It matters where you make it—a life, a career, a home. And you’ll find plenty of ways to do it your way here in “Glass City,” where our outlook is always half-full.
Be part of a community, a city, and a region where making something means something. Put down lasting roots in Toledo, OH.
Whether you prefer starry nights or city lights, Toledo offers a wide range of safe neighborhoods where you can make a home. Choose from communities of all shapes and sizes— from historical neighborhoods, small towns and suburbs, to loft-style living in the heart of downtown. While your quality of life in the Toledo Region is among the nation’s best, housing prices and average cost of living are also among the most affordable. So, go ahead. Dream big. Because when you make it here, you’re making it on your own terms.
Museums. Theaters. Comedy. Galleries. Festivals, symphonies, and opera.
You’ll have it all here. If it’s creative in nature, there’s a space for it in Toledo. The Arts and Culture scene here has developed into a powerful, vibrant, and interconnected cultural community that embraces both local artists and those on the international stage. The local arts commission strengthens our community, fosters creativity, and always provides ways to celebrate life through art. Whether you prefer to applaud or be applauded, there is no shortage of opportunities to engage with local and global culture.
Find your favorite Toledo mascot and unleash your inner fan. Named the “top minor league market” by Sports Business journal, Toledo is home to Toledo Mud Hens baseball and Toledo Walleye hockey. College fans can cheer on the University of Toledo Rockets or the Bowling Green State University Falcons in basketball, football, hockey, soccer, and more. Get off the bleachers and into the game with a community sports league or enjoy one of our top- notch golf courses. Sports are always in season in Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo is your ticket to a healthy lifestyle. With the #1 Park District in America according to the NRPA, you’ll get a move on in more than 14 Metroparks. Our inclusive YMCA offers healthy lifestyle options for people of all ages and stages, with 10 branches serving our Toledo communities. What’s more, Toledo’s network of health and social service organizations includes hospitals that rank as the nation’s very best in key areas of care. Our doctors, nurses, specialists and technicians are among the most experienced and well- trained in the nation.
Take pleasure in the delicious culinary heritage of the Toledo Region, and sample diverse and creative fare at a variety of restaurants, cafes, and local eateries. Indulge in Hungarian dishes at the beloved Tony Packo’s, or reward yourself with a New York strip steak at Mancy’s Steakhouse. The region’s dynamic array of dining spots will give you a new appreciation for Midwestern cuisine.
Get a unique on-the-water perspective of your new Toledo home with a boat ride on the Sandpiper Boat or Canal Experience. Or stay on dry land and visit the fascinating National Museum of the Great Lakes or the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art. Looking for an adrenaline rush? Hit the Aerial Course Adventure and zip line at the Toledo Zoo, or challenge yourself to the High Wire Cycle at Imagination Station. Feel lucky? You can bet on having big fun at the Hollywood Casino Toledo. There’s tons of fun and plenty to do for your entire crew.
Spend your summers along the 100-mile stretch of Lake Erie shore and resort towns between Toledo and Cleveland. Marblehead and Catawba peninsulas curve into the lake and dissolve into Kelleys, Middle Bass, and South Bass Islands, all accessible by ferry. Browse Victorian-era towns with lighthouses and breezy harbors and get a taste of shore life. South of the peninsulas, Sandusky draws visitors to its bay location with Cedar Point Amusement Park, the largest in the world, and three giant indoor water parks for family- friendly fun. West of Sandusky lies a lineup of natural green spaces perfect for hikes and bird-watching.
Smack-dab in the middle of the Great Lakes Region is where you want to be. Toledo’s centralized location makes a great hub for commerce and also makes it ideal for travel. Local commute times average under 20 minutes, and we’re only a short drive to Canada, a quick bus ride to Chicago, and a zippy boat ride to endless island fun. Add in our close proximity to Detroit Metro International Airport, and you can be on a plane to virtually anywhere in the world. Whether you want to get around town or get out of town for the weekend, our transportation network makes it easy to connect and explore.
Toledo is at the heart of the New Manufacturing Economy, pioneering and entrepreneurial in spirit. If you want to increase your opportunity, Toledo has the talent, capital, and networks to make it happen. With a unique mix of opportunity, culture, affordability, accessibility, and beauty, Toledo residents create deep, lasting roots here—and so can you. A rich history makes way for a bright future for people who call Toledo, Ohio home.