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Old 06-09-2014, 09:52 AM
 
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Hello everyone!

I started a thread regarding a relocation from Orange County CA. I am now curious if there would be any significant weather differences between Columbus and Fremont? We are looking to stay in the Columbus are due to the shock factor of such a big move, but work is looking more in the Fremont area. Would it be colder in the winter time with more snow than Columbus would. I see its much closer to Lake Erie then Columbus is so I'm not sure if this is a factor. How about weather comparisons in thew summer time?

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Old 06-09-2014, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
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Fremont, OH? Should bear some resemblance to Toledo, which is colder by several degrees and snowier (normal winter snowfall 37.6" at Toledo, 26.7" at Columbus), but of course the snow totals come nowhere close to NE OH's. Summer temps are similar in the western half of the state.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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Yes, I'm sorry Fremont, OH. We would prefer to be in Columbus so the shock factor wouldn't be so bad, but since it also has less snowfall and isn't AS cold it seems like the best fit for us. Thank you Qilin34
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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These averages are a bit outdated, but still should be pretty close.

Average Yearly Temperature
Fremont: 58.6
Columbus: 61.2

Average Winter Temperature
Fremont: 25.3
Columbus: 31.3

Average Summer Temperature
Fremont: 70.8
Columbus: 71.3

So the biggest difference is in winter.

Average Yearly Rainfall
Fremont: 35.14
Columbus: 37.78

Average Yearly Snowfall
Fremont: N/A, but would be more similar to Toledo, which averages 37.6
Columbus: 28.8
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:23 PM
 
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The weather is going to be the least of your concerns if you are comparing Fremont and Columbus. Fremont has less than 20,000 people and is surrounded by some very very rural communities. You would be about 40 minutes from the nearest city (Toledo) which has nowhere near the bigger city amenities of Columbus.

I suspect you are in no way prepared for the culture shock of moving into a rural Ohio community. While I haven't lived in Fremont myself, I have lived in rural towns and much smaller ohio cities, as well as in California. You would have less culture shock moving to bigger metropolitan area. Have you considered visiting the locations you are thinking of moving? A move is a BIG commitment.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:41 PM
 
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These averages are a bit outdated, but still should be pretty close.

Average Yearly Temperature
Fremont: 58.6
Columbus: 61.2

Average Winter Temperature
Fremont: 25.3
Columbus: 31.3

Average Summer Temperature
Fremont: 70.8
Columbus: 71.3

So the biggest difference is in winter.

Average Yearly Rainfall
Fremont: 35.14
Columbus: 37.78

Average Yearly Snowfall
Fremont: N/A, but would be more similar to Toledo, which averages 37.6
Columbus: 28.8
Where are you getting these stats those don't look remotely close to actual temps. Avg summer time temp 71 degrees?!? More like 81.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Where are you getting these stats those don't look remotely close to actual temps. Avg summer time temp 71 degrees?!? More like 81.
They're from a book I have. They're 1970-2000 averages, so as I said, they're outdated. However, they're not going to be significantly different from 1980-2010, +/- a few degrees.

The 71 average is, of course, taken from the average high and low for June-August. 81 is closer to the average high, not the average temperature.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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the weather is going to be the least of your concerns if you are comparing fremont and columbus. Fremont has less than 20,000 people and is surrounded by some very very rural communities. You would be about 40 minutes from the nearest city (toledo) which has nowhere near the bigger city amenities of columbus.

I suspect you are in no way prepared for the culture shock of moving into a rural ohio community. While i haven't lived in fremont myself, i have lived in rural towns and much smaller ohio cities, as well as in california. You would have less culture shock moving to bigger metropolitan area. Have you considered visiting the locations you are thinking of moving? A move is a big commitment.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I grew up in a town with a population of about what Fremont has. I think you're going to be in for a real shock if you move there. Not necessarily a bad one but it's very very different than a city like Columbus which has a population of about 800,000.

According to Wikipedia, in 2012 Fremont Ohio's population was about 17,000. The town I grew up in has a population of about 15,000. Both the town I grew up in and Fremont have roughly the same area they cover. I have never been to Fremont so some of this may or may not apply to that. But I can tell you about the town I grew up in.

We have tons of fast food and pizza. We have a few chain sit down places like Frisch's or Bob Evans (you might need to google those). As far as nice sit down places, we have about 3 of those - one of which is a steakhouse chain. We never had any fancy dining choices (meals cost about $20 a person tops at the nicer places in town). We have a home improvement store and a Walmart. We also have an Ace hardware and a couple dollar stores. The only place to shop for clothes would have been Peebles which is a type of department store. There is an outlet mall about 20 minutes away though so there is that but I'm trying to keep in mind what is within the city limits.

No movie theatres. We have a (roller) skating rink - which is full of teenagers trying to make out on the weekends, they even turn the middle of the rink into a dance area - and a bowling alley. Lots of bars though but they're kind of redneck with a lot of fighting and/or people trying to get naked. There were a few good bars though that didn't tolerate that kind of behavior. No art galleries. We have a local city museum which is kind of interesting but if you're a local, you've seen everything there a lot. There wasn't a music scene at all unless you count the music spot for teenagers (you aren't allowed in if you're over 18) and the bars have local bands sometimes.

Now as for things to do... You can party with your friends in your house or theirs. Bonfires are a HUGE thing where I'm from. Everyone would sit around the bonfire, just talk and drink beer - maybe roast some hotdogs and marshmallows. Fishing is a big thing in the area. People would just hang out at their favorite fishing spot, maybe sneak some beer (yes, we like to drink) along with you and hope the park ranger doesn't find you. Hiking is another huge thing (sans beer this time) and anything to do with being outdoors. Swimming in the creek was a common thing.

There's also a county fair once a year. That's probably the most exciting thing that happens. There's all the local 4-H clubs animals showing and lots of displays (like photography, painting, cooking, sewing, etc). There's horse races, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, etc... Lots of fair food. It's pretty much your typical county fair but everyone in the county comes out. As a kid, we'd spend all day there all 5 days just hanging out in the animal barns with our friends.

What I'm saying is, there was absolutely nothing to do as far as entertainment unless you were willing to find ways to entertain yourself (ie fishing, bonfires, hanging out with friends). Everyone knows everyone in a town like that and news gets out fast. Honestly, it wasn't a bad life at all. I'd still live there if it weren't for the town's heroin problem becoming out of control and the fact that my husband works in Columbus. But, it is definitely going to be some serious culture shock for you.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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The weather is going to be the least of your concerns if you are comparing Fremont and Columbus. Fremont has less than 20,000 people and is surrounded by some very very rural communities. You would be about 40 minutes from the nearest city (Toledo) which has nowhere near the bigger city amenities of Columbus.

I suspect you are in no way prepared for the culture shock of moving into a rural Ohio community. While I haven't lived in Fremont myself, I have lived in rural towns and much smaller ohio cities, as well as in California. You would have less culture shock moving to bigger metropolitan area. Have you considered visiting the locations you are thinking of moving? A move is a BIG commitment.
We currently have an employee that lives in Fremont and is pushing for the new facility to be near the Fremont area. I spoke with the owner and I was assured the new location will be in the Columbus area or surrounding areas. That is the reason why I was pushing to be closer to the city is to endure a little less culture shock compared to rural Ohio. Yeah I will be visiting at the end of the month and back again sometime in August with my wife to start looking at apartments. Thank you for your insight.
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