How many people hate living in Northeast Ohio as much as me?
Everyone is entitled to his or her opinions. I try to stay to the facts. I have lived in Cleveland al my life and absolutely, without a doubt hate it more than any combination of words can describe. There are many things to love, but far too many that outweigh those items. - As a single man, unless you are a huge sports fan your only real options are to hang out in bars 7 months out of 12 or go online to meet people because the weather here is about as desirable as getting a huge kick in the nads. If you are anything other than a Cleveland fan or Ohio State fan, don't even bother showing your face in any of the locales without preparing for some sort of ignorant, or physical confrontation with some low-life scumbag that forms their whole existence around our sports teams.....Heaven forbid their team loses a game - these guys let it effect their whole day or week to follow.....like the win or loss will pay their mortgage or move them ahead in life in the least. - As a married man with no kids you have your choice of only a few cultural activities before your only form of recreation is to go to the bar, go to the movies, go out to eat, or sit on your couch and watch television....unless you truly enjoy walking or driving in extreme cold, extreme wind, rain, snow, mud, construction, etc. For maybe 4 to 5 months out of 12 you can visit the Metroparks...doesn’t cost anything and is beautiful in the good months (roughly 1/3 of the year). - As a divorced man, please refer to "as a single man" - As a re-married man with children, this place sucks just the same. After visiting the few places that do offer culture to a younger generation, your back to spending time in your home in front of the television, or spending money to escape the city (state) to go on vacations to places that offer more cultural places and things than here. - As a younger person nowhere near retirement, this town is (literally) on of the poorest, rundown cities in the nation. - We originated and grew as a steel city, an importer, exporter, a manufacturing city, and a city of industry. Now there is hardly anything left of that stuff. But WOW, we have the Rock Hall...such a great "bragging right" that more times than not when they have induction ceremonies, they don't even hold the ceremony here in the city! How pathetic. Then there's the musical talent that is truly endless here, that leaves town to be noticed somewhere else because no one will ever see or notice anyone in this ghost town. I know I will be chastised for my comments by others who absolutely love this place, but to each their own. All I can tell you is that if I did not own my own company and have children I do not want to uproot out of their school and surroundings, my wife and I both would be out of here in a flash. I have dedicated money and time purchasing investment properties out of state to have an "insurance policy" for when that time comes I can say goodbye to this place once and for all. Keep in mind as I type this the temperature is roughly 10 degrees with a wind chill of -15 and snow everywhere. Hmmmm maybe I can go skiing...I think not. Maybe take the bike out for a cruise...not really. So you see, this city is one extreme or another as far as weather. A true outdoors person will agree the winter is stifling cold and the summers are either raining or severely hot. If I am missing something, let me know. Maybe I need special glasses and the sky is truly not grey and gloomy more than half the year, maybe the trees are actually green most of the year, maybe I am missing the parts of the newspaper that display the economical growth and terrific job market here. Good points.....Rock Hall to visit, The art / history / science museums, Orchestra, Playhouse Square. Basically things you can do over a few-day vacation and enjoy, only to leave and never have to return here again I appreciate all the responses....funny as it may seem to read my rant, I guess I am just not a cold, gloomy - weather person....this place can really get to you after a while. I would like the convenience of throwing on a t-shirt and going outside at will any time of the year without getting bunddled up like a marshmallow. To boot, my job involves me being outside all day every day.....now that really sucks 7 months out of 12.
Asked By: The Butcher - 2/10/2008
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Sweetie trust me I hate it more than you do. I love what you wrote. You made some great points. I have lived in many places but Northeast OH. takes the gag cake! I agree Cleveland has enough to do on a 4 day vacation...maybe... More
Answered By: weewab - 2/17/2008
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Winters can be dull and depressing, but there are many things to do. Have you toured Stan Hywet in Akron? Be sure to stop by Tangiers while you are in town. Then there is Blossom Music center, very nice in the summer. Cedar Point is one of the best amusement parks in the USA. Have you visited Nelson's Ledges... More
Answered By: K W - 2/10/2008
You sound depressed. You may have that seasonal depression from not seeing the sun in three months... More
Answered By: Momof2 - 2/10/2008
Well thank you for convincing me never to move to northeast ohio! Also you have convinced me that it sucks, so I agree with you.
Answered By: Business Is Good - 2/10/2008
wow...have you ever visited the wonderful things like the Cuyahoga Valley National Park? They don't have a bar there. Ok, the WInking Lizard in Peninsula. And the greatest Metroparks! What about water sports at the lake? The Art Museum, The Natural History Museum, Health Museum??? Have you taken some classes at any of... More
Answered By: Empress Jan - 2/10/2008
i love northeast ohio! i live in a suburb and it is great! everyone is so kind and helpful! the public highschool has once many awards! cedar point is fantastic! my grandma owns a lake house up there so we go visit and u can see the dragster from the beach! the cleveland metroparks are beautiful and fun if you like to... More
Answered By: Christie K - 2/11/2008
Dude, we should seriously hang out and commiserate. I just moved here, and as a single girl transplant, it is IMPOSSIBLE to meet people/find things to do. Everyone seems to have made their friends in kindergarten and don't know how to open up their circle and let new people in. And don't even suggest the online... More
Answered By: Sweet Suz - 2/11/2008
No I don't hate cleveland, but I no longer wish to live here. Northeast ohio is fille with poverty and just above poverty. You might be depressed or you might just need to move.
Answered By: godsnoriel - 2/11/2008
i don't like it here that much i live in lake county not much to do when you do everything in ne ohio it is boring to do it all over again it sucks here, i'm gonna move
Answered By: hollywood60068 - 2/11/2008
One must live in the moment grasshopper. It sounds to me like you have some deep seeded hatred issues. Perhaps you should seek professional help. Maybe you need to sit in front of some fluorescent lights to help diminish your SAD... More
Answered By: Shnibbles - 2/11/2008
I enjoy NE Ohio!
Answered By: GoBuckeyes! - 2/11/2008
Sounds about right. We are from the West coast and damn was moving here a shock. It is rather depressing and can't wait to leave. 6 months down, 2 1/2 years to go!!
Answered By: Me - 2/12/2008
Your question is one of the funniest I have ever read. And I don't really have an answer, but I would like to think that even in the most backward cities there is still hope for some happiness.
Answered By: Limbonia - 2/12/2008
"don't even bother showing your face in any of the locales without preparing for some sort of ignorant, or physical confrontation with some low-life scumbag that forms their whole existence around our sports teams.....Heaven forbid their team loses a game " *laughs...then begins to weep*
Answered By: n_icoles ♥BMSD Stilettos♥ - 2/13/2008
there are many good school districts.....shaker heights....
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Answered By: Tweek - 2/14/2008
Sounds like a bad case of cabin fever. You mention a lot of really good things in Cleveland. But yeah it can get old after a while. Look on the bright side... More
Answered By: Matthew D - 2/14/2008
Dude...if you don't like it here....it's easy....MOVE.....don't let the door hit ya either! I have lived in Summit county all my life and love it! :-)
Answered By: motorcyclemama - 2/14/2008
I've lived in Cleveland for 7 years and love it...but this is coming from someone who grew up in a podunk farming village with a population of about 6,000...and if you were a single gal your only options were to hang out in bars 7 months out of 12 and the other 5 you had the choice to hang out in bars or visit THE... More
Answered By: Bex - 2/15/2008
WHAT R U TALKING ABOUT!!!??? I ♥ NE OHIO!!!!!!! ive moved around a lot....ive even lived in other countries...but NE Ohio is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answered By: pb - 2/16/2008
Yeah where is this global warming we have been hearing so much about?? Cleveland isnt the greatest but go to Buffalo, Detroit, or Pittsburg, you'll be missing Cleveland in no time. But sounds like you need some couch time with a good DR. Come on dude, when life give you lemons make some lemon-aid.
Answered By: Jake M - 2/16/2008
This really isn't an answer but I found your question funny. It's amazing how many people I talk to who feel the same way you do. :-D
Answered By: tazgirl - 2/16/2008
all in all i like living here. the only thing i hate about northeast ohio is the winter weather... it can be horribly cold outside one day then a few hours later its about 50 degrees and sunny. give it a day then its back to a blizzard. lol
Answered By: J.P. H - 2/17/2008
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