Best places to retire in Ohio

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May 3, 2021
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Best places to retire in Ohio

For many people, retirement is the reward after decades of working and raising a family. After all that anticipation, deciding where to spend that precious time can be a tough decision, so Stacker looked to data and rankings from Niche to compile a list of the best places to retire in Ohio. Niche ranks places to retire based on a variety of factors including cost of living, health care, recreation, and weather. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

Many retirees seek out easy access to indoor and outdoor recreation, from walking trails and water access to museums and theaters. Many desirable retirement destinations also have good proximity to major cities, ripe with arts, culture, and health care resources. But those choice locations carry the key drawback of a high cost of living, often due to pricey housing costs, that will not suit retirees often on fixed incomes. Low crime rates make a difference, as well.

Keep reading to discover the best places to retire in Ohio.

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#25. Chagrin Falls

- Population: 4,032
- Median home value: $346,300 (75% own)
- Median rent: $1,194 (25% rent)
- Median household income: $101,691

- Pictured: 495 N Main St, Chagrin Falls ($2.9 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#24. Munroe Falls

- Population: 5,057
- Median home value: $160,800 (78% own)
- Median rent: $769 (22% rent)
- Median household income: $66,333

- Pictured: 110 Jean Ave, Munroe Falls ($399,000, 4 bedrooms)
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#23. Blue Ash

- Population: 12,252
- Median home value: $284,700 (71% own)
- Median rent: $1,187 (29% rent)
- Median household income: $91,563

- Pictured: 9785 Cooper Springs Ln, Blue Ash ($1.0 million, 4 bedrooms)
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#22. Upper Arlington

- Population: 35,299
- Median home value: $397,300 (80% own)
- Median rent: $1,274 (20% rent)
- Median household income: $123,548

- Pictured: 5045 Squirrel Bnd, Columbus ($2.5 million, 4 bedrooms)
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#21. Mulberry

- Population: 4,143
- Median home value: $161,500 (64% own)
- Median rent: $891 (36% rent)
- Median household income: $56,094

- Pictured: 6070 Bridgehaven Dr, Miami Township ($259,900, 3 bedrooms)
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#20. Worthington

- Population: 14,621
- Median home value: $285,300 (79% own)
- Median rent: $1,030 (21% rent)
- Median household income: $104,362

- Pictured: 5693 Olentangy Blvd, Worthington ($899,999, 3 bedrooms)
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#19. Forestville

- Population: 10,415
- Median home value: $223,200 (71% own)
- Median rent: $1,086 (29% rent)
- Median household income: $76,950

- Pictured: 11 Ayers Rd, Anderson Township ($2.0 million, 4 bedrooms)
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#18. Montgomery

- Population: 10,782
- Median home value: $374,000 (87% own)
- Median rent: $1,183 (13% rent)
- Median household income: $131,111

- Pictured: 8020 Elbrecht Dr, Montgomery ($2.3 million, 6 bedrooms)
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#17. Fairlawn

- Population: 7,514
- Median home value: $171,700 (69% own)
- Median rent: $1,021 (31% rent)
- Median household income: $67,598

- Pictured: 3483 Torrey Pines Dr, Akron ($700,000, 4 bedrooms)
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#16. Amberley

- Population: 3,540
- Median home value: $342,100 (97% own)
- Median rent: $1,452 (3% rent)
- Median household income: $140,515

- Pictured: 2921 Fair Acres Dr, Amberley ($750,000, 5 bedrooms)
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#15. St. Clairsville

- Population: 5,072
- Median home value: $180,700 (73% own)
- Median rent: $745 (27% rent)
- Median household income: $70,688

- Pictured: 8 Kilsyth Ct, Saint Clairsville ($649,900, 4 bedrooms)
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#14. Kenwood

- Population: 7,344
- Median home value: $296,600 (61% own)
- Median rent: $1,449 (39% rent)
- Median household income: $77,974

- Pictured: 8452 Kenwood Rd, Sycamore Township ($729,000, 4 bedrooms)
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#13. Bluffton

- Population: 4,122
- Median home value: $161,900 (74% own)
- Median rent: $747 (26% rent)
- Median household income: $74,318

- Pictured: 20677 White Hawk Way, Bluffton ($599,000, 3 bedrooms)
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#12. Beachwood

- Population: 11,663
- Median home value: $302,500 (62% own)
- Median rent: $1,734 (38% rent)
- Median household income: $89,190

- Pictured: 2605 Buckhurst Dr, Beachwood ($1.2 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#11. Orange

- Population: 3,276
- Median home value: $334,200 (85% own)
- Median rent: $1,246 (15% rent)
- Median household income: $116,823

- Pictured: 3925 Waterford Ct, Orange ($999,999, 5 bedrooms)
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#10. The Village of Indian Hill

- Population: 5,762
- Median home value: $955,500 (99% own)
- Median rent: $1,174 (1% rent)
- Median household income: $207,174

- Pictured: 5775 Drake Rd, Indian Hill ($6.9 million, 6 bedrooms)
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#9. Wetherington

- Population: 1,399
- Median home value: $451,100 (86% own)
- Median rent: $1,180 (14% rent)
- Median household income: $112,917

- Pictured: 7404 Shaker Run Ln, West Chester ($700,000, 5 bedrooms)
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#8. Westlake

- Population: 32,275
- Median home value: $258,600 (72% own)
- Median rent: $1,174 (28% rent)
- Median household income: $86,008

- Pictured: 24509 Annie Ln, Westlake ($1.6 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#7. Sylvania

- Population: 19,143
- Median home value: $178,800 (74% own)
- Median rent: $858 (26% rent)
- Median household income: $76,923

- Pictured: 9510 Sweetwater Ln, Sylvania ($1.2 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#6. Rocky River

- Population: 20,198
- Median home value: $245,800 (72% own)
- Median rent: $924 (28% rent)
- Median household income: $74,950

- Pictured: 19700 Frazier Dr, Rocky River ($3.4 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#5. Rossmoyne

- Population: 1,815
- Median home value: $119,700 (69% own)
- Median rent: $912 (31% rent)
- Median household income: $55,517

- Pictured: 4107 Myrtle Ave, Sycamore Township ($225,000, 3 bedrooms)
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#4. Ottawa Hills

- Population: 4,450
- Median home value: $319,100 (86% own)
- Median rent: $1,338 (14% rent)
- Median household income: $155,893

- Pictured: 2653 Falmouth Rd, Ottawa Hills ($1.3 million, 4 bedrooms)
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#3. Sixteen Mile Stand

- Population: 2,746
- Median home value: $406,700 (51% own)
- Median rent: $1,281 (49% rent)
- Median household income: $96,071

- Pictured: 220 Vintage Club Dr Unit 303, Montgomery ($925,000, 2 bedrooms)
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#2. Centerville

- Population: 23,796
- Median home value: $186,900 (72% own)
- Median rent: $919 (28% rent)
- Median household income: $73,904

- Pictured: 1054 W Spring Valley Pike, Centerville ($724,900, 4 bedrooms)
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#1. Bellbrook

- Population: 7,212
- Median home value: $180,300 (81% own)
- Median rent: $984 (19% rent)
- Median household income: $84,130

- Pictured: 3695 W Franklin St, Bellbrook ($5.2 million, 4 bedrooms)

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