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Cleveland Real Estate

The City of Cleveland was named after General Moses Cleaveland, who lay out and oversaw land development for the Connecticut Land Company’s Western Reserve in July 1796. The Village of Cleveland was incorporated in December 1814 and The City of Cleveland was chartered in 1836. Cleveland played a pivotal role in the development of industry in the United States, including its importance in the intermediary transportation of raw materials. This included transportation of coal via the Erie Canal from the south, iron ore via Lake Erie from the northwest, and connections to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Cleveland became an important center of manufacturing, including the headquartering of the Standard Oil Company. At one time during this era, Cleveland was the fifth largest city in the United States. Cleveland shares a similar history to other industry based cities in the United States, in the manner in which it was settled, expanded, and eventually contracted. 

Like most major cities developed during the expansion era of manufacturing in the United States, Cleveland is transforming its economical focus from pure manufacturing, to one that is equally reliant on service and research industries. Among many things, this has included the continued presence of the NASA Lewis Research Center and presence of several medical facilities that have pioneered medical research for the United States and the world. Additionally, Cleveland has partnered with several organizations (Intel, Cisco) to dramatically improve the technology infrastructure of the city.

Demographically speaking, Cleveland has a mix of many different ethnic groups that reflect the product of job availability and economical opportunity. The presence of these ethnic groups provides an excellent melting pot of culture, with pockets of ethnicity ranging from Hungarian to Han Chinese. Cleveland’s population reflects a relatively even age separation, with equal representation from each of the censored age groups. The city’s slogan is ‘Best location in the nation.’

Today, Cleveland ranks within the top 35 largest cities in the United States, with the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor metropolitan area ranking even higher. Cleveland also is the county seat for Cuyahoga County, the most populous within the state of Ohio. Learn more about our Cleveland Real Estate options.

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