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Retire to Ohio

Ohio became the 17th state admitted to the Union in 1803. Ohio is a Midwestern state between Indiana and Kentucky to the west and West Virginia and Pennsylvania to the east.

Put-in-Bay, Ohio
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
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Ohio's large cities include Columbus, the capital, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Akron.

Ohio's north-south borders are defined by bodies of water, Lake Erie and the Ohio river, respectively. Ohio's topography includes lowlands near the Lake Erie shore, plains in the central region and rugged hills and forests at the base of the Allegheny Mountains in the east.

Ohio has hot and humid summers and cold winters with occasional severe snowstorms resulting from proximity to Lake Erie. Annual precipitation levels are above average for the state.

Leading sectors in Ohio's economy are automobile, plastics and rubber manufacturing and steel production. Ohio ranks as a moderate tax state.

Retirement Cities

Marietta, one of the earliest permanent settlements in the state, is included in our survey of best places to retire. Get a video tour of Marietta at Ohio videos.

Marietta, OH
To the Marietta, OH City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Natural Hazard Risk, Climate
Population: 14,053
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Cool & Wet
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