It depends on if you are working or if you're disabled or retired as we need to know if you need to accommodate your driving to/from work.
Cleveland (seriously) and far east side or far west side is a nice place to live because the people are friendly, you can live in a cottage, a high rise or house, Lake Erie isn't far from anything, and the Emerald Necklace (forest type parks for walking) aren't far either. I don't suggest swimming in any water anywhere anymore but they have spas. Take a look at their arboratum online. I don't think there's much clear land left these days; those that are cleared are drying out from the heat. I don't think things are out there for exploring anymore, anywhere, as it's dangerous...however there are parks. Ohio has high unemployment right now, and several states in that area now have a bedbug problem (brought in from overseas and thru the airlines we're told).