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Retirement Living In DeKalb County - Indiana

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Area Description

DeKalb County, Indiana is the "Hub of Transportation Heritage" and the home of multiple transportation museums showcasing classic automobiles, trucks, aircraft, a military collection, railroad memorabilia, local art, county history, and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

DeKalb County, Indiana offers a variety of street festivals, historical landmarks, recreational activities, entertainment, the arts, and golf courses. We invite you to visit and enjoy our many events, or stroll along our quiet streets and browse the specialty and antique shops.

Includes Cities/Towns: Ashley, Auburn, Butler, Corunna, Garrett, Saint Joe, Spencerville, Waterloo.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   There is something for everyone in DeKalb County. With our rich transportation heritage there are a variety of museums, festivals, and activities surrounding the theme of cars, planes, and trains! In addition we have art & history museums. Our Downtown Association plans fun activities to get people out and involved such as Girls Night Out, Christmas Parade, and more! Enjoy the outdoors? Our Outdoor Theater has a summer concert series or you can enjoy our quality walking/running/bike paths. We have many parks for you to enjoy and many clubs and organizations to belong to.

Cultural Activities

From our art museum to a variety of boutiques we have many cultural activities. Don't forget to visit the Outdoor Theater in the summer for their concert series or to catch the classes at the library!

Public transportation

Public transportation is offered through DART, DeKalb County Area Rural Transport. Appointments for travel are requested ahead of time.

Medical Facilities

DeKalb County is proud to have a locally operated community hospital that has strong partnerships with area healthcare systems. With a beautiful brand new orthopedics center and physical therapy area DeKalb Health is prepared to handle your healthcare needs!

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In DeKalb County, Indiana?

For those of you that retire in DeKalb County, 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 upper 10's. Expect some rainy days in the winter. Assume some snowy days in the Winter with a lot of days with snow remaining on the ground.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in DeKalb County 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 DeKalb County!

Summertime in DeKalb County is a great time to enjoy your retirement with 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 low 60's. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in DeKalb County, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, 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 some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  16  24  32
 Feb  19  27  36
 Mar  27  37  47
 Apr  38  49  60
 May  48  59  71
 Jun  58  69  80
 Jul  61  72  83
 Aug  60  71  82
 Sep  52  63  75
 Oct  41  52  62
 Nov  31  40  49
 Dec  21  28  35

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  29  3
 Feb  0  26  1
 Mar  0  22  0
 Apr  0  8  0
 May  0  0  0
 Jun  2  0  0
 Jul  3  0  0
 Aug  2  0  0
 Sep  1  0  0
 Oct  0  4  0
 Nov  0  16  0
 Dec  0  28  1

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  2 "  11  19 %
 Feb  2 "  9  21 %
 Mar  3 "  10  27 %
 Apr  3 "  11  36 %
 May  4 "  11  47 %
 Jun  4 "  10  57 %
 Jul  4 "  10  61 %
 Aug  4 "  9  61 %
 Sep  3 "  8  53 %
 Oct  3 "  9  42 %
 Nov  3 "  10  33 %
 Dec  3 "  11  24 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  9 "  16  7
 Feb  8 "  13  5
 Mar  4 "  5  3
 Apr  1 "  0  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  8 "  10  6

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Cost of Living for DeKalb County, IN

DeKalb County, Indiana cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

There are a wide variety of housing options throughout DeKalb County. We have many great options for assisted living. In addition there are large apartment complexes, old homes turned into apartments, homes for rent or purchase, duplexes, private editions, senior living, something to meet all needs!

Senior Assistance in DeKalb County, IN

DeKalb County, Indiana offers the following assistance for seniors:

We have many senior services in DeKalb County. For those still wanting to be active, we have a strong Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and for those in need of some help, RSVP, United Way,Neighbor Link, and others are there to help! Whether it's planting flowers in your garden or a home health nurse we will ensure your needs are met. We have many highly referred home health care agencies to chose from or residential facilities for those needing long-term care.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does DeKalb County Offer For Retirees?

With so many small shops and nonprofit organizations there are a variety of job & volunteer opportunities. Just speak with Volunteer DeKalb to learn what organization(s) would be best fit to your skill set and availability or check out the Chamber's website for job opportunities.

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