope and pray that tourism and money doesn't ruin this very, very special place. To me, it's like going back in time. I have hiked just about every square inch of John Bryan, Glen Helen, and The Gorge. Heck, my grandfather was even a boyscout leader at Camp Birch when I was a little kid. I love to visit the downtown shops and The Tavern, don't get me wrong, but I think I have more fun scouting out yard-sales on the side streets or finding a game of frisbee or hacky-sack or just talking to the people I meet there. I am 38 years old now and whenever something is weighing heavily on my mind, I still throw on my boots and head for The Gorge, John Bryan and Glen Helen. I go early, so there are less people and walk in the quiet and listen to everything around me. The river, the woods, the animals that live there. Amazing how my 'problem' will always be worked out when I leave. That's what Yellow Springs is to me. I hope that anyone who visits your remarkable town gets to see this side of it first and foremost. Everything else is just a fringe benefit. Take care, all, peace out.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by yellowsprings4hippies on 2005-01-21 18:34:50
I go to college near yellow springs and have to drive down there every once and a while because there is no place like it in the world. Its so chill. Import House is a great head shop. Lots of cool stores and people, nature. Dave Chappelle lives there. a great place to get away or live. Old Trail Tavern for great food and atmosphere. peace out all.

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Posted by riley on 2005-01-19 17:10:44   My Score:
I went to Antioch for a little over a year, so I lived in Yellow Springs during that time. I will tell you the things that you need to know. First, know that it is a small town, there are a few streets that are the downtown and that is all. Second, know that you are in Ohio, and that YS is the ONLY place that you will want to be. What I'm trying to say is that you're at least a couple of states away from an acceptable change of scenery. But it is a cool place, don't get me wrong. There are a lot of great people there. But it is also like a bubble. The bottom line is that there are better places, but it all depends on what you're looking for, it was too small for me, but it might fit you just fine!

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Jerome on 2004-12-16 02:32:57
Greetings! I plan to live in Yellow Springs in January. The rent prices seem reasonable, thanks for warning me about ever buying property in YS. Do you know someone who has a place availbale for one month? How is the economy? I am testing the waters, and wish to eventually move there full time. Thanks, Jerome

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Posted by betty on 2004-12-03 20:16:53
At 19 ..i would go to yellowsprings and walk around the shoppees and tavern enjoyd its beauty. i said then.. when i get (OLD) I wantgo to ys to live.took youngest daughter for a bd lunch to ys so she could ejoy the beauty. Many years have past. AT 55 now... iam that old lady! Iam searching for a small cottage bett894@webtv.net

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Posted by emily and kayleigh again! on 2004-11-08 14:43:04
yo a ho a hoy everybody how is everybody in yellow springs? we're great.zap!!! somebody rite ......... back............ pwitty pweeze

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Posted by emily and kayleigh again! on 2004-11-08 14:43:03
yo a ho a hoy everybody how is everybody in yellow springs? we're great.zap!!! somebody rite ......... back............ pwitty pweeze

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by emily and kayleigh again! on 2004-11-08 14:42:56
yo a ho a hoy everybody how is everybody in yellow springs? we're great.zap!!! somebody rite ......... back............ pwitty pweeze

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Sam Browning on 2004-11-05 06:07:10
to:Melissa McDevitt. in the 80's i lived in both yellow springs and clifton,and i never found any good size caves? could you post some good locations. browningsam@hotmail.com thank you... sam

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Posted by Jim_Jam on 2004-10-19 06:24:10
Hey everyone from lima ohio here looking for people to talk to from yellowsprings possibly visit sometime i love yellowsprings the woods and trails and little watersfalls and things are so beautiful. If anyone is out there let me know you can contact me at lotof2@hotmail.com Love and Peace JimJam

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Posted by Doug on 2004-10-12 18:17:48
Check out Melvin Seals with Terrapin Flyer in Yellow Springs on Thursday November 4th at Peach's Grill. http://www.peachsgrill.com http://www.terrapinflyer.net http://www.jgbband.com

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Posted by emily and Kayleigh on 2004-09-30 14:10:55
Yo Aric! Thanks for replying to our (meaningless, Crappy) comments! How are you? WE HAVE TOO MOVED OUT!!! We are 19 and 20! We were just in a VERY silly mood when we posted those comments! Tee Hee! Peace love and Harmony luv Emily and Kayleigh

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Aric Clay on 2004-09-26 19:18:25
Yo, Dudettes, That was a meaningful exchange. I am truely impressed by the subtlelty of your rhetoric, and your masterful grasp of the facts... Now go ask your parents how much it costs to live here... when they BOTH get home from work. You might find their answers very enlightening. The majority of real estate those downtown shops reside in is owned by a small handful of individuals e.g. Bob Baldwin. The wealth derived from tourists is in no way shared with the general community. There are always FOR SALE signs in front yards. The turnover is constant. People come here wanting to live the "Springs Dream". They buy or build a house, only to find a year later they can't afford the mortgage, property taxes, or various other tribute to Da Man. Initiatives to build affordable housing are shot down time after time. This has been going on for years. Those who are profiting from limited housing resources want to keep it that way. If you want a true sense of this town take a walk. Take a walk far from the downtown business area and bike trail. Far from the weekend noise and carnaval scene. Visit the sidestreets. Stop and talk to people you meet. That's where you'll find Yellow Springs. To my young friends K&E... Some of my friends have quit smoking weed. They've had to choose between getting stoned and getting evicted. You'll find this is true when you move away from home, or out of the dorm. eeeerr BeBop!

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Posted by emily and also kayleigh on 2004-09-26 16:24:32   My Score:
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Posted by emily and kayleigh on 2004-09-26 16:11:26   My Score:
GROOVYPEACELOVEHARMONYSMOKETHEWEEDMONLOVEFREEDOMLOVELENNONLIVESONBOBISTHEKINGPEACEIAMSOOOHIGHDUDEPEACEOUTMAN

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Posted by Aric Clay on 2004-09-26 10:58:24
Hello, Friends. I live in Yellow Springs. It IS a truely marvelous town with many interesting shops and culinary indulgences. The faces of fellow residents are open, warm, and welcoming. It is very easy to strike a conversation with strangers. In that spirit I want to share a few things with you. There are two sides to Yellow Springs. One version is embodied by the comments you have read above. That is the Tourist Reality. The other side is the Resident Reality (mine). Yellow Springs' popularity, scenic location, and school system has made it a magnet for upper middle-class wage earners. This has driven property values through the roof (no pun intended). True bohemian/artistic/hippie types need not apply! They simply cannot afford the price of admission. This has contributed significantly to the blanding of this town. Yellow Springs was once an intellectual powerhouse, and artistic nexus. Alas... I am hoping the tourist aspect will eventually diminish, and property values plummet. Maybe then will those who do not feel comfortable elsewhere be able to afford a safe haven in this town.

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Posted by kathi on 2004-09-16 20:51:20
just got back from yellow springs and it's so cool i just had to send postcards. it's adjectives are: eclectic, artsy, laid back, mellow, relaxed, organic, earthy, naturist and friendly. dino's coffee spot is hip! my last day in ohio was spent exploring and hiking the glen with my native ohioan friend who made sure i'd spend some quality time in yellow springs. i just love it. fortunate are the few who can call it their home.

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Posted by lisa childers on 2004-08-30 05:54:24
yellow springs is my home love it the winds cafe best food in this country nice people freindly cool awsome here parks are breathtaking

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Posted by Kaigoddess on 2004-08-19 21:41:25   My Score:

Im digging life at yellow springs..It's a groovie little village..nice folks, nice shops..layed back and happy.. I like taking my '72 bus there..

http://www.oddworldz.com/sunnybus.

Enjoy the ride!!

Peace, Kai


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Posted by malina on 2004-08-14 01:42:26
yellow springs is lovely. we were low on cash for our honeymoon so we just went there and enjoyed peaceful nature. the shops are great. nice little town very friendly people. definate hippie feel to it. peace!

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by Gregory Roberts on 2004-07-21 11:39:59
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Posted by Debi on 2004-06-11 07:01:44   My Score:
Ahhhhhh, Yellow Springs Ohio......breathtaking parks, fabulous food (including some vegan) and unique shopping. Residents sport vast cultural, spiritual, social, sexual, and political diversity which co-exists almost harmonically and are even celebrated. The grooviest little village.....a free thinking environment where the 70's movement of love and peace still rule! J-walking is the norm downtown, so drivers beware.

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Posted by xerxes on 2004-05-12 17:44:42   My Score:
Never been to yellow springs, but definatly check out Nelson Ledges. It's an old quarry, turned into a hip campground. You can wander through the woods, or dive off the cliffs. Families are welcome, but the nights get a little crazy. Definatly "On the Map" as far as far as drug use goes.

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Posted by heady luke on 2003-07-28 14:38:38
Ha Ha Pizza in Yellow Springs blows my mind every time i eat there. it's sooo good and sooo chill. if you ever stop thru you have to eat there. trust me, i love food.

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Posted by amber on 2003-06-06 09:19:26   My Score:
yellow springs is my home...and i have nothing but love for it and its beings.

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Posted by Shaggy on 2003-05-29 21:57:15
i love this place man.its so groovy!every time i go to youngs dairy with my parents i make them stop at all the little smoke shops.this town is so hip!

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted by peace lover benji on 2003-05-04 19:03:30   My Score:
Awsome jewlry stores and killer hang outs....

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Posted by Britt on 2003-05-02 14:33:41
hey if you are looking for a great place to be around some down to earth people. visit NELSON LEDGES,OHIO. there are awsome festivals all year round. peace

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Posted by Hippie Dave on 2002-11-28 23:44:05
Yellow Springs is a groovy town the State Park there is awsome very peaceful and the shops are sweet

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Posted by Mike Webb on 2002-08-19 00:16:32   My Score:
Living in the Dayton Ohio area I' ve been frequenting Yellow Springs since 1972. It was cool then.... it's cool now. All kinds of hippie shops, bookstores, coffee shops, organic groceries and the best incense in the state at the Import House. In June and October the village hosts the Street Fair. The streets are filled with vendors, great food, hip music and of course hippies from all around the Dayton area. Well worth checking out!!

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Posted by SunLion on 2002-08-09 13:54:03
We passed through Yellow Springs at dusk just last night on our way back from Clifton Gorge. Interesting-looking! I've never in my life seen such a tiny little town with so many hippie stores packed all together. It seemed too small even to be a college town, but maybe we just saw the edge of it. Definitely a charming little town!

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Posted by Melissa McDevitt on 2002-07-02 16:09:21   My Score:
Yellow Springs is a really great place, the woods are beautiful, the shops are great, and the caves are fun!!! ;)