10 Reasons to Come to Northeast Ohio

Our retina centers are located in communities rich in culture. The performing arts, museums, professional sports teams, four-season outdoor recreation, excellent educational opportunities and low cost of living all add to the appeal of our area.

#1 - Home to one of the Best Art Museums in the US
The Cleveland Museum of Art was ranked as one of the top 10 museums by ranker.com. The museum's 45,000 piece collection is free to visitors and is within walking distance to the Botanical Gardens and Natural History Museum.

#2 - Multiple Natural Parks
For those who enjoy the great outdoors, check out the Emerald Necklace, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Metroparks (which owns 18 reservations, 100 hiking trails, eight lakefront parks, eight golf courses, and the Cleveland Zoo). These are great places to boat, kayak, bike, hike, fish, camp, rock climb, etc. We have all four seasons to enjoy them in.
Photo by Rusty Campbell.

#3 - Lake Erie
Northeast Ohio borders one of America's five Great Lakes. Locals enjoy boating, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, etc. Some popular destinations include Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island, and Cedar Point in Sandusky, which was voted the best amusement park in the country by USA Today.

#4 - Second Largest Theater District in the Nation
Playhouse Square
is the second largest theater district in the US. We also have the Cleveland Orchestra, which is part of the Big Five symphony orchestras of the US. Hilarities Comedy Club on 4th Street is one of the largest made-for-comedy venues in the country.

#5 - Home to Three Professional Sports Teams
Cleveland is home to three major sports teams including - the Cavaliers (who won the 2016 NBA Championship), Browns and Indians. Canton is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Browns photo by Doug Bardwell.

#6 - Home of Rock and Roll
Cleveland has been the heart of Rock & Roll since 1995 with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. We attract many A-list musicians to Northeast Ohio, performing at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Blossom Music Center, and Severance Hall.

#7 - Low Cost of Living
The cost of living is 10% below the national average. Cleveland has some of the most affordable housing in the US.

#8 - Nationally Ranked Schools
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland is ranked #42 in the US according to US News and World Report.  We also have high schools ranked in the top 20 of the state, including Solon (#6), Aurora (#9), Hudson (#11), Brecksville/Broadview Heights (#17), Rocky River (#19) and Orange (#20). Check the rest of the listings here.

10. Home to Fortune 500 Companies
Home to many of Ohio’s largest companies including Progressive in Mayfield (#99), Sherwin Williams in Cleveland (#177), Good Year Tires & Rubber in Akron (#203), Parker Hannifin in Cleveland (#218), and KeyBank in Cleveland (#413).

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