Many of us know someone who has chosen to retire in Galion or Crawford County. Several local houses have recently sold to transplanted Columbus area residents and those from other places who have found this area to be an affordable place to life with strong quality of life benefits.
Thanks to a podcast episode featuring the Crawford Partnership, we recently became aware of a Cleveland.com article from this summer which gave credence to that phenomenon.
In a post entitled “Ranking Ohio’s 20 best counties as a place to retire,’ the site did a ranking of the best places in the state to retire, using date from Niche. Niche had a methodology which enumerated multiple factors – from access to libraries and higher education to the cost of housing.
When all was said and done, Crawford County ranked in the top 10 counties in Ohio. In specific, we came in at #9, right behind Tuscarawas County (New Philadelphia/Dover) and ahead of Montgomery County (Dayton).
These criteria were mentioned in the article:
Good for retirees (B+)
Cost of living (A-)
Outdoor activities (B+)
As there isn’t much we can do about the weather, that’s a very strong showing.
The Cleveland.com article can be read here.