Cleveland – Where Progress & Prosperity Meet America’s North Coast

 

Also dubbed the New American City, Cleveland is a metropolis of rich history and cultural diversity comprised of three main districts: Downtown, East Side and West Side. Families from all over flock to Cleveland for its local art, inspirational history, world-class dining and exciting sports events.

 

Rising employment opportunities also attract a lot of young and seasoned professionals most of which currently work in health care, manufacturing and accommodation services. Local universities like Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University yield graduates most commonly in the areas of mechanical engineering, general biological sciences and general psychology. Income and property values are also on the rise and nearly half of residents own instead of rent. For those looking to move to a new home, the following districts each have compelling reasons to consider before making the leap.  

Downtown Cleveland 

The heart of Cleveland includes three professional sports arenas and is home to Cleveland State University. Serious music fans can head to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while performing arts and theatre buffs can escape to Playhouse Square, the largest performing arts center in the U.S. outside of New York. There’s also the vibrant East 4th Street scene known for its superior dining, shops and entertainment. One of the newer additions of the last decade would be the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, located in the FirstEnergy Powerhouse building in the city’s Flats district. 

West Side 

Everything west of the Cuyahoga River is located in what is called the West Side district. Here, residents who relish local history can find historic landmarks in the Tremont area which is one of the oldest parts of the city. Olmsted Falls is worth a visit for the charming look and feel of a small town while being just a few miles away from the heart of downtown. Lakewood boasts the area’s most beautiful parks and is the suburb nearest the downtown area. There are also plenty of amazing and unique shopping and dining options sprinkled all over this side of town. 

East Side

For a taste of older architecture and an exceptional cultural and arts center, the East Side district is the place to be. The Larchmere area is the perfect place to shop for unique art, antiques and other charming collectibles. Visitors can’t help but notice the many artistic murals that cover the city landscape and the “offbeat charm” of its 40+ shops and dining options. Families will especially find plenty to do in the Cleveland Heights, University Heights and Shaker Heights neighborhoods. There are five local parks, an Olympic-sized ice rink, playgrounds and dozens of picturesque picnic spots. A deeply rich history, world-class entertainment and unique cultural heritage make these areas perfect for those looking for something a little different.

Local Culture

There’s a little something for everyone to celebrate in “the Land”. Dozens of annual festivals celebrate a variety of cultural traditions and arts such as tthe Flats Festival of the Arts, the Larchmere Porchfest, Tater Tots and Beer Festival, Cleveland Pizza Festival and the National Hamburger Festival. Other yearly celebrations include the Ohio Scottish Games, the Irish Cultural Festival, the Cleveland Russian Festival, the Puerto Rican Parade the Little Italy Feast of the Assumption, the Romanian Festival, the Serbian Festival, Egyptian Festival and plenty more.

For families looking for all the amenities of a big city without all the traffic, Cleveland is a clear choice. 

 

Resources for Cleveland Residents:

Natural Gas:

Kratos Gas & Power Ohio – (800) 226-2203

 

Water:

City Of Cleveland Water – (216) 664-2444

 

Cable Companies:

Comcast – (800) 993-2225

Cox Communications –  (216) 676-8100

Time Warner – (877) 772-2253

 

Phone:

AT&T – (800) 288-2020

Time Warner – (877) 772-2253

 

Mortgage Lenders:

Howard Hanna Mortgage Services – (216) 870-4880 fredvanderpeet@howardhanna.com

 

Home Inspectors:

Home Safe Home Inspections (440) 740 – 0068

Whittington Home Inspectors (216)  952-8500

 

Pest Inspector:

Chagrin Valley Pest Control – (440) 247-6170

 

Newspaper:

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Cleveland’s main newspaper) – (216) 999-6000

 

Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO)

1-800-686-PUCO (7826)