Cleveland, Ohio, one of the largest metropolitan cities in the United States (a population well over 2 million), has managed to keep its hometown feel. With a large diversity of ethnicities (more than 117), neighborhoods and attractions (from the bustle of downtown to the beaches of Lake Erie), Cleveland is also located within 500 miles of 43% of the entire population of the United States.
Cleveland attractions are second to none. From the world-famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the USS Cod, a retired WWII SS-224 submarine available for tours, to the Nautic Queen Cruises on Lake Erie, this city never stops surprising.
Museums like the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Children's Museum of Cleveland, the Great Lakes Science Center and the NASA Glenn Research Center are just the beginning. With plenty of arts and entertainment like the Cleveland Orchestra and the Playhouse Square Center (the second largest performing arts center in the country, next to New York's Lincoln Center), University Circle, a 550-acre concentration of cultures, educational and medical institutes; and the East Fourth Street Entertainment District, which offers a unique atmosphere of restaurants and nightclubs, you'll never be far from the diversity and vibrancy of the city.
Very few cities can offer such an array of beaches and parks like Cleveland. On the shores of Lake Erie, there are beaches enough for everyone. There is also Splash Lagoon indoor water park, the world-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park and the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo. Cleveland's "Emerald Necklace" is one of the most interconnected and extensive city park systems in the United States.
The Cleveland Metropark system encompasses over 20,000 acres of parkland. Cleveland is clearly a world-class sports city, with an abundance of major league teams like baseball's Indians, football's Browns, basketball's Cavaliers and soccer's City Stars, and even the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.
Restaurants reflect Cleveland's diversity. There are many quirky coffee houses, outdoor dining, and a diverse culinary scene offering everything from pierogis and walleye to gourmet four-star dining.
Rated in Tripadvisor.com's Top 10 Value Destinations, ranked by The Economist as the most livable city, and perpetually ranked as the top business meeting city in the United States, the secret of working in Cleveland is getting out. With a strong service economy, financial services, insurance and healthcare employment, there is a lot that keeps the workforce healthy. With powerhouse companies located in the city like National City Corporation, Eaton Corporation, Sherwin-Williams Company and KeyCorp, the technology sector is constantly moving forward. According the US News and World Report, the Cleveland Clinic ranks among the best hospitals in the United States, and the Hopkins International Airport keeps Cleveland connected with commerce globally.
Cleveland offers a wide range of higher educational opportunities. Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Oberlin College and John Carroll University are some of the top-notch choices locally.
There is a huge and attractive diversity of neighborhoods and communities in Cleveland. The Downtown area applies a mixed-use approach to its numerous neighborhoods, like the Flats and the Warehouse District. East side or West side (separated by the river), there is an increasing number of condominiums, lofts and apartments, as well as new and historical hosing developments. The price ranges make living in Cleveland attractive for all incomes, and the ethnic and cultural diversity makes living in Cleveland attractive for any culture and background.