Are you considering to moving to Ohio but just aren’t sure if it’s the right choice for you? There are some things you should take into account before making that choice, and we want to help you figure out if it’s the right decision for you. Making a move whether it be to a new neighborhood or a new state can be quite stressful and we want to make sure you have all the facts to make the best move especially if you are considering Ohio.
What’s The Weather Like?
One of the first things you should consider is the weather. Since Ohio is in the midwest, there are four seasons here. If you are moving from the west coast, you may be surprised by the seasonality of Ohio, and you should definitely consider what that means before taking the leap to move. The weather varies in the sense that winter does bring snow, and the summers can be considerably hot. You’ll want to schedule your move in times of calmer weather so you don’t get caught in a thunderstorm.
There are obviously many cities to choose from in Ohio but the the three main cities are Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus. Ohio has lots to offer including culture, great schools, and growing business opportunities. You’ll want to spend some time doing research about the different cities and what they have to offer before deciding which is right for you. Taking a trip and visiting the area is also a great idea so you can get a feel for what area would be the best home for you.
Employment, Education and Entertainment
Another important thing you’ll want to look into is the cost of living. If you are considering purchasing a home in Ohio, the cost of living is going to be a major factor. Depending on where you are relocating from, the job market and rate of pay will also contribute to what city is the best choice for you. Ohio has plenty of opportunities for those looking to explore diverse employment opportunities. And because Ohio is growing, the unemployment rate is dropping which means it could be a great source for you depending on the industry you are looking into for employment.
Besides employment, education is a key factor when considering where to move and purchase a home. Ohio values education to all of its students no matter their age, and there are plenty of choices in all the neighborhoods.
One thing that may not be at the top of the list of importance, but does matter to some, is food and entertainment. Something you may not know is that Guy Fieri is from Columbus and if you know about Guy is that he loves food, and you can definitely find some great food all over Ohio. There’s also some really fun places to visit like Cedar Point which has some thrilling roller coasters and the world famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Reach Out Today!
All things considered, making a move anywhere is something to think long and hard about. If you’re thinking about moving to Ohio, we would be happy to assist with any questions you might have about the process of moving or even just basics about the lifestyle. Reach out to Bill Lavelle at First Financial Bank in Worthington, Ohio today!