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'''{{pagebanner|Cuyahoga''' is a county in [[Northeast Ohio]]. The City of [[Cleveland (Ohio)|Cleveland]] is its County Seat and the hub a 13-county region with 4.5 million peopleBanner.jpg}}
'''Cuyahoga''' [] is a county in [[Northeast Ohio]]. The City of [[Cleveland (Ohio)|Cleveland]] is its County Seat and the hub a 13-county region with 4.5 million people.
[[Image:Map of Ohio highlighting Cuyahoga.jpg|thumb|200px|Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA]]
===Big City===
*'''[[Cleveland]]'''[], 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. [[Image:Cuyahoga County Ohio USA.jpg|thumb|600px|Map of Cleveland and suburbs]]
*[[Beachwood]] is the commercial 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 Allegheney Allegheny foothills), overlooking University Circle and some breathtaking views of the Cleveland skyline.[[Image:Chagrin Falls Ohio.jpg|thumb|200px|Downtown Chagrin Falls]]*[[Chagrin Falls]], named after a French fur trader ''Sequin'', is a quaint charming town in suburban Cleveland, sitting atop the waterfalls of the Chagrin River.*[[Fairview Park]] Founded in 1910, is a quaint suburb overlooking Rocky River Reservation. Home to good schools, and a tight knit community.*[[Independence (Ohio)|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 (Ohio)|Lakewood]], originally name 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.
*[[Parma (Ohio)|Parma]] is Cleveland's largest suburb, just southwest of Cleveland. Was originally part of Parma Township. The name was taken from Parma, New York, where it was probably derived from the early-19th century fascination with classical Italy.
*[[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".*[[Valley View]]
*[[University Heights]] is home of John Carroll University on Cleveland's East Side.
*[[Westlake (Ohio)|Westlake]] is a suburb on Cleveland's West Side, home of Crocker Park, a upscale lifestyle center and mixed use neighborhood.*[[Strongsville]] is home to SouthPark Mall.
==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===
===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)so they are a last resort like if you have no car.
===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 [ Great Lakes Cruising CompanyAmerican Canadian Caribbean Line] and the [ American Canadian Caribbean LineGreat Lakes Cruising Company] provide Great Lakes cruises that include Cleveland on the itineria.
==Get around==
*Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority - []]
*'''Basketball'''. NBA: [ Cleveland Cavaliers].
*'''Football'''. NFL: [ Cleveland Browns].
*'''Football'''. AFL: ( Cleveland Gladiators]
*'''Hockey'''. AHL: [ Cleveland Barons].
*'''Soccer'''. MISL: [ Cleveland Force].
'''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.
Eleven Fifteen companies headquartered in Greater Cleveland Cuyahoga County are on ''Fortune magazine’s 2003 ''s 2008 list of the top 500 1000 U.S. corporations. Greater Cleveland ranked eleventh among the nation’s leading markets in number of Fortune 500 headquarters, with combined revenues totaling nearly $100 billion. In fact, more 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 11 Fortune 500 firms headquartered in Greater Cleveland. In addition, and more than 150 international companies have a presence here.
Cuyahoga County alone serves as home to has a diverse mix of business activity, including the following ''Fortune 500 Corporations1000'' Company Headquarters (according to the 2008 list): - * 175 Progressive Corporation , Mayfield Heights $11.8 - Insurance* 207 Eaton Corporation, Cleveland - Motor Vehicle/Parts* 226 National City Corporation , Cleveland $9.5 - Banking* 247 Parker- Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland - Aerospace * 316 Sherwin Williams Company, Cleveland - Paint and Coatings * Key Corp 321 KeyCorp, Cleveland $5.7 - Banking* 376 Aleris International, Beachwood - Metals* Eaton Corporation 395 TravelCenters of America, Westlake - Highway Retail* 591 Nacco Industries, Cleveland - Industrial Equipment* 807 Medical Mutual of Ohio, Cleveland $8.0 Motor Vehicle/Parts- Health Insurance* 820 Lincoln Electric, Cleveland - Arc Welding Equipment* Parker822 Cleveland-Hannifin Corporation Cliffs, Cleveland $6.4 Aerospace - Mining & Crude Oil- * Sherwin Williams Company 836 Ferro, [[Cleveland $5.4 ]] - Chemicals * 895 Applied Industrial Technologies, Cleveland - Bearings* OM Group 957 American Greetings, Cleveland $5.0 Metals- Greeting Cards
===Downtown Cleveland is home to ===*'''Tower City Center''', a large urban complex, a retail mall, Ritz Carlton and Renaissance hotels , the hub of the RTA (Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority) rail system and the '''Terminal Tower'''. *'''The Galleria at Erieview''' is another downtown complex that includes a popular lunchtime foodcourtserving the Financial District.===East Side===*'''Beachwood Place''', an upscale enclosed shopping mall located at the southeast corner of Cedar and Richmond Rds in the Fashion District in Beachwood.*'''Chagrin Falls''', a quaint Western Reserve style downtown with the Chagrin River (and Falls) running through it.*'''Coventry District''', a hip and eclectic bohemian neighborhood in Cleveland Heights.*'''Eton Collection''', on Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere, provides upscale options for shopping and dining.*'''La Place''', upscale retail and dining options located at the southeast corner of Cedar and Richmond Roads in the Fashion District in Beachwood.*'''Legacy Village''', a lifestyle center located at the northwest corner of Cedar and Richmond Roads in the Fashion District in Lyndhurst.*'''Shaker Commons''', a renovated retail district located along Chagrin Boulevard between Lee and Avalon Roads, serving as the town center of Greater Cleveland's most prestigious address, Shaker Heights.*'''Shaker Square''', a turn-of-the-century mixed use urban center located at the secondary hub of RTA's light rail system in Cleveland along the western border of Shaker Heights.*'''Uptown Solon''', located in Cleveland Magazine's multi-year recipient of the "Best Suburb" selection.
Shoppers have been flocking to Northeast Ohio since the development of several lifestyle centers have attracted upscale retailers. On the East ===West Side, ===*'''Legacy VillageBerea''' (in Lyndhurst) has been added , college town, home to ClevelandBaldwin-Wallace College.*'s ''fashion districtCrocker Park'' along Cedar Road (which includes ' provides a mixed-use "new town" environment with upscale shopping in Westlake.*'''Beachwood PlaceGreat Northern Mall''' and La Place in Beachwood)North Olmsted. Nearby, *'''Eton CollectionWestgate''' (on Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere) provides even more upscale options for shopping and diningRocky River. On the West Side, *'''Crocker ParkSouthpark Mall''' (located in Westlake) provides a mixed-use "new town" environment with upscale shoppingStrongsville.
Cleveland===Art===*'s active art community has galleries throughout the area with larger concentrations in ''Little Italy'Tremont'', old world meets new, where this ethnically cultured neighorhood sits on the doorstep of Cleveland' and s University Circle.*'''Ohio City''' (just across the Cuyahoga River from downtown). Unique boutiques abound in , home of the inner ring suburbs of Cleveland HeightsWest Side Market, Shaker Heights and Lakewood. New England charm a neighborhood enriched by Italianate and "mom-Victorian architecture and-pop" shops can be found along the public squares breathtaking views of Western Reserve towns (settled as the Connecticut [[http://enDowntown] Western Reserve)*'''Tremont''', including Chagrin Falls, Hudson, Olmsted Falls, Willoughby, Medina, Chardon and Painesvillea neighborhood pioneered by Cleveland's art community has evolved into a diverse young professional community.
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*'''The House <!--In region articles this section does not have listings, but is an overview of Blues'''nightlife, downtown near Public Square.*'''Great Lakes Brewing''', []beverages unique to the region or possible unusual clubs or bars, the Powerhouse in the Flatswith pointers to their town.-->
* '''Baricelli Inn-Little Italy'''. Quaint bed and breakfast feel above fine Italian restaurant and next to University Circle (museums, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals).
* '''Glidden House-University Circle'''. Renovated and expanded mansion in University Circle (museums, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals).
* '''Hyatt Regency at the Arcade''', []. The Hyatt corporation redeveloped the Arcade into Cleveland's first Hyatt Regency hotel. The hotel occupies the two towers and the top three floors of the atrium area. The two lower floors of the atrium area remain open to the public with retail merchants and a food court. In addition, the lobby and offices are located near the Superior Avenue entrance.
* '''Renaissance on Public Square''', 24 Public Square, ''216'' 696-5600. Located on Public Square in Tower City Center, near Gateway Sports Complex (attached by walkway), Historic Warehouse District and the Flats.
==Stay safe==
*The city of Cleveland itself has east side neighborhoods that are regarded as "no-go" areas, such as Central, Fairfax, Hough, St. Clair-Superior, Kinsman, South Collinwood, Glenville, and numerous others. While driving there during the day may not be so bad, at night the areas become dangerous. If you must absolutely drive through these areas, it is recommended that you do not attract attention and remain calm, and do not leave your vehicle.
*It is relatively easy to drive into unsafe areas of Cleveland when driving in the east side suburbs. The general rule of thumb is to turn around once a suburban "road" turns into an "avenue", as is the case with Cedar road which runs through Beachwood and Lyndhurst through the fashion disctrict and restaurant row. If one continues to head east towards downtown on this road, it will take you into a high crime, dangerous area.
*Some of the most dangerous streets in Cleveland include Superior, Kinsman, St. Clair, E. 55th, Quincy, Buckeye, and Scovill.
*One suburb that many advise to completely steer clear of is the city of East Cleveland. It as a whole is a high crime area with levels of urban decay akin to Detroit. It is relatively easy to wander into the city of East Cleveland as it is nearby to cultural institutions in University Circle and Cleveland Heights. Lakeview Cemetery, a popular destination, lies partly in East Cleveland. (But most of it is within Cleveland and Cleveland Heights city limits)
==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 (Ohio)|Canton]]).
==External links==
*[ Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland]
*[ City of Cleveland Web Site]
[[WikiPedia:Cleveland, Ohio]]
* [[Midwest]]
* [[Cleveland (Ohio)|Cleveland]]
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