Cuyahoga County is a large county in Northeast Ohio hosting a variety of cities and communities, each contributing to the lively culture of the county. With a total area of 1,246 square miles, Cuyahoga County is the second-most populous county in the state. The county is composed of three townships containing 39 cities and 19 villages. The county seat of Cuyahoga County is Cleveland, which serves as the focal point for activity. Each of the cities and communities surrounding Cleveland add distinctive characteristics and attractions for residents and visitors alike.
The county is named after the Iroquoian word Cuyahoga, which means “crooked river,” and is also the name of the river that passes through Cuyahoga County. There are a number of parks and green spaces in the county, including several Cleveland Metroparks and the renowned Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which is located in the southeastern portion of the county. Cleveland hosts a variety of performing arts venues and museums, including the Cleveland Public Theater, Playhouse Square, Capitol Theater, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and more. The county has several retail shopping centers and malls, including SouthPark Mall, Beachwood Place, Eton Square, Legacy Village, Crocker Park, Great Northern Mall, and more.
Cuyahoga County is served by international, regional and county airports, including Cuyahoga County Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport. The county is home to 34 public school districts, providing a wide range of education options for students. Cuyahoga County residents may access a variety of colleges and universities, including Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, Notre Dame College, and more. There are several healthcare facilities in Cuyahoga County, including University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, and more.