The 10 Biggest Risks You Face Living In Ohio

While the term “risk” doesn’t necessarily come to mind when you think of Ohio, there are a few risks you’ll undoubtedly take when you decide to live here. Although we (thankfully) don’t have to worry about a hurricane hitting our state anytime soon, or much in the way of earthquakes, there are still some undeniable risks that are unique to living in Ohio. Here are 10 of the biggest risks you’ll face living in Ohio:

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For more interesting tidbits about life in the Buckeye State, be sure to check out these 13 life lessons you learn from living in Ohio.

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Living in Ohio

July 13, 2021

What’s it like living in Ohio?

The Buckeye State is, in our humble opinion, the very best state in which to live. We have a low cost of living and high quality of life. We have three major cities, each offering a taste of big-city living, but with a distinct, Midwestern sensibility. We have four glorious seasons, each offering almost unspeakable natural beauty. (Our fall foliage game is strong in the Buckeye State!) Ohio has some of the most charming small towns in the country too, offering a slower speed of life and lots of other amazing perks.

What should I consider when moving to Ohio?

When deciding whether or not you should move to Ohio, there are some things you’ll want to consider. First, our weather — you’ll get all four seasons in the Buckeye State (sometimes all in the same week, during the spring and fall!). Definitely be prepared for all four seasons, including winters, which, in the northern part of the state, can be quite snowy and cold! You’ll also want to think about where in Ohio you want to move; Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland all offer big-city amenities; smaller towns like Dayton and Toledo offer a mix of small- and big-town vibes; while Ohio’s small towns like Yellow Springs and Hudson offer loads of charm and a slow pace of life. Finally, there are some pretty amazing attractions in Ohio, such as Lake Erie’s beaches, Columbus’s art scene, and Cincinnati’s sports teams, so you should definitely consider which of these areas you’d like to be near!

What are some dangerous things about living in Ohio?

As outlines in the list above, many of the “dangers” of living in Ohio are weather related. While Ohio doesn’t get hurricanes or many earthquakes, we do get our fair share of ice storms during the winter, some of which can be quite devastating. In the spring, you’ll want to be aware of tornadoes, and, depending on where you live, flooding. And in case you’re wondering, here are the state’s 10 most dangerous places to live — but keep in mind, Ohio really is a lovely and safe place to call home!


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