Whether you seek the cosmopolitan flavor of the big city or the quaint atmosphere of the rural countryside, the best of both worlds can be found in northeast Ohio. Located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland city proper has a population of 388,072, making Cleveland the 48th largest city in the United States and is located in Cuyahoga county, the state's most populous county. Greater Cleveland is the term used for the metropolitan area surrounding the city of Cleveland in Northeast Ohio spanning across 5 counties including Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties, making it the 29th most populous metropolitan area in the United States with a population of 2,077,240.
Cleveland and NE Ohio has much to offer including a world-class orchestra, as well as stunning theatres and museums, the Rock and Roll hall of Fame, wineries, and several professional sports teams to keep you entertained. Travel a bit southeast of Greater Cleveland to Holmes county, Ohio's Amish Country, which is home to the world's largest population of Amish (over 30,000), living in numerous farming communities throughout the region. Northeast Ohio also boasts the Cuyahoga River Valley with deep forests, rolling hills, open farmlands and an abundance of nature to explore and rejuvenate the senses.
NE Ohio is home to two medical schools including Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University.
FUN FACT: Cleveland is known as the Forest City.