Cleveland A great place to call home

The Place to WORK












You have to Live in Cleveland...

... to LOVE Cleveland

BME Home in Wickenden Building on the CWRU Quad
Four world-class teaching and research hospitals within 15 minutes of your academic home.
Rich cultural experiences and opportunities to participate... all within with walking distance or 10 minutes to downtown.


  • Cleveland Museum of Modern Art
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • UH Harrington Research Offices
  • Bookstore
  • Panera
  • Chipolte
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • ABC Tavern
  • Mitchell's Ice Cream
  • Noodle Cat
  • Bidibop
  • One to One Fitness
  • Catalano Grocery
  • Aparments
  • ... you get the picture

A place for you to be you

Daniel Tan - Ingenuity Festival - EMG controlled lighting during dance

Many students find opportunity to participate in or even create unique artistic, cultural, musical, educational, or one of many other activities outside of the lab.

There is a lot to know about Cleveland...

... that most people do not know

Interesting facts...

24 minute average commute: "Best in nation with respect to mobility and traffic”
Hottest entrepreneurial region, ahead of San Francisco, Boston, and Seattle - Entrepreneur Mag
  • Region generates 40% of Ohio's economy
  • 30 Universities --> 27,000 annual graduates
  • $10B in infrastructure development since 2006
  • 500-mile radius to 1/2 of US population
  • Bio Sector is $5.6B with 59% CAGR
  • #1 for Heart Care (CCF),
  • #2 Hospital in US (CCF)
  • $515M, 485,000 sqft medical education facility opened fall 2019.
  • Significant outside funding for startups and Think[Box]
  • Coulter Foundation Endowed funding for translating research to commercialization
  • Playhouse Square is 2nd largest theater district in US with over 1M patrons/yr and was renovated and is endowed for long term stability
  • Many Wineries - Geneva, OH has the most wineries / sqmi in the state
Grit meets sophistication in a town where you can browse modern art inside a turn-of-the-century transformer station, hear the orchestra perform live inside the local hot dog joint and chow down on pierogi stuffed with beef cheek.
We’ve got world-class experiences without the world-class ego. And for that, you’re welcome. -www.thisiscleveland.com

How about a few people you might know...

  • Stan Lee (Marvel Comics)
  • Tom Hanks
  • Gene Kranz
  • Neal Armstrong
  • John Glenn
  • Langston Hughs
  • Halle Berry
  • Dr. Oz
  • Arsinio Hall
  • Drew Carey
  • LeBron James

A popular desitination for the movie industry

  • Christmas Story
  • Avengers
  • Captain America
  • Fast and Furious 8
  • Something recently with Tom Holland
  • ...

Historic Breakthroughs

  • Michelson-Morley Experiments
  • First traffic light - Euclid & E105th
  • Isolation of serotonin
  • First coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Discovery of genes for macular degeneration & coronary artery disease
  • First face transplant
  • First laryngeal transplant
  • Discovered gene for osteoarthritis
  • Identification of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • First permanent Functional Electrical Stimulation System
  • First permanent system for restoration of sensation following limb loss
  • ...

And the engine to keep it going

  • More than $700M in funded research between CWRU, UH, CCF, MHMC
  • $47.7M in research funding and training the Case School of Eng (most is in BME!)
  • More than 350 patents
  • More than $224M in Endowment for Engineering
  • Recently a single gift of $10M to BME education

World Class Arts and Culture


Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art
Atrium in the Cleveland Museum of Art - one of the best art museums in the world and it is free!


Cleveland Playhouse Square - Second only to Broadway
Cain Park - Cleveland Heights
Beck Center for the Performing Arts and many other community theaters in which to be involved


Severance Hall
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls - Summer home of Cleveland Orchestra and venue of many pop concerts
House of Blues, Odeon Concert Club, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Wolstein Center, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Agora Theatre, Grog Shop, and many others.

Parks and Recreation

A ring of MetroParks surround Cleveland, creating the "Emerald Necklace." You can be in the city one moment and then 30 minutes later, in the country.

"Fishing hole"
Squires Castle
Chagrin Falls, OH - a great place to spend a relaxed weekend evening
A nice walk in the fall
Bike and multipurpose trails
A great bike path

Professional Sports

  • Browns
  • Indians
  • Cavaliers
  • Lake Erie Monsters


  • Flats
  • West 6th
  • E 4th Street
  • Tremont
  • Coventry
  • Velvet Dog
  • Aquarium
  • Trivia at many different bars

Amusement Parks

  • Cedar Point
  • Soak City
  • Kalahari Waterpark
  • Great Wolf Lodge

You are more than Science and the lab

Let's face it, you only really need to work 16-18 hours a day in the lab - what will you do with the rest of your day??

Cleveland in "right sized"

Big enough to be world-class...

... Small enough for everyone to participate.

  • Music (Case Symphonic Winds, CIM, Community)
  • Dance (Case)
  • Theater (Case Eldred, Beck Center, other community theater)
  • Art (CIA)

Plenty of Affordable places to call Home



  • Cleveland Heights
  • Shaker Heights
  • Highland Heights
  • Lyndhurst
  • Mayfield


  • Ohio City (Very trendy!!)
  • Lakewood
  • Rocky River
  • Westlake
  • Tremont


  • Strongsville
  • Brecksville
  • Independence


  • House boat ??

Virtual Tour of Cleveland

Real - The Place to Work - The Place to LIVE - HOME


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