Sunbury is a village in Central Ohio, that has almost doubled in size in recent decades and has continued growing into a vibrant, close-knit community. Outdoor recreation is a primary focus for residents of Sunbury, as they are proudly situated in the Preservation Parks system of Delaware County. The village also has easy access to surrounding areas that include larger metropolitan cities.
Climate and Geography
Sunbury has a humid continental climate, which features four distinct seasons: summers are humid with warm to hot temperatures, and winters are cold with average temperatures below freezing. The area receives slightly more-than-average rain and less-than-average snow, and there are about 178 days of sun each year.
The village is located in the Till Plains, and the surrounding terrain is mostly flat and surrounded by farms and woodlands. Big Walnut Creek runs along the eastern border of the village, and Alum Creek Lake and Hoover Reservoir are to the west and south respectively. Sunbury is also just north of the Columbus metro area.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Residents of Sunbury can enjoy plenty of outdoor recreation at the 13 parks and trails in the area situated around Alum Creek Lake and the Hoosier Reservoir, which offer opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and water access among other amenities.
The village center of Sunbury is a traditional New England-styled town square, which celebrates its historical heritage. The local government hosts regular community events such as movie nights, music festivals and summer farmers markets, and there are a variety of cultural attractions such as a veteran's memorial park and the Myers Inn Museum, which is home to the Big Walnut Area Historical Society. Residents who want to plan day trips outside of Sunbury can visit Cleveland and Columbus which are less than two hours away and provide access to all the fun experiences that those cities provide.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Cost of living in Sunbury is higher than the national and state average with housing being the primary factor for this. Ohio’s taxes are Taxes range between 1.98 percent and 7.15 percent. Retirement income like Social Security benefits, military pensions and railroad retirement benefits are not taxed. For 401(k) plans, and IRAs that are susceptible to tax, there are several tax credit programs available ranging in amount depending on income levels. Homeowners over the age of 65 can also apply for different tax breaks depending on gross income.
Residents in Sunbury have access to great health care facilities within a 20 mile radius, including hospitals that are high performing and nationally ranked by U.S. News. Such hospitals include Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. These hospitals have specializations in procedures for cancer treatment, hip replacement, and neurosurgery.