With nearly 15% of the population 65 or older, retirees feel comfortable transitioning into Columbus. The welcoming city of roughly 47,000 enjoys full amenities, many of which would interest retirees. There are 5 golf courses, a weekly farmers’ market, and 27 miles of trails that dissect the city. Another great aspect of Columbus is its low cost of living and real estate. Scooping up new digs averages $147,000. There’s plenty of activities to entertain visiting grandchildren with the award-winning park system and children’s museum. There’s also plenty to entertain retirees, including the brand-new Mill Race Center which hosts all sorts of activities, events, and exercise activities for seniors. Columbus Regional Hospital has ranked as one of the best healthcare facilities in the nation, meaning top-notch medical care is never far away. Lastly, Columbus prides itself on its arts and cultural events, with public art displays, theaters, and two symphony orchestras.
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