Home to about 290,000 people, Toledo sits on the west side of Lake Erie in Ohio and borders the state of Michigan. The lake empties into the Maumee River which cuts across the city. The weather here is typical of the Great Lakes region, having some humidity and four clear, distinct seasons. Snowfall is common throughout the winter months and the lake tends to freeze over. With a blossoming arts scene, a rich history, and a strong university presence, this Midwestern city has plenty to offer residents.
Downtown streets in Toledo are organized on a grid, around the Maumee River. Toledo's public transportation system, TARTA, has plenty of routes throughout the area.