Life in Northeast Ohio
Lifestyle & Amenities

One entertaining region.

Passionate about the arts, music, food, nature, or sports? Whatever your passion, fulfill it here. 

The undeniable allure of the Northeast Ohio Region. 

Northeast Ohio is an affordable, inclusive region with history, charm, and amenities galore. We’re comprised of a collective of metropolitans, micropolitans, and small towns … but we’re a surprisingly tight-knit community.  And we’re gaining momentum. 

Nationally recognized for our outstanding quality of life and our status as a “most fun place to live,” Northeast Ohio was also a top destination for pandemic movers.   

If you live in the Northeast Ohio Region – or if you’ve spent time in the region – you get it. Thriving arts, culture, culinary, nature, sports, and recreation are abundant. Because Northeast Ohio is one of the most affordable places to live, they’re also within your means.

Playhouse Square

Arts & Theater

Whether you prefer contemporary or classic art, Broadway musicals or community theater, the Northeast Ohio Region is an art and theater lover’s dream. 


Arts District

University Circle is ranked #1 Arts District in the U.S.



Museum In the U.S.

Cleveland Museum of art ranked #2 Museum in the U.S.

Business Insider


Theater District

Cleveland is the 2nd-largest theater district in the U.S.

Playhouse Square


There’s a reason it’s often said that this region rocks – and it’s not just because we’re the birthplace of rock and roll. From symphony orchestras to garage bands, Northeast Ohioans never lack musical entertainment options.

House of Blues
The Cleveland Orchestra

500 Live Venues

There are approximately 500 live music venues Northeast Ohio. 

U.S. News & World Report

Cleveland Orchestra is America’s finest still.

~ The New York Times, October 2020.

Professional & Popular Sports 

Northeast Ohio sports fans are among the most committed in the nation. And with three major professional sports teams, multiple minor-league teams, an official hall of fame, and countless recreational pursuits, sports lovers are never at a loss. 

Pro Football Hall of Fame – Canton
Cleveland Guardians Field
Cleveland Guardians

Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame, located in Canton, is the single, official hall of fame for professional American football. 

3 Pro


The Cleveland Browns (NFL), Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) and Cleveland Guardians (MLB) – as well as a host of minor-league teams.  

6th Best State

for Golf Courses

With 675 golf courses, Northeast Ohio is a golfer’s paradise.

Pro Football Hall of Fame 

Youngstown’s MillCreek Park
Whiskey Island, Cleveland


The Northeast Ohio Region is a nature lover’s dream, with hundreds of thousands of acres of award-winning Metroparks, state parks, community parks, beaches, and one of the nation’s most-visited national parks.  

Most visited national park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park (#10)


#1 Park System in the U.S.

Cleveland Metroparks


130+ Miles of Shoreline

There are more than 130 miles of shoreline along Lake Erie between Sandusky, Ohio and Conneaut, Ohio, offering beaches, parks, water sports, lakefront living, dining, Lake Erie Island getaways and more. 


Northeast Ohio is home to some of the world’s leading healthcare facilities, top medical professionals, plus a burgeoning biohealth community.

#1 Health Care Workers Per Capita

Greater Cleveland has more health care workers per capita than any other large metropolitan
area, including nearly 75,000 health care practitioners.

Northeast Ohio is home to the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic.

ranked #4 in U.S. overall

U.S. News & World Report

#1 for heart care in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report

#2 Hospital in the world


The West Side Market
Great Lakes Brewery

Culinary Scene  

James Beard Award-winning chefs thrive alongside quirky hot dog shops and craft beer brewers in a region that favors culinary originality.


24 James Beard Award Semifinalists & Winners

James Beard Foundation

Top 10 state for craft beer production

Brewer’s Association

West Side Market: #2 Public market in the U.S.


Commute Times

With commute times and traffic congestion below the national average for big cities, Northeast Ohio’s workforce spends less time traveling to and from work and more time doing the things they enjoy.

9% average shorter commute


U.S. Census Bureau

#2 & #12 least congested cities

Akron, Cleveland

TomTom Traffic

15 min. from downtown Cleveland to Metroparks

Google Maps

Nationally-ranked Northeast Ohio amenities and institutions

#1 ranked arts district in the U.S. (University Circle), Source: USA TODAY
#1 ranked park system in the U.S. (Cleveland Metroparks), Source: American Academy for Park and
Recreation Administration (AAPRA)
#2 ranked hospital in the world (Cleveland Clinic), Source: Newsweek
#2 ranked museum in the U.S. (Cleveland Museum of Art), Source: Business Insider
#2 theater district in the U.S. by size (Playhouse Square), Source: Playhouse Square
#2 ranked amusement park in the U.S. (Cedar Point), Source: USA TODAY
#2 ranked public market in the U.S. (West Side Market), Source: USA TODAY
Top 10 Most Visited National Park in the U.S. (Cuyahoga Valley National Park), Source: National Park
Top 10 Symphony Orchestra in the World (The Cleveland Orchestra), Source: The New York Times
(“America’s finest”), Gramophone (ranking)