Berea Real Estate
Berea is approx. 16 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland via I -71 S.
Berea got its name by the flip of a coin back in 1836. Reverend Henry O. Sheldon, a circuit rider and later Berea's first postmaster, chose the name over another biblical locale: Tabor (Mount Tabor). Baldwin called "heads" and the rest is history.
The geological stratum on which the city rests is the sedimentary formation "Berea sandstone", a geological formation named after the city which extends across Ohio, eastern Pennsylvania, and northern Kentucky. After beginning of quarrying of the Berea sandstone in the 1830s, Baldwin initially shipped grindstones to Cleveland by ox carts, and later the quarries were connected to the railroad by a spur line. Berea proclaims itself "The Grindstone Capital of the World"!
- Berea has 5 primary shopping areas. The Berea Commons and Downtown Triangle, Parkside Shoppes, West Valley Plaza, Berea Plaza, and the North End.
- The Berea Recreation Center is open to residents, for a very modest fee. Activities include an indoor pool, weight and exercise rooms, basketball court, running track, locker rooms with showers and sauna. Many organized programs are offered year round.
- The Berea City School District has 1 high school, 1 junior high school, 1 intermediate school, and 4 elementary schools. Polaris Career Center, a large joint vocational school located in Middleburg Heights, serves the students in the Berea City School District and five other neighboring districts. Berea also has 2 Catholic schools, St. Mary's established in 1860 and St. Adelbert's established in 1873. Berea is also home to Baldwin Wallace University
- Population of just over 19,000 per 2010 census
For more information on the city of Berea, visit http://cityofberea.org/