Quality of life

  • Ohio ranks #2 in the US in Quality of Life according to Forbes Magazine for the third straight year (2019).
  • Ohio ranks #4 in Top Company Headquarters according to US News Business Environment Rankings (2020).
  • Ohio ranks #2 Most Affordable State according to US News 10 Most Affordable States (2019).
  • Columbus ranked #10 in "Best Big Cities to Live in Right Now" 2018 according to CNN Money.
  • Ohio consistently ranks among the country's most affordable housing markets.
    • The median home value in Ohio is $153,500 (2020).
    • The median list price per square foot is $89.
    • The median rent price is $1,095, 33.6% less than national average. (Zillow 2020)
  • Recreation amenities include 74 state parks, two of the nation's top amusement parks, and boating, fishing and swimming in Lake Erie.
  • Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati are home to professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer teams.
  • Ohio is home to world-class cultural attractions, including zoos, botanical gardens, science centers, symphony orchestras and art museums.
  • The Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are three of many popular and well-known attractions across the state.


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