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Cleveland offers everything from warm springs to winters that are perfect for curling up and getting cozy. With an average year-round temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit, you can expect summers that rarely push the thermometer above 100 and cold winters that bring lots of snow for outdoor fun and sports.

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cleveland, oh at a glance

Whether you’re moving to the Cleveland area by yourself or with family, there’s good news: the cost of living in Cleveland is approximately 23% lower than the U.S. average, and the typical Cleveland resident earns a little more than $52,000 annually. 

Healthcare workers in Cleveland have a wealth of great job opportunities to pick from, such as the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and the MetroHealth system. Other large employers include paint manufacturing giant Sherwin-Williams, vehicle component manufacturer Parker Hannifin, and financial industry leader KeyBank. 

Major roads in the Cleveland, Ohio, area include the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Detroit Avenue, and the Innerbelt Freeway. The closest major airport to the city is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The regional transit authority offers robust options for both high-speed rail and buses to shuttle passengers across the city and beyond. 

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District covers approximately 100 locations serving students of all needs and skill levels, from pre-K enrollment through 12th grade. Other options include facilities such as Menlo Park Academy, a private school for gifted children ranging from Grades K through 8, and the all-male Saint Ignatius High School, a Roman Catholic, Jesuit high school operated under the guidance of the Diocese of Cleveland.
With an amazing arts scene, restaurants serving dishes drawn straight from the area’s Polish heritage, and lots of beautiful public parks, Cleveland is full of things to see, do, and taste. 

When you’re ready to make your move to Cleveland, OH you should be enjoying the anticipation and excitement, not worrying over the move itself. Call in the experts at CEND to help you move your belongings quickly and safely, with convenient storage options available for the asking. 

where to live, have fun, and explore


If downtown is your jam, Ohio City is made for you. With lots of trendy eateries and close proximity to the gorgeous Carnegie Library, it’s an Instagrammable place for strolling.

If quirky and artsy is more your style, Tremont has boutiques galore, the awe-inspiring St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and a museum dedicated to the classic holiday movie A Christmas Story.

Downtown Cleveland has museums by day and dancing by night. Here, you’ll find the clubs, the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Great Lakes Science Center.

Culture is the name of the game in University Circle, where you’ll find everything from the beautiful Cleveland Botanical Gardens to Severance Hall, the home of the Cleveland Orchestra.  

Enjoy nature with trails, beaches, and gorgeous views of Lake Erie. This area serves as home to the Cleveland Public Theatre, which offers live performances regularly. 

Known for its diverse range of residents and strong community spirit, the Edgewater area offers all the benefits of Erie lakeshore proximity and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere.

Dubbed the “college town without a college,” Lakewood has many fun places to find a new favorite cocktail, watch an intimate musical performance, or explore retro gaming at a nearby barcade. 

Dotted with historic homes, this fun neighborhood is divided into an intriguing array of mini neighborhoods that appeal to residents’ interests and family sizes with community events aplenty year-round.

Centrally located, Cleveland Heights offers comfortable living and budget-friendly options. Residents remain within 20 minutes of the city’s most popular destinations and businesses, including downtown, Cleveland museums, and the airport. 

things to do in cleveland

Cleveland International Film Festival: Held each spring at a venue in Cleveland, this festival has been going strong since 1977 and showcases exceptional talent in filmmaking. 
Cleveland Oktoberfest: The largest outdoor event in Northeast Ohio showcases German heritage, including delicious food, memorable music, and cultural costumes. 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: This annual event celebrating new inductees to the Hall of Fame was once held exclusively in Cleveland but now rotates between Cleveland, New York, and Los Angeles. 
Cleveland Asian Festival: With more than 100 exhibitors and vendors, a fashion show, and a dance competition, this annual Cleveland-area celebration of Asian culture is a must see. 
Cleveland Beer Week: Toast the fall in Cleveland during this annual event celebrating suds, including beer tastings, beer flights, and pub crawls.

Cleveland Browns: Sporting iconic orange on their helmets, the Cleveland Browns are an NFL favorite with the locals, who flock to home games at their self-named stadium. 
Cleveland Cavaliers: This NBA team brings fast-paced basketball action to the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in town. 
Cleveland Guardians:  Referred to as the Cleveland Indians until 2022, this talented MLB team plays out of Progressive Field.

East 4th Street: Take in light bites and fancy cocktails at nearby hotspots such as the Society Lounge and Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant & Club. 
The Flats East Bank: Get a sitter and check out the adults-only FWD Day + Nightclub, a must-visit social hub with cabanas, a swimming pool, and a dance floor. 
Ohio City: Get your lounge on at the swank Touch Supper Club, or check out the amazing views at Hoopples as you wine and dine. 
Tremont: The Treehouse, a local favorite, offers an Irish Pub experience complete with amazing musical performances. 
West 25th Street: Vintage kitsch is available by the glass at the iconic Porco Lounge & Tiki Room, which also offers a patio of warm-weather outdoor dining.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Spread over an impressive 183 acres, this multi-zone zoo is an experience and an excellent educational opportunity rolled into one. 
Great Lakes Science Center: Home to one of only 11 NASA visitor centers nationwide, this facility also houses multiple exhibits on local environments. It’s perfect for school reports. 
Cleveland Museum of Natural History: Conveniently located only 5 miles from downtown Cleveland, this museum is a great day out for history-curious kiddos.
Memphis Kiddie Park: Originally opened in 1952, this small amusement park offers young guests 11 rides to choose from for a day of fun. 
Cleveland Children’s Museum: From 1981 onward, this kid-friendly museum has offered the city’s youngest residents a chance to explore, learn, and observe. Most exhibits are geared toward children 8 and younger.

Edgewater Park: Made for both pet owners and their pooches, this full-featured park features 9,000 feet of beautiful shoreline, complete with designated dog-friendly beach areas. 
South Chagrin Reservation: If your loyal canine companion enjoys hiking as much as you do, you’ll both love the pet-friendly trails here.
Lakewood Dog Park: This beautiful dog park is a favorite with locals and acts as a hub for pet-friendly activities all year, including an annual dog swim. 
Rocky River Reservation: Dogs are welcome on the hiking trails here, but be aware they must remain on a leash and owners must clean up after them.
Nano Brew: Grab a drink without having to leave your dog at home — they’re welcome both inside and outside of this popular pet-friendly brewpub. 

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cleveland restaurants & breweries

With almost endless options for dining in and around Cleveland, you could try a new spot every night and never have the same meal twice. If you’re looking to impress a date or celebrate an anniversary, Luca Italian Cuisine serves up fare from Northern Italy. Then head to Mason’s Creamery for lush homemade ice cream for dessert. For a casual beer or two, Southern Tier Brewery and Noble Beast Brewing Co. are two of the best-rated breweries in the city. 

environmental standards

Cleveland, Ohio, strives for enhanced environmental standards by focusing on initiatives such as air quality improvement, green infrastructure projects, and waste reduction programs, aiming to create a healthier and more sustainable urban environment.

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cleveland moving & storage

If you’re ready to make a plan for moving to Cleveland, Ohio, consider trusting CEND with your Cleveland moving services. Not only do we offer secure shipment and transport door-to-door, but we also have flexible storage options that work for your schedule, even if it changes unexpectedly. Let CEND’s moving, shipment, and storage professionals help make Cleveland your new home sweet home.