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Area Description

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. Unfortunately, what is often over looked as an alternative retirement location is the
rural community slightly off the beaten path that has treasures of its own to offer, away
from the hustle and bustle of the large city. The ambiance of rural America is not a myth,
it is as real as the people who reside there, who cherish old fashioned values, who are
neighborly, and who know what it is to be hospitable.
The people who retire in rural America are looking for something special. They
want to “experience” something; the sight of a sign advertising merchandise that is home
grown and homemade excites them; they know that heritage shapes a community and
that if a community preserves its heritage, it has integrity; they find worth in historic
relics, architecture, and art; they prefer not fighting the masses when they tour a museum,
shop for antiques, or decide to end their day with a quiet dinner; they enjoy festivals,
where family is still the focal point; and finally, they respect the opportunity to create
their own memories.
Are you someone who wants to retire in rural America? If not, should you be someone
who retires to rural America? Hopefully your answer was yes to one of these questions. If so, there is a place you should know about. It is Clinton County, a community proud
to say they are part of rural America in Southwest Ohio.
Clinton County is rich in its history of bygone days with deep pride for its Quaker
heritage. It’s a place where unique shopping opportunities prevail, and local artisans
display their wares. In Clinton County you can still find fresh produce at roadside stands,
or you can pick your own. Nature is a strong force here, and Cowan Lake State Park
provides you with every opportunity to enjoy nature at its best. Clinton County also
believes in family festivals. Whether its celebrating the 50s and 60s at the annual Banana
Split Festival, or paying tribute to the areas’ deep agricultural roots at the Corn Festival,
there is an event for everyone. Good food is of course available, you just have to decide
if you are in the mood for fine dining or some home cooking at a local diner.
Give rural America a try. It will be a living experience you won’t forget.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Clinton County is home to a wide variety of entertainment options and we’re proud of the fact that what we offer is family friendly, welcoming all ages. State parks, agriculture-based farm activities, arts and culture, historic experiences, events representing asparagus, strawberries, banana splits, corn, Bluegrass music, lavender, German heritage, and Christmas, geocaching, a barn quilt trail and more are available for the picking.

Cultural Activities

History and Agriculture surrounds Wilmington, Ohio. Historic architecture is shared in a free self-guided walking tour booklet of the city’s downtown. Multiple u-picks not only provide you with the opportunity to pick fresh fruits and vegetables, but to also learn where and how your food is produced. The Murphy Theatre built by Charles Webb Murphy, who owned the Chicago Cubs during their glory years of 1906-1914, is located downtown Wilmington's historic district. The stately theater is still utilized when nationally-known acts grace its stage or Community Theater is featured. The theater's season runs from October through May.

Public transportation

The Wilmington Transit System provides a service of friendly, clean, safe, and dependable public transportation to the general public of the City of Wilmington and surrounding areas. Door-to-door service is provided along with low cost fare and discounted fare for senior citizens.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers always offer you the cheapest rates on premier vehicles, so you can be on the road in no time.

Medical Facilities

Established in 1951, CMH Regional Health System (Clinton Memorial Hospital) has been providing quality healthcare services to area residents for over 60 years. CMH offers a full range of in-patient and specialized services, including emergency care, surgery, oncology, obstetrics, radiology and more. With physician practices located in Clinton, Highland, and Fayette counties, CMH strives to make compassionate, quality, healthcare accessible to southwestern Ohio.
CMH Regional Health System is affiliated with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC—James) through The James Cancer Network. Through this affiliation, The Boyd has access to clinical trials, the OSUCCC—James’ existing treatment plans, and National Comprehensive Cancer Care Network (NCCN)-derived guidelines for the delivery of chemotherapy.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  18.6  26.8  34.9  2.7 "  6.5 "
 Feb  21.2  30.1  39.1  2.5 "  5.2 "
 Mar  29.8  40.0  50.1  3.4 "  2.6 "
 Apr  39.0  50.1  61.3  4.0 "  0.4 "
 May  50.1  60.9  71.6  4.9 "  0.0 "
 Jun  59.1  69.6  80.1  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Jul  62.7  73.3  83.8  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Aug  60.0  71.2  82.3  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Sep  52.6  64.5  76.4  2.9 "  0.0 "
 Oct  41.6  53.1  64.7  2.9 "  0.2 "
 Nov  33.3  42.4  51.5  3.4 "  0.5 "
 Dec  24.4  32.1  39.9  2.9 "  3.6 "

Spring brings a morning time symphony created by the birds and greening of the grass mixed with simple cheery vigor of the dandelion. Summer is the perfect time for swimming, boating, fishing, festivals and soaking up some Vitamin D. Fall and its vibrant colors make it a great time for walking and enjoying the wonders of nature. Winter brings a brilliant white canvas that invites us to draw close to those we love.

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Cost of Living for Wilmington, OH

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

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Senior Housing Options

Escape from the urban rat race, and come home to the small-town way of life! Locate your dream home or building lot right here. We have many Realtor's to assist you in finding the perfect home for you, or a home builder to build your new home. At Cape May Retirement Village you have your choice of apartments or villas, and assisted living. They provide rehab and long term care, along with a secure, high-quality community.

Senior Assistance in Wilmington, OH

Wilmington, Ohio offers the following assistance for seniors:

Clinton County offers in home care for those who have that need. Our senior centers offer meals, and transportation is available through our transit services.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

In Clinton County we have many places that need volunteers. ”Your Father’s Kitchen” food pantry and soup kitchen is operated by Sugartree Ministries and staffed by volunteers from area churches and businesses. Our schools and church’s along with other organizations throughout our community need volunteers as well.

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