Ohio 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Active adults and retirees generally don't think of Ohio when looking for a retirement destination due to its cold winters and industrial areas. The advantages for 55+ active adults who retire in an active adult community is a relatively low cost of living, beautiful scenery, and a large variety of entertainment options. The state offers a diverse range of outdoor activities, from exploring its scenic forests and lakes to enjoying recreational sports. Ohio's rich cultural scene is reflected in its museums, theaters, and historical sites, providing ample opportunities for cultural exploration.

Active adults and retirees generally don't think of Ohio when looking for a retirement destination due to its cold winters and industrial areas. The advantages for 55+ active adults who retire in an active adult community is a relatively low cost of living, beautiful scenery, and a large variety of entertainment options. The state offers a diverse range of outdoor activities, from exploring its scenic forests and lakes to enjoying recreational sports. Ohio's rich cultural scene is reflected in its museums, theaters, and historical sites, providing ample opportunities for cultural exploration.

Columbus is Ohio's state capital and its largest city and has been listed by US News as "America's Best Affordable Places to Retire." Situated along the winding shores of the Scioto River, Columbus has made a name for itself as home of the Ohio State University Buckeyes and the headquarters of major corporations like Nationwide Mutual Insurance and Bob Evans Farms.

Other major cities, such as Cleveland and Cincinnati offer 55+ adults entertainment and fun filled attractions that are nearby active adult communities. Smaller towns like Mentor, OH attract adults 55 and better due to its booming biomedical and health manufacturing industries as well as its wine country.

Ohio Climate & Geography

Active adult communities in Ohio enjoy the humid to humid subtropical climate, depending on the region and season. Ohio is located in the Tornado Alley region and severe lake effect snowstorms tend to be common on the southeast shore of Lake Erie in the Snowbelt region, making winters harsh.

Ohio is bordered by Lake Erie on the north, which gives Ohio about 312 miles of coastline. Lake Erie is a top tourist attraction for many active adults and retirees because of all the boating and fishing activities available. The Sandusky Bay and Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve also attract many adults 55 and better who love the outdoors and nature. Along the southern border of Ohio is the beautiful Ohio River.

Ohio is bordered by Pennsylvania to the east, Michigan to the northwest, Ontario Canada to the north, Indiana to the west, Kentucky to the south, and West Virginia to the southeast.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in Ohio

Active adults love living in 55+ communities in Ohio due to its culture, entertainment, and recreational opportunities. Ohio is home to many museums, sporting events, state parks, scenic lakes, and historical attractions. Some popular attractions include The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland's Playhouse Square Center, Allen Memorial Art Museum, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Hocking Hills State Park, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Cincinnati Museum Center, Fountain Square in Cincinnati, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Ohio ranks third in the nation's industrial field. Some of the most important manufacturing industries are located in Ohio and are located near some of Ohio's major cities, such as Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Youngstown, and Toledo. Some of the items coming out of these manufacturing cities include rubber, roller bearings, jet engines, machine tools, auto assembly, auto parts, steel, office machines, and glass.

Ohio Cost of Living & Taxes

Ohio's cost of living is 6.9% below the national average. But income taxes can be as high as 5.9% and estate taxes as much as 7%. Social Security and Veteran Affairs benefits are not taxed, and Ohio doesn't have an inheritance tax. Median home prices in Ohio are about $133,700 and housing prices continue to fall, which make it affordable for active adults and retirees looking to purchase a home in active adult communities in Ohio.

Healthcare in Ohio

Residents 55 and better love the great healthcare facilities available near Ohio age-restricted communities. Active adults have access to Cleveland's top-rated healthcare facilities as well as a variety of healthcare options throughout Ohio. Some of the best hospitals in Ohio include Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Bethesda North Hospital, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and Akron General Medical Center.


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63 communities near Ohio

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Pioneer Ridge by Del Webb - North Ridgeville, OH

Pioneer Ridge

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Low $500ks
  • 599 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2016
  • 2 reviews
Avenbury Lakes - Avon, OH

Avenbury Lakes

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Mid $400ks
  • 352 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2006
  • No Reviews
Morningside at Martin's Run - Lorain, OH

Morningside at Martin’s Run

For Sale
  • High $300ks
  • 300 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2019
  • 1 reviews
Four Seasons at Chestnut Ridge - Elyria, OH

Four Seasons at Chestnut Ridge

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $400ks
  • 229 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2022
  • No Reviews
Greenbriar at River Valley - North Royalton, OH

Greenbriar at River Valley

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Mid $400ks
  • 252 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1997 - 2015
  • 1 reviews
Autumn Hill Estates - Seven Hills OH

Autumn Hill Estates

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Low $300ks
  • 71 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2018
  • No Reviews
Hunters Glen at Northmont - Clayton, OH

Hunters Glen at Northmont

For Sale
  • Mid $100ks - High $100ks
  • 92 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2004
  • No Reviews
Stoney Creek - Monclova, OH

Stoney Creek

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $500ks
  • 273 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Waterside Sylvania - Sylvania, OH

Waterside Sylvania

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 222 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - Present
  • No Reviews
Dogwood Commons - Centerville, OH

Dogwood Commons

For Rent
  • 2000s - 3100s
  • 110 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Ridgefield - North Ridgeville, OH

Ridgefield

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $800ks
  • 1100 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1998 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Meadowood - Strongsville, OH

Meadowood

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - High $600ks
  • 847 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1975 - 1996
  • No Reviews
Waterstone - Miamisburg, OH

Waterstone

For Sale
  • High $100ks - High $200ks
  • 284 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2001 - 2004
  • No Reviews
The Courtyards at Carr Farms - Hilliard, OH

The Courtyards at Carr Farms

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 266 Homes
  • Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Fieldstone Lakes - Elyria, OH

Fieldstone Lakes

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - High $300ks
  • 236 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - Present
  • No Reviews
Bedford Place - Blacklick, OH

Bedford Place

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - High $200ks
  • 215 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2017
  • 1 reviews
The Landings at Maple Bay - Hebron, OH

The Landings at Maple Bay

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $500ks
  • 176 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2012 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Courtyards at Stonehill Village - Beavercreek Township, OH

The Courtyards at Stonehill Village

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $600ks
  • 162 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Fairway Villas at Catawba Island Club - Port Clinton, OH

Fairway Villas at Catawba Island Club

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $600ks
  • 160 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2012
  • No Reviews
The Villas at Maple Creek - Westerville, OH

The Villas at Maple Creek

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Low $300ks
  • 152 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2005
  • No Reviews
Willow Run - Crestline, OH

Willow Run

For Sale
  • Mid $100ks - Low $200ks
  • 150 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Courtyards on Riverside - Dublin, OH

The Courtyards on Riverside

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 136 Homes
  • Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Courtyards at Clear Creek - Lewis Center, OH

The Courtyards at Clear Creek

For Sale
  • Low $400ks
  • 130 Homes
  • Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Courtyards at Beulah Park - Grove City, OH

The Courtyards at Beulah Park

For Sale
  • Low $500ks
  • 128 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2019 - 2022
  • No Reviews
Retreat at Dustin - Galena, OH

Retreat at Dustin

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $500ks
  • 120 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2019 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Courtyards at Plum Brook - Huron, OH

Courtyards at Plum Brook

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $400ks
  • 120 Homes
  • Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Courtyards at River Bluff - Delaware, OH

The Courtyards at River Bluff

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks
  • 120 Homes
  • Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Bridgewater - Mansfield, OH

Bridgewater

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Mid $300ks
  • 119 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • 1 reviews
The Villas at Benchrock - Tipp City, OH

The Villas at Benchrock

For Sale
  • High $100ks - High $200ks
  • 112 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2016
  • 2 reviews
The Courtyards at New Albany - New Albany, OH

The Courtyards at New Albany

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $500ks
  • 105 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2019 - 2022
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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