USCG ISC Cleveland
Personnel Service Division, Health Safety Division
1240 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44199
In Cleveland, the summers are warm, humid, and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 81°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 89°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 29 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 81°F and low of 68°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 5 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 22°F and high of 34°F.
The wetter season lasts 8.0 months, from March 19 to November 21, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on June 14.
The drier season lasts 4.0 months, from November 21 to March 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on January 29.
Cost of Living
Residents in Cleveland, OH enjoy a cost of living index of 88. This index is 3% lower than the Ohio average, and 12% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Cleveland, OH, the average cost of goods and services is 7% higher than it is in Ohio, and it is 6% higher than the national average.
Getting to Know the Area
Rock and roll your way to Cleveland and visit some of the quality attractions. You won’t be disappointed by the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which was built in the city in an attempt to bring more tourists to the area. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland also known by its initials (MOCA) houses some of the best contemporary art in the world – produced by both local and international artists. The building itself, which was completed in 2012, is very modern looking – built in an unusual shape and entirely out of tinted glass. The building starts off as a hexagon at ground level but at its roof it is a square shape. The glass walls provide a mirrored finish.
At the very heart of Cleveland’s well known and much loved performing arts scene, the Playhouse Square Center is home to an impressive nine theaters including The State and The Palace theaters. Most of the theaters were built at some point in the 1920s and, after becoming run down, had to be saved from destruction by locals who were willing to work on restoring the buildings. The restorations took place in the 1990s and were a great success, restoring the buildings to their former glory and saving them from demolition.
Often referred to as an outdoor museum, the Lake View Cemetery covers a large expanse of land and holds more than 100,000 graves. The cemetery started its life in 1869 and is still used for around 700 burials each and every year. Notable graves here include those of James Garfield and John Rockefeller. There are monuments here in honor of these men. The Wade Chapel – built in remembrance of J. Wade – is also worth viewing.
Just outside of the city center of Cleveland, is the much loved Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The zoo is one of the oldest in the United States. The animals range from great apes – such as the Western Lowland Gorilla – to aquatic species and fishing cats. There is even an insectarium for those of you who don’t get squeamish easily. The zoo boasts the largest collection of primates in North America and a year round botanical garden.
The West Side Market in Cleveland has been running since 1912 – making it the city’s longest running market. After undergoing a much needed restoration in 2002, the market has regained its popularity and regularly attracts bargain hunters, gourmets and souvenir shoppers. The market house itself remains much of its 1912 charm and is arguably the main attraction for visitors. The market takes place five days a week and has over 100 vendors to buy from.
The Great Lakes Science Center offers a hands on learning experience right on the edge of Lake Erie. The large range of exhibits at the center include the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and the Science Phenomena Zone that explores unusual occurrences that can all be explained via hands on scientific experiments. The center is also home to the Omnimax state-of-the-art theater system which shows various educational films that look and sound stunning. Check out the center’s calendar before you go to see what events are taking place.