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.
Local Moving and Storage in Toledo
As your local moving and storage company in Toledo, Ohio, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines of Toledo provides you with the equipment, knowledge and experience that you have come to expect from any national van line company, along with the customer service and attention that only a local hometown mover can provide.
We offer same-day local moving service, packing and crating services, supplies, online tools and a host of other resources used to help avoid damage to any of your belongings and provide you with a stress-free move. Stevens Worldwide Van Lines of Toledo will provide you with a personalized and cost-effective move anywhere in the Toledo area as well as storage solutions to fit the needs of anyone moving to or from Toledo.
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines of Toledo owns and operates state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Toledo area to service the needs of all our Ohio moving customers. Our climate-controlled storage facilities are safe and secure thanks to our alarm and video surveillance systems that monitor our warehouses 24/7.
We appreciate that safety and security are among the top priorities for those who are moving locally or long distance. We regularly inspect our warehouses to ensure that the belongings stored there remain the same condition as when they were brought in. Whether you’re moving to or from the Toledo, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has long and short term storage solutions to fit your needs.
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines of Ohio also maintains a network of agents that uphold the same moving and storage standards that make Stevens a trusted name in Toledo. If you’re moving from Toledo, our agent network stretches across the country and beyond, we’re the one-stop-shop for your moving and storage needs.