Lifestyle & Education

Lifestyle & Education in Northwest Ohio

Northwest Ohio is not only an excellent location for your business—it is also an inviting place to live. Situated on the banks of Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes in the Midwest, residents in Northwest Ohio enjoy the perfect convergence of culture, recreation, entertainment, outdoors and education.

Along with our Southeast Michigan neighbors, this region is home to a diverse group of international populations, which has created a welcoming environment for foreigners. It is common to find nearby corporations employing hard workers from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Wildwood Preserve Metropark

Wildwood Preserve Metropark

Many residents of international descent are drawn here for our manufacturing economy, but education is another important component. Northwest Ohio’s strong commitment to educating our youth has resulted in extensive and highly-rated public and parochial school systems, as well as nationally-recognized universities.

The same low costs of doing business apply outside the workplace as well, with the region’s affordability making it easy to live the life you enjoy. Northwest Ohio is home to an extensive metropark system, nature preserves, wildlife refuges, state parks, and the shores of Lake Erie. Fishing, swimming and boating are all available just minutes from Toledo.

Toledo is a quintessential American city with world-class cultural amenities and the tight-knit, affordable nature of a small town. You’ll come to Northwest Ohio for business, but we guarantee you’ll stay for the lifestyle.

From sports to museums to entertainment, there’s no shortage of exciting things to do in Toledo’s thriving downtown. Here are some of the top area attractions:

The Mud Hens are one of the most legendary minor league baseball teams in the U.S.

The Mud Hens are one of the most legendary minor league baseball teams in the U.S.

Sports

Toledo Mud Hens (minor league baseball)
Detroit Tigers (major league baseball)
Toledo Walleye (minor league hockey)
Detroit Pistons (basketball)
Michigan International Speedway (auto racing)
Marathon Classic LPGA Golf Tournament (golf)

Toledo was once known as “Glass City” for its expertise in glass manufacturing. Our national acclaimed art museum has a dedicated pavilion showcasing that history.

Toledo was once known as “Glass City” for its expertise in glass manufacturing. Our national acclaimed art museum has a dedicated pavilion showcasing that history.

Arts & Culture

Toledo Museum of Art & Glass Pavilion
Toledo Symphony Orchestra
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Museum
Historic Sauder Village

Home to the Toledo Walleye hockey team, the Huntington Center is also downtown's top venue for national musical acts and concerts. Credit: Jay Bird

Home to the Toledo Walleye hockey team, the Huntington Center is also downtown’s top venue for national musical acts and concerts. Credit: Jay Bird

Entertainment

Huntington Center
Toledo Zoo
Cedar Point

Header Photo: Vicki Timman