Cleveland - An All-American City on the North Coast of America

Affordable Housing

As the cost of housing rises nationally, Cleveland's remains affordable. The Cleveland area boasts abundant affordable housing for both rental and purchase. Residential communities of Cleveland Heights, University Heights, and Shaker Heights are within easy walking, bicycling, or driving distance to University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as University Circle and all of its educational and cultural institutions.


University Circle

University CircleUniversity Circle is a unique cultural, medical, educational, and religious district located just minutes from downtown Cleveland. Within its one-square mile, you'll discover arts and sciences, museums, parks, galleries and restaurants. Little Italy neighbors the Circle and provides a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and art galleries rich in its cultural heritage. University Circle is full of activity, with more than $500 million in construction projects under way, just completed, or in the process of being planned. University Circle provides the Cleveland community with multiple exhibitions, concerts, music recitals, lectures, plays, films, and forums.



Great Lakes Science CenterThe Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the finest museums in the country, and it still offers free admission. Other museums include the Cleveland Natural History Museum (housing the world's largest collection of human and primate skeletons), the Cleveland Health Education Museum (a unique science center focusing on the human body), and the Great Lakes Science Museum (contains over 300 hands-on interactive science exhibits and an omnimax theater). The Western Reserve Historical Society offers diverse displays on the culture and history of the city, and the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum houses the best collection of pre-1920 automobiles in existence.


Performing Arts

Palace Theater, Playhouse SquarePlayhouse Square is one of the nation's largest multi-theater performing arts centers. It offers five gloriously restored theaters providing the latest touring Broadway shows, concerts, dances, operas, comedies, and much more. Playhouse Square is home to the Cleveland Ballet and the Cleveland Opera. The playhouse is the oldest non-profit theater in America.

Severance HallThe world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra performs during winter evenings in the art deco elegance of Severance Hall, located one block from the Lakeside offices of University Hospitals of Cleveland. Throughout the summer, the orchestra performs at Blossom Music Center located in Cuyahoga Valley, an hour's drive away from the city.


Sports and Leisure

Jacobs Field, Home of the Cleveland IndiansCleveland offers sports action and outdoor recreation for year-round activities. Our professional sports teams include the NFL Cleveland Browns football, MLB Cleveland Indians baseball, NBA Cleveland Cavaliers basketball, AHL Cleveland Barons hockey, MISL Cleveland Force indoor soccer and CSU Vikings college basketball. There are 300 golf courses throughout Northeast Ohio. Enjoy Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes. There's sport fishing (Lake Erie has some of the best walleye, perch and bass fishing in the world), swimming, boating, parasailing, scuba diving, jet skiing and canoeing. Fly fisherman can cast for steelhead trout, salmon and bass in the Chagrin, Rocky and Cuyahoga Rivers.



Cleveland MetroparksAn "Emerald Necklace" of over 19,000 acres of parkland surround the city and is operated by the Cleveland MetroParks System. The 14 Cleveland Metroparks Reservations and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park offer a combined 52,000 acres for rest & relaxation. These parks offer scenic footpaths, biking trails, picnic areas, fishing, five nature interpretive areas, and more than 800 miles of bridle trails with three stables. During the winter season, the parks offer skiing, tobogganing, snowmobiling, and ice skating. The Cuyahoga Valley National Recreational Area also provides an additional 33,000 acres of recreational activity along the C&O Canal. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is also part of the park system and contains one of the world's finest exhibits highlighting the importance of the rainforests.



Lake ErieCleveland has more lakeshore than any other metropolitan area in the world and more yacht clubs than San Diego. There are also a number of inland reservoirs available for water activities and picnic outings. Each summer, hundreds of regattas are held, and scores of wineries, caves, campgrounds, and beaches wait to be explored.



The FlatsFrom the riverfront decks of the bars and restaurants of the Flats to the nightclubs and fine dining of the Warehouse, Gateway, and Theater Districts, downtown Cleveland provides plenty of evening entertainment.



Rock-n-Roll...and Other Music

Rock and Roll Hall of FameIn the city where the term Rock-and-Roll originated, Cleveland offers a concert schedule with over 200 rock and pop concerts a year. Countless night spots feature live entertainment for every taste. Cleveland is also home of the internationally-renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.


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