Living in Cleveland

Cleveland Rocks

The phrase stems from the city’s decade-long effort to land the Rock and Roll of Fame, which opened here in 1995 as part of a robust downtown revitalization initiative. Today Cleveland is home to major league baseball, basketball and football, a world-class museum and orchestra, renowned restaurants, a picturesque public park system and unique, close-knit neighborhoods.

Exterior of the Cleveland Museum of Art with the lagoon in front

University Circle

Case Western Reserve sits in the heart of a 1-square-mile district with the greatest concentration of artistic, cultural, and educational institutions in the world. When you are on our campus, you are within steps of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, among many other institutions.


This new mixed-use development has won notice from The New York Times and awards from national planning organizations. Apartments, restaurants, bars, yoga and bowling—it’s all here, directly adjacent to campus.

Nearby Neighborhoods


Once the region’s own version of Haight-Ashbury, this street just south of campus offers quirky stores, casual and upscale restaurants, antiques, hardware, grocery stores and more.

Little Italy

From mouthwatering pizza to fine cuisine from every region of the old country, Little Italy also offers galleries, salons and other services.

Housing Help

Other city hotspots not to miss

Bride Veil falls in the Cleveland Metroparks

‌The Great Outdoors