Why We Love Northeast Ohio… Cleveland… Avon… and it’s not just because we live here (although that’s part of it 🙂 )
Cleveland, Ohio is a vibrant city with plenty of things to do and see. Here are some popular activities and attractions:
Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
Visit the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. This iconic museum celebrates the history of rock and roll and its impact on culture and society. It features interactive exhibits, artifacts, and live performances. This place is awesome! The summer live performances are great. People often ask why Cleveland has the Rock Hall and not New York or LA? Well, the term Rock n Roll was coined here… so there ya go!
Cleveland Museum of Art
Explore the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the most renowned art museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 45,000 works of art spanning 6,000 years. Side note – our marketing guy has a family member who has some pieces in a couple of collections.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Explore the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. This museum features exhibits on prehistoric creatures, Ohio’s natural habitats, and other scientific topics.
Western Reserve Historical Society – Home to the Crawford Auto & Aviation Museum
The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society depicts the automobile at various stages of development, both on a national and regional level. Its automobiles and artifacts are the centerpieces of the guest experience at the Cleveland History Center.
Museum of Contemporary Art
moCa is not a traditional collecting museum. moCa is a contemporary non-collecting museum that celebrates the art and artists of our time. Each season moCa showcases an array of fresh voices within contemporary art that reflect the art and ideas of the moment and our time. moCa has the unique privilege of being Northeast Ohio’s most recognizable arts organization solely dedicated to contemporary art.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Take a stroll through the Cleveland Botanical Garden. While not technically a museum, University Circle is home to a number of worthwhile attractions. The Cleveland Botanical Garden features 10 acres of gardens and natural habitats, as well as a conservatory with a tropical rainforest and desert environments.
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are a collection of public gardens located in Rockefeller Park in Cleveland, Ohio. The gardens are situated along East Boulevard & Martin Luther King Jr. Drive within the 276 acre of wooded parkland on the city’s East Side. In total, there are 33 distinct gardens,
The Cleveland Orchestra
While not a museum, The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the best in the world, and their performances at Severance Hall, located across the street from the Museum of Art, are not to be missed.
They should officially rebrand this as the Museum District, all of these great sites are within walking distance of each other.
Cleveland Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum of Cleveland welcomes nearly 200,000 visitors annually and has one of the most diverse visitor bases of museums in the region.
International Women’s Air & Space Museum
The mission of the International Women’s Air & Space Museum is to preserve the history of women in aviation and space and to document their continuing contributions today and in the future. We have artifacts for over 6,000 women in the aviation and aerospace fields. We are the only museum of our kind in the entire world because we represent women in all fields of aviation and aerospace, including but not limited to; pilots, mechanics, mission controllers, and astronauts.
Cheer on the Cleveland Indians err Guardians
Sorry, it’s gonna take us awhile to get used to that. Cleveland is home to the Cleveland Guardians baseball team, which plays at Progressive Field. Catch a game and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the ballpark. But we’re all hoping for a repeat of 2022…
In addition to the Guardians, Northeast Ohio is also home to the Akron Rubber Ducks, a Minor League Baseball team based in Akron, Ohio. The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians. They play in Canal Park, located in downtown Akron, which seats 7,630 fans. The Lake County Captains are a Minor League Baseball team in Eastlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, that plays in the Midwest League as the High-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians. And the baseball list wouldn’t be complete without Avon’s own, Lake Erie Crushers. The Lake Erie Crushers are a professional baseball team in the independent Frontier League, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. The Crushers won the Frontier League Championship in their inaugural season back in 2009.
Yeah, yeah… we know! But it’s our team and if that proves anything about the folks from this area, it’s that we’re way too loyal, battle-tested & as tough as they come.
Lake Erie Monsters
The fastest thing you can watch on ice & subsequently the precursor to the greatest year in sports any town has ever had, ever! 2016 was the year the Monsters brought home the Calder Cup!
The town & the team that brought you Lebron James & a much-needed Championship in 2016!
Cleveland also got to witness a 2016 that kicked off a series of championship defenses by our own Stipe Miocic who went on to cement the fact that he’s the greatest heavyweight to ever come through the UFC. #AndStill
League Park was a baseball park located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It was situated at the northeast corner of Dunham Street (now known as East 66th Street) and Lexington Avenue in the Hough neighborhood. It was built in 1891 as a wood structure and rebuilt using concrete and steel in 1910. The park was home to a number of professional sports teams, most notably the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. League Park was first home to the Cleveland Spiders of the National League from 1891 to 1899 and of the Cleveland Lake Shores of the Western League, the minor league predecessor to the Indians, in 1900. From 1914 to 1915, League Park also hosted the Cleveland Spiders of the minor league American Association. In the late 1940s, the park was also the home field of the Cleveland Buckeyes of the Negro American League.
There’s been a lot of speculation in recent months but it looks like the groundwork has been laid in bringing a Major League Soccer team to the shores of Lake Erie.
The Great Lakes Science Center
The Great Lakes Science Center, located next to the Rock Hal & Cleveland Browns Stadium, is a museum and educational facility in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Many of the exhibits document the features of the natural environment in the Great Lakes region of the United States.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
The Cleveland Zoo is home to more than 3,000 animals representing 600 species from around the world.
The Cleveland Metroparks
The Cleveland Metroparks is a system of 18 parks and reservations spanning more than 23,000 acres. Activities include hiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking. Since taking over the maintenance and management of beaches along Lake Erie, the metroparks and our beaches have truly transformed into little talked about gems throughout the area:
- Huntington Beach
- Wallace Lake
- Edgewater Beach
- Villa Angela
- Ledge Pool
- Hinckley Lake Spillway
- Euclid Beach Park
Then there is the amazing job they’ve done on the golf courses:
- Mastick Woods
- Big Met
- Little Met
- Sleepy Hollow
- Shawnee Hills
The Cleveland Aquarium
While it doesn’t get talked about nearly enough, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium is filled with intriguing aquatic life from the Great Lakes and colorful sea creatures from around the globe. From weedy seadragons to a giant Pacific octopus, you can see more than 2,700 animals representing 320 species. Many of the habitats in our 7 galleries offer unique views–including an 11,000-gallon touch pool inhabited by cownose and Atlantic stingrays and an 175-foot seatube that takes you to the ocean floor where pufferfish, angelfish and 3 species of shark swim beside and above you.
Take in a show at Playhouse Square: Playhouse Square is a collection of theaters and performance venues, including the historic Playhouse Square Palace Theatre and the Ohio Theatre, which hosts touring Broadway shows, concerts, and other events.
Other notable mentions:
- The Christmas Story House
- The Breweries – Great Lakes, Platform, Cleveland Distillery, Sibling Revelry, Fat Heads, Brick n Barrel, Goldhorn, Terrestrial, Collision Bend, Market Garden, Arsenal Cider House, Butcher & the Brewer, Masthead, Noble Beast, Jolly Scholar, Saucy Brew Works, Forest City, Hofbrauhaus
- Mather Maritime Museum
- USS Cod Submarine Museum
- Lakeview Cemetary
- Dunham Tavern Museum
Now… let’s talk about why we love Avon!
Should you move to Avon, Ohio? Is Avon, Ohio a good place to live? When determining what cities are good for your personality, life situation, and personal preferences, there are many factors to consider including climate, cost of living, community, job opportunities, population makeup, activities, and things to do.
Let’s start off with a couple of notable rankings…
- Avon, OH is #45 on the list Top 100 Most Affordable U.S. Cities with Outstanding Education in 2023
- Avon, OH is #50 on the list Top 100 Best Places to Raise a Family in the Midwest in 2023
Climate Comfort In Avon, Ohio
In a typical year, Avon, Ohio temperatures fall below 50F° for 181 days per year. Annual precipitation in Avon is typically 35.9 inches per year (low in the US) and snow covers the ground 52 days per year or 14.2% of the year (high in the US). It may be helpful to understand the yearly precipitation by imagining 7 straight days of moderate rain per year. The humidity in Avon, Ohio is below 60% for approximately 44.6 days or 12.2% of the year.
Tucked away just 22 miles west of downtown Cleveland, Avon one of Northeast Ohio’s fastest growing communities! Whether you are ready for a day of shopping, searching for that perfect antique, craving something to satisfy your sweet tooth, a unique dining experience, craft cocktails or a soft pillow to lay your head on at night…we’ll get you there. Need a dentist, plumber, lawyer or contractor…we’ll help you find them! Want to know where to take the kids for a family friendly event this weekend…we’ve got that covered. Curious about what new businesses are coming to Avon…it’s all right here. We’ll even help you plan a little day trip to Ohio’s best wineries, amusement parks, world class theaters and museums.
- #3 – BEST SUBURB * SOURCE: CLEVELAND MAGAZINE
- 315 – ACRES OF PARKS
- 294K – MEDIAN HOME VALUE
- 102K – MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME
- 95% – EMPLOYMENT RATE
- 99% – GRADUATION RATE
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Avon Websites for You to Check Out
City of Avon: https://www.cityofavon.com/
All About Avon: https://www.allaboutavon.org/
Avon Historical Society: https://www.avonhistory.org/
Avon Magazine: https://issuu.com/imagebuilders/docs/avon2016_low_res?fr=sMjljNjY3MDc3MA