Washington Court House is a small town in Central Ohio. Residents enjoy this quiet, residential town for its local parks and museum. In addition, its affordable housing and proximity to major metro areas like Cincinnati and Columbus make it popular among retirees.
Climate & Geography
Washington Court House has a humid continental climate characterized by hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. The area experiences a small amount of snowfall during winter because it is too far from both Lake Erie and the path of seasonal Nor'easters. Residents can expect 40 inches of rain, 20 inches of snow, and 176 sunny days each year.
Central Ohio is located on flat, low-lying plains. Pike Lake State Park and Tar Hollow State Forest are located southeast of the city.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Local attractions in Washington Court House include the Fayette County Museum as well as greenspaces like Christman Park, Eyman Park, and Washington Park.
Located between Cincinnati and Columbus, residents of Washington Court House have easy access to all these cities have to offer, including the Center of Science and Industry, Columbus Museum of Art, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the Newport Aquarium. Both of these cities boast high-end shopping and dining as well.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Washington Court House is below the state and national averages. This is primarily caused by low housing costs, but transportation costs are also well below average.
Ohio does not tax Social Security benefits. All other forms of retirement income are fully taxed, but retirees over 65 may qualify for a credit of up to $250. Statewide property taxes are average, and there is a homestead exemption aimed at retirees. Sales taxes are average as well, and items like groceries and prescription medicine are exempt.
The Columbus metro area ranks in the top 90 communities on Gallup's Well-Being Index.
The Fayette County Memorial Hospital services the area, and there are several hospitals in the surrounding area, including Adena Greenfield Medical Center and CMH Regional Health System-Wilmington. Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe is the closest hospital rated high performing by U.S. News.