Cleveland, Ohio 

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Family -oriented city - 6/17/2021
I am new to Cleveland and this is my impression .
Although Cleveland is a medium city is still have a suburban feel . It is very spread out with unnecessary 50s highways that run through it , which creates pollution, noise and cut the city on half. On the bright side there is not a lot of traffic , even on the rush hour. If you move here from a small town , you will be shocked by the amount of littering everywhere . If you come from a big city , you might find Cleveland not very exciting.
The Bad; Yes , it is industrial and the rotting away building are an eye sore and makes the city look depressing. Wages and job opportunities are nothing to write books about and at this point this is not even unique to Cleveland anymore.Roads are medieval in the city , but are somewhat okay on the outskirts. Wealth disparity is very apparent here. Public transportation is not very good ,expensive and barley covers most areas .There is crime here , everyday there is some murder story . Read More

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Review on Cleveland Ohio - 6/2/2021
I have grow up in Cleveland lived in Cleveland Oh my whole life and can't warn anyone enough about this place east and west its all the same. Unfortunately corruption along with gangs and drugs have completely took over . Schools puplic schools are not safe at all for any child thats not thug life. Housing is cheap to investors but every non affordable to anyone with regular employment. Downtown is used to bring money to the city and stay inside Downtown leaving neighborhoods to basically deplored even more. Also let's not forget the juveniles car jackers that the judges allow to go free even after the shoot the blocks up and steal groceries. And with all the crime here if your a victim be prepared to be victimized for months and years before you even get any closure here in Cleveland Ohio . Business owners will likely be killed or vandalized to make a buck because lord knows if police do what they are paid to do its a race riot. All surrounding suburbs are at risk and often prey to Read More

Cleveland is a hidden gem - 5/6/2021
I am originally from New Jersey. lived in Pittsburgh for 10 years and have now lived in Cleveland for about 10. I feel like I can give a pretty good comparison of both cities.
While in Pittsburgh I lived all over the city; in Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, South Side and then out in Monroeville. I worked in downtown Pittsburgh and the Strip District for several years. While in Cleveland I have lived in Ohio City, Strongsville, Independence, Chagrin Falls and now in Lakewood.
There are a few similarities between the cities, but just a few. The cities have their own personalities and dialects. Pittsburgh says it is midwest, but it is not. Cleveland is. Both cities are crazy about their sports teams. Pittsburgh I find is more rabid about the Steelers and Pens than Cleveland is about the Browns or Indians or Cavs. But then again Pittsburgh has won a lot of championships, so I get it, sort of. But in Pittsburgh it seems there is just too much talk of sports. I'm not a huge Read More

Cleveland is an unique city - We love it - 4/24/2021
Beautiful city, diverse, authentic and excellent amenities/entertainment. My favorite part of Cleveland is its unique skyline  Read More

Indians need to sign Lindor - 3/5/2020
Ok, Cleveland can be at least as good as Milwaukee if the Indians can pony up 215 mill and resign Lindor! Yelich got it, Lindor deserves it in Read More

No place like Home - 11/16/2019
I've lived in Clevland all my life. 40 years and I have only lived on the east side of Cleveland. From St.Clair 105th to St. Clair E185th st. I live near where most of the crime takes place. Because of God's grace, my family and I have not been a victim of any crime or have never witnessed it. I love the Collinwood area the most. We have a brand new rec center a beautiful library and close neighborhood stores. when I am unable to drive everything is so close that I can walk. The school systems are not too bad as long as you put your child in a charter school. we do have great arts like broadway shows, sports, museums, animal farms, live concerts in the summer at the beach. I live near Euclid beach and I too couldn't stand the filth. They have cleaned and remodeled our beach as well. They have live concerts for free every Friday in the summer months. And it's very peaceful to just take a walk on the beach. I used to hate Cleveland because of the winter but I've been down south and all Read More

Cleveland isn't so bad, at least it's not Detroit. - 10/19/2019
I grew up in the Suburban Detroit area, and relocated to Cleveland after college. I have now lived here for 25 years!

I have seen many positive changes to my city in 25 years, the most exciting thing for me personally is the tremendous support of the arts, and artists in Cleveland. We have the 2nd highest # in USA of operational theaters (only NYC tops us). We have an annual International Film festival, and a film culture that makes CLE a popular place for Hollywood to film on location. There are large competitive grants available for creative types, as well as non-profit collaborative studio spaces. In summer months, you can find a free outdoor music concert somewhere in town almost every day if the week.

Another positive experience I have had in Cleveland is how generally friendly people in town are to one an other as neighbors, or visitors from out of town. There is not much racism in Cleveland, generally, and suburbs both East and West side of City Read More

Cleveland- What a great Time! - 9/24/2019
Recently paid a 4 day, three night visit to Cleveland My body and I try to take in 3 to 4 games a year at different baseball stadiums so we can check out every venue. This one turned into taking the wives. You hear all the jokes about Cleveland but we had a throughly enjoyable time. We stayed a the Hyatt at the Arcade downtown which put us in walking distance to Progressive Field, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and First Energy Stadium. Saturday night we took in the Phillies-Indians game. What a beautiful ballpark. The sightlines were great and over the centerfield fence was a great view of the center city skyline. On Sunday we took a visit Read More

About winter and summer--adding to my other review - 8/5/2019
I just want to add something to my review about winter (and summer) in Cleveland. More of a correction. A lot of these reviews, including the one I wrote earlier, make it sound like Cleveland is the only place in the world where there is winter, and it is horrendous. It is not. It is winter much like it is winter anywhere else in about 1/3 of the US--it is cold, it is long, and it is dreary. Winter in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Chicago is colder and longer. Winter in Rochester, NY is also colder and much windier. Winter in most of Pennsylvania (I lived there and experienced it) is wetter and more icy with much less snow. Cleveland winters are cloudier than most other places, but not as cold and not as long as most other places either. Temps are usually in the 20s and 30s, maybe up to two weeks in the teens and single digits, or maybe not at all. In some parts of the country, temps in the teens and single digits is the norm, but not in Cleveland.
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The unbelievable park system--rarely mentioned - 8/3/2019
I grew up here and there is good and bad, just like any place. This review is not for the city of Cleveland proper, but for the whole area. First thing to keep in mind is that the landscape and "cityscape" varies WIDELY. The inner urban areas are depressing and tired, but there is revitalization. Some of the suburbs like Parma, Brookpark and neighboring areas are fairly nondescript--but typical of most large cities. Going east, the beginning of the Allegheny Plateau brings hills and a welcome relief from the flatness of the west side. The far east area would remind anyone of the horse country in England and it is beautiful. The far west area going into Lorain County is the beginning of soybean and corn land and is flat and boring. There are only a couple of towns that have real town centers with a small town feel--Bay Village, Berea, Chagrin Falls, Lakewood, and Chardon (which is actually in Geauga County). The others just feel like undefined "areas" with neighborhoods and Read More

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