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The mesmerizingly blue tides of Lake Erie washing up on the northern shore as the towering buildings of downtown sit in the background, filled with the spirit of love that only the residents of Cleveland can possess. NBA fans may know this as the home of LeBron James, but the city of Cleveland is more than just a place for basketball stars. As the highest-populated city in Ohio, with the motto of “Progress & Prosperity,” Cleveland is a city of growth, ambition, and all-around greatness.
Founded in 1796, Cleveland was solid economically for over a century since 1832 when the Ohio and Erie Canal were completed, as it became the manufacturing center due to its location off the lake and connection to various canals and railroad lines. In 1836, the city of Cleveland was incorporated. Since then there has been much growth in the commercial development of the city, with prominent figures such as John D. Rockefeller founding Standard Oil here, and various automotive companies as well. In 1920 Cleveland became the fifth largest city thanks to its prosperity.
Cleveland’s prosperity continued in areas outside of the economy as well, as the Indians won the 1948 World Series and the Browns were a true force in the NFL in the 1950s. While the 1960s and 70s were a rough time for the city, the 80s acted as a transitioning period, which allowed for Cleveland to get itself back in the right direction by the end of the 90s. Now, with improved infrastructure, Cleveland has become an “example of revitalization,” and was ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country in 2005. Cleveland has returned to all of its former glory, plus some, and is truly a city that prospers.
Things to Do in Cleveland:
Packed with attractions that bring in people from all around, arts that will captivate you visually and mentally, recreation to keep you moving, shopping that will have your closet filled to capacity, nightlife that’ll have you out until morning, and sports that will have you going crazy every season, Cleveland is the place for it all. When it comes to things to do in Cleveland, you can get your fill of whatever you like.
When it comes to major attractions in Cleveland, you’ll be amazed at all the sights you can see. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has more than 50 exhibits that will take you through the history of this once highly controversial genre of music and its stars. Fly through the sky at up to 120 miles an hour on thrill rides at the Cedar Point Amusement Park. Get closer to nature and the diverse species of animals that inhabit our earth at the Cleveland Aquarium, Cleveland Botanical garden, and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Switch gears and visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame to get in the game with some of the greatest athletes to ever play in the NFL.
The arts in Cleveland are so widely diverse that you can see paintings, dancing, operas, orchestra, historical museums and more. One of the best (and free) things to do in Cleveland is to visit the Cleveland Museum of Art and awe at the 45,000 objects on display from Monet to ancient Grecian statues. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History allows you to explore things of nature that have baffled and intrigued us since the dawn of time, like the T-Rex, the constellations, and rare gems. For art that you can experience live, take a seat at Severance Hall and hear the classical sounds of the Cleveland Orchestra. If a Broadway show is in town, there’s a dance company performance, a huge comedy show, or a concert, then Playhouse Square is where you will probably be as is hosts more than 1,000 events annually, surrounding its guests with gold, marble, and crystal for a surprisingly reasonable price.
With one of the Great Lakes as its border and its lush acres of greenery, recreation in Cleveland includes hiking, fishing, golf, and everything in between. Cleveland Metroparks consist of almost 23,000 acres, 2,500 picnic tables, 100 trails, 14 miles of lakefront, eight golf courses, five swimming areas, and 70-foot toboggan chutes – you can find something to do. Get on the water and enjoy paddle-boating, jet skiing, kayaking and paddle-boarding at Rock & Dock at the North Coast Harbor Marina or at Great Lakes Watersports.
Shopping in Cleveland can lead you to purchasing some of the most unique and rare finds possible. With so many quirky stores and shopping centers, the possibilities are endless, but you’ll definitely walk home with a bag or two…or five. For 75 different specialty shops in one place, visit Tower City Center to pick up a gift or have your own personal shopping spree. You could also stop by America’s first indoor mall, The Arcade, for some truly unique shops. If you’re in Cleveland’s Chinatown, stop by Asia Plaza for some retail therapy; you might even catch some events while you’re there. Constantino’s Market, located in the Warehouse District, is an urban, upscale market with outdoor dining. For history and shopping, the famous West Side Market is popular with the tourists, but has everything for everyday to ethnic items.
Get caught up all year long in the hype of Cleveland sports. Win or lose, the fans in Cleveland are bound to go crazy; just ask LeBron. During football season, see the NFL’s Cleveland Browns on Sundays at FirstEnergy Stadium, just off the coast of Lake Erie. Basketball fans can meet and cheer on their Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA season at the Quicken Loans Arena. The MLB gets quite exciting as the Cleveland Indians play at Progressive Field. Other teams in the city include the arena football team the Cleveland Gladiators and the American Hockey League’s Lake Erie Monsters.
What to Consider When Moving to Cleveland:
There are so many great things in and about Cleveland and that includes its neighborhoods. When you are moving to Cleveland, consider which area you want to call home as you are searching for Cleveland apartments.
Cleveland Heights is located east of downtown and is a very unique suburb of the city. There are several business districts within this neighborhood to include Coventry Village and Cedar-Fairmount. This area is home to a large collection of historic homes from nearly a century ago.
Detroit-Shoreway is located west of downtown and is home to the Gordon Square Arts District which includes the Cleveland Public Theatre and The Capitol, a 1920s movie house. This area is truly indie and offers a wide variety of shops and restaurants that you will probably never find anywhere else.
Kamm’s Corner is located on the western-most border of the city and is home to many of Cleveland’s police officers and firefighters. This area is greatly known for its eclectic shops, restaurants, Irish pubs, and recreational options.
Lakewood is a hotspot as far as residential areas are concerned. High-rise apartments and condo buildings fill in the gaps between the vintage-porched houses along the street, and the trees that sit on Lake Erie.
Shaker Square & Larchmere are located on the far eastern part of Cleveland. Indulge in the antiques that can be found on Larchmere Boulevard in the independent shops, book stores, and historic homes in the area. Shaker Square is the oldest shopping district in Ohio and the Colonial-Georgian style buildings still remain standing.
Why Cleveland Apartments Are Hot:
Attractions galore, rare and amazing shopping experiences, sports for every season, and trees and lakes that go on for miles all make Cleveland apartments hot. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another city that possesses so many amenities, while also being perfectly located on one of the largest lakes on the planet. Cleveland is an all-around city that is home to and/or the birthplace of some amazing people in our culture today that range from actors, singers, philosophers, high ranking military officers, former presidents, professional athletes, and much more.
Come join the fun and cultural creativity of a fantastic city. Begin a new life of “Progress & Prosperity” in one of the Cleveland apartments found throughout the city.
- The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is one of the best natural history museums in the country.
- Westside Market contains over 100 vendors selling produce, baked goods, meats, and cheese.
- The famed house from the classic movie A Christmas Story is open to the public year-round.
- The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the top orchestras in the US and perform at Severance Hall.
- University Circle is home to CSU, Case Western Reserve University, and Chancellor University.
- The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is home to 3,000 animals and has the largest primate collection in the US.
Veteran's Memorial Bridge
The historic West Side Market dates back to 1840.
The William G. Mather steamship is now a Maritime Museum.
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The Old Armory was built in 1893.
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