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Best Places to Retire in Ohio

Best Places to Retire in Ohio
Do you want to retire in Ohio? Below are our recommendations for the best places to retire in Ohio. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities.

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retire in WilmingtonWilmington, Ohio - The large metro areas are often an attractive destination point for retirees based on their ability to offer many attractions and amenities in a concentrated geographical area.


retire in Greater Grand Lake St Marys RegionGreater Grand Lake St Marys Region, Ohio - A fun, family vacation destination Families have long enjoyed vacationing at beautiful Grand Lake St. Marys. Ohio’s largest inland lake has been a destination for boating, swimming, fishing and picnicking for many generations. Appreciate The History Constructed by man, without power equipment, Grand Lake St. Marys served as a feeder lake for the Miami-Erie Canal.

retire in Lake CountyLake County, Ohio - Celebrate your valued getaway time in Lake County, northeast Ohio’s coastal oasis on the east side of Lake Erie, next to Cleveland. Hospitality reigns supreme with a variety of impeccable new and renovated hotels, B & B’s and a distinguished golf resort.


retire in Zanesville-Muskingum CountyZanesville-Muskingum County, Ohio - Zanesville Muskingum County is comprised of a thriving central city, well-groomed residential areas, rural rolling hills and picturesque villages. It is a charming, historic community filled with many treasures. Muskingum University, Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State are the three universities that call Muskingum County home.

retire in CoshoctonCoshocton, Ohio - You'll find Coshocton to be friendly, affordable and safe. Guests often comment on how warm and friendly the people are here and how much they appreciate the feeling of safety in our quaint community. We have numerous farmers market options, lots of great outdoor space, affordable housing options, safe environment, friendly people and fun activities.

retire in Grove CityGrove City, Ohio - Grove City, Ohio is located in Central Ohio, just seven miles from downtown Columbus. We are a charming suburban community with a small town feel, but big city appeal. Central Ohio has so much to offer and residents enjoy a fantastic quality of life.

retire in Yellow SpringsYellow Springs, Ohio - Named “One of the 10 Coolest Small Towns in America,” Yellow Springs is an eclectic village of approximately 3,500, known for recreational attractions, wonderful shops, unique restaurants, lively arts and healthful living. The community is culturally diverse, values self-expression, and prides itself on being open, friendly and creative.

retire in GallipolisGallipolis, Ohio - Gallipolis and Gallia County, Ohio is situated along the banks of the majestic Ohio River in southeastern Ohio.

retire in Central OhioCentral Ohio, Ohio - Whether you’re here for a day-trip or a lifetime, it’s easy to see why Forbes Magazine named Westerville the friendliest town in Ohio and the 5th friendliest in the nation! Our people, our attractions, our historic sites, and our year-round events are sure to put a smile on your face. Our 580 acres of park land in 46 locations will give you plenty of space to stretch your legs.

retire in Lake Erie Shores & IslandsLake Erie Shores & Islands, Ohio - Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands offers so much to love in a getaway destination. One of the Midwest’s hottest vacation spots, the region between Toledo and Cleveland provides an eclectic mix of historically significant sites, family-fun amusements, gorgeous scenery, and outdoor recreation.

retire in Ashland AreaAshland Area, Ohio - Ashland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Ashland County.[8] The population was 20,362 at the 2010 census. It is the center of the Ashland Micropolitan Statistical Area (as defined by the United States Census Bureau in 2003). Ashland is well known in the state for its "welcome sign" that proclaims the city to be "The World Headquarters of Nice People.

retire in Ohio Appalachian CountryOhio Appalachian Country, Ohio - Located in the foothills of the Ohio Appalachian Country, Chillicothe is less than 50 miles south of Columbus. Ross County is home to many historical locations including "Tecumseh" Outdoor Drama, Adena Mansion & Gardens, and nominee for World Heritage Inscription, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.

retire in SidneySidney, Ohio - Sidney is located in west central Ohio adjacent to Interstate 75 approximately 35 miles north of Dayton and 40 miles south of Lima. The population of Sidney is approximately 23,000. Major employment in the area is focused on advanced manufacturing with several large companies located here in addition to many nationally recognized businesses that operate in Sidney.

retire in Carroll CountyCarroll County, Ohio - Carroll County, Ohio is a rural county in East Central Ohio, with no four lane highways. The rolling country side is home to beautiful vistas that give you the feeling you are in the Appalachian Mountains.

retire in Mid-Ohio ValleyMid-Ohio Valley, Ohio - Marietta is located in southeastern Ohio at the mouth of the Muskingum River. The population was 14,085 at the 2010 census. It is the second-largest city in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia-Ohio. The private, liberal arts Marietta College is located here. It was a station on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War.


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