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 2022, over 1,047 homes were sold in Cleveland at an average price of $323,000 after 21 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.

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  • “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

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