10 Best Places to Retire in Ohio

With our list of 10 best places to retire in Ohio you’ll have no problem settling down in the “The Heart of It All”, how the locals like to call this state. If you wonder, the other nicknames are The Buckeye State, The Mother of President, and Birthplace of Aviation.

Ohio was named after the river Ohio, which means “great river” in Iroquoian language. The state of Ohio is located on the east of the United States in the region that is known as the Great Lakes. Other facts about Ohio include that this is the “34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated in the whole country.” If you worry about the weather, you will be happy to know that Ohio in its most parts has a humid continental climate. That means the summers are hot and winters range from cool to cold.

10 Best Places to Retire in Ohio


The sports enthusiasts will love Ohio. First things first, this is the state of King James (basketball player LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers). Do you need more? Ok, no problem. What about the fact that Ohio had the first ever professional baseball team. Those were Cincinnati Red Stockings, formed in 1869. They are now called Cincinnati Reds and compete in MLB (Major League Baseball). Ohio has a team in every major sports competition in the United States, so you will be close to the action no matter which sport you prefer. If sport isn’t your thing, then check out the 10 best places to retire in South Dakota, since this state has no teams in major sports.

We bet you are wondering how we picked 10 best places to retire in Ohio. First, we looked into Ohio’s 20 most livable places (with a population greater than 5,000) according to Area Vibes. Then we checked the number of physicians per capita (100,000), the cost of living, the number of residents aged 65 years and over, and the cost of living in each of these places. Sperling’s Best Places and U.S. Census were our main sources. After that we calculated the average ranking for each place, getting the definitive list. Shall we look at it?