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There are so many reasons to love Cleveland. Whether you’re here for just a short time or starting your rewarding journey toward settling down near the shores of Lake Erie, the Greater Cleveland Area is simply an outstanding place to be.

It’s not just local boosterism that inspires this line of thinking. The numbers don’t lie. Consider that Cleveland is one of the top 10 cities in America when it comes to healthcare. Much of this is due to the abundance of world-class medical facilities in and around the Forest City. These include the Cleveland Clinic, the University Hospitals system, and the MetroHealth Medical Center.

Healthcare is a major industry, but it’s not the only professional arena where Cleveland excels. The list of Fortune 500 companies whose headquarters call the city home includes Sherwin Williams, Parker-Hannifin, and KeyCorp. If you take all of Northeast Ohio into account, then you can add Progressive Insurance (Mayfield Village), Goodyear Tire and Rubber (Akron), FirstEnergy (Akron), J.M. Smucker (Orville), and TravelCenters of America (Westlake).

But life shouldn’t just be about work. The good news is that there are so many ways to have fun in The Land all year round. Here are just a few of them:

  1. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Cleveland is the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, and it has a world-class museum to prove it. Visit it and learn about the pivotal role that Cleveland played in giving birth to one of the most influential popular art forms ever created.
  2. Playhouse Square: Yes, it’s true—the largest performing arts center in the United States outside of New York is in Cleveland. You don’t have to go to Broadway to see a Broadway show!
  3. The Cleveland Museum of Art: If you want world-class, then look no further than one of Cleveland’s greatest cultural institutions. With more than 45,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the CMA has something that will delight art lovers of any age. Upcoming exhibitions in 2019 include a diverse set of artworks from Japan, Central and West Africa, and even a special selection of drawings by Michelangelo.
  4. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History: There’s so much to learn at the CMNH, which boasts over four million specimens. Whether you’re drawn to dinosaurs, praying mantises, or want to learn about the stars, you and the kids will find something to fascinate you.
  5. The Cavs, the Indians, the Browns: LeBron and the Cavs confirmed that Believeland wasn’t just a word when they delivered the city its first Big Four championship in over 50 years back in 2016. But there’s more to believe in beyond that, especially as things heat up in Cleveland for the summer of 2019. Progressive Field, located downtown, will host Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game on July 9th. (Impress your stats-loving baseball friends by letting them know that the Indians have hosted the Midsummer Classic more times than any other team in baseball.) And Cleveland was recently listed among the top 10 cities in America for beer. So, whether the Browns win or lose, you’ll have access to an appropriate beverage.
  6. Lake Erie: Cleveland simply isn’t Cleveland without The Lake at its side. Whether you’re into fishing, swimming, boating, or just soaking up those precious rays of sun during the summer, The North Coast will give you many chances to celebrate the outdoors. And you don’t have to venture too far from Cleveland itself to enjoy Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island, or Cedar Point—the world’s only amusement park featuring six roller coasters that are over 200 feet tall!

Cleveland has so much for everyone to enjoy, (even if the winters can seem a bit long at times). Stay awhile, and you’ll feel like a local before you know it.