Living in Cleveland
MetroHealth's main campus is located on the near west side of Cleveland. Northeast Ohio offers a quality of life that is unparalleled in any other area. We are located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, part of the Great Lakes Region, the country's largest fresh water resource. The Greater Cleveland area extends 100 miles along the Lake Erie shoreline and more than 40 miles inland.
Cleveland is a diverse, dynamic mid-sized city, with growth and revitalization happening all over town. A renaissance that began with sports venues downtown continues with rejuvenated historic neighborhoods on the west side and a burgeoning corridor between the city center and the east side. It is also a city with a big heart: according to Charity Navigator, 10th most philanthropic city in the nation.
Cleveland has a rich cultural base, with numerous museums, theaters and sporting events. It is the home of the internationally-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Playhouse Square (the largest theater district outside of New York City), the Cleveland Playhouse, Karamu Theater, and Cleveland Opera Theater.
Professional sports are also well-represented, including the Cleveland Indians (baseball), Cleveland Browns (football), Cleveland Cavaliers (basketball), and the Cleveland Gladiators (arena football). Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the Cleveland Metroparks, an extensive park system surrounding the Cleveland area. This "Emerald Necklace" offers boating, swimming, horseback riding, golfing, cycling, hiking, fishing, and camping facilities.
The cost of living is very reasonable, with neighborhoods that range from quiet residential streets to bustling urban blocks. Cleveland has also become a food and drink destination, with a long and constantly-growing list of restaurants and craft breweries.
Within a day's drive are more points of interest - Amish country, Cedar Point (world's #1 roller coaster park), downhill skiing, a national park with easy access points, an outlet mall, and many other diversions to keep you busy when you are not at the hospital.
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