16 Reasons Cleveland Is Not As Bad As You Think

Always a bridesmaid, never the bride.

1. Cleveland has American heroes.

Who love McDonald’s, ribs, and dancing to salsa music.

2. It just celebrated its casino’s first birthday.

3. Like it or not, it was once the wealthiest city in the country.

4. CLE is home to more celebrities than just Drew Carey.

5. Like Wes Craven!

6. And one of America’s sweethearts, Halle Berry.

7. Home to the leader of children’s nutrition.

Who doesn’t love canned ravioli?

8. And your favorite actor-turned-salad-dressing-turned-lemonade

9. The Cleveland Clinic is one of the most respected medical institutions in the nation.

10. The Cleveland Metroparks possess 21,000 acres of forestry gold.

11. Severance Hall is home to the Cleveland Orchestra, one of the “Big Five” orchestras in the country.

12. It is nearly impossible to make the “6th City” feel worse than they already have.

14. Tribe opening day is treated as a holiday.

(And it is perfectly acceptable to skip work.)

15. Tailgating for the Browns game is highly important.

16. Literally, no matter what the weather is, tailgating is IMPORTANT.

17. Comic book movies love to be filmed here.

18. No matter the hero…

19. Including the aptly named “Winter Soldier.”

20. Cedar Point: the world’s best amusement park is just miles down I-90.

21. Traffic will never be as bad as in NY, L.A., or Chicago.

Via show

Plus, no tolls to get in and out of the city.

22. Lastly, Superman originated minutes from downtown.

23. Cleveland: America’s little brother.

You can’t help but pick on it — but deep down, you know you love it.

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