The City of Cleveland
MetroHealth Medical Center is nestled between two major highways ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. With a population of approximately 2 million, Cleveland offers a wide variety of acitivities for persons of all interests and backgrounds.
University Circle, 15 minutes east of MetroHealth Medical Center, is the cultural focus of Cleveland. The Circle is home to Case Western Reserve University and a multitude of museums and institutes: The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Children's Museum, The Natural History Museum, Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum, Western Reserve Historical Society, The Cleveland Institute of Music and The Cleveland Institute of Art.
Dowtown breathes new life with the development of North Coast Harbor, The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame, The Gateway Stadium Complex, Tower City Center and Galleria shopping centers and Playhouse Square. Night owls will discover numerous retaurants and nightclubs in the restored Warehouse District and The Flats.
The outdoors person will find a multitude of activities year round. Lake Erie provides water lovers with opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing. The "Emerald Necklace," the Metroparks System, is the perfect setting for picnics, softball, horseback riding, cycling, walking, etc. The city also boasts several ski resorts and dozens of golf courses. Those who prefer spectator sports may enjoy the competition of Cleveland's professional teams: The Indians, Cavaliers, Crunch, and Lumberjacks.
Clevelanders are comprised of approximately 60 ethnic groups and religions. The setting of many nationalities has created a tapestry of neighborhoods such as Little Italy, Ohio City, Slovak Village and Chinatown. Downtown living is revitalized with the renovation of old buildings as well as much new construction. The suburbs offer housing to meet everyone's lifestyle and are dotted with eateries, community theatres and shopping malls.