You will be surprised. If your only exposure to Toledo is having driven past our community on the road between New York and Chicago or Detroit and Cincinnati, you’ll be surprised at how good life is in the “Glass City.” Toledo is a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area which has drawn on its history as one of America’s first great industrial cities to pioneer “green” business ventures, specifically in the area of solar and advanced renewable energy. For more information on what it's like to live and learn in northwest Ohio, visit http://www.ToledoRegion.com
Perched on the western shore of Lake Erie, a short drive to beaches, lake-side parks and ferry access to popular island destinations, Toledo offers both the cultural amenities of a big city and the affordable cost of living and close-knit feel of a small town. Toledo is one of the four largest metropolitan areas in Ohio (the metropolitan area has a population of more than 650,000 and the city proper over 315,000). Toledo has a symphony, a ballet, and a world-class art museum offering numerous events and cultural opportunities. The triple-A Detroit Tigers affiliate Toledo Mud Hens play at Fifth-Third Field, named the best minor league stadium by Newsweek magazine. A newly minted downtown arena hosts professional hockey and will welcome a number of musical acts in the coming year.
Toledo’s neighborhoods include the Old West End, the nation’s largest preserved collection of Victorian homes and a thriving arts community, a Warehouse District with sleek urban lofts, as well as pleasant suburbs including Ohio’s best public school district. From the historic riverside town of Perrysburg to the modern amenities of the Levis Commons and Westfield Franklin Park malls, the Toledo area offers nearly everything you could desire within a 15-minute drive. The Toledo Zoo, one of the region's best, and the Imagination Station, a downtown science museum, offer hands-on learning opportunities to curious visitors of all ages.
Toledo is home to a number of cultural, entertainment, and athletic opportunities, including:
Even more exciting opportunities are just a short drive away, such as:
Learn more about the City of Toledo at www.dotoledo.org.