Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University

Living in Cleveland

Living in Cleveland

Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland and its many ethnic neighborhoods offer a full menu of nightlife activities, major league sports, and cultural and recreational attractions. 

Today, living in Cleveland is better than ever, especially if you’re a foodie. Cleveland is home to several top-chef restaurants as well as numerous ethnic and independent establishments. What’s more, Cleveland Clinic and CWRU are close to University Circle, a vibrant area that offers myriad opportunities for living, culture, entertainment and dining. Learn more about living, working and playing in Cleveland and opportunities to engage young professionals here!

  • Lakefront and Sports  Our harbor area features the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center and Cleveland Clinic OMNIMAX Theater, and the Cleveland Browns football stadium. Cleveland also is home to Indians baseball, Lake Erie Monsters hockey and Cavaliers basketball.
  • Culture  The Lerner College of Medicine is located near University Circle, the center of the city’s cultural and educational offerings. Located at the Circle are Case Western Reserve University, Severance Hall (home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra), the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Botanical Garden, to name but a few.
  • Shopping  About 30 minutes outside of Downtown Cleveland are shopping havens featuring a number of high-end retailers. Beachwood Place, La Place, Eton and Legacy Village are located on Cleveland’s East Side; Crocker Park is located on Cleveland’s West Side. Closer to downtown are numerous neighborhood boutiques and markets that feature work by local artists.
  • Parks and Recreation  The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cedar Point amusement park offer fun for the entire family. The Metroparks that surround the city are perfect for golfing, hiking, horseback riding, shoe-shoeing, cross-country skiing and ice skating. Located on the Cuyahoga River, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium features a walk-through tunnel, surrounding you with sharks, stingrays, eels and more.

Hear what our students have to say about living in Cleveland.