Moving to Toledo? Below you’ll find some of what you need to know when you’re moving, and when you make that move, choose Stevens Worldwide Van Lines to expertly move your belongings. Since 1905, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has been The Way to Move™. With Stevens by your side, you can move efficiently and without stress knowing our movers will guide you every step of the way.
A Move in Toledo: Learn More About the Area
Before you move, you may be surprised to learn Toledo is within approximately four hours' driving time of many large cities, including Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Chicago. The city was founded in 1833 on the west bank of the Maumee River, and originally incorporated as part of Monroe County, Michigan Territory. It was re-founded in 1837, after the conclusion of the Toledo War, when it was incorporated in Ohio.
Moving to Toledo is exciting because it is such a vibrant city, and has an art community, auto assembly businesses, education, healthcare, world-class zoo, and local sports teams. In the re-emerging downtown area, Fifth Third Field opened in 2002, and is ranked as one of the top minor-league baseball stadiums and a popular family destination.
The multi-purpose Huntington Center opened in 2009. It hosts the Toledo Walleye ECHL ice hockey team, and the Toledo Crush of the Legends Football League. It also is the venue of live performances of musicians and bands, and World Wrestling Entertainment. The Old West End is a historic neighborhood of Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and other Edwardian-style houses. The historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
History of Toledo
Before the industrial revolution, Toledo was important as a port city on the Great Lakes. With the advent of the automobile, the city became best known for industrial manufacturing. Both General Motors and Chrysler had factories in metropolitan Toledo. The largest employer in Toledo was Jeep for much of the 20th century. Although Toledo has a "rust belt" reputation because of its manufacturing history, in the 2000s, the city received significant interest and growth in "green jobs" due to economic development related to solar energy. The University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University received Ohio grants for solar energy research. Xunlight and First Solar opened plants in Toledo and the surrounding area.
Looking for a job before your move? The University of Toledo is influential in the city, contributing to the prominence of healthcare as the city's biggest employer. The metro area contains four Fortune 500 companies: Dana Holding Corporation, Owens Corning, The Andersons, and Owens Illinois. HCR Manor Care is a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Toledo. One SeaGate is the location of Fifth-Third Bank's Northwest Ohio headquarters.
From Mud Hens baseball games and rugged outdoor activities, to live music concerts, and dining and nightlife, Toledo is a wonderful Midwestern city on the water to move to, live or work.
Moving to or From Toledo
If you or your organization is planning a move to, from, or within the Toledo area, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is the moving company for you. You can move in confidence, thanks to our Total Customer Satisfaction™ Guarantee. There’s a reason that Stevens Worldwide is The Way to Move™.
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