They're moving to Cleveland from Napa, so neither one of them is exactly over the moon about this. All of your good and helpful information may cheer them up a bit. And I appreciate it.
But my son is kind of excited about one thing. He says that someone told him there were four or five ski areas within a couple hours' drive. I don't recall Ohio as being particularly mountainous. Is there a mountain range with which I am not familiar?
Yeah, Napa to Cleveland will be a bit of an adjustment. But Clevelanders enjoy the arts and eating out. I remember reading, on a Continental Air flight going somewhere I forgot, an in-flight magazine, about of all places -- our wee city. Something caught my eye that purported that per capita, Cleveland has as many restaurants in comparison to a city such as NYC. Not sure on the research or accuracy of that, but there are so many good choices out there!
The great State of oHIo is a bit stodgy and conservative on what wines are available for sale on our shelves, and are almost the most expensive in comparison to the rest of the US, but we do have some lovely restaurants with great wine lists. And some wine stores and wine bars!
The Grapevine in Cleveland Heights has been most accommodating when donating a bottle for charitable silent auctions, and are quite knowledgeable and friendly. They are eastside. There's another on the westside in Rocky River that I can't remember their name but is next door to one of my favourite supermarkets, Lake Road Market. Also on the westside, I've stopped in on Minotti's Wine & Liquor too. They are usually very helpful, though limited in selection. However I'll never forget a 1983 Beringer Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet I found in some dusty bin for about $14.00 a bottle. The wine was soooooooooooo yummy and was somehow overlooked during recent inventory process(es).
Thinking about favourite food shopping, besides Westside Market, it also reminded me of a great Italian grocer that is always a treat to visit. Gallucci's
is a must. They may seem like they are ignoring you, and they are, but will gladly help you if you have a question. When they get to know you, they are the warmest and chattiest bunch! I *love* them and their store.
PM anytime you have any questions about neighbourhoods for prospective real estate shopping.
I grew up on the "southside" in Seven Hills, lived many years eastside in Shaker Heights, westside next to Lakewood and now very near westside (a stone's throw from downtown) in the historic Cleveland neighbourhood of Ohio City.
You are right, we are not very mountainous, but hilly. Here's
a list of Ohio ski resorts. I've only been to Boston Mills-Brandywine during the summer for some juried arts/craftsman shows.
I've never skiied. Hard to believe since I was a lifelong, sometimes competing, ice skater and avid hockey fan. Winter sports are it
We'll have some great fun whether is is lunch, dinner or drinks. I look forward to it!