Circleville is a city in the county seat of Pickaway County, Ohio, located 25 miles south of Columbus. Its low cost of living and ideal location have made it a popular option among retirees. The city is home to a small town charm, and plenty of outdoor activities such as annual festivals and parades.
Climate & Geography
Circleville is in central Ohio. Summers are long, warm, and humid, while winters can be freezing. Residents can also expect slightly more rain than the national average.
The city is built mainly on flat land, with plenty of subdivisions and nature areas. Circleville is situated on the eastern bank of the Scioto River which offers many small bodies of water. There is also the Calamus Swamp which is a reserve located 1.5 miles from the city.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
The city of Circleville is characterized by a tight-knit neighborly feel. Residents are also proud of their historical appeal which is showcased at different museums and attractions including Ted Lewis Museum and Manchester Hill Winery. There are also a number of antique shops and galleries.
Some of the popular outdoor recreation for active adults can be found at A.W Marion State Park, where residents can take a family outing and interact with nature. There is also the Pickaway Golf Course, for those interested in the putting green. Circleville is also the host of the Circleville Pumpkin Show, an annual festival held since 1903.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Circleville is less than both state and national averages. This is due to its housing cost which is well below the U.S median. Other categories such as utilities, transportation, and groceries are all less than national costs.
Ohio does not tax Social Security benefits and retirees qualify to claim a tax credit of up to $200 on other types of retirement income. Homeowners 65 and older are eligible for a homestead exemption of up to $25,000. The sales tax rate for Ohio is at 5.75 percent and Circleville does add a 1.5 percent tax on that rate.
Circleville is within 15 miles of Adena Medical Center and Fairfield Medical Center, which are each ranked high performing in at least two procedures by U.S News. Just a half hour drive outside the city, residents will find Columbus, a larger city that is home to seven highly rated hospitals and medical centers, two of which are nationally ranked: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.