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Where to Retire in Wooster and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value was $436,640 in mid-2022, which is a whopping 58.2% rise over the past year. (See link on left for communities in Wooster)

What Is Special about Wooster

Wooster is a very walkable community and has a thriving downtown with shops and restaurants, along with being the headquarters for several industries and small innovative firms. The College of Wooster offers music, arts, and lectures, as does Wayne Center for the Arts, a community based arts center. The Parks and Recreation Department maintains several parks with swimming pools, playgrounds, trails, and activities for all seasons.

What Is Not Special about Wooster

It is a little isolated, with Akron being the nearest city 35 miles away, and it's approximately 50 miles to Cleveland; The average January temperature is just 26 degrees, and it does snow in Wooster (about 32 inches each winter).

Climate and Physical Environment

Wooster's average January temperature is 26 degrees, the average July temperature is about 72 degrees. Wooster gets over 30 inches of snow each winter.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are many opportunites for residents to enjoy the arts.  Wayne Center for the Arts, which is a visual and performing arts organization offers exhibits, art workshops, and dance, along with performances and community events.On the campus of The College of Wooster, is The Ohio Light Opera which has been producing operettas and musical theater for over 35 seasons. Wooster also has town festivals such as Feista Italiana, which is a biannual event and celebrates its Italian heritage with music and culinary and artisan demonstrations.


The town has a low crime rate.

Medical Facilities

Wooster Community Hospital


Wayne County does have a small airport that serves the many businesses in the area; Akron-Canton Regional Airport is 42 miles away; Cleveland Hopkins International is about 50 miles away.

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