Cleveland City Guide
Cleveland rocks! And that’s not an opinion—that’s a fact. Home to the famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which both archives and celebrates influential people in the music industry, Cleveland is not nicknamed The Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World for nothing. Besides this cool factor, it’s got a population of 390,113, a continental climate (i.e. four distinct seasons), and a below-average cost of living, making Cleveland, Ohio an ideal place to live.
Cleveland was named after Moses Cleaveland, a surveyor with the Connecticut Land Company who planned what is now the downtown area and then left, never to return. Wander around the downtown core and you’ll see a wide variety of stunning architecture, such as St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, the Cleveland Public Library, and the Terminal Tower.
As you’re admiring all the great buildings, don’t be surprised when you come across many handy self storage facilities (though we can’t promise they’ll be architectural wonders).
Be sure to stop by the Playhouse Square Center, the 2nd biggest performing arts center in the country (Lincoln Center in New York is #1), or The Arcade, one of the first indoor malls and a gorgeous historical landmark due to its Victorian-era architecture. For a taste of classical music, visit the Cleveland Orchestra, one of the top five orchestras in the nation, and for a taste of classic art, check out the Cleveland Museum of Art or the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, which features local and emerging artists.
For the fashion-minded, Fashion Week Cleveland is an annual event in May and is the 3rd biggest fashion show in the U.S. (New York and Los Angeles are, of course, the top two). Afterwards, you can enjoy Iron Chef Michael Symon’s “meat-centric” fare at one of his many restaurants in town, including Lola, The B Spot, and Roast. If the modern trends of the fashion world cause you to faint or you should choke from inhaling delicious food too fast, don’t worry—this town is home to the famous Cleveland Clinic, one of the four best hospitals in the nation.
Do you know where all the fashion designers keep their Sci-Fi dresses, trucker hats, gold-lamé overalls, and platform sneakers during off-season? Safe, secure, climate-controlled self storage units around town. And by the way, we’re circulating a petition to keep ‘em there.