Move to Cleveland

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Cleveland has been in the news a lot lately about people wanting to visit and move back to the area at an unprecedented pace. (We all knew it was a matter of time before LeBron came back!) But this resurgence has been happening throughout the last decade, with the Cleveland metro-region attracting more educated young professionals and growing families. We are known nationally for our entrepreneurship through organizations like JumpStart and NorTech and new technologies and businesses are growing again. Global Cleveland was started several years ago to help attract newcomers to the city to enjoy the good quality of life, but to also help attract talent for our growing businesses.

Workation: Kimpton Schofield converts eighth floor into long-term suites for guests
Travel trends show people are taking longer trips, combining work and pleasure with the ability to work remotely. Cleveland's Kimpton Schofield converted its eighth floor from apartments to long-term hotel suites with all the furnishings for an extended stay.
Parade of Sail: Tall Ships arrive in Cleveland
The 2022 Cleveland Tall Ships Festival, presented by Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA), hit the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland last week, and FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski caught the entire fleet on parade as they made their grand entrance. 
Come sail away: Tall Ships sail into Cleveland next week
The Tall Ships Festival returns to the Cleveland waterfront next week for the first time since 2019.
Rocking the vote: CLE's mayoral candidates are working hard to win over young professionals
Marking their first time sharing the stage since September’s mayoral primary, nonprofit leader Justin Bibb and current Cleveland City Council president Kevin Kelley competed toe-to-toe at Friday’s Mayoral Town Hall to reach young professionals.
Engage! Cleveland's annual Young Professional Week offers networking, social events
Engage! Cleveland will hold its eighth annual Young Professionals Week later this month, to help attendees network and explore everything Cleveland has to offer.
Photos: The 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland
The 2021 NFL Draft came to Cleveland this past weekend, and FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski captured some of the highlights in this photo essay.
Ruth Ratner Miller Awards to honor DCA Ambassadors, celebrate downtown projects
The Downtown Cleveland Alliance will host its 22nd annual Ruth Ratner Miller Awards to recognize significant contributions to the forward momentum and improvement of Downtown Cleveland.
I Live Here (Now): Dr. Caitlin Colleary digs her new role at Cleveland Museum of Natural History
No bones about it: it’s been a long and winding road that led Dr. Caitlin Colleary to The Land. A Los Angeles native, the 36-year-old paleontologist arrived in Cleveland last year after a decade spent in South Dakota, England, Panama, and Washington, D.C.
On the rise: Mapleside Farms owner Greg Clement launches outRise app for adventures near and far
Greg Clement's outRise app invites users to find, create, and share life's experiences—whether they're in one's own backyard or on the other side of the world. 
Cleveland makes way for the 2021 NFL Draft on the lakefront
With the NFL Draft touching down in Cleveland from April 29 through May 1, 2021, the city is doing everything it can to make way for gridiron glory. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, Cleveland City Council approved an ordinance for the demolition of two warehouses located at Docks 30 and 32 near FirstEnergy Stadium in anticipation of the NFL's final site selection.
I live here (now): from Congo to Cleveland, one musician’s quest to entertain the world
After moving to Cleveland in May, Manembo Manembo, AKA Real Mane TMP, has been living his dream of creating Afrobeats music, positivity, and inspiration, as well as sharing stories of his native Congo.
I Live Here Now: Jen Schefft Waterman's journey from 'The Bachelorette' back to Northeast Ohio
Jen Schefft Waterman has gone on a journey from The Bachelorette back to the 'burbs of Cleveland—and she's documenting it all in a new podcast.
Local love: Made Cleveland takes the flea market shopping experience online

If Etsy and the Yellow Pages had a baby, it might look like Made Cleveland. Set to launch this Saturday, May 23, Made Cleveland is an online e-commerce hub and directory featuring local artists and makers — and is ready to fill in the gaps and meet demand in the absence of in-person markets this season.

We tried it: I pitched my idea for taking Cleveland next-level at Accelerate
FreshWater Cleveland's contributing editor Jen Jones Donatelli shares her experience as one of 30 finalists in this year's round of Accelerate: Citizens Make Change.
The Full Cleveland is inspiring Clevelanders to hike the urban jungle, eight miles at a time
Twice a year, Peet McCain invites other Cleveland residents to join him in exploring Northeast Ohio on foot on an eight-mile hike he calls "The Full Cleveland."
I live here (now): Dane Vannatter
Dane Vannatter, 60, describes his relationship with Cleveland as like a hug. “From day one, it's been an embracing city,” says the Indiana native, who found his way to Cleveland three years ago. And the hug is not just figurative.
MetroHealth goes all in on affordable housing for the Clark-Fulton neighborhood
MetroHealth recently announced an investment of $60 million to construct three new buildings housing 250 apartments—along with community-centered amenities including a grocery store, job training center, childcare facilities, and more—near its main campus.
Connect five: These five Metroparks projects will be a game-changer for bikers and pedestrians
Cleveland is about to get even more connected, thanks to Cleveland Metroparks. Five new trail projects are either in progress or ready to take flight, in part thanks to a $7.95 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant awarded in 2016.
I Live Here (now): Jason Thompson and Scott O’Con
Some might call it divine intervention that brought Jason Thompson and Scott O’Con to Cleveland. They came to the city from northern Virginia in 2017 when Thompson joined West Park United Church of Christ as senior pastor—his first pastoral role—and the couple have never looked back.
Vibrant City Awards recap: Meet the changemakers shaping Cleveland for the better
Right next to the newly christened Euclid Beach Pier, more than 550 community leaders gathered lakeside for the fifth annual Vibrant City Awards—presented by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP) and Delta Dental and highlighting the best in local urban revitalization efforts.