As a lakeside city connected by canals and straddling the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland has been a hub of industry as a leading producer of steel and other construction products since its creation. While manufacturing may have made Cleveland its name, the economy has now diversified from its historic industrial shadow to create a city which flourishes in the modern age. Financial services, healthcare and biomedical services now make up a significant portion of income and their large workforces prove success to the revitalisation goal of the area.
Though an industrial center, outdoor spaces are not far away with Washington Park, Brookside Park, the Rocky River and Washington Reservations providing active escapes from city life. Outside of the city major are smaller towns and cities which suit those with a desire for small-town life. Westlake is one of those, prominent for its local produce markets, speciality shops and smaller but eclectic mix of festivals. Those wanting to be in a convenient location between Akron and Cleveland should choose the neighborhood of Medina which is almost central between the two.
With many different cities and neighborhoods to choose from, wherever you choose you will find that Cleveland is a city which is proud of its heritage but is unafraid to embrace the future. This attitude to life offers an opportunity to all those who choose apartment living there.