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Moving to Ohio?

So you’ve decided to make Ohio your next home. Great choice! The Midwest may be known mostly as fly-over country, but that’s only if you haven’t spent time (literally) on the ground. Ohio offers an easygoing, unpretentious lifestyle with lots to see and do. Whether you’re looking for great university education, outdoor activities in all four seasons, die-hard sports fan culture, or innovative culinary experiences, the Buckeye State has so much to offer.

And they’re not kidding about being die-hard sports fans in Ohio! Beware that you’ll need to pick a side -- Cleveland or Cincinnati -- when it comes to professional sports. But everyone can agree to cheer on The Ohio State University Buckeyes!

Demographics

Median Age: 38.8 years
Median Household Income: $54,021
Diversity (approximate): White, 72.1%; African American, 16.4%; Asian, 3.2%; Hispanic or Latino (any race), 5.5%

Weather

Annual High Temperature: 62.5F
Average Low Temperature: 43.3F
Average Temperature: 52.9F
Average precipitation -- rainfall: 56.11 in
Days with precipitation: 133

Housing

Median property value: $150,374
Homeowners: 67%
Renters: 33%
Top cities: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Akron

Jobs and Commutes

Major industries: Manufacturing, financial services, agriculture, transportation, utilities, healthcare, education
Top Employers: Wal-mart, The Ohio State University, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Kroger, Inc., Mercy Health
Average commute: 22.6 minutes, with longer commutes in some cities
Main roadways: I-80, I-90, I-76, 1-70, 1-75
Public transportation: Train and busses in cities.

Things to Do

Visit one of the state’s many amusement parks
Hike the Buckeye Trail
Take in a Cavs, Browns, or Bengals game
Visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sample some craft beer at a local brewery
Tour the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
Spend the day in Amish Country

Ohio Moving Resources

Ohio Public Utilities
Ohio Public Education Information
Xfinity (cable TV)
Direct TV
Ohio Drivers License Information
Ohio Voter Registration

Handy Links

Travel Ohio
Things to Know before Moving to California
15 Best Places to Live in Ohio
Wikipedia
50 Essential Moving Hacks
How to Move with Pets
How to Move with Kids

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