Clevelanders tend to be shy about bragging about their own city. Perhaps that comes from their humble Midwestern sensibility. Or it could be from the city’s long history of being cast as part of the Rust Belt — and that whole “river that caught on fire” thing, which earned C-Town the regrettable nickname “Mistake on the Lake.” Yeah, that might be it.
But in recent years Cleveland has undergone a transformation, shedding some of the less flattering connotations of its past and capitalizing on its long list of positive features.
And make no mistake: millennials are taking notice.