13 Important Life Lessons You Learn From Living In Ohio

We learn from where we come from, and here in Ohio, we learn a lot. From practical advice to the clichés of life, living in our state has certainly taught us a thing or two. Here are 13 important life lessons you’ll get from living in Ohio. How many can you relate to?

What else has living in Ohio taught you? We’d love to hear about your favorite things about living in Ohio… or your least-favorite things, too!

If you’re new to Ohio, you might be able to relate to these 21 things all Buckeye State newbies encounter.

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September 03, 2021

What’s it like living in Ohio?

Allow us to wax poetic here for a minute. Living in Ohio really is the best. We are a state with small towns and big cities, with world-class amenities and attractions, scenic state parks and even a beautiful national park, and some of the best people in the entire world. Buckeye State folks are friendly and welcoming, and as long as you can make a big “O” shape with your arms and swear to always root against Michigan (and the Steelers), you’re good to go in our book! We’ll welcome you with open arms.

What is life in Ohio like?

Well in addition to being a warm and welcoming state (see the above question), one of the best things about living in Ohio is that we have four separate, distinct seasons. (It’s a big point of pride here actually!) Spring is verdant and vivacious; summer is hot, hazy, humid, and heavenly; autumn is a dreamy display of fall foliage; and winter is cold and cheerful. Of course, each of these seasons is made even better by the activities, traditions, and events that surround them. From blooming flower fields in the spring to holiday lights in the winter (and everything in between), there is seasonal fun to be had all year round in the Buckeye State. We’ve put together this list of the best seasonal activities and events in Ohio, so you can find fun things to do all year-round!

What are some unique things about Ohio?

If you’re into learning about random state trivia and other fun facts about Ohio, these eight little nuggets of knowledge are things you won’t find in the history books. Intrigued? Here’s one: did you know the center of the world is actually right here in Ohio? It’s true! (Kind of…) Ohio is just home to a small community named Center of the World, which most people don’t know about. It was once planned to make the community a significant economic center… but you know what they say about the best-laid plans… For more information, read our full article here.


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