Dublin : Ohio

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What it's Like to Retire in Dublin

Located Northwest of Columbus, Dublin, Ohio, has grown from a rural village to a vibrant town of about 44,000 residents. During the 1970's the town began planning for this transformation with managed growth and preservation of its historic past, and Dublin officially became a city in 1987. It is home to golf's PGA Memorial Tournament which was founded by Jack Nicklaus in 1976, along with several schools of higher education, and headquarters of several corporations including Wendy's and Cardinal Health. Dublin has been consistently ranked as one of the country's safest cities and recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Picture of Dublin City Hall courtesy of Wikipedia and Nheyob; picture of Dublin Community Recreation Center courtesy of Wikipedia and Analogue Kid. Picture of Dublin Community Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, courtesy of Wikipedia and Nyttend.
 

Where to Retire in Dublin and Home Prices

Dublin is made up of several neighborhoods and Zillow reports the median home value to be $375,300 in early 2018. Homes in the golf course community which hosts golf's PGA Memorial Tournament are priced in the $millions.
 

What is special about Dublin

The city sits along the Scioto River and features parks, golf courses, an active arts council, a walkable downtown, and has branch campuses of several colleges.
 

What is not special about Dublin

Cost of living is high and winters are cold.
 

Who will like retirement in Dublin

Those looking to retire in Ohio would find Dublin to be a nice sized town with riverside parks, miles of bike trails, health care and several festivals and events.
 

Local economy is driven by

The economy here is diverse and has become headquarters to several corporations. Finance, professional services, and manufacturing are the biggest drivers of the economy.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 33 degrees with July's average at 74 degrees. Dublin gets an average of 25 inches of snow annually.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Dublin has many restaurants offering all sorts of cuisine. The town hosts many festivals including the annual Irish Festival, considered one of the country's largest which attracts over 100,000 visitors, and a large St.Patrick's Day Parade. Dublin's Arts Council presents many events and programs including summer concerts, and Art in Public Places. The city of Columbus is nearby for all sorts of cultural venues.
 

Crime

The crime rate here is very low.
 

Medical facilities

Dublin Methodist Hospital offers many types of health care services.
 

Transportation

The nearest airport is in Columbus, about 25 miles away. Dublin is a very bicycle-friendly community.
 

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