The city of Cleveland was named after General Moses Cleveland, who surveyed land for the Connecticut Land Company in 1796. The Civil War helped Cleveland to grow as railroads shipped iron and other equipment to the Union Army. Ships for the United States Navy were built in Cleveland as new industrial and commercial businesses began. In the late 1940s, Cleveland reached its zenith. It was close to eclipsing one million people and was named an “All-American City.” Today, the city of Cleveland is on the rebound as more businesses and entrepreneurs are calling it home.
There is a variety of things to see in the city. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is an excellent place to go, whether someone is a rock fan or not. It has a number of interesting exhibits to visit. The West Side Market has plenty of vegetables, bakery items, fruits and much more. The Cleveland Museum of Art is a museum with expressive and breathtaking art, which is kid and adult friendly. The world famous Cleveland Orchestra makes their home in the historic Severance Hall.
The historic Warehouse District in Cleveland has plenty of shops and restaurants from which to visit. There are a number of trendy shops to see, which include clothing and home décor stores. There are some fantastic places in which to have a meal. There are classic cafes that serve breakfast or a cup of coffee. Steakhouses, international food and classic Americana are all available in the Warehouse District. In addition to this, the Warehouse District has an active nightlight. Dance clubs, live entertainment, food and more are all here.
Cleveland has a number of up and coming professional sports teams, which play during all seasons of the year. The Cleveland Browns, which is a professional football team on the rise, make their home in Cleveland. Their stadium is less than 20 years old and is close to the waterfront. The Cleveland Cavaliers play basketball in Quicken Loans Arena, which is in the heart of downtown Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians are a competitive professional baseball team that plays in beautiful Progressive Field.
The Tower City Center is in downtown Cleveland. It is a place where there are over 100 stores from which to shop. Trendy restaurants, two hotels, a movie theater and much more make this an attractive destination for residents and visitors.
The world-renowned Cleveland Clinic is a medical art center. It is located near the University Circle. A number of people from around the world receive care at this facility.