Moving to Cleveland? Or simply wondering what to expect or what it’s like in the city? Without a doubt, there’s an exciting future ahead of you on the North Coast. But before you move to Cleveland, it’s essential that you take whatever you’ve heard or perceived about the city and leave it behind. Read through these 17 hidden gems of Cleveland before you even set foot in the CLE:
Lake Erie boasts 37 public beaches, with two popular ones within view of downtown Cleveland. Edgewater Park and Huntington Reservation offer dog and swim beaches, boat ramps, paddleboard and kayak rentals, fishing piers, picnic areas, metro park trail access, and much more.
As the saying goes, only in Ohio can you experience all four seasons in the same week. Bottom line: Cleveland is subject to some rapidly changing weather patterns and it’s best if you buy all of the above prior to your move: umbrella, rain boots, snow boots, winter coat, sandals, shorts, sunglasses, and an ice scraper. You’ll definitely want an ice scraper for the winter months.
Cleveland’s “distinctive architecture” was featured on Fodor’s list of reasons to visit Cleveland and for good reason. The city has history, as the gargoyles, Corinthian columns, bricks, stones, and beautiful homes attest to.
Cleveland is home to the 2016 NBA Champion Cavaliers, and the record-setting winning streak/World Series contender Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns who are the up and coming team in the NFL.
Crowned the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, Cleveland’s music scene is boomin’ with venues like the Agora, the House of Blues, the Hard Rock Café, tons of live band action at restaurants, and – of course – the world famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Cleveland restaurants are continuously recognized by acclaimed food critics and national publications, and the likes of Michael Symon and Jonathon Sawyer have helped put Cleveland’s food scene on the map.
Get your fix on at one (or all) of Cleveland’s nationally recognized coffee houses.
Food [check]. Coffee [check]. Beer [CHECK]. Craft beer is abundant in the CLE (it helps us make it through a Browns game…) and to truly soak in all the hops your heart desires, you’ve got to hop on the Cleveland Brew Bus – Cleveland’s craft brewery tour and tastings.
That’s right. Second only to the Big Apple, Cleveland’s Playhouse Square encompasses nine theaters that put on a collective 1,000+ events every year.
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the International Women’s Air & Space Museum, the Christmas Story House, and the list goes on….
They’re fun, quirky, authentic, and have so much to offer: Ohio City, Tremont, The Flats, Gordon Square Arts District, Lakewood, Hingetown, Little Italy, and Kamm’s Corner.
A true Cleveland landmark located in Ohio City, the West Side Market is CLE’s oldest indoor/outdoor market space and features over 100 vendors. Check out the fish market, grab a bouquet of flowers (and something sweet), and don’t forget to taste some renowned beef jerky from J & J Czuchraj Meats
Located at North Coast Harbor in Downtown Cleveland, the Great Lakes Science Center has something for the whole family to enjoy, including 100 hands-on experiences and an IMAX Dome theater.
The Cleveland Metroparks is an outdoor playground with hundreds of miles of bicycle, walking and horse trails, as well as golf courses, nature education centers, and fishing spots.
People fly to Cleveland from all over the world for the top-notch, world-class care found at the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. Your move to Cleveland gives you easy access to these health systems.
Cleveland’s public transit system – nicknamed the RTA or the Rapid – is one of the best mass transit systems in North America. So, no car? No problem!
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest gives you an exciting and awe-inspiring opportunity to travel the world right in your own backyard. The Cleveland Zoo is one of the city’s most popular year-round attractions with animals, programs, events, and learning opportunities galore.
When you move, you always move for a reason. Whether it’s for work, family, school, housing, or just a change of scenery, knowing the 17 hidden gems of Cleveland before you move will definitely amaze you! Need more information about the best things in Cleveland? CPD Homes is here to help! Call us now at 216-619-4387. You may also download a FREE copy of our e-Book for more related articles. We are here to assist you!