Toledo, Ohio Welcomes You
The center of a nine-county region of more than 600,000 people in Northwest Ohio, Toledo is a family-oriented city. People who move here are amazed at the maximum "20-minutes-by-car" time it takes to get anywhere in town.
Situated on the Maumee River, a gateway to the St. Lawrence Seaway, Toledo is a transportation hub. The two major north-south and east-west interstates meet here, placing Toledo less than an hour from Detroit and four hours from Chicago. Lake Erie and its wonderful recreation opportunities are a short ride away.
Claim to Fame
Once the bicycle capital of the world, then the glass capital, and home of the Jeep since World War II, Toledo has a thriving mix of industry and business. Toledo is proud of Chrysler's decision to build a new Jeep plant right here in the city.
The University of Toledo and Medical College of Ohio are both in the city. Plus, there's The Toledo Museum of Art, one of the top ten museums in the country. The Toledo Symphony Orchestra performs in the Museum's Peristyle Theater and in locations out in the community. The Toledo Opera, The Toledo Repertoire Theatre and The Toledo Ballet have a new home in the restored Valentine Theater. The Toledo Zoo is known as one of the outstanding zoos in America. The Toledo Mud Hens are the farm team for the Detroit Tigers and play in Fifth Third Field, a wonderful new ballpark in downtown Toledo. Thousands of people, young and old, visit the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) each month. The city's attractive and bustling waterfront, which includes great restaurants, is yet another major and growing attraction.
Toledo has a strong mayor form of government, with City Council members representing a wonderful mix of ethnically and racially diverse neighborhoods. From East Toledo and its famous Tony Packo's restaurant to the historic homes of the Old West End, from north to south, there's a place for everyone. And everyone is served by the Toledo Public Schools. For a historic view of Toledo, visit the local history area of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library web site.