Cleveland was founded in 1857 as the seat of newly formed White County. It was incorporated as a town in 1870 and as a city in 1949. It was named for General Benjamin Cleveland, a figure in the War of 1812 and grandson of Colonel Benjamin Cleveland, of the Revolutionary War.
Cleveland later became the center for much of the county’s business activity. Cleveland is the home of Babyland General Hospital, the “birthplace” of the Cabbage Patch Kids that became a phenomenon during the 1980s and for the most part, still is today.
Known as the “Gateway to the Mountains” Cleveland has one of the most recognized mountains in North Georgia, Mt. Yonah. Visitors often come to White Country to make their rounds in Cleveland and then head north to the bustling town of Helen, known for its German heritage, river rafting, and shopping.
The real estate consists of beautiful farmland, downtown properties where renovation and new construction are currently popular and varieties of styles and architecture making it one of the best places to bring the family for small-town living, a slower pace, and to make a connection to the roots of the land.