Located in northeast Ohio on Lake Erie, is the state's second-largest city (pop. approximately 400,000) and largest metropolitan area with approximately 2.2 million. Recent re-investment in the downtown area over the last 15 years (new stadiums for its sports teams, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, shopping arcades) has revitalized the city. Though still a manufacturing town, Cleveland's economy is now more diversified, with research firms, law firms and the health care industry among its leading employers. The city is a hub for two major airlines.
Things are looking up in Cleveland. Once the butt of jokes, the city is now one of the most fun places in the country, ranking among Forbes Magazine's list of Best Cities For Singles. Cleveland's nightlife is centered in its downtown area. The Warehouse District is among the best places in the city to see live music.