Senior Living in Ohio
Ohio is where the Midwest begins. Bordered in the north by Lake Erie, Ohio is a great place to retire—known for its friendly people, its several large cities, and its low cost of living.
Major landmarks in Ohio include the southeastern shore of Lake Erie as well as the Ohio River and the Appalachian Mountains—both of which provide ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in beautiful natural settings. Summers are usually hot and humid, with winters that can be fairly mild—when they’re not cold.
Ohio has plenty of small towns, but it’s got major cities as well—and some of the country’s best public libraries. The Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and others have all been ranked on numerous top ten lists for the nation’s best libraries.
Ohio’s housing prices are significantly less expensive than the national average; as is the cost of living. Income taxes are high—some of the highest in the country—but Social Security and military retirement incomes are exempt from taxation. Ohio offers some very small credits for qualifying senior pension income, up to $200 or $50 depending on age. Some homeowners 65 years of age or older may qualify for a homestead exemption that reduces property taxes.
There are several areas that are ideal for Ohio retirement communities. These include: