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Area Description

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."[9]

Ashland was designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Ashland is well known for its Parks and Recreation facilities - hosting many softball, golf, tennis, and soccer tournaments. In fact, there are seven parks in all, with activities for young and old - including the challenging Brookside Golf Course.

Shopping enthusiasts will love Ashland's stores, from nationally recognized chains to wonderful specialty shops scattered throughout the area. Take a stroll through downtown Ashland where you’ll find unique gourmet gifts, antiques, something sweet or salty, furniture and more.

Outdoorsmen from across the Midwest flock to Fin, Feather, Fur Outfitters. This hunting and fishing superstore carries one of Ohio's largest selections of outdoor gear under one roof. Next door you’ll find Grandpa’s Cheesebarn and Village featuring Sweeties Jumbo Chocolates, home of delicious handmade chocolates. Shop at the Cheesebarn for Grandpa’s favorite summer sausage and over 70 varieties of cheese. You'll find plenty of dining options too. Ashland's restaurants satisfy a wide range of tastes from fast food, to ethnic, to family dining.

Cultural Activities

The Myers Memorial Bandshell comes alive in the summer with a variety of musical acts, highlighted by the Ashland Symphony. Ashland is also home to the Ashland Regional Ballet and Opus II Dance Studio. There is no better way to enjoy the Fall than to pick your own pumpkin or make your way through a corn maze, and you can do it all at Honey Haven Farms. Winter is festive in Ashland, with a holiday parade, Ashland County Historical Society’s Candlelight Open House, and Ashland University's Madrigal Feaste and Festival of Lights.

BalloonFest, one of Ashland’s premier events, is held every year close to the 4th of July weekend. Balloonists come from all over the country to participate. The Balloon Glow, music, and stage performances, along with balloon races, make for a fun-filled weekend. Some other summer events include ice cream socials, motorcycle races, classic car shows, an antique tractor and engine show, farmers markets and a multitude of horse shows and sales.

In July, Ashland hosts Chautauqua, where you'll encounter history through first person historical portrayals. Trained actor/scholars assume the character of historical figures and present living history performances in the open air surroundings of the Myers Memorial Bandshell.

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What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Ashland Area, Ohio?

For those of you that retire in Ashland Area, you will enjoy warm summers, a cool fall, a cold winter and a temperate spring!

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 20's and highs in the mid 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 20's. Expect a lot of rainy days in the winter, great for a day of shopping in Ashland Area! Assume some snowy days in the Winter with a lot of days with snow remaining on the ground so you can enjoy some winter skiing!

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Ashland Area such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Expect a lot of rainy days in the Spring, great for a day of shopping in Ashland Area!

Summertime in Ashland Area is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Ashland Area, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Expect a lot of rainy days in the Fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  18  26  34
 Feb  20  29  37
 Mar  28  37  47
 Apr  38  49  60
 May  47  59  70
 Jun  57  68  79
 Jul  61  72  83
 Aug  59  70  81
 Sep  51  63  74
 Oct  41  52  62
 Nov  32  41  50
 Dec  23  30  37

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  28  3
 Feb  0  24  1
 Mar  0  21  0
 Apr  0  9  0
 May  0  1  0
 Jun  2  0  0
 Jul  3  0  0
 Aug  2  0  0
 Sep  0  0  0
 Oct  0  5  0
 Nov  0  16  0
 Dec  0  26  1

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  3 "  13  21 %
 Feb  2 "  12  22 %
 Mar  3 "  13  28 %
 Apr  4 "  15  37 %
 May  4 "  13  48 %
 Jun  4 "  11  58 %
 Jul  4 "  10  62 %
 Aug  4 "  10  61 %
 Sep  3 "  10  54 %
 Oct  3 "  11  43 %
 Nov  3 "  13  34 %
 Dec  3 "  14  24 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  10 "  15  8
 Feb  8 "  11  6
 Mar  6 "  6  4
 Apr  2 "  1  1
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  2 "  1  2
 Dec  7 "  10  6

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Cost of Living for Ashland Area, OH

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