Adjacent to Cleveland Clinic's campus is University Circle , the center of Cleveland's cultural life. Encompassing 525 acres, the University Circle area contains the greatest concentration of museums, cultural activities and churches in the United States.
"Cleveland just has so much to offer: a world-class orchestra, art museum, restaurants...it's truly a great place to live." – Kevin Stephans, MD
This area also features the Cleveland Museum of Art, which houses one of the most highly acclaimed art collections in the world, several other museums, and Case Western Reserve University. Downtown Cleveland is approximately 2 miles from the Cleveland Clinic campus.
The internationally renowned Cleveland Orchestra plays at Severance Hall during the fall, winter and spring and at Blossom Music Center, an outdoor amphitheatre, during the summer.
The Cleveland Playhouse, a premier repertory stage company, has a multi-theater complex within three blocks of the Foundation. The Cleveland Ballet and Cleveland Opera have found permanent homes at Playhouse Square, a complex of three theaters restored to their original 1920's elegance in downtown Cleveland.
The latest addition to Cleveland's cultural scene is the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, a lakefront museum which honors the greats of Rock'n'Roll through memorabilia and multi-media exhibits.
Cleveland is also home to major league sports teams. Foremost are Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, and Cleveland Browns Stadium, the home of the Browns football team.
Many activities are also available for outdoor enthusiasts. The natural woodland Cleveland Metroparks form an “Emerald Necklace” which surrounds the city and contains picnic areas as well as miles of bicycle, hiking, jogging, and horseback riding trails. Cleveland also offers sailing enthusiasts, boaters, swimmers, and fishermen abundant lakeshore to enjoy. Cedar Point Amusement Park and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo are among the attractions that offer a day of fun for the whole family.
Cleveland has nearly 90 residential communities with many convenient suburbs located just outside the city center. Housing is very affordable throughout the greater Cleveland area.
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