Artsy and energetic, Tremont is one of Cleveland’s oldest and most beloved neighborhoods. Here you can discover many of Cleveland’s best restaurants and explore the galleries and shops of local artists.

Located just south of downtown and west of the Cuyahoga River, Tremont is the only urban community along the Towpath Trail in Cleveland. Walkable, bikeable, family and pet-friendly, Tremont offers many residential options, from Victorian to modern homes, duplexes and apartments.

Tremont History & Fun Facts

Tremont is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as are several churches, including St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral and Pilgrim Congregational Church.

Tremont has 26 different churches within one square mile, home to the largest concentration of historic churches in the country.

The neighborhood once was home to Cleveland University, which was open from 1851-1853. The street names today still reflect that time period as they are named Professor, College, University and Literary.

The movie A Christmas Story” was filmed in a Tremont house on W. 11th Street, that has since been restored to mimic the Parker family’s home in the film. The museum is open for tours and overnight stays.

Lemko Hall was used to film the wedding reception in the 1978 film The Deer Hunter” featuring Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, John Savage, John Cazale and George Dzundza.

The Chelsea Building is one of the oldest high-rise buildings constructed in Cleveland, erected in 1898. The building also had the first residential elevator installed in the city.

As one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods, Tremont is filled with architecture evocative of its rich cultural heritage.

Originally settled by Connecticut Yankees, German and Irish immigrants soon followed in the 1860s. By 1890, the area saw a large influx of Eastern Europeans (Polish, Slovak and Rusyn). Ukrainians later settled here, as well as Greeks, Lebanese and Syrians.

Tremont was originally part of Brooklyn Township and considered a section of its sister neighborhood, Ohio City, from 1836-1854.

The neighborhood was once home to the city’s first institution of higher learning, Cleveland University, which was open from 1851-1853. At the time, the area was called University Heights, which is why street names include Professor, College, University and Literary. The university was short lived as the location was later used for Camp Cleveland during the Civil War — the largest of Cleveland’s six Civil War training camps.

The immigrants who settled in Tremont also built churches throughout the early to mid 19th-century, ranging from Roman Catholic to Lutheran to Greek Orthodox. Today, Tremont is home to the largest concentration of historic church structures in the country.

The neighborhood was renamed Tremont in 1910 after the Tremont School was built.

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