Where can I find a smaller, more affordable metropolitan area not too far from Cleveland?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The communities in the Youngstown/Warren area were once at the heart of the steel industry but are now forging bright new futures.

The city of Warren is about fifty miles southeast of Cleveland. Warren is home to several performing-arts venues, including the Packard Music Hall and the Warren Community Amphitheatre. The Philharmonic Orchestra and the Trumball Art Gallery, in addition to many summer fairs and festivals, round out the city’s cultural attractions. Warren’s downtown historic district is also its main business district. Here are both local and national chain restaurants as well as a selection of unique retail shops.

Youngstown, the county seat of Mahoning County, is about sixty-five miles southeast of Cleveland. Youngstown is the birthplace of Good Humor ice cream and Arby’s. The city has a rich cultural life, including Powers Auditorium, the area’s primary music hall, and the Oakland Center for the Arts, a venue for locally-produced plays. Several museums are located here, including the Butler Institute of American Art, the McDonough Museum of Art, and the Children’s Museum of the Valley.

Apartments in Youngstown/Warren range from studios to three-bedroom units. Rents are below average for the greater Cleveland area.

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