I’m a CLE gal, born and raised. And I’ve lived other places, but I always come back home – by choice, not by chance.


The people I know who make a life here genuinely love it, but often hear the same question, “Why Cleveland?” The worst part is when people who actually live in Cleveland ask, “Why Cleveland?” I get convincing the outsiders. But when Clevelanders themselves ask, “Why Cleveland?” Well, that’s a problem…

This blog is my journey to find, experience, and share great reasons why you should live, work and play in Cleveland; why you should be proud of our town; why we’re one of the best locations in the nation.

My hope is that, through this adventure, you’ll find a better answer next time someone asks you, “Why Cleveland?” Or maybe it’ll stop you from asking the question of someone else…

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11 Responses

  1. Tim Hagan

    Every city has the same questions. Matter of fact every state and country do to. These are questions that can never be answered.

  2. Jaycee

    I just found this blog while looking for coupon codes for GV Artwork. I just ordered 5 of the “Cleveland that I Love” T-shirts for Christmas presents! I have never understood why people from Cleveland are so down on this great city! Okay, the weather can be bad sometimes. But I love the change of seasons and you never know from year-to-year what you’re going to get. We’ve had some uneventful winters, early springs, rainy summers, hot humid summers, warm falls, each year is a new adventure. I also love that I am 30 miles from Cleveland and can still be downtown in less than 45 minutes for a ball game, concert, dinner, or whatever. At the same time, we can hop on our Harley and be lost in Amish country in now time. I love that a traffic jam in Cleveland is 10-15 minutes not 3 hours! I love the people too! We have just the right amount of “nice” but also the right amount of “personal space”. And the value for dollar for a home in the Cleveland area is amazing. We have an acre of land, a large 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home that we bought for under $200K. Try that just about anywhere else! Really glad you started this blog! Hope more people find it! Perhaps more cheapskates like me looking for a discount! ha!

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  3. Love what you are doing. There’s more negativity about Cleveland coming from the people who live here than from anywhere else. If people are going to live here (or anywhere), they should be proud of it and talk it UP….we have a lot to offer in this town.

  4. Marshall Hosel

    Cleveland has a lot to offer. I chose to relocate my family to greater Cleveland. Lower cost of living than many cities, great midwestern values, great schools, and well, we have our beloved sports teams!

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