5 Reasons Why People Across the Country Are Retiring in Southern Ohio

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While it may not be the first place you would consider, retiring in southern Ohio has many key benefits that seniors all over the country are discovering. Southern Ohio is great for individuals who love being outdoors and taking advantage of living a healthy lifestyle while being immersed in the outdoor beauty of their surroundings. But it’s also ideal for those who want quick access to all that major metropolitan areas can provide.

Find out why many people choose southern Ohio for their golden years, and why it just might be worth joining them in the Buckeye State.

1. Cost of Living

Choosing to live in southern Ohio is a smart choice for many reasons, especially when it comes to finances. You can get more for your dollar because of the very inexpensive lifestyle found in the state.

Being under the national cost of living allows for people to enjoy more for less. In fact, US News and World Report stated that Ohio ranked first in terms of affordability throughout the U.S.

With a median household income of $38,015 and a median home price of $128,900, Waverly is an extremely affordable place to live in!

2. Recreation Opportunities

Those who live an active lifestyle will find their niche in southern Ohio. The state has a variety of outdoor destinations retirees will love, including:

  • Hiking trails
  • Public parks
  • State parks
  • Bird watching locations
  • Fishing locations
  • Golf courses

There’s plenty in southern Ohio that’s sure to spark your interest!

3. Ability to Travel

With easy access to highways, taking trips to cities and neighboring states is simple when you’re a resident of Bristol Village. Along with access to diverse outdoor opportunities, Ohio is also within close proximity of many state borders, including:

  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • Pennsylvania
  • Michigan

People living in Ohio are additionally able to visit the area’s most popular colleges, check out a variety of art scenes, and explore small-town locations and businesses. View our distance table for some travel insights.

4. Small-Town Feeling

The rural environment within southern Ohio is very serene and peaceful for retirees. Ohioans have the opportunities to explore far and wide but then come back home to the peace of mind of their community.

With an overall population of 4,395 people, Waverly, Ohio is full of the friendly faces and kind attitudes you expect from a charming small town. And Waverly is a town where you can experience all four seasons, something people in many parts of the country wish they had the opportunity to do.

Within each season, individuals have the ability to take part in different activities like building snowmen during the winter and swimming in the summer. The seasons also help to make every holiday more special and worthwhile.

5. Award-Winning Healthcare

Ohio is home to a variety of hospitals and research centers, most of which are nationally ranked in excellence:

  • University Hospitals
  • Fairview Hospital

Why Choose Bristol Village?

At Bristol Village, we understand that life doesn’t stop after retirement. Our residents enjoy an active and independent lifestyle that allows for them to make the most out of their golden years whether it is in or out of our community.

Activities, Services, and Amenities

With a variety of activities available in our senior living community, you will always have a busy schedule jam-packed with things to do! We offer over 50 unique resident organizations that focus on topics such as:

  • Woodshop
  • Stained glass
  • International relations
  • Fitness
  • Genealogy
  • Railroad
  • Veterans

Along with our long list of activities, we provide additional amenities and services for all of our residents, such as:

  • Billiards room
  • Fitness center with exercise programs
  • Indoor swimming and aquatic exercise programs
  • Beauty salon/barber shop
  • Exclusion of property taxes on your home
  • Interior and exterior maintenance

Continuum of Living

With our continuum of living, residents have options for care as they age, all of which prioritize their health and quality of living.

These living options include:

  • Independent living
  • Assisted living
  • Skilled nursing
  • Hospice care

Adventure Opportunities

We pride ourselves on our strong sense of community among our residents, and our organized group travel provides great opportunities for our residents to connect. These trips include:

  • Dinners
  • Shows
  • Concerts
  • Museums
  • Fairs
  • Special events

Retiring with Your Furry Friend

Bristol Village is a pet-friendly community because we know pets are part of our residents’ family. Read our blog post to find out the seven benefits of enjoying retirement with a pet by your side!

Floor Plan Options

With multiple designs ranging from 600 to 2,400 square feet, we make finding a home easy! Visit our floor plans page to discover all we have to offer!

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We offer premier senior living with prices that cannot be beat throughout southern Ohio. With Bristol Village, you get the most for your dollar.

Simply put, by choosing Bristol Village, you are choosing the best for yourself and your loved ones.

Learn More About Life in Southern Ohio

Make sure to stay up to date by following our blog for more posts about activities in southern Ohio and our welcoming community in Waverly.

And to experience all that a southern Ohio lifestyle can do for you, contact us today to schedule a tour because we’d love to show you around!