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If you’re looking for Ohio assisted living options, Senior Living is one of the most comprehensive web sources in the country. You’ll find a compendium of senior community options—1858 options—across the state. Senior Living wants to make your experience easy and educational. We’ll give you unadorned reviews from other seniors who have experiences with these environments. And we’ll give you the option to search anywhere, for any type of senior community you desire.
The Cost of Senior Living In Ohio
Though Ohio’s local and state taxes (10.4%) are relatively high according to the Tax Foundation, The Buckeye State’s overall cost of living is relatively low—coming in at 36th in the country. Median household income is about mid-pack at $45,395. Social Security and VA benefits are not taxed. The property tax is based on the value of land and buildings and is assessed at 35% of market value. Ohio doesn’t have an inheritance tax, but there is an estate tax figured from the resident decedant’s gross estate less deductions. Housing prices in Ohio like most of the country continue to fall which is good news if you’re thinking about moving here. Let’s look at what you can expect for home prices in the state’s largest cities—Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron and Cleveland—with some numbers from the real estate site trulia.com. In Columbus the average home price for November 2010 is $195,704; Cleveland (Cuyahoga) $176,142/(Geauga) $349,452; Cincinnati $206,267.
The crime rate in Ohio is only slightly higher than the national average with property crimes accounting for 90% of the crimes and violent crimes making up the rest. How about the major cities? Columbus’ overall crime tracks nearly twice the national average according to city-data.com. Cincinnati’s rate is a little more than double the national average. And Cleveland’s rate is 140% above the national average. If you look at some of the more up-scale suburbs of Columbus like Upper Arlington, you’ll find the crime rate is 80% below the national average.
Ohio is generally cold in the winter and hot and humid in the summer. If you live in Cleveland, part of the Snowbelt, you’ll experience even colder winters with more snow, typically about 61 inches per year. Winter highs in Cleveland average about 33 degrees and lows drop to 19 degrees. Columbus winter highs average about 36 degrees with lows at 23 degrees. Snowfall in Ohio averages 28 inches per year. Cincinnati, sitting in the southern most part of the state, averages highs of 41 with snowfall at 23 inches.
Ohio Senior Living Amenities And Options
How do you plan to spend your post-career days? Hiking, biking, reading, exploring your state? Are you interested in history? Did you know that seven presidents—Grant, Garfield, Hayes, Harrison, McKinley, Taft, and Harding—were all born in Ohio. Are you familiar with all the Indian tribes who once inhabited Ohio? The Shawnees, Ottawas, Miamis, Wyandots, Delawares, Mingos, and Eries. Tecumseh, the leader of the Shawnees, is still remembered in the annual outdoor drama—Tecumseh! complete with live horses and musket fire—in little Chillicothe. Have you read about the great frontiersman Simon Kenton and the struggles he faced settling colonial Ohio? Do you want to continue your education? The Ohio State University in Columbus is one of the largest campuses in the country. Columbus also has world-class facilities in the Columbus Museum of Art and the Franklin Park Conservatory. Cincinnati hosts the annual Cincinnati Flower Show and the Taste of Cincinnati which draws 500,000 visitors every year. Cleveland has the Browns, the Indians, the Cavaliers, the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and some of the best Italian and Polish food in the country.
Even if you don’t know where in Ohio you want to retire you can start researching the many senior communities in the state. If you do know, click on the city and it will bring up additional information. You can also enter an address or zip code in the box above. Senior Living will pull up all of the available options in your area. Additionally, you can fill out our information form and someone from the company will get back to you. Finding senior living communities in Ohio is easier with Senior Living.