Huron : Ohio

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What it's Like to Retire in Huron

Huron, Ohio, is located in the north-central part of the state in Erie County, with a population of 7,149 (2010 census). Huron sits on Lake Erie, hence the town's motto " A Great Lake Place", and is situated  between Sandusky and Cleveland.  The town boasts several parks and marinas and a 1,000 seat outdoor amphitheater on the Huron River, known as the Boat Basin.  A branch campus of Bowling Green University is also located here.  Aerial photo of Huron, Ohio, courtesy of Wikipedia and Ken Winters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 

Where to Retire in Huron and Home Prices

City-data.com reports the median sale price of a home in Huron to be a little under $125,000 in early 2014. However, Zillow.com shows the price to be much higher in mid-2014, at $157,000. There are retirement communities in Huron (see link on right).

 

What is special about Huron

Huron is a small town on Lake Erie with parks and marinas, not far from Sandusky or Cleveland.

 

What is not special about Huron

Not a lot going on if your not into boating, as it is a small town.

 

Who will like retirement in Huron

Retirees who want a small town on the water with a low cost of living, and a low crime rate, may enjoy it here,

 

Local economy is driven by

Manufacturing and Retail

 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is about 27 degrees.  The average July temperature is about 72 degrees. Huron does experience winter, and has an average snowfall of 16 inches.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Huron does have many parks and outdoor activities. Among them are Arts at the Amphitheater, Boppin on the Basin, and Movies by the River.  The town is located in a good spot as Sandusky is nearby to the west, and is known for Cedar Point, the roller coaster capital of the world.  Cleveland, to the east, offers all the culture and restaurants you want, along with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and 3 major league sports teams.

 

Crime

Huron has a low crime rate.

 

Medical facilities

Firelands Regional Medical Center

 

Transportation

Cleveland International Airport is about 45 miles away; Amtrak is approximately 10 miles away in Sandusky.

 

Valuable Links

City of Huron

 

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Facts about HURON
  • State: OH
  • Environment: Urban,Lake,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide:

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