Macedonia is a small city in Northeast Ohio. Centrally located between Cleveland and Akron, Macedonia's prime location and local shopping have made it popular for retirees. Besides this, active adults enjoy having abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, including fishing, hiking, and kayaking.
Climate & Geography
Macedonia has a continental climate with warm, humid summers and cold winters. Residents can expect abundant snowfall, averaging 71 inches per year. The area also receives 38 inches of rain and 167 days of sun per year.
Macedonia is built mostly on flat land and grassy plains. Residents can find nature preserves around the city, including Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Tinkers Creek State Nature Preserve, and Liberty Park.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Macedonia is known for its outdoor attractions and recreation. Residents can hike, fish, kayak, and canoe at Cuyahoga River National Valley Park and Liberty Park. Longwood Park has more fishing opportunities as well as sports facilities.
Macedonia is also home to a small-town atmosphere with plenty of local shops and restaurants. Residents can head downtown and find bowling alleys, taverns, and antique shops. There is also the Aurora Premium Outlets and the River Light Gallery nearby.
Residents looking for even more culture and entertainment can head to Cleveland or Akron, both only a half-hour away.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Macedonia is below the national average but slightly above the state average. Compared to Ohio, housing costs in Macedonia are higher than average.
Ohio does not tax Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits. All other forms of retirement income are fully taxed, but retirees over 65 can claim a credit of up to $250. Property taxes in the state are higher than average, but retirees may be eligible for a homestead exemption. The sales tax rate in Macedonia is 6.75 percent.
The Cleveland metro area ranks in the top 110 communities on Gallup's Well-Being Index.
Macedonia is within 10 miles of three hospitals rated high performing by U.S. News: Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital, and University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center. In addition, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital are all nationally ranked.