Put down roots in a city that’s as real as it gets—100% pure Cleveland. From our rich history to the bright future we’re building together, there’s a lot to love about CLE.
Great lakes and green space, restaurants and rock ‘n’ roll. Discover all the big-city benefits waiting for you in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cleveland is proud of its manufacturing past and blue-collar heritage. However, the city has been transitioning from the “rust belt” region to a center of advanced research and technology, especially in the healthcare sector. This unique mix of old-school work ethic and new-wave innovation makes way for nationally recognized healthcare leaders—including the one-and-only Cleveland Clinic and the renowned University Hospitals. Cleveland is where healthcare, high-tech, and hard work meet.
Whether it’s the vast, glistening expanse of Lake Erie or the twists and turns of the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland’s waterways are among its greatest assets. The best part? These massive bodies of water provide no shortage of opportunities for activity, adventure, and more than a little partying. It’s no secret that our beloved Cuyahoga caught on fire in 1969 due to pollution—but the tireless restoration and environmental reforms that followed, including CLEan Committed, have cleaned up the city for good and preserved fishing, boating, kayaking, and family fun for all ages.
Cleveland’s arts and cultural offerings inspire at every turn with boundless talent and creativity across the city. Get your culture on at The Cleveland Museums of Art and Natural History. Explore the city’s heritage at the Cleveland History Center or admire local artists’ work at 78th Street Studios. Take in a show at Playhouse Square or experience the world-class Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall or Blossom Music Center.
Through the good times and the bad, Cleveland sports fans are anything but fair-weather. Clevelanders wear their hearts on their jerseys with deep-seated devotion to Cleveland Browns football, Indians baseball, Cavaliers basketball, and AHL Affiliate Cleveland Monsters hockey. Cleveland teams and fans are undefeated in passion and resilience—a key component of our heritage and culture. And you’ll find Clevelanders standing strong, on any and every given Sunday, with team spirit that’s second to none.
The most unique part of a city is its people. And in Cleveland, our people are waiting to welcome you as one of their own. From new-builds in Midtown to the quaint charm of Little Italy; from the night life of Ohio City to the family-friendly accessibility of Old Brooklyn; our Cleveland communities are ready to take your order, pour you a craft beer, and expand your horizons through works of art, history, and signature C-town culture. You’ll find old-school Clevelanders and the next generation of movers and shakers all doing life together as family.
Decadent East and Westside brunches. Po’ Boys and Polish Boys, pizza and pastries. An Ohio-brewed beer scene so massive you’ll need a passport to navigate it. One thing is certain—Cleveland loves to eat and drink. You’ll find family-friendly hotspots and intimate fine dining with classic comfort food and artisan cuisine in every corner of the city. What’s more, Cleveland’s ethnic and farmers’ markets carry hard-to-find ingredients that will inspire your own culinary creativity. Taste the best of Cleveland in your own backyard.
Cleveland celebrates diversity in a big way—and the city is growing increasingly diverse every day. Intentionally inclusive when it comes to race, gender identity, age, socio-economic status, and more, Cleveland has been ranked as the #1 most diverse city in Ohio and among the top in the nation, with diversity scores increasing by 8.4 percent from 2010-2018. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, and whatever kind of life you want, you’ll feel both welcome and at home in Cleveland.
Earplugs? C’mon. This is Cleveland, where rock music reigns supreme. Not only did Cleveland DJ Alan Freed coin the term “rock ‘n’ roll” in the 1950s, but our city was the first to embrace quintessential rockers like Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie during the famous WMMS Coffee Break Concerts. Cleveland rocks so hard that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame set up shop here in 1983 and opened an incredibly family-friendly Museum in 1995. Indie, punk, classic, and rock artists of every persuasion prioritize Cleveland as a music tour hot-spot, invading our House of Blues and Cleveland Agora theaters, all for the love of the music.
With Lake Erie in our front yard, Cuyahoga Valley National Park in our backyard, and numerous parks, waterways, and recreational areas throughout the region, Cleveland city-dwellers still have countless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Without traveling far from home, you can enjoy exciting watersports, scenic hikes, extensive bike trails, and relaxing nature walks. Sustainable Cleveland is focused on growing and maintaining vibrant natural green spaces within the Cleveland city limits and surrounding areas.
Akron offers a wide variety of activities, from arts, culture and entertainment as well as a robust sports scene. Experience world-class art at the Akron Art Museum with collections from 1850 to present. History buffs will enjoy the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, a historic 65-room estate on 70 acres. The Akron Zoo offers 35 acres of animal exhibits sure to delight the whole family. Take a day trip on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and see the beauty of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.