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The greater Cleveland area is a playground of arts, culture, entertainment, and a nationally recognized system of parks. For those who do not have access to a vehicle or who may want to explore the area from a different perspective, here is a list of various activities and local attractions that are within walking distance to Cleveland's transit system. 

Blue Line

Van Aken District

A new development in recent years, the Van Aken is a hotspot for entertainment on the east side. The new district features a number of restaurants, shops, and the revitalized market hall concept with indoor aforementioned attractions. The district is a popular venue for farmers markets, live music, and art festivals. 

Shaker Towne Centre

This stop has access to one of Cleveland's very own Heinen's close to where the original location stood. The area also features a number of architecturally interesting city buildings including the public library and City Hall and surrounding residential neighborhoods.

Green Line

Coventry, Southington, South Park, Lee

All four stops are within walking distance to a number of picturesque parks on the border of Cleveland Heights. These parks include the Fairhill Road Rockefeller Park, Lower Shaker Lakes, and the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. 


This stop is just steps from the beautiful Horseshoe Lake and Horseshoe Lake Park. The park offers a looped path and various trails that follow along the lake and provide a picturesque view of the surrounding residential neighborhood and the thriving wildlife.  

Green Road

The Green Road stop is the last on the Green line with access to the Beachwood City Park. The park features a looped path with fields and a dog park. No matter the season, this stop is sure to provide scenic views at every turn. 

Red Line

Cedar - University

This stop is just a short walk from Cleveland Heights' Cedar Fairmount district as well Murray Hill and the University Hospitals campus. This stop is also one of two with access to the general University Circle area which is home to a number of museums.

Little Italy - University Circle

Located just at the bottom of the Mayfield Road hill, the stop is located within steps of the Little Italy district and University Circle's Uptown district. Within walking distance is the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, and the historic Lakeview Cemetery. This stop is the second of two stops with access to the general University Circle area. Check out our Neighborhood Series blog post: Why Live in University Circle?

W. 25th - Ohio City

Just west of downtown Cleveland, the Ohio City neighborhood offers a variety of breweries, restaurants, cafes, galleries, shops, and the historic West Side Market. Check out our Neighborhood Series blog post: Why Live in Ohio City?

W. 65th St - Lorain

Less than a mile from the Gordon Square Arts District, this stop is a fantastic access point to the many theaters, restaurants, bistros, bars, cafes, and gift shops that the district has to offer. Gordon Square is also home to the 78th Street Art Studios which hosts artist markets every third Friday of each month in addition to an annual holiday market. Check out our Neighborhood Series blog post: Why Live in Detroit Shoreway?

West Blvd - Cudell

With access to Detroit Avenue, this stop is less than 2 miles from Edgewater Park and Beach as well as the shopping district on Clifton Boulevard where you can find a number of shops, restaurants, and cafes. 

West Park, Puritas

Two of the last stops on the westbound red line, West Park's Kamms Corner shopping district is just a little over a mile from both locations and accessible to the Cleveland Metroparks. The shopping district is home to a number of restaurants, bars, shops, and more. Check out our Neighborhood Series blog post: Why Live in West Park? 

W. 117th

The stop at W. 117th currently provides access to a number of restaurants and shops along the main road in addition to the easternmost side of Lakewood. There are plans for W. 117th to develop a new neighborhood "offering the local LGBT community a central gathering place to live, work, shop, and play" as described in an article by Freshwater Cleveland. The transit stop will soon become a popular stop along the red line. 

Convergence Destinations

Tower City (Blue, Green, Red)

Located in the heart of the Cleveland transit system, Tower City is a crossing with access to downtown Cleveland, the west bank of the flats, and within walking distance (with spectacular views) to Ohio City and the Campus District. 

Shaker Square (Blue, Green)

Initially designed as a gateway to the Shaker Heights suburb, the square's design was inspired by 18th-century European royal squares with American Colonial-Georgian details to conform with the vision of Shaker Heights. The district is now home to a number of restaurants, shops, and seasonal farmers markets. Check out our Neighborhood Series blog post: Why Live In Shaker Square?


With 2021 coming to a close and Clevelanders preparing for the impending winter season, we at Progressive Urban Real Estate put together a list of some unique upcoming events happening in the Cleveland area. These events include festivals, special exhibits, and holiday artist markets. In accordance with the continued social distancing and COVID safety practices, many of the events listed below will be outdoors, rain or shine. For events that are planning to be held indoors, face masks are being strongly encouraged for all vendors and patrons.

Full Cleveland Waterfront Walk

Saturday, October 23rd from 8a to 7p

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Trick-or-Treat Fest at the Cleveland Zoo

Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th, Saturday, October 30th and Sunday October 31st

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Pumpkins and Piranhas at Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Wednesday, October 27th to Sunday, October 21st

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Costumes and Cocktails at Kaiser Gallery

Saturday, October 30th from 7p to 11p

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The Late Harvest Festival 2021

Saturday, November 6th from 11a to 9p

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S'morefest 2021 - A Brite Winter Fundraiser

November 13th from 4p to 8p

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Cleveland Pizza Week

November 8th to November 14th

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40th Annual Cleveland Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 25th from 8:45a to 9:35a

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MRKT17CLE Small Business Saturday Market

Saturday, November 27th from 10a to 5p

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Cleveland Bazaar at Winterfest

Saturday, November 27th from 10a to 8p

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Cleveland Bazaar at Lake Effect Studios

Sunday, December 5th from 12p to 6p

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Cleveland Bazaar Holiday! at 78th Street Studios

Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th

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Beachland Holiday Flea

Saturday, December 18th from 10a to 3p

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Article by Crain's Cleveland Business (

Mary Hromyko made a big career change after spending the first 25 years of her professional life fundraising for such renowned Cleveland institutions as the Gordon Square Arts District and University Circle Inc. She also spent an impressive 18 of those 25 years at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, where she created the popular young professionals group, the Nature League.

Eight years ago, she left that field and joined Progressive Urban Real Estate — a move that allowed her to continue to put her passion for Cleveland and its cultural history to use.

As a Realtor, her favorite part of selling real estate is guiding young and first-time homeowners through the complex process of buying a home.

Sam McNulty, Cleveland entrepreneur and developer of a seven-unit townhouse project in Duck Island that Hromyko represented, refers to her as an inspiration and said when it comes to the Cleveland real estate industry, she is "a thought leader." 

"Mary is a passionate advocate for the city of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio and the tremendous quality of life we enjoy here," McNulty said. 

Currently, Hromyko serves on the Capital Campaign Board for the May Dugan Center in Ohio City and volunteers for several civic organizations in the Cleveland area. 
— Kim Palmer

Click here to visit Crain's Cleveland Business website and read more about other top Notable Residential Real Estate Agent's in Cleveland. Click here to read Mary's full profile. 

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