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Cuyahoga County

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Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga 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.



Big City

  • Cleveland [1], 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


  • Beachwood is the commercial mecca of Cleveland's East Side, including 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 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 foothills), overlooking University Circle and some breathtaking views of the Cleveland skyline.
  • Chagrin Falls, named after a French fur trader Sequin, is a quaint 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.
  • Lakewood, originally name 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.
  • 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.
  • University Heights is home of John Carroll University on Cleveland's East Side.
  • Westlake is a suburb on Cleveland's West Side.

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.

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 Great Lakes Cruising Company and the American Canadian Caribbean Line provide cruises that include Cleveland on the itineria.

Get around

  • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority [2]



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!



  • 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[3] Ohio State Parks] located on the islands, there is plenty to do including wineries, restaurants, bars, marinas and beaches.


  • 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


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 companies headquartered in Greater Cleveland are on Fortune magazine’s 2003 list of the top 500 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 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, more than 150 international companies have a presence here.

Cuyahoga County alone serves as home to the following Fortune 500 Corporations:

  • Progressive Corporation Mayfield Heights $11.8 Insurance
  • National City Corporation Cleveland $9.5 Banking
  • Key Corp Cleveland $5.7 Banking
  • Eaton Corporation Cleveland $8.0 Motor Vehicle/Parts
  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation Cleveland $6.4 Aerospace
  • Sherwin Williams Company Cleveland $5.4 Chemicals
  • OM Group Cleveland $5.0 Metals


Downtown Cleveland is home to 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.

Shoppers have been flocking to Northeast Ohio since the development of several lifestyle centers have attracted upscale retailers. On the East Side, Legacy Village (in Lyndhurst) has been added to Cleveland's fashion district along Cedar Road (which includes Beachwood Place and La Place in Beachwood). Nearby, Eton Collection (on Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere) provides even more upscale options for shopping and dining. On the West Side, Crocker Park (in Westlake) provides a mixed-use "new town" environment with upscale shopping.

Cleveland's active art community has galleries throughout the area with larger concentrations in Tremont and Ohio City (just across the Cuyahoga River from downtown). Unique boutiques abound in the inner ring suburbs of Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights and Lakewood. New England charm and "mom-and-pop" shops can be found along the public squares of Western Reserve towns (settled as the Connecticut [[4] Western Reserve), including Chagrin Falls, Hudson, Olmsted Falls, Willoughby, Medina, Chardon and Painesville.


  • The Baricelli Inn, [5].
  • Blue Point Grille, 700 W St. Clair Ave, 216 875 7827.
  • Fire Food and Drink, [6].
  • Johnny's Downtown, 1406 W 6th St, Warehouse District, 216 623 0055.
  • Lockkeepers Inn, [7].
  • Moxie's, Beachwood.
  • One Walnut, Financial District in the Ohio Savings Plaza.
  • Pier W, Gold Coast, 12700 Lake Avenue, 216 228 2250.


  • The House of Blues, downtown near Public Square.
  • Great Lakes Brewing, [8], the Powerhouse in the Flats.


  • 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, [9]. 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


  • 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, [email protected], [10].

Get out

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