Our Story

For generations, people have recognized the rare combination of opportunity and beauty in the Toledo Region and made the decision to create deep, lasting roots here. They realize it matters where you make your life, where you make your career and where you make your home. Be part of a community, a city and a region where making something means something. Learn more about why you should make it in Toledo.

Affordability

Whether you prefer starry nights or city lights, the Toledo Region offers a complete range of safe neighborhoods to call home. Choose from communities of virtually every size and type, from historical neighborhoods, small towns and suburbs, to loft-style living in the heart of downtown.

While the quality of life in the Toledo Region is among the nation’s best, housing prices and average cost of living are amongst the most affordable. So go ahead. Dream big. Because when you make it here, you’re making it on your own terms.

Sports

Find your favorite mascot in the Toledo Region and unleash your inner fan. Named the “top minor league market” by Sports Business journal, Toledo is home to the world famous Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye. College fans can cheer on the University of Toledo Rockets or the Bowling Green State University Falcons in one of their premier facilities. Get off the bleachers and into the game with a community sports league or enjoy one of our top notch golf courses. Sports are a great source of pride in the region and no matter the season, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy non-stop sports entertainment.

Getting Around

Located in the heart of the Midwest, a convergence of highways, railways and waterways have long made Toledo a central transportation hub. For generations, families have recognized the unique opportunity offered by the Region’s convenient transportation systems. With Toledo Express Airport, close proximity to Detroit Metro Airport, the TARTA bus system and over 200 miles of bike paths, getting to work, getting to school, and even getting away is easy. Whether you are traveling across town or across the region, the best that life has to offer is waiting just minutes away.

The Arts & Culture

Museums. Art galleries. Heritage festivals. Symphonies. Opera. If it’s creative, there is a space for it in the Toledo Region. The Arts and Culture scene has developed into a powerful, vibrant and interconnected cultural community that embraces both local artists and those on the international stage. Whether you prefer to applaud or be applauded, there is no shortage of opportunities to engage with local and global culture.

Food & Drink

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.

Education

The Toledo Region has a strong, ongoing commitment to education from kindergarten through postdoctoral training, which includes extensive and highly rated public and private school systems.

Access to quality educational institutions and continuing education opportunities can be the lifeblood of a professional community. The Toledo Region is home to college communities brimming with the energy of higher learning.

Nature

When the Midwest was settled, the convergence of the Maumee River and Lake Erie made Toledo a transportation hub and a central location for gathering and doing business. It also made Toledo a scenic and recreational destination.

Surrounded by fresh water, more species of fish and birds make their home here than almost any other locale on the continent. The natural wonders of the Toledo Region have made it a favorite place to be for outdoor enthusiasts, boaters and sportsmen looking to cross-country ski, bike, fish, camp and sightsee.

Healthcare

In Northwest Ohio, the network of health and social service organizations is strong. The region’s hospitals include some that rank as the nation’s very best in key areas of care. The region also boasts doctors, nurses, specialists and technicians who are among the most experienced and well-trained in the nation.

Music & Entertainment

Our top rated venues feature world-class concerts, movies, theater and comedy. This season, Toledo welcomes country star Keith Urban and recording legend Sir Elton John at the Huntington Center, the Toledo Symphony rocks to the music of the Rolling Stones on stage at Stranahan Theater and Jerry Seinfeld headlines the Holy Toledo Laugh Fest.

Shopping

Convenience, accessibility, and selection are the perks of the region’s best indoor and outdoor malls and shopping centers. The wide variety of local shopping options include high-end and discount stores along with food offerings to appease your shopping appetite. Franklin Park Mall, Fallen Timbers and Levis Commons offer shopping at stores such as Apple, Banana Republic, and DSW to name a few.