The friendly midwestern vibe, many respected universities and the Great Lake Erie for recreation provides interesting opportunities for retirement in Ohio. A low cost of living makes retirement funds go further.
The arts are everywhere including the Cleveland Playhouse Square Center, the second largest performing arts center in the country. The art museum in Toledo is top rated.
There are many smaller communities in Ohio with very reasonable housing prices. Fervent farmlands often surround these towns.
Lake Erie on the nothern border is popular for swimming, boating and fishing. Many enjoy ice fishing on Lake Erie, frozen river and smaller lakes.