Cleveland's Diverse Neighborhoods
Cleveland was built as a model American city—businesses at the core, homes on the skirts—so it isn’t your typical metropolis. It’s better. Cleveland features a patchwork of neighborhoods whose cultural fare and architecture are as diverse as the people. From African-American theatre at Karamu House and indie concerts at the Beachland Ballroom to Friday-night polka-rock in Gordon Square to Saturday-morning shopping at the West Side Market, opportunities abound for the busy life.
The worldwide food press has hailed Cleveland as the “hot new dining city,” with top nods for new restaurants, farm-to-table operations, ethnic foods and neighborhood eateries, while a number of the city’s arts communities, including Tremont, Ohio City and Collinwood have garnered national attention.
Ranked as one of the country’s most livable cities, Cleveland gets high marks for thriving healthcare and biotechnology industries, the lively arts scene, cost of living and four-seasons climate, not to mention a wealth of natural resources. Lake Erie and the “Emerald Necklace,” a system of nature preserves, comprise Cleveland’s big backyard and make for optimal outdoor living. The Cleveland Metroparks feature miles of running and hiking trails, bridle paths, ball fields and nature centers. The parks dot and span much of Northeast Ohio, so a trip from the city to nature is only a few minutes away.