Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Suburbs lesson and Parks and Rec info

Outside of Cleveland is a ring of suburbs called the "inner ring" suburbs--which, after living in the sprawling Austin, TX, seem to me more like "neighborhoods" of Cleveland (and, according to Yahoo! maps and yellow pages, it's all just "Cleveland")--that are the cool places to live, with older houses with lots of dormers and cute yards and wood floors and little neighborhood shopping areas with restaurants, etc. This is as opposed to the "outer ring" suburbs, where the new houses and McMansions are. (hisssssssss!)

Anyway, at least some, if not all, of these inner ring suburbs have their own parks and rec happenings. Unfortunately, lots of them aren't listed online, but here's a link to the pdf of the City of Cleveland Heights Parks and Recreation Brochure for Spring/Summer 2005. The South Euclid/Lyndhurst brochure has tons of dance classes and home repair classes, but I can't find it online.

But the Cleveland Heights one should give you a sample of the bounty that awaits you, too, in lovely Cleveland, O.


Blogger Christine said...

Also, you may have run into the "east side vs. west side" nonsense. (In NJ, there's a very similar North Jersey vs. South Jersey thing.) East siders think the west side has no culture and west siders think the east side is "dangerous" or that east siders are snobs. Don't fall prey to it! The west side has lots to offer, like Edgewater Park, the Beck Center, Angelo's Pizza (get the one with the breadcrumbs on the bottom of the crust, I forget if that's pan or original), Lelolai, the Fulton Bar & Grill, the Zoo for crying out loud, *and* if you get lost you can just drive around the block and end up where you started, which you mostly can't do on the east side. (There's even an Aladdin's on the west side!)

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 6:57:00 PM  

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