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Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA

Cuyahoga [1] is a county in Northeast Ohio. The City of Cleveland is its County Seat and the hub a 13-county region with 4.5 million people.

Understand

Cities

Big City

  • Cleveland [2], the County Seat of Cuyahoga County, is the "Rock and Roll Capital of the World" and home to one of the five richest collections of arts and culture institutions in the US.
Map of Cleveland and suburbs

Suburbs

  • Beachwood is the cosmopolitan mecca of Cleveland's East Side, including the core of both its "Fashion District" and its "Restaurant Row"".
  • Berea is a small town on the Rocky River and home to Baldwin-Wallace College as well as the NFL Cleveland Browns Training Center.
  • Brecksville is a quaint suburb tucked into the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cleveland Metroparks and is situated between Cleveland and Akron.
  • Cleveland Heights, first named "Turkey Ridge", is an inner ring suburb that sits atop Cedar Hill (the last of the Allegheny foothills), overlooking University Circle and some breathtaking views of the Cleveland skyline.
Downtown Chagrin Falls
  • Chagrin Falls, named after a French fur trader Sequin, is a charming town in suburban Cleveland, sitting atop the waterfalls of the Chagrin River.
  • Independence is the commercial mecca south of Cleveland, providing businesses accessibility to the East and West Sides of town as well as both Cleveland and Akron. It will soon be home to the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers training center.
  • Lakewood, originally named "Rockport', is the inner ring suburban home of the Gold Coast, high-rise residences lined up along Lake Erie, just west of Cleveland's Edgewater Park. It is also the most densely populated city between New York and Chicago.
  • Olmsted Falls southwest of Cleveland, is a small town sitting atop the waterfalls of the Rocky River.
  • Rocky River sits on Lake Erie across from Lakewood at the mouth of the Rocky River.
  • Shaker Heights is one of America's first planned suburban communities and has served as the home of many of NEO's corporate, legal and health care leaders. It previously served as an enclave for the North Union Shaker Community.
  • Solon is a suburb to Cleveland's southeast, home of many of Northeast Ohio's Real Estate Industry elite, and noted in the original theme song from The Drew Carey Show, "let's go bowlin' in Solon".
  • University Heights is home of John Carroll University on Cleveland's East Side.
  • Westlake is a suburb on Cleveland's West Side, home of Crocker Park, a upscale lifestyle center and mixed use neighborhood.

Get in

By plane

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, CLE. Cleveland's main airport is located on the west side of the city. The airport is served by most of the major domestic airlines, and it is a hub for Continental Airlines as well.
  • Akron-Canton Regional Airport, CAK. Visitors could also use this airport which is a 45-minute drive from Cleveland.
  • Burke Lakefront Airport. A small airport right on the shore of Lake Erie that handles private jet and business traffic.
  • Cuyahoga County Airport is located in northeastern Cuyahoga County.

By car

The State of Ohio is served by the following interstate highways:

  • I-71 connects Cleveland to Medina and then runs southwest toward Columbus.
  • I-76 serving Akron and Youngstown and connecting to beyond Pennsylvania to the east.
  • I-77 starts in Cleveland and runs south through Akron, Canton, New Philadelphia and beyond.
  • I-80 is the Ohio Turnpike (a toll road) that runs across the northern part of the state, serving Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown (where I-80 and I-76 criss cross).
  • I-90 also serves the far northern part of the state, including Cleveland, Lorain, Elyria, Mentor, Painesville and Ashtabula.

By train

Cleveland is served by Amtrak with a station located on the north end of downtown (near Cleveland Browns Stadium). Unforturnately, most Amtrak routes serving Cleveland arrive and depart in the wee hours of the morning (like in the 1:00 to 4:00 a.m. time frame).

By boat

Many boaters utilize the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and their connection points as a travel route. There are many marinas and public boat ramps available for this purpose. Also, the American Canadian Caribbean Line and the Great Lakes Cruising Companyprovide Great Lakes cruises that include Cleveland on the itineria.

Get around

  • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority [3]

See

Do

A wide variety of activities await you in Northeast Ohio. Whether you are looking for outdoor fun, culture, the fine arts, history, sports, shopping, clubbing and dining - Cleveland ROCKS!

Sports

Outdoors

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Located south of Cleveland, this park follows the course of the Cuyahoga River and the historic Ohio & Erie Canal between Cleveland and Akron. A number of older buildings are preserved here. The Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad, with train cars from the 1940s and 1950s also runs through the park. Pick up the train in Valley View near Thornburg Station (8111 Rockside Road), a mixed-use retail, restaurant and office complex sitting between the river and canal.
  • North Coast Beaches. Along the southern shore of Lake Erie are a large number of public beaches. The largest natural sand beach in Ohio, Headlands Beach State Park, is located east of Cleveland, in Mentor. Cleveland Lakefront State Park also includes a large beach at its Edgewater Park, just west of downtown Cleveland. Many other beaches are available throughout Northeast Ohio, including Huntington Beach, Euclid Beach and Fairport Harbor.
  • Lake Erie Islands. Located west of Cleveland, a group of picturesque and festive islands in Lake Erie are accessible via ferry. In addition to several[4] Ohio State Parks] located on the islands, there is plenty to do including wineries, restaurants, bars, marinas and beaches.

Learn

  • Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea
  • Capital University, Cleveland Center
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (University Circle)
  • Cleveland College of Jewish Studies, Beachwood
  • Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland (University Circle)
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland
  • Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Parma and Warrensville Heights campuses
  • David N. Myers College, Cleveland
  • John Carroll University, University Heights
  • Notre Dame College of Ohio, South Euclid
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland
  • Ursuline College, Pepper Pike

Work

Enjoy your visit, but you'll probably want to stay. Greater Cleveland today is a global corporate center where national and international corporations grow and develop from the area’s strong, diversified economy. Poised as the leading center of commerce between New York City and Chicago, Greater Cleveland has been ranked by Fortune magazine as the sixth best location in North America to conduct business. Five major industries have evolved to become the economic strength of the region: Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Biotechnology & Biomedical, Manufacturing and Education.

Fourteen companies headquartered in Cuyahoga County are on Fortunes 2006 list of the top 1000 U.S. corporations. More than 37% of the Fortune 500 companies are present in Greater Cleveland through corporate headquarters, major divisions, subsidiaries and sales offices. Cleveland is headquarters to 113 companies with revenues of $100 million or more, including the 13 Fortune 1000 firms headquartered in Cuyahoga County. In addition, more than 150 international companies have a presence here.

Cuyahoga County has a diverse mix of business activity, including the following Fortune 1000 Company Headquarters (according to the 2006 list):

  • 153 Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Heights - Insurance
  • 210 Eaton Corporation, Cleveland - Motor Vehicle/Parts
  • 213 National City Corporation, Cleveland - Banking
  • 279 Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland - Aerospace
  • 311 Sherwin Williams Company, Cleveland - Paint and Coatings
  • 325 Key Corp, Cleveland - Banking
  • 589 Nacco Industries, Cleveland - Industrial Equipment
  • 704 Aleris International, Beachwood - Metals
  • 825 American Greetings, Cleveland - Greeting Cards
  • 846 Medical Mutual of Ohio, Cleveland - Health Insurance
  • 878 Cleveland-Cliffs, Cleveland - Mining & Crude Oil
  • 888 Applied Industrial Technologies, Cleveland - Bearings
  • 922 Agilysis, Mayfield Heights - Electronics
  • 928 Lincoln Electric, Cleveland - Arc Welding Equipment

Buy

Downtown Cleveland

  • Tower City Center, a large urban complex, a retail mall, hotels and the Terminal Tower.
  • The Galleria at Erieview is another complex that includes a popular lunchtime foodcourt.

East Side

  • Beachwood Place, southeast corner of Cedar and Richmond Rds in Beachwood.
  • Chagrin Falls.
  • Coventry District, Cleveland Heights.
  • Eton Collection, on Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere, provides upscale options for shopping and dining.
  • La Place, southeast corner of Cedar and Richmond Rds in Beachwood.
  • Legacy Village, northwest corner of Cedar and Richmond Rds in Lyndhurst.
  • Shaker Commons.
  • Shaker Square.
  • Uptown Solon.

West Side

  • Berea.
  • Crocker Park (in Westlake) provides a mixed-use "new town" environment with upscale shopping.
  • Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted.
  • Olmsted Falls.
  • Westgate in Rocky River.

Art

  • Little Italy.
  • Ohio City.
  • Tremont.

Eat

Drink

Contact

Read

Listen

Watch

Stay safe

Cope

  • Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland, 50 Public Square, 3100 Terminal Tower, Hotline 800-321-1004, 216 621-4110, 800 321-1001, Main fax: 216 621-5967, Tourism fax: 216 623-4499, Housing fax 216 623-4495, cvb@travelcleveland.com, [5].

Get out

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Located south of Cleveland, this park follows the course of the Cuyahoga River and the historic Ohio & Erie Canal between Cleveland and Akron. A number of older buildings are preserved here. The Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad, with train cars from the 1940s and 1950s also runs through the park. Pick up the train in Valley View near Thornburg Station (8111 Rockside Road), a mixed-use retail, restaurant and office complex sitting between the river and canal.
  • North Coast Beaches. Along the southern shore of Lake Erie are a large number of public beaches. The largest natural sand beach in Ohio, Headlands Beach State Park, is located east of Cleveland, in Mentor. Cleveland Lakefront State Park also includes a large beach at its Edgewater Park, just west of downtown Cleveland. Many other beaches are available throughout Northeast Ohio, including Huntington Beach, Euclid Beach and Fairport Harbor.
  • Lake Erie Islands. Located west of Cleveland, a group of picturesque and festive islands in Lake Erie are accessible via ferry. In addition to several Ohio State Parks located on the islands, there is plenty to do including wineries, restaurants, bars, marinas and beaches.
  • Hall of Fame Cycle. Tourists can plan visits to the Rock Hall, Inventure Place (the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron) and the Pro Football Hall of Fame (in Canton).



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