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Cleveland, Ohio - A Great Place to Live!


Cleveland - A City of Invention:
Cleveland played a huge role in the development of the airplane, the automobile, large ships, useful electricity, efficient oil refining, steelmaking, and the manufacture of paints and chemicals.
Cleveland can also claim credit for a slew of lifesaving medical procedures, such as blood transfusions, X-rays, electrical shock to start a stopped heart, and coronary angiography bypass surgery. Vital medical devices, such as the first artifical kidney, and simulated infant formula were developed in Cleveland.
A number of car parts, such as the steering wheel and windshield wipers; airplane parts, such as liquid hydrogen rocket fuel, were developed in Cleveland.
Electric streetcars, outdoor electric street lighting, the arc welding process, a variety of paints, varnishes and other coatings, certain polymers, aluminum, the gas mask, and even golf balls - all owe their existence to Cleveland.

Things to Do: Home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum:


The mid-west city of Cleveland is so much more than the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is its most famous landmark. Housing rare artefacts as well as stage wear belonging to the biggest names in music, and numerous video and audio displays, one full day may not be enough for the music fanatic.

Ohio City:

Breweries:

Culture:

Downtown Cleveland Dinning, Entertainment, Sports, and HOT Nightlife:
Nearby - More Things to Do:

Fashion Week Cleveland, the city's annual fashion event, is one of the few internationally recognized fasion happenings in North America. Considered by many to be the the best in the Midwest, perhaps second only to New York fro fashion weeks in the United States.
Not far from downtown, you can tour the Christmas Story House, (3159 W. 11th st), retored to its movie splendor, open year round to the public.

A short drive outside the city is Blossom Music Center, located in Cuyahoga Falls less than an hour south of downtown, is perhaps the best summer venue in the United States. It Pavilion seats 5700 and the lawn can hold another 13,500. You can take a picnic to enjoy on the grass banks and hear anything from the biggest names in rock through to the world-acclaimed Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.

Nearby in Sandusky is Cedar Point amusement park, "The Roller Coaster Capital of the World".
From there, a 20-minute ride on the Jet Express, transports you to Put-In Bay on South Bass Island. This place is wild with bars aplenty, play parks for children of all ages and a real feelgood factor. Put-in-Bay is also the site of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial.
For more gentle pursuits, remain on board for another short hop to Kelley's Island, where the pace of life is more leisurely and great for fishing and spotting wildlife.

At the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in Akron, Ohio, you can learn about America's many inventors in this hands-on museum. In nearby, Bath, Ohio, Hale Farm and Village, is a living 19th century history museum.
For the sports lover, the not to be missed Pro Football Hall of Fame at nearby Canton, Ohio, just over an hour from Cleveland. Other attractions in Canton are the William McKinley Presidential Library and the National First Ladies Library.

Kirkland, Ohio, about 30 minutes east of downtown, is home of the Holden Arboretum, one of the largest and best in the United States. Its 3600 acres contain over 17,000 plants and mass plantings.Kirkland is also home to Lake Metroparks Farmpark, named by USA Today as one of North America's 10 best farmparks.
Kirkland is where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints saw the establishment of the church organization and basic doctrines. The Kirkland Temple, a National Historic Landmark, was the first Mormon temple and is open to the public.

Parks and Gardens:

Cleveland is home to four parks in the countrywide Cleveland Clevaland Metroparks system as well as: Washington Park, Brookside Park and parts of Rocky River and Washington Reservations. They are known locally as the Emerald Necklace that encircle Cuyahoga County. Included in the system is the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, that contains one of the largest collections of primates in North America. One of the gems of the Emerald Necklace is the North Chagrin Reservation, with many varied trails and Squire castle.
In nearby Summit County, is Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, an early 20th century Tudor Revival mansion on 70 acres of gardens built by Goodyear founder, F.A. seiberling.

Sports:

Cleveland is one of the greatest sports towns anywhere with a very local fan base.
Cleveland's professional teams include the Cleveland Indians baseball team at Progressive Field, Cleveland Browns football team at Cleveland Browns Stadium, , and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team at Quicken Loans Arena. Other teams include: Lake Erie Monsters (American Hockey Leaque), the Cleveland Gladiators (Arena Football league), and the Cleveland Crush (lingerie football).

Beaches:

The most popular beaches near Cleveland are Huntington Reservation in Bay Village, Edwater Park in Cleveland, near W 25th. St, Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park beach is protected by a breakwall and a dog beach, and Mentor, Ohio, about 30 minutes east of Cleveland, has the largest natural sand beach in Ohio at Headlands Beach State Park.

Wineries:

Ohio has a thriving wine business. And the heart of the Ohio wine industry is located in Northeast Ohio. The Northeast Ohio wine country runs east from Cleveland along Lake Erie towards the Pennsylvania border. Most of the wines made in Ohio are made in the Northeast corner of the state in Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula counties.

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Canal Country Ashtabula Tours/Inns


Chateau Tebeau Winery
Helena, Ohio

D&D Smith Winery
Norwalk, Ohio

Dollar House Winery
Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Firelands Winery
Sandusky, Ohio

Heineman Winery
Put-in-Bay, Ohio

John Christ Winery
Avon Lake, Ohio

Kelly's Island Wine Co
Kellys Island, Ohio

Klingshirn Winery
Avon Lake, Ohio

Matus Winery
Wakeman, Ohio

Mon Ami Winery
Port Clinton, Ohio

Paper Moon Vineyards
Vermilion, Ohio

Quarry Hill Winery
Berlin Heights, Ohio

Vermilion Valley Vineyards
Wakeman, Ohio


Barrel Run Winery
Rootstown, Ohio

Bluebird Winery
Malvern, Ohio

Breitenbach Wine Cellars
Dover, Ohio

Candlelight Winery
Garrettsville, Ohio

Country Porch Winery
Cortland, Ohio

Gervasi Vineyard
Canton, Ohio

Grape and Granary
Akron, Ohio

Greene Eagle
Cortland, Ohio

It's Your Winery
Akron, Ohio

Jibert Winery
Valley City, Ohio

Maize Valley Winery
Hartville, Ohio

Mastropietro Winery
Berlin Center, Ohio

Myrddin Winery
Lake Milton, Ohio

Perennial Vineyards
Navarre, Ohio

Red Horse Winery
Barberton, Ohio

Sarah's Vineyard Winery
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

School House Winery
Dover, Ohio

Silver Moon Winery
Dover, Ohio

Swiss Heritage Winery
Dover, Ohio

ThornCreek Winery
Aurora, Ohio

Viking Vineyards & Winery
Kent, Ohio

Winery at Wolf Creek
Norton, Ohio


Benny Vino Urban Winery
Perry Village, Ohio

Biscotti's Winery
Conneaut, Ohio

Buccia Vineyard
Conneaut, Ohio

Debonne Vineyard
Madison, Ohio

Deer's Leap Winery
Geneva, Ohio

Emerine Estates Winery
Jefferson, Ohio

Faranacci Winery
Austinburg, Ohio

Ferrante's Winery
Geneva, Ohio

Goddess Wine House
Ashtabula, Ohio

Grand River Cellars
Madison, Ohio

Harpersfield Winery
Geneva, Ohio

Lakehouse Inn & Winery
Geneva-0n-the-Lake, Ohio

Laleure Vineyards
Parkman, Ohio

Laurello Vineyards
Geneva, Ohio

Maple Ridge Vineyard
Madison, Ohio

Markko Vineyard
Conneaut, Ohio

OLD Firehouse Winery
Geneva-0n-the-Lake, Ohio

Old Mill Winery
Geneva, Ohio

St. Joseph Winery
Madison, Ohio

South River Vineyard
Geneva, Ohio

Tarsitano Winery
Conneaut, Ohio

Virant Family Winery
Geneva, Ohio

Winery at Spring Hill
Geneva, Ohio


Gervasi Vineyard
Home to a 24-room boutique inn, a retail store, and outdoor pavilion. There are concerts, cooking classes, and a farmers market.
Akron-Canton area Canal Wine Trail - Canton, Ohio

The Lodge at Geneva
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Explore more than 20 Northeast Ohio winneries just minutes from The Lodge at Geneva. Take the Lodge's Wine Shuttle, for just $15 per person, for safe, reliable transportation to and from local tastings and vineyards.

The Lakehouse Inn & Winery
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio

Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa
Sebring, Ohio

Market Street Inn
Wooster, Ohio

The Homestead House
Willoughby, Ohio
Located in the heart of Willoughby. Offers easy access to the winneries of Ashtabula County.

Farrell House Lodge
Sandusky, Ohio



Cleveland Wine Festival
July 27 & July 28 - Voinovich Bicentennial Park

Northcoast Grapevine Tours
Winneries along the Shores and Islands Wine Trail

The Grape and Granary
Akron, Ohio
In two, two-hour $15 courses, you'll learn the basics of winemaking.

American Wine School
Cleveland, Ohio

Grape Jamboree Sept 29-Sept 30
Downtown Geneva, Ohio

Taste of History July 28
Lorain, Ohio

Fall Frolic Friday & Saturday weekends in September
11 Winneries along the Canal County Wine Trail

Taste of Ohio Aug 10 & Aug 11 weekend
Sandusky, Ohio

Wine and Walleye Festival Aug 24-Aug 26
Ashtabula, Ohio


Where to Live:

Cleveland residents geopraphically define themselves in terms of whether they live on the east or west side of the Cuyahoga River. East of the Cuyahoga includes Cleveland's world-class culture and arts complex known as University Circle. West of the Cuyahoga includes the West Side Market and the Airport. The middle of Cleveland would be defined as "Downtown" and includes the flats, Terminal Tower, the Warehouse District, Playhouse Square, North Coast Harbor, and sports arenas.

East Side West Side South Side Neibhborhoods


Ashtabula

Aurora

Bainbridge

Beachwood

Bedford

Bedford Hts

Chagrin Falls

Chardon

Cleveland Hts

East Cleveland

Eastlake

Euclid

Garfield Hts

Gates Mills

Geneva

Geneva-on-the-Lake

Highland Hts

Lyndurst

Madison

Maple Hts

Mayfield

Mayfield Hts

Mentor

Moreland Hills

Orange

Painesville

Pepper Pike

Richmond

Richmond Hts

Shaker

Solon

South Euclid

University Hts

Warrensville

Willoughby

Woodmere


Avon

Avon Lake

Bay Village
Ranked as the #1 Suburb in 2012 by Cleveland magazine. With strong schools, low crime, steady home-sale values and proximity to the lake, its easy to understand why this West Side Suburb is the Top Spot! While the housing market downturn caused home prices to drop in most Cleveland suburbs between 2006 and 2011, Bay Village's median home sale value went up 12.2 percent, more than any other suburb.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Hts

Elyria

Fairview park

Lakewood

Lorain

North Olmsted

North Ridgeville

Rocky River

Westlake


Akron

Bath

Barberton

Berea

Brecksville

Broadview Hts

Brookpark

Brunswick

Copley

Cuyahoga Falls

Fairlawn

Green

Hudson

Independence

Macedonia

Medina

North Royalton

Norton

Parma

Parma Hts

Peninsula

Sagamore Hills

Seven Hills

Stow

Strongsville

Twinsburg


Downtown
Comprised of Public Square, North Coast Harbor, Civic Center, Theatre District, Warehouse District, and Gateway.

University Circle
Its concentration of intitutions in one beautiful square mile surrounding the pristine Wade Park and Lagoon is unsurpassed in the world.

Detroit Shoreway
The Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood is located just one mile west of downtown Cleveland on Lake Erie.

Edgewater
On the edge of the near west side of Cleveland, best know for the popular Edgewater State Park.

Ohio City
Just across the Cuyahoga River from Downtown. Known for its ethnically diverse population and the West Side Market that anchors Market Square.

Tremont
Historic Treamont is a Cleveland Hot Spot for nightlife, art and dining. Here you will find shops, hip cafes, local pubs, chic lounges, and trendy restaurants.

Cedar Fairmount
The east side's major commercial avenue and one of the east side's most distinguished residential boulevards. Known for its beautiful historic Tudor-style buildings.

Coventry Village
A magnet for Bohemians in the 60's and 70's, it still maintains those roots and is a popular place for Cleveland's college students.

Shaker Square
The oldest shopping area in Ohio with a broad choice of local restaurants and a beautifully restored 1930s cinema.

Little Italy
Just up the road from University Circle, is one of the city's best-known neighborhood that offers some of the finest Italian-style dining in Cleveland. And in August, don't miss The Feast of the Assumption, a weeklong street festival.



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