Why Toledo, why not? Young professionals are flocking to Toledo which is increasingly seen as a city on the rise. Making an amazing comeback to its glory days, the Glass City is now more affordable than ever, and boasts culture, food, shopping and entertainment to rival any big city. Read on to find out more about why NCI’s employees love living and working in this amazing city!
20 minute drive anyone? Move to Toledo and your drive to work could be even less! Commuting time in Toledo is 19.4 min, 5.1 min shorter than the national average.
Toledo’s newly renovated entertainment district always has something going on, from live music to festivals, beer tastings, and more. Local, regional and national acts are scheduled throughout the year, downtown and at the Huntington Center, drawing big name celebrities such as Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and even the WWE.
As battleground for the OSU vs. Michigan rivalry, the “border city” is a quick drive from either institution, and hosts its own teams such as the Toledo Walleye and Mud Hens. A short trip will take you to Cleveland or Detroit where you can cheer on the Cavs, Browns, and Indians, or the Pistons, Lions, and Tigers.
Calling all Foodies! Home to Schmucker’s, a Toledo institution with over 62 varieties of pies, as well as the famous Tony Packo’s hot dog, and the best pizza in the US (per the locals), The Village Idiot Pizza, Toledo also boasts national favorites such as Lebron’s Blaze Pizza, Five Guys, and City BBQ. From authentic Mexican tamales at San Marco’s, to fine dining and seafood at J. Alexander’s, Toledo has it all!
Weather – Love the seasons, hate tons of snow? Toledo is for you. With mild summers and winters, and precipitation below the national average, you’ll have abundant opportunities to hike, bike, climb, and run, boat and fish on Lake Erie, take advantage of Toledo’s extensive Metropark system (ranked 8th among the top 25 US cities for outdoor space), and play sports through the Toledo Sport and Social Club.
Bonus - DOGS!
Toledo is a dog’s favorite place to live! With one of the best free dog parks in Ohio, and tons of events for you and your furry friend, they will never be bored. Take Fido for a walk in the Metroparks, share a special dog ice cream treat at Mr. Freeze, cheer with him at a Mud Hens game, grab dinner at one of the many dog-friendly restaurants, or run with your fur ball in Toledo’s annual Jingle Bell Run.
There is always something to do in Toledo. From visits to the Zoo, to Cedar Point and events like the German Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival, Toledo provides nonstop entertainment. Catch a Mud Hens game, grab a hot dog from Tony Packo’s and enjoy the ultimate indulgence at the Freeze – Toledo is amazing.Bethany Merillat
Toledo is great for its mix of small town benefits (e.g., short commute, amazing metro parks) – and big city entertainment, with a great downtown scene and constant line-up of artists at the Huntington Center. It’s a short drive to Ann Arbor, Detroit, Columbus and Cleveland, yet costs only a fraction of the price to live in compared to those larger cities.Brett Merillat