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Experience the Flats

Flats Neighborhood

The Flats border both banks of the Cuyahoga River, where the city's founder Moses Cleaveland first landed in 1796. While the Flats were originally an industrial district focused on maximizing Great Lakes shipping routes, they have become more associated with entertainment and residential living in the past 10 years.


The River runs through the East and West Bank, where investments in economic development are occurring. The West Bank has expanded with the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and the East Bank is undergoing a major transformation with the Flats East Bank Project.

Explore the Flats

Experience the evolution of Cleveland’s first neighborhood. Join in the momentum and experience all the Flats has to offer with the interactive Destination Cleveland map. 

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