Most Affordable Place to Live & Retire in the U.S.

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Retiring individuals and couples often look for not only a beautiful or exciting place to spend their “Golden Years,” but an inexpensive location to live and enjoy life. When considering a place to retire, rural areas should be placed at the top of the affordability list.

Affordable Retirement Area

  • Finding a retirement haven near a metropolitan area is an easy task in southern Ohio. Vinton County, located in the Hocking Hills region, offers affordable real estate, along with a multitude of recreational and cultural opportunities.

Property Taxes and Housing Prices

  • Property taxes far below the national norm and inexpensive property prices have attracted a growing number of retirees to the area.

Typical Home Styles

  • A typical two-story home, with eight rooms, basement, garages and two baths can be found for less than $100,000. Retirees can find homes in many styles, including brick, for a fraction of the cost in urban areas.

Land Sales

  • Acreage can be purchased in small and large tracts, including wooded areas mixed with meadows, ponds or lake views and hiking trails. Acreage price varies, with plots typically starting at $1,200 per acre.

Hocking Hills Region

  • The Hocking Hills region is the second largest natural tourist attraction in the state of Ohio. Amish built cabins, large tracts of land and attractive homes for under $225,000 are prevalent in the area.




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