2017 // Know Your Neighborhood: Cleveland

Did You Know?
The city of Cleveland was named after Colonel Benjamin Cleveland, a commander at the Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolution.

From outdoor recreation and seasonal festivals to shopping and dining, Cleveland offers residents and visitors a city filled with family-friendly activities!

Shopping: Residents can shop at Bradley Square Mall or any of Cleveland’s conveniently located outdoor shopping centers. Downtown Cleveland features a mix of charming boutiques and quaint shops inside historic buildings full of character. A bridal shop, an antique shop, and furniture and decor shops are some favorite retailers in the area. Cleveland offers several famers markets, including 5 Points Market, located downtown every Thursday night in season. 

Restaurants: Dining options include family-friendly restaurants and nationally recognized chains throughout the area. Downtown Cleveland features local favorites, including a diner, bar and grill, coffee shop, and several local cafés.

Festivals: The Cleveland area also holds seasonal events, including the Cowpea Festival, Cleveland Apple Festival, and Halloween Block Party each fall, the Christmas parade in the winter, the Blue Springs Valley Singing and Cherokee Heritage Festival each summer, and Main Street Cruise-In once a month from April to October.

Outdoors and Parks: The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway offers bikers and walkers a 24/7 lighted path, unbroken by roads for over four miles. Just twenty minutes south of Cleveland, Red Clay State Park offers 263 acres and a national landmark, the Blue Hole Spring, a deep pool that arises from beneath a limestone ledge. The park also features 18 picnic tables, a 100-person capacity picnic pavilion, and an amphitheater that can seat up to 500 people. Just twenty minutes west of Cleveland is the Ocoee River, a top U.S. destination for whitewater rafting and the home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Whitewater Games.

Sport: Cleveland offers several golf courses, including Cleveland Country Club, which was established in 1926. Several recreational parks offer soccer fields, tennis courts, and lighted softball fields.   

Arts: Lee University is well known for their vocal and choral music program and offers the Presidential Concert Series, which features a variety of top performers. Downtown Cleveland hosts an annual art festival as well.