Every city thinks it’s the best, but when it comes to Cleveland, it’s the truth. Everyone from recent arrivals to the Forest City to lifetime residents will tell you that there’s no better place to call home in America. These reasons are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what makes Cleveland stand out.
1. Cleveland is the city of tomorrow.
Cleveland continues to make leaps and bounds in the quality of life for its people. From major scientific and technological breakthroughs to new and growing neighborhoods, Cleveland continues to evolve into the best city in the world every day.
2. Clevelanders are some of the best people around.
What makes Cleveland stand above so many other cities is one of its most noticeable traits: the people. Clevelanders are a rare breed; some of the kindest, most loyal friends and neighbors you could ever hope to have.
3. We know how to celebrate in style.
Cleveland is a city with an identity all its own. From the sea of green that takes over the city every St. Patrick's Day to the... unconventional festivities that dominate Dyngus Day, Clevelanders definitely know how to party.
4. Cleveland is King James' court.
Sure, our relationship with Lebron got a little complicated circa 2010, but ever since his return to the Cavs red and gold, Cleveland sports fans have been quick to forgive. There aren't many better cities to be a sports nut than Cleveland.
5. Cleveland is the Forest City for a reason.
Our love for all things green and natural is one of our greatest strengths. Few cities have a public park system that is as expansive or as thoroughly maintained as the Cleveland Metroparks. Thanks to the beauty of the Emerald Necklace, the great outdoors are truly great in Cleveland.
6. Cleveland is always exciting.
New York might be "the city that never sleeps," but Cleveland is no slouch either when it comes to exciting adventures at all hours of the day. From the vibrant atmosphere of East 4th Street to the rejuvenated Warehouse District, you can find plenty to do in Cleveland no matter what interests you.
7. Lake Erie is truly stunning.
Far from the "mistake on the lake" that some haters try to label us as, Cleveland's status as the best city on the North Coast of the U.S. is undisputed. Clevelanders have a storied history with Lake Erie, from sunny days spent lounging on its shores to brutal snowstorms conjured up by its infamous Lake Effect.
8. Cleveland rocks.
Cleveland is the birthplace of rock and roll, though you might not expect it. A Cleveland radio DJ named Alan Freed was the first to ever use the term to describe this exciting new music, so when it came time to find a home for the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was an easy choice.
9. Cleveland is the ultimate underdog.
Living in Cleveland inspires a certain kind of loyalty and passion for our city that few other towns can match. Ask any Browns fan, they'll tell you that it takes a certain level of devotion to stick it out here. Living in the Forest City proves once and for all that when push comes to shove, it's Cleveland over everything.
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