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Retirement Living In Sidney - Ohio

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Area Description

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. Agricultural based and food processing businesses are prevalent in the area as well.

Dining and shopping outlets in Sidney include those locally owned in addition to many national chains. Nearby major cities include Dayton (35 miles), Columbus (75 miles), and Cincinnati (90 miles). National and international air travel is best coordinated from these cities as well.

Local natural resources for recreational purposes include Lake Loramie State Park and Tawawa Park. Other nearby State Parks include those at Indian Lake and Grand Lake St. Marys.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   The Sidney area offers four seasons of recreation. Boating, fishing, hiking, biking, golf, tennis, swimming, and many other outdoor activities along with a long list of indoor fun and can be enjoyed by yourself, with a friend, or as a group.

Cultural Activities

Community Theatre, nationally recognized musical performances, historical society exhibits and events.

Public transportation

Medical Facilities

Wilson Health is a well respected and we'll rounded health care provider in Sidney. Wilson Memorial Hospital is the centerpiece of their service offerings. Larger hospitals are located in nearby Dayton, Lima, and Columbus.

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

For those of you that retire in Sidney, 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 upper 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 Sidney! Assume a few days of snow with some days having snow remaining on the ground.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Sidney such as a movie, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60'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 Sidney!

Summertime in Sidney 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 low 60's. Expect a few days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Sidney, 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 mid 50's and highs in the mid 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  19  27  35
 Feb  21  30  39
 Mar  29  39  49
 Apr  39  51  62
 May  50  61  72
 Jun  59  70  81
 Jul  63  74  85
 Aug  61  72  83
 Sep  53  65  77
 Oct  42  53  65
 Nov  33  42  52
 Dec  23  31  39

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  27  3
 Feb  0  24  1
 Mar  0  20  0
 Apr  0  7  0
 May  0  0  0
 Jun  2  0  0
 Jul  5  0  0
 Aug  4  0  0
 Sep  1  0  0
 Oct  0  4  0
 Nov  0  15  0
 Dec  0  25  1

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  3 "  12  20 %
 Feb  2 "  10  22 %
 Mar  3 "  12  29 %
 Apr  4 "  13  38 %
 May  4 "  13  49 %
 Jun  4 "  11  58 %
 Jul  4 "  10  63 %
 Aug  4 "  9  62 %
 Sep  3 "  8  54 %
 Oct  3 "  9  43 %
 Nov  3 "  11  34 %
 Dec  3 "  12  25 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  6 "  11  4
 Feb  4 "  8  3
 Mar  3 "  3  2
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 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  1 "  1  1
 Dec  3 "  6  3

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Cost of Living for Sidney, OH

Sidney, Ohio cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Independent living, assisted living, to full care options are available locally. Retirement communities include Ohio Living Dorothy Love (Ohio Presbyterian Services), Lane Park of Sidney, and Fair Haven Shelby County Home.

Senior Assistance in Sidney, OH

Sidney, Ohio offers the following assistance for seniors:

Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County is a very popular resource and recreation outlet for area seniors.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Sidney Offer For Retirees?

Wilson Health, a large variety of Church groups, the Shelby County United Way and its 25+ member agencies, the Amos Memorial Library, Gateway Arts Council, Shelby County Historical Society, and the Shelby County Senior Center just to name a few.

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