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Retirement Living In Zanesville-Muskingum County - Ohio

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Area Description

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.

Zanesville is also home to Weasel Boy Brewing Company, which won a gold medal from the Great American Beer Festival in 2012. One of our most popular attractions is The Wilds, one of the world’s largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world which spans 10,000 acres. There are over 10 museums in Muskingum County, all of which have a different part of our history to offer. The world famous Y Bridge is located in downtown Zanesville and can be seen from Putnam Hill Park. The Y Bridge spans the confluence of both the Muskingum and Licking Rivers.

Includes Cities/Towns: Adamsville, Blue Rock, Chandlersville, Dresden, Duncan Falls, East Fultonham, Frazeysburg, Fultonham, Hopewell, Nashport, New Concord, Norwich, Philo, Roseville, Trinway, Zanesville.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Muskingum County is rich in opportunities for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts who come from far and wide to enjoy hunting, fishing, boating and athletics. Recreational sports are some of the community’s favorite leisure time activities. Muskingum County is home to several state and city parks and athletic facilities that offer recreation for the entire family.

Many visitors flock to Muskingum County to golf at our wonderful courses, some which are nationally known. The beautiful landscape of Muskingum County make for a scenic ride on our recreational and mountain bike trails. Whether you prefer a leisurely ride or you are looking for a more intense mountain bike ride, our trails will meet your needs.

When you are shopping in Muskingum County you will also find a variety of options to suit all tastes. If you are looking for special gifts or specific items such as candles, collectibles, crafts or clothing, you will find them here.

There is also a wide variety of antiques and pottery shops throughout the county.

The Lorena Sternwheeler is a 104 foot long, 17 foot wide, 59 ton boat that can carry 75 passengers. She is available for public rides, dinner and lunch cruises, and twilight cruises along the Muskingum River. The Lorena can also be booked for private charters for groups and school trips.

Cultural Activities

Zanesville is home to a growing Artist Colony, a community of living and working artists whose studios are open to the public and available as a cultural resource. Every first Friday of each month, downtown studios are open for an evening of art from 5 to 8 p.m. This event provides the opportunity to meet and converse with artists as they create original works of art.

Our Muskingum County Library System has 6 branches throughout the county. Many types of events, speakers, meet the authors, and lectures are held there throughout the year. Throughout the year, Muskingum County hosts live entertainment such as concerts, plays and musicals at Secrest Auditorium, The Renner Theatre and Zanesville Community Theater.

Public transportation

South East Area Transit (Z-Bus), our public transit bus, will take you almost anywhere you want to go in Zanesville and Cambridge. Bus Service is offered Monday-Friday with efficient schedules and pick-up points nearly every 30-60 minutes. Best of all, with a regular fixed-route fare of only $1.00, there’s no better way to stretch your budget. There are also taxi and car rental services in the area as well as a Greyhound Station. Greyhound buses run 7 days a week 4 times a day.

Medical Facilities

Genesis HealthCare System is an integrated health care delivery system based in Zanesville, Ohio. The system includes a not-for-profit hospital that operates at two Zanesville sites – Genesis-Bethesda and Genesis-Good Samaritan, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Genesis is the largest health care provider in its six-county region of southeastern Ohio, which includes Muskingum, Morgan, Perry, Coshocton, Noble and Guernsey counties. Genesis provides a higher level of service than what is typically found in a community of its size including open-heart surgery, trauma care, a Level II neonatal intermediate care unit, neurosurgery and comprehensive cancer services. This level of care has established Genesis as a primary referral center for much of the region.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Zanesville-Muskingum County, Ohio?

Summers of Muskingum County are perfect for outdoor activities such as boating, swimming and fishing or taking a tour at The Wilds. Fall provides the perfect time to take a ride down the Muskingum River on the Lorena Sternwheeler and take in the fall foliage. Winters provide fun for everyone, such as sled riding and taking a stroll through downtown to enjoy all the holiday decorations. Spring brings the beautiful flowers back into our county. It is the perfect time to explore our many walking trails and our gardens.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  21  29  37
 Feb  23  32  41
 Mar  30  41  52
 Apr  40  52  64
 May  49  61  73
 Jun  58  69  81
 Jul  62  73  84
 Aug  61  72  83
 Sep  53  65  76
 Oct  42  53  65
 Nov  34  43  53
 Dec  25  33  41

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  25  2
 Feb  0  23  1
 Mar  0  19  0
 Apr  0  7  0
 May  0  1  0
 Jun  2  0  0
 Jul  4  0  0
 Aug  4  0  0
 Sep  1  0  0
 Oct  0  5  0
 Nov  0  14  0
 Dec  0  24  1

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  3 "  12  22 %
 Feb  2 "  10  23 %
 Mar  3 "  11  30 %
 Apr  4 "  12  38 %
 May  4 "  12  49 %
 Jun  4 "  10  59 %
 Jul  4 "  10  63 %
 Aug  3 "  9  62 %
 Sep  3 "  8  55 %
 Oct  3 "  9  44 %
 Nov  3 "  10  34 %
 Dec  3 "  12  26 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  7 "  11  5
 Feb  5 "  7  3
 Mar  3 "  3  2
 Apr  1 "  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 "  0  1
 Dec  3 "  4  3

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Cost of Living for Zanesville-Muskingum County, OH

Zanesville-Muskingum County, Ohio cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Zanesville-Muskingum County, OH

Zanesville-Muskingum County, Ohio offers the following assistance for seniors:

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors is proud to be the designated focal point for services to the seniors in Muskingum County. They serve lunch daily as well as Meals on Wheels. They have daily activities as well as special activities each month.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Zanesville-Muskingum County Offer For Retirees?

Zanesville-Muskingum County has plenty of volunteer opportunities to offer. Some of the most popular places to volunteer include the local hospitals, animal shelter, and Christ Table. The Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau uses volunteers to help travelers on the weekends. We also have a local Salvation Army where volunteers can offer their services.

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