Ohio is located in the heart of the midwestern part of the United States. It is the 7th most populated state and nearly 50 percent of the land in Ohio is dedicated for farming. In particular, corn farms. So why would someone think of moving here?
Well, some cities in Ohio are considered to be the cheapest cities to live in–in the United States. Columbus and Cleveland have always attracted people from all over the nation who fancy alternative lifestyles like frugal living and minimalism.
Here are a few reasons you should consider moving to Ohio–the buckeye state
1) You will find some of the nicest people in the world
As I already mentioned, 50% of the land in Ohio is used for farming. Apart from that, the rest of the state is generally considered poor as you will find a lot of people living on welfare here. However, cities like Columbus and Cincinnati have the nicest people in the world. You can expect to have great conversations with the locals in public parks, cafes, and bars.
2) It’s a great place for college football fans
People in Ohio take football very seriously. Columbus is the home of Ohio State Buckeyes football. Every Saturday, you will people either watching the game in the venue or their homes with their family and friends. So, if you want to spend time with die-hard football fans, this is the state to move in.
3) Columbus is one of the cheapest cities to live in
There is a reason Columbus is filled with hippies and hillbillies. The cost of living in Ohio is much lower than in other states. According to Numbeo, the monthly cost of living for a single person in Columbus is $870(without rent). Moreover, renting a 1 bedroom apartment will cost you around $785. So, you can easily live a comfortable life with $1700 per month.
4) Less traffic on the road
Most of the big cities in Ohio are nothing like other cities in the United States. You won’t find much traffic on the road. Also, people are far less aggressive. Only, during rush hour, you might run into some traffic but otherwise, it is quite moderate. Having said that, Ohio is not a state for you if you hate slow drivers. Most people follow the traffic rules and prefer driving 10-20mph slower than the speed limit.
5) Ohio has all 4 seasons
Unlike other states in the United States, Ohio is one of the rare places to have all the 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Although the winter can be a bit extreme, there are no other hazards like hurricanes, earthquakes or wildfires. It is quite safe, all year round. Moreover, June to September is considered the best time of the year. This is the period when you will see most of the tourists visiting the state.
Like other states, there are some places in Ohio that are unsafe and risky, but most of the state is friendly and hospitable. Just avoid visiting small towns like Whitehall, Dayton, and Lima. As long as you plan to move to a city like Columbus or Cincinnati, you are good to go.