Located in the Mississippi River Delta, Cleveland is halfway between Memphis and Jackson, Miss., making homes for rent in this charming Southern city appealing to renters who want to live in a laid-back area yet still be close to major metro regions. Settled in 1869, Cleveland has a storied history in Mississippi, and continues to be a vibrant, thriving community full of commerce, culture and the arts.
Interesting Facts About Cleveland
Cleveland is known as the "Crossroads of Culture in the Delta."
The city and the county in which it lies are named after two notable people. Cleveland is in honor of former President Grover Cleveland, while Bolivar County is named for South American liberator Simon Bolivar. However, the original name of Cleveland was Sims, after landowner Rueben T. Sims.
Cleveland is the agricultural, manufacturing, commercial and educational center of Bolivar County.
Helpful Resources for New Cleveland Renters
Future renters who need information about the city's various departments, including police, fire and public works, can visit the City of Cleveland official website.
Cleveland news and events are covered by The Bolivar Commercial, which has both a print and online edition.
The Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce website offers information on the city's many businesses.
All About Cleveland
At the heart of Cleveland lies Delta State University, giving the city a lively college-town air. Many of Cleveland's arts events are centered around the university. The Bologna Performing Arts Center often puts on shows from nationally known performers and companies, ranging from Broadway, to blues, even to Celtic choirs. The university's Fielding L. Wright Art Center Gallery also brings a taste of contemporary art to the town. Blues lovers may enjoy taking a trip on the Mississippi Blues Trail, which includes the famed Dockery Farms, the birthplace of Delta blues. The city's historic downtown area is also known for its shopping and cuisine.