Cleveland Real Estate Everything You Need to Know About Cleveland
About half an hour from the heart of Chattanooga, the city of Cleveland offers its estimated 40,000 residents and many visitors an unlimited assortment of outdoor adventures. Primarily known for white-water rafting on the Ocoee River, Cleveland is most definitely an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with parks, rivers, trails and lakes galore. Throughout the year, many family-friendly events and festivals take place in the courthouse square downtown. Around the city, you can find a variety of locally owned restaurants and bakeries.
According to the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland is the fifth largest city in Tennessee in terms of industrial work with approximately one hundred and fifty manufacturing firms and thirteen Fortune 500 companies. Many residents of Cleveland and surrounding areas are employed at Whirlpool, Johnston Coca-Cola, Mars, INC., Procter & Gamble, Duracell Peyton’s Southeastern, Arch Chemicals, Advanced Photographic Solutions, Cleveland Chair Company, Renfro Foods, Flowers Bakery, Olin Corporation, Georgia Pacific, Rubbermaid, Exel, INC., Jackson Furniture, Eaton Corporation, Bayer, Schering-Plough, Lonza, Wacker, Mueller Company and Polartec.
In 2021, over 1,100 homes were sold in Cleveland at an average price of $280,000 after 19 days on market with an average size of 2,000 square feet. About forty-one percent of households in Cleveland are home to children under the age of eighteen, making education a top priority within the community. Unlike most cities, Cleveland is home to two public school systems: Cleveland City Schools and Bradley County Schools.
In the Cleveland City School System, students may attend Arnold Memorial Elementary School, Blythe-Bower Elementary School, Donald P. Yates Elementary School, Ernest L. Ross Elementary School, George R. Stewart Elementary School, Mayfield Elementary School, Cleveland Middle School, Cleveland High School or the Denning Center of Technology and Careers.
In the Bradley County School System, students may attend Black Fox Elementary School, Charleston Elementary School, Hopewell Elementary School, Hopewell Elementary School, Michigan Avenue Elementary School, North Lee Elementary School, Oak Grove Elementary School, Park View Elementary School, Taylor Elementary School, Valley View Elementary School, Waterville Community Elementary School, Ocoee Middle School, Lake Forest Elementary School, Bradley Central High School, Walker Valley High School, Bradley County Virtual School or the GOAL Academy. Lee University, a private, four-year university with approximately five thousand students and a large athletic program is located near many of the Bradley County Schools in the northeastern part of the city.
What to Do in Cleveland:
- Zipline over 6,000 feet along the Ocoee River with Ocoee Zipz
- Explore Azalea Trail #141, Thunder Rock Express or Benton Falls Trail at the Cherokee National Forest
- Enjoy one of the two BMX Bike Tracks in the Ocoee Region
- Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Mayfield Dairy farm and end the day with fresh ice cream from one of their many ice cream parlors
- Cool off on summer days at any of Cleveland’s Swimming Beaches: Parksville Beach, Mac Point, and Chilhowee/McKamy Lake
- Spend summer days at one of the pools at Kenneth Tinsley Recreation Center, Cleveland Community Center, College Hill Recreation Center or Mosby Pool and Park
- Take a self-guided walking tour of Downtown Cleveland to see Craigmiles Opera House, Cafe Roma and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
- Golf at Chatata Valley Golf Club, Cleveland Country Club and Waterville Golf Course
- See some of the region’s best antique cars at the MainStreet Cruise-In once a month from April to October
- Take part in or spend the day watching the Black Bear Rampage, a 42 mile mountain bike race on the best trails of the Tanasi Trail System
- Explore 263 acres filled with trails and a limestone overlook tower at Red Clay State Historic Park
- Raft, canoe, fish and camp at Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
- Take a day to explore the Cleveland Apple Festival in mid-October
- Witness hundreds of bike riders from across the country race for 100 miles at the Cohutta 100 mountain bike race
- Enjoy 720 acres of walking trails, picnic areas, boardwalks and fishing ponds at Fletcher Park
- Kick-off months of holiday activities with the whole family at the Annual Downtown Halloween Block Party
- Find the freshest produce around at Downtown Farmers Market, Bradley County Farmers Market, or Apple Valley Orchard
- Watch the cross-country, NORBA-sanctioned championship race for all age groups at the SERC Mountain Bike Race
- Shop at the annual Downtown Open House as shops around the courthouse square open for special holiday events
- Get in the holiday spirit at A Classic Christmas in Downtown Cleveland as MainStreet Cleveland lights the community Christmas tree and welcomes Santa Claus on the night before the Cleveland Christmas Parade (first Saturday in December each year)
- Have a family-fun day and picnic at Deer Park or Stuart Civitan Park
- Hit the BMX track, join in a baseball or softball game, play a match of tennis or enjoy the playground at Bradley County Industrial Park
Where to Eat in Cleveland:
- The Cupcake Club
- Imperial Bakery
- Five Points Cafe
- Gabriel’s Pizza
- Village Bake Shop
- Angela’s Cuban Restaurant
- Bald Headed Bistro
- Mash & Hops Craft Beers
What We Love About Cleveland:
- “Cleveland is a community that is surrounded by beautiful views of mountains and water. It’s a wonderful place for outdoor lovers to live and explore!” – Savannah