Lebanon : Ohio


What It Is Like to Retire in Lebanon

Lebanon is a fairly affluent city of 20,000 in southwestern Ohio, part of the Cinncinati Metro.   It is both a suburb and a town in its own right.  Tourists come here for the The Warren County Historical Museum, an outstanding county museum. The Glendower State Memorial provides a classic example of residential Greek Revival architecture along with many elegant Empire and Victorian furnishings.  Photo of Overview from the west of the reproduction railroad station built in 1974, and photo of Glendower State Memorial built in 1836, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places courtesy of Wikipedia and Nyttend (public domain). Photo of The Golden Lamb Inn photographed November 15, 1936, courtesy of Wikipedia (public domain).


Where to Retire in Lebanon and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at left).  The median home value was $245,930 in early 2020 according to Zillow, which calls it "Very Hot" market at this time. Median household income was close to $70,000, and average taxes were $2000.


What Is Special about Lebanon

Lebanon is also home to the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, which follow an old stage coach route.  There is one of the largest YMCA's in the country, which boasts 3 indoor pools among its other attractions. There is also a 9 hole public golf course. Harness racing has been a feature of the Lebanon Raceway for a very long time.

What Is Not Special about Lebanon

Cold winters; not considered a walkable community


Who Will Like Retirement in Lebanon

Those who want a town with a history, festivals, parks, and all four seasons would enjoy living in Lebanon.  Cincinnati is just 30 miles south.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Manufacturing is important to the economy, but the town's largest employer is the YMCA.  Some travelers claim the town's budget is helped by the speed trap on I-71 as it is conveniently located between Cincinnati and Columbus, and is well known for writing tickets.


Climate and Physical Environment

Lebanon is situated in the southwest corner of Ohio. The median January temperature is in the high 20's.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Lebanon seems to have a nice downtown with some good restaurant options along with museums.


Crime rate is lower than average.

Medical Facilities

Nearby hospitals are in Franklin, West Chester,  and Cinncinati.


Lebanon is located near Interstate 71;  Amtrak is 19 miles away in Hamilton; the nearest airport is Cincinnati Regional, about 30 miles away, but the largest international one is Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky Airport, about 45 miles away.


Valuable Links

Town of Lebanon

Wikipedia page for Lebanon


What people are saying about Lebanon

Cincinnati is south. Not north of Lebanon
Posted by jwayne2210 on April 14, 2018
test subject - lebanon ohio
A town with a YMCA big enough to have 3 pools sounds pretty good to us!
Posted by admin on November 03, 2011

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