Cleveland is a great place to live and this city is on the rise in a lot of ways! On top of the Real Estate business industry, CPD Homes listed some of the best things about Cleveland:
Great Cleveland is super affordable as compared to other major cities in America. If you’re looking for a new home, Cleveland might be the perfect place to relocate to.
Cleveland’s 20th-century heritage as a major manufacturing center has given the city a legacy of world-class arts and cultural institutions. Among these are the Cleveland Museum of Art, founded in 1913 on land donated by Western Union founder Jeptha Wade and others; the Cleveland Orchestra, whose neo-classical home, Severance Hall, was built by industrialist John L. Severance; and the Cleveland Botanical Garden, founded in 1930 as a home for the 17,000-book botanical library donated by Eleanor Squire.
Lake Erie is a great source of recreation, scenic beauty, and natural resources (such as the salt mines under the lake). It’s also a vital element in creating Lake Erie Icewine and the Lake Effect snow that protects our north coast gardens in the winter. The history of Lake Erie can be explored all along the coastline at lighthouses, maritime history museums, and such unique sites as Edgewater Beach and Beachhouse.
That people come from all over the world to be treated at Cleveland hospitals is no accident. The Cleveland Clinic is rated one of the top three US hospitals by US News and World Report magazine as well as the number one cardiac care center. In addition, nearby University Hospitals’ Seidman Cancer Center is one of 39 comprehensive, multi-discipline, cancer centers in the US and is rated among the top 25 US cancer centers by US News and World Report. University Hospitals’ Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital is among the top 10 children’s hospitals and is ranked the number one neo-natal care center by the same report.
The Greater Cleveland area is home to several Fortune 500 companies: paint manufacturer, Sherwin-Williams; conglomerate Parker Hannifin; insurance company, Progressive Insurance in Mayfield Village; and aluminum recycler Aleris International, based in Beachwood. Further south of Cleveland, Akron is home to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and First Energy, and Canton is home to the Timken Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of tapered roller bearings.
Northeast Ohio has a wide variety of educational institutions, from the relatively affordable and accessible Cleveland State University to private Oberlin College, one of the first US colleges to admit women students, to Case Western Reserve University, named the number 1 undergraduate college in Ohio (and number 38 in the US) by US News and World Report magazine in 2007. Other area colleges and universities include John Carroll University, Ursuline College, Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, the University of Akron, and Kent State University.
Yes, I realize that being a Cleveland sports fans takes a certain amount of courage and fortitude, but what other cities our size has the variety of professional sports teams that Cleveland has. There’s always a major league sporting event and team to cheer — from the Cleveland Browns to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians.
The Cleveland Public Library, founded in 1869, has 28 branches plus the main branch in downtown Cleveland. In addition, library patrons have access to the collections of 31 regional library systems in 9 counties through the CLEVNET system, a set-up unique among big city libraries.
Cleveland’s “Emerald Necklace” is one of the most interconnected and extensive city park systems in the US. Founded in 1917, the Cleveland Metropark system is the oldest park system in Ohio and now encompasses over 20,000 acres of parkland. You can travel from the mouth of the Rocky River to the woods outside of Chagrin Falls without ever leaving the park. Facilities include the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, a marina, the toboggan chutes in Strongsville, several golf courses, riding stables, and miles and miles of biking and hiking trails.
Cleveland has always had good restaurants, but the last few years have seen an explosion of new restaurants, food trucks, and chefs. Cleveland food mixes local produce and other ingredients with a touch of ethnicity and a lot of styles.