Although Ohio has a reputation as an industrial and agricultural powerhouse, the state has far more to offer. Located roughly halfway between New York and Chicago, Ohio is situated smack dab in “the heart of it all,” according to the state’s welcome signs on the highway. This stems from the fact that almost half of the country’s population resides within a 500-mile radius from Columbus, according to Cleveland.com.
From a low cost of living to a historic past and a bright future, Ohio continues to shine. Whether you’re already a proud Ohioan or you’re going to become a Buckeye resident soon, SecurCare Self Storage has several convenient locations around the state for all your storage needs.
By nearly every metric, Ohio has an affordable cost of living. When coupled with its thriving economy and great school system, it makes the state a haven for new residents.
From overall cost of living to health care, utilities, groceries and miscellaneous expenditures, Ohio is situated lower than the national average, according to Sperling’s BestPlaces. One of the most pronounced differences comes in housing, where the state average comes in far below the average in the rest of the country.
In fact, the cost of living is so low, the state ranks ninth on CNBC’s annual ranking of America’s most affordable states for 2016. For the seventh most populous state, that’s pretty impressive.
Drilling down a bit more specifically, the AARP named Cleveland in its Top 10 list of great places to live on less than $40,000. The source cited the city’s varied neighborhoods, elite medical centers and thriving downtown as major contributors to this ranking. SecurCare Self Storage has several storage facilities located only a few miles outside of Cleveland in Willoughby, Euclid, Mentor and Perry for current or future residents who need convenient storage solutions.
Another great place to call home is North Canton. Ranked as the 94th best place to live in Ohio, according to Niche.com, North Canton offers top-notch public schools, great housing options, a thriving nightlife and a SecurCare Self Storage facility.
With so many great housing options to choose from, it’s no wonder people are flocking to the Buckeye State.
As the birthplace of aviation, Ohio boasts not only the origins of air travel, but the Buckeye State is also home to the most astronauts in the U.S. Not only can it brag about the number of people it’s sent into outer space, but more presidents have come from Ohio than any other state, with eight hailing from here. That’s pretty impressive by any account.
In addition, the state houses the halls of fame for two quintessential American cultural institutions: football and rock and roll. With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland – also the birthplace of the phrase “rock and roll” in 1956 – and the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, the state knows how to celebrate and honor these timeless contributions to sports and music.
Contact SecurCare Self Storage today for convenient storage options across Ohio.