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Jamilla Naji art at 78th St Studios - Photo Bob Perkoski
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Tremont - Photo Bob Perkoski
Tremont - Photo Bob Perkoski
The second Friday of every month is a special day in Tremont, a neighborhood just south of downtown. That's when locals and visitors gear up for the Tremont ArtWalk, one of the oldest such events in town. For almost 20 years, this hamlet's art galleries, studios and boutiques have been rolling out the monthly red carpet for curious art lovers. That the affair has survived so long is testament to the quantity and quality of creative folks who live and work in the area.

Tremont is well regarded as the culinary heart of Cleveland's thriving dining scene. It is, after all, where Michael Symon opened Lola, his first restaurant. Fast on his heels were scores of other trendy bars, restaurants and lounges, manned by notable chefs with names like Bruell, Whalen and Boccuzzi.

While many budget-conscious homeowners have been priced out of Tremont, a compact neighborhood with little room to expand, reasonably priced rentals are always available. Diverse yet cooperative, Tremont attracts residents by the handful thanks to walkable streets, community gardens, dog parks, and convivial coffee shops. If the street names -- Professor, Literary, College -- sound a bit bookish, it's because they are holdovers from a short-lived university that existed here in the mid-19th century.

Tremont Features

excerpt from 'best hikes near cleveland,' penned by fresh water contributor joe baur

In the recently released Best Hikes Near Cleveland, Fresh Water contributor Joe Baur offers readers a deep dive into some of the best local hikes Mother Nature has to offer. Seven of those hikes are urban, taking readers through Downtown, Ohio City, Tremont, Forest Hill and elsewhere. Here's an excerpt -- and an introduction by the author.

inside out: global cle's talent attraction campaign aimed at filling jobs, repopulating city core

On Thursday, May 1, Global Cleveland will officially launch its talent attraction campaign at a major event at the Cleveland Convention Center. The event -- like the organization hosting it -- is focused on increasing the population while strengthening the local economy.

follow you, follow me: the social media mavens we can't get enough of

In Cleveland’s ever-evolving social media community, there is a wide variety of contributors to the civic dialogue. We've complied a list of some of our favorite voices -- a mix of up-and-comers and seasoned vets from different corners of the web who are using their blogs, podcasts and Twitter feeds to give the city a voice.

the urban dwelling: for those building nests in the city, creativity is the theme

Creativity is a unifying theme for many who elect to make their home in the city. From an airy Tremont loft with city views to what just might be the greenest home in Cleveland, Fresh Water takes a look at some of the coolest dwellings to pop up in urban 'hoods.

what cities like cleveland can learn from memphis

The City of Memphis is on the rise thanks to a growing startup community, investments in bike lanes, a burgeoning arts district and people moving back to the city. Through it all, the city has listened to its residents and embraced "lean urbanism." Cleveland should take heed.
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Tremont Founders

brian stone

brian stone

City: Tremont

Meet Brian Stone, founder of Two Ravens Fencing School.

aaron lemieux

aaron lemieux

City: Tremont

Meet Aaron LeMieux, founder of Tremont Electric.

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