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One of the largest cities in the Midwest, Cleveland delivers on everything you’d expect from a major metropolitan area. Legendary institutions, such as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Museum of Art, attract millions each year. Eclectic neighborhoods offer inspired cuisine from a number of nationally recognized chefs. We’re home to three professional sports teams — MLB’s Cleveland Guardians, NFL’s Cleveland Browns and NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers — as well as Playhouse Square, the largest performing arts center in the nation outside of New York City.

Plus, we’re nicknamed Forest City because of our award-winning park system, Cleveland Metroparks, and its 23,000 acres of nature preserves and 300+ miles of walking, biking and bridle trails. Given Cleveland’s appeal, it’s no wonder that nearly 60 percent of all U.S. Fortune 500 companies have a presence in Cleveland and top employers like Cleveland Clinic, Progressive Insurance and Sherwin-Williams are headquartered here. 


Our popular U-Pass program makes it even easier to take advantage of everything our city offers. U-Pass allows students to ride on all Greater Cleveland RTA buses and rapid trains during each academic semester.

Cleveland By the Numbers
  • #4
    On Forbes List of “The 24 Cities Where Your Paycheck Will Go the Furthest”
  • 16th
    Largest Economic Region in the Nation
  • 2nd
    Largest Performing Arts Center — Playhouse Square — in the Country
  • #12
    On Travel + Leisure’s List of “America’s Best Cities for Foodies 2015”
  • One
    Of 21 Locations on Geographic Traveler’s “2018 Best of the World" List