My Tremont Guide
A Cleveland, Ohio Neighborhood
My Tremont Guide
A Cleveland, Ohio Neighborhood
Just South of Downtown is another popular neighborhood called Tremont. This was the first Cleveland neighborhood I called home and one that reminds me a lot of New Orleans, one of my favorite cities, with its charm, colorful homes, wrought iron fencing and alleyways. There’s even a New Orleans themed restaurant in Tremont!
Home to 20+ churches, well-known chef operated restaurants, unique boutiques and shops, its street festivals, and its proximity to Downtown and other popular neighborhoods Tremont has a little something for everyone.
Things to do in Tremont
Enjoy a scenic walk along the Scranton Flats and grab a photo of the newest Cleveland Script sign, the Cuyahoga River, and the awesome bridges that span the city skyline. You can even walk under the Hope Memorial Bridge and get a cool shot of the Guardian’s of Traffic statues.
See the views at the Abbey Ave overpass with the skyline behind another Cleveland script sign.
Stroll through the neighborhood and enjoy the scenery. I get major New Orleans vibes with some of the alleyways and colorful homes.
Tour the Christmas Story house. The facade of the house was used in filming and the inside was made up to replicate the interior in the movie so you can get the full experience.
Drive around the neighborhood and check out the churches – there’s some really pretty ones and the neighborhood really does have around 20 something churches.
Visit AffoGATO cat cafe or one of the many restaurants and bars in the area.
Depending on when you’re visiting there are a lot of street festivals and events going on in town. Check here for current events.
eats & treats in Tremont
Breakfast & Brunch
Grumpy’s Cafe (2621 W 14th St. | Website) They have these cajun breakfast potatoes and andouille sausage and it gives me all the New Orleans feelings.
Lunch & Dinner
Barrio (806 Literary Rd. | Website) Are you like me and like to dictate what goes inside your tacos? Then this is the place for you. Yummy tacos and a queso dip that’s out of this world. Bourbon Street Barrel Room (2393 Professor Ave. | Website) Obsessed with Cajun cuisine, dream about beignets? Check out Bourbon Street Barrel Room for crazy New Orlean’s vibes and inspired dishes. Edison’s Pizza Kitchen (2365 Professor Ave. | Website) Want a quick slice of pizza? Walk up to Edison’s and grab a quick slice… or come on in and get a pie. Crust (2258 Professor Ave. | Website) Want your pizza with a bookstore? Stop by Crust to get a pie and then check out the bookstore upstairs. Tremont Taphouse (2572 Scranton Rd. | Website) Great American fare and beer Dante Next Door (2247 Professor Ave. | Website) for when you’re craving Italian Rowley Inn (1104 Rowley Ave. | Website) Delicious comfort food
Shopping in Tremont
Shops & Boutiques
Banyan Tree (2242 Professor Ave.| Website) One of my favorite shops in Tremont. It’s full of women’s fashions and curated and local goods. They also have great window displays. Evie Lou (2509 Professor Ave. | Website) has some unique women’s styles Visible Voice Books (2258 Professor Ave. | Website) for that independent book store vibe and of course books! Paul Duda Gallery (2342 Professor Ave. | Website) One of the galleries I always check out Everarbor (2617 Scranton Rd. | Website) for outdoors gear and services.
The best photo ops in Tremont
Here you’ll find one of the Cleveland Script signs and lots of unique photo opportunities along the way.
Here you’ll find yet another Cleveland Script sign but also a great view of the downtown Skyline.
Even if you’re not religious, or a different religion than the church you’d looking at Tremont has the largest concentration of historic churches in the US within one square mile. That’s a lot and you’ll see them everywhere. My favorite to photograph is St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Church (733 Starkweather Ave.) You can’t miss the striking green patina colored top.
A Christmas Story House
This is the house you see on repeat every Christmastime. The exterior makes for a cool photo but if you go inside you can relive your Christmas Story memories in person and take some cool photos.
Homes & the neighborhood
There are so many unique homes that are bright and colorful and make for great photographs. Many parts of the neighborhood are just beautiful and worth a picture to remember.
One of my favorite views is of the Columbus Road Bridge you see as you drive down Columbus Rd. towards downtown. If you’re lucky you may catch one of the huge barges that try to wiggle their way through the crooked Cuyahoga River. It’s truly a sight to see.
Tremont on the blog
Know before you go
While this is a highly residential area I’d recommend using your city common sense. Don’t walk around at night by yourself, don’t leave valuables in your car, etc. While I personally have never been afraid to be in Tremont, it has had its share of crimes and it’s often on people coming out of bars late at night and crimes of opportunity.
Lots and lots of street parking but please do not park in front of someone’s driveway! This happens far more than you may think.