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Cleveland, OH

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Cleveland is the second-largest city in Ohio, with nearly 400,000 inhabitants. Located along the southern shore of Lake Erie, it is well-connected to canals and railroads and has been both historically and recently home to diverse industries and commerce. Throughout the 21st century, Cleveland has consistently modernized its infrastructure and municipalities, leading The Economist to rank it as one of the most “livable” cities in the U.S. It’s also a national hub of music, arts, and popular culture.

Getting Around in Cleveland, OH

Cleveland’s public transit is system is known as the Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority (RTA). It was named the best in North America in 2007 by the American Public Transportation Association. It consists of a bus and rail system (including rapid bus systems, light rail, and heavy rail) known as “The Rapid”. These systems are both bike-friendly. Over 48 million people ride the RTA every year, and it is an integral part of city transportation.

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The average commuter time in Cleveland is:
20 to 24 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.85%
  • 14.85%
  • 2.55%

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

<p>One of Cleveland's most famous attractions is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland was the birthplace of the term 'rock and roll, and has long been the launching pad for U.S. and international rock acts, like David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame building (designed by I.M. Pei) was completed in 1993 and stands in the North Coast Harbor. It features numerous rotating and permanent art exhibits. The Museum also hosts public concerts, lectures, and films, and every three years the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held at this Cleveland landmark.</p>

Playhouse Square Center

<p>Playhouse Square Center is Cleveland's Theater District. Behind NYC&Otilde;s Lincoln Center, it's the second largest theater complex in the U.S. Built in 1920, today it is a cornerstone of Cleveland&Otilde;s downtown area as well as the arts and culture scene in the area. Over 1 million guests a year visit the nine theaters and six resident theater companies in Playhouse Square. Because of this network of theaters, Cleveland can support touring Broadway shows for at least two weeks (a distinction shared by less than 10 other cities). It&Otilde;s also home to Cleveland Fashion Week.</p>

University Circle

<p>University Circle, known as 'The Circle' locally, is one of Cleveland's most iconic collections of landmarks and institutes. Named for its Case Western Reserve University, it also includes numerous art museums, musical institutes, parks and botanical gardens, and research / education facilities. It hosts annual events like the Hessler Street Fair and the International Folk Festival, and is home to Murray Hill one of the most recognizable Italian districts in the country. It is also listed as one of &Ograve;America&Otilde;s Prettiest Neighborhoods&Oacute; by Forbes, and is a highly walkable neighborhood with many connections to public transportation.</p>