Ohio is a great place to call home, especially when it comes to retirement. The state has many things to offer, including world renounced hospitals and many attractions that fit the senior crowd. There are great cities in Ohio, one of which is Canton. Located in the eastern half of the state, and close to Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Canton has the country feeling that most people love.
The cost of living in Ohio is far less than other states. To get a private room in an assisted living facility will cost around $4,000 a month. A nursing home with a private room will run around $6,200 a month and a shared room is in the neighborhood of $5,900. These prices are below the national average and affordable with most insurance and retirement plans. If staying in a private residence is important, this can be done with home health assistance. A home health aide will cost around $3,200 a month.
Just a short drive from Canton is Wheeling, West Virginia. Seniors often like to attraction of slot machines and some light gambling and even watching the horse races. Wheeling Downs is known to have all the elements that people can enjoy in the gambling arena. While one doesn’t need to gamble to go there, just enjoying the horses is a great way to spend the day. There are also other attractions closer to home. If museums are a great way to get out and among other people, Stark County has some greats. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a must see for all sports enthusiasts.
If spending the day on a putting green sounds like fun, Canton has been dubbed, "Ohio’s Golf Capital.” There are more than twenty golf courses to choose from. Shopping is always a necessity for anyone, those wanting to find antiques will love the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market. There are other shopping malls a plenty, and several grocery stores that will please. Another great way to relax is by doing free activities around town, and there are several of those too. Try gazing at the Canton Garden Center or at the Canton Fulton Glassworks. Having a great time in this city doesn’t have to cost a thing.
The tax rate in this city is 6.25 percent. There is no tax on food; this would just be on non-food items. It is easy to maneuver the city, as traffic is not really a problem. Because Canton sits right on Interstate 77, it is a close drive to Cleveland or Charleston, WV. Canton has an airport and an Amtrack Station. There are also local taxis that service the area for public transportation.
Another major concern for anyone relocating, especially a senior citizen is health care. Finding great doctors and medical staff to address physical needs is always important. There are two main hospitals I the area that offer exceptional medical care. There are also more hospitals within a quick drive to neighboring cities. Canton is not lax in great medical care and this will ease any senior’s mind who is thinking of relocating here.
There are 81 houses of worship in Canton. Those looking for any religious affiliation will certainly be able to find what they are looking for. This area is a great safe community to settle down and spend the golden years. Ready to start looking for an assisted living community? We can help start the search for a great new home. With reviews and plenty of pictures, the new home is waiting!