Living in Cleveland

Cleveland named To 'Best of the World list' by National Geographic 

Students at CSU College of Law enjoy cosmopolitan amenities in a manageable city on the rise. With a variety of major attractions and hidden gems, Cleveland offers something for everyone. 

Located on the shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland is home to a vibrant arts scene, a world-renowned orchestra, a historic art museum, independent film festivals and more. The city offers a lively music and social scene which is accompanied by dynamic dining options. Surrounded by scenic park systems and outdoor recreation, Cleveland offers the opportunity to experience major professional sports just a short walk from the law school. Cleveland State University is situated in the Campus District, a destination for arts and culture that is becoming a desirable address for Clevelanders, offering many new and recetly renovated residential properties.

For a complete reference guide to the city’s attractions, nieghborhoods, dining, entertainment and lodging options, visit This is CLE


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CLEveland for law students

Adam Rosen  is a proud graduate of the J.D/M.P.A. program at CSU College of Law. Currently the Econimc Development Director for the Detroit Shoreway Association he now helps drive the success of one of Cleveland's most exciting neighborhoods. Adam shares many of the Cleveland hot spots he took advantage of as a student in this post.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The city that fostered rock and roll holds music’s crown jewel, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the premier destination for experiencing firsthand the history of iconic music.

Playhouse Square

The country's largest performing arts center outside of New York is mere seconds away as Playhouse Square has something for everyone with over 1000 Broadway shows, dance, comedy, musical concerts and special events annually.

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Home to the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), Cleveland Gladiators (AFL) and Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse hosts world-class concerts and shows among its 200+ yearly events.

First Energy Stadium

Home of the Cleveland Browns (NFL), First Energy Stadium is known for rabid fans and atmosphere in the stadium and surrounding neighborhood on game days.

Progressive Field

Just more than a long home run from campus, Progressive Field is home of the Cleveland Indians (MLB).

Cleveland Metroparks

An extensive system of parks throughout the Greater Cleveland area, The Cleveland Metroparks span over 21,000 acres and include hundreds of miles of bicycle trails, and several golf courses, fishing spots, picnic areas and nature education centers.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

One of the oldest and largest zoos in the country, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hosts several marvelous exhibits including the RainForest, the African Savanna, Northern Trek and the Australian Adventure.

Cleveland Orchestra

Performing regularly in the beautiful Severance Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra is widely considered to be one of the top performing orchestras in the United States.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Featuring one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of art, the Cleveland Museum of Art displays more than 30,000 pieces of art spanning more than 5,000 years.

Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Featuring 10 acres of beautiful greenery, The Cleveland Botanical Garden was developed 1930 and was the first of its kind in an American city.

Horseshoe Casino

Located in the historic Higbee Building, the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is a rare casino integrated in the heart of a city, and offers a gaming options.

East Fourth Street

Immersed in the heart of the action just blocks from CSU College of Law, East Fourth Street futures top restaurants, live music, world-class comedy, nightlife and even bowling.

Tower City Center

Only a mile away from the law school, Tower City Center is a multi-purpose urban hotspot with over 100 specialty shops, six full-service restaurants, a food court and an 11-screen theater.

Cleveland Riverfront Flats

Utilizing scenery at the bank of the Cuyahoga River, the Flats is a redeveloping entertainment district with restaurants, bars, a comedy club and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Ohio City

Home to the historic West Side Market, Ohio City has become a cultural hot spot known for its dining and brewery options.

Tremont District

A historic neighborhood on the west side of Cleveland, Tremont hosts several yearly festivals in addition to its popular art museums, local shops, restaurants and pubs.

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