Cleveland October 24, 2017
Cleveland Was Just Named One Of The Friendliest Cities In The Country And We Couldn’t Agree More
Native Clevelanders are well aware of how magical our hometown is. What we may be somewhat humble about, though, is how special we are as a community. Few places are as notable as Cleveland in terms of its historical preservation efforts, artistic movements, and community engagement, but it is far too easy to forget all of that. Recently,
Travel + Leisure asked their readers to take a vote to reveal what their hometown does best. Cleveland makes a well-deserved appearance throughout their poll’s results.
Each year, the
Travel + Leisure "America's Favorite Places" survey challenges its readers to dish about what they know best.
No matter how well-traveled you are, home will always be the most beautiful place in your eyes. You know it better than any other destination in the world, and nothing can mimic the warm familiarity of the community to which you belong. Some communities, though, are truly exceptional.
Readers ranked their communities in a number of categories, ranging from the locals' demeanor to the tastiness of their burgers.
Armed with a deep knowledge of America's favorite cities, they analyzed the nation's most notable places and categorized them.
Turns out, Clevelanders ooze pride for their spectacular hometown!
When it comes to America's favorite places, Cleveland is a shoo-in to make the list. Turns out, we round out the list of Favorite Places as the 20th most popular city, coveted for its Midwestern charm and international cuisine.
Unsurprisingly, Cleveland was ranked among the friendliest cities in the nation.
Clevelanders check in at number 14 when it comes to friendliest locals. The number one spot on the list is Buffalo, a community affectionately known as the "City of Good Neighbors."
The underrated features of our city have now been revealed to the world.
Over the last decade, Clevelanders have enjoyed watching their city evolve. What was once bitterly nicknamed "The Mistake on the Lake" is now a community overflowing with arts, preservation efforts, and spectacular residents. A well-deserved honor, Cleveland checks in at number four on a list of the most underrated cities.
Who can blame Cleveland natives for speaking so highly of their hometown?
There is so much to love here, from our history-making moments to our over-the-top celebrations.
After all, Cleveland is stunning.
From our incredible public parks to the intricacy of our cityscape, beauty waits to entertain the eye at every turn.
Cleveland is cultured.
Our spectacular institutions and museums preserve the story of us. Volunteers and actors frequently bring history to life, entrancing locals and passing on legacies.
The city is flavorful.
Across Cleveland's many neighborhoods are eateries of every background. Cleveland is the king of comfort food, sp no matter what your taste buds are craving, the perfect dish for your palate can be found somewhere in the city.
And, the very best part? It's
It is the locals that make this community such a strong one. People of different lifestyles, ethnic backgrounds, and careers combine to create an incredible environment that is indescribably enchanting. There's no place in the world like Cleveland, and we have each other to thank.
Great job, Clevelanders! You're making this an incredibly special place to live.
Let's sweep the polls again next year and show the world that Cleveland is one of the nation's shining gems.
It is no surprise that Cleveland is gaining so much attention on the national stage. It truly is a magical place to be, and there is something in this crazy and quirky community for everyone. What is your favorite thing about life in Cleveland?
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