Dublin, OH 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Overview 

Dublin is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Its seasonal variation and relaxed environment have made it an attractive retirement destination. Besides this, residents enjoy local farmers markets, vintage shopping, and abundant outdoor recreation.

Climate & Geography 

Located in Central Ohio, Dublin experiences a humid continental climate characterized by warm, muggy summers and cold, dry winters. Snowfall in the region is lighter than average. 

Like many suburbs, Dublin is divided into multiple subdivisions. The terrain is relatively flat, and the Scioto River passes through the city.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment 

Dublin is home to over 65 developed parks, natural areas, and sculpture gardens. The M.L. Red Trabue Nature Preserve, one of the largest greenspaces in Dublin, features a botanical garden and historic log cabin.

Aside from outdoor adventures, residents enjoy shopping at one of the local farmers markets and antique shops. Additionally, the Mall at Tuttle Crossing serves as the city’s main brand-name shopping center. 

For more entertainment, dining options, and historic sites, downtown Columbus is less than a half-hour drive away.

Cost of Living & Taxes 

The overall cost of living in Dublin is higher than the national average because of high housing costs.

Ohio does not tax Social Security benefits, military pensions, or Railroad Retirement benefits. Retirees are also eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $200 on all other types of retirement income. Additionally, homeowners 65 and older qualify for a homestead exemption of up to $25,000. The combined sales tax rate in Dublin is 7.5 percent. 

Health Care 

The Columbus metro area ranks in the top 100 communities in Gallup’s Well-Being Index. 

Dublin is home to OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, which is ranked high performing by U.S. News in hip replacement. Nearby Columbus has several more hospitals, including the high performing James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.