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About Cleveland County

Formed in 1841 from Rutherford and Lincoln counties, Cleveland was named for Col. Benjamin Cleveland, a leader of the western Carolina frontier. Cleveland is located in the southwestern part of North Carolina, bounded by the state of South Carolina and Burke, Gaston, Lincoln and Rutherford counties. Thirty-six years after it was formed, an act was passed changing the spelling of Cleveland from "Cleaveland County" to "Cleveland County."

In 2000, more than 92,000 people lived in Cleveland County. Like most counties in North Carolina, unemployment is low. Cleveland's jobless rate in 1999 was 4.9 percent. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is only 74 miles from Charlotte. Shelby, incorporated in 1843, is the county seat. Nicknamed the "City of Pleasant Living," Shelby has been recognized as an All American City by the National Civic League, and earned the National Main Street City of Shelby distinction from The National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The county offers a wealth of educational opportunities. Three school systems, Cleveland County, Kings Mountain District and Shelby City schools, educate students in grades K-12. They can pursue higher education at Cleveland Community College in Shelby, where approximately 2,000 students are enrolled, or Gardner-Webb University.

Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs spans more than 200 acres of rolling landscape that is rich with lawns and trees. The school is affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. In fall 2000, 3,192 students representing 39 states and 30 foreign countries were enrolled. Undergraduate degrees include bachelor of arts, bachelor of science and bachelor of science in nursing. There are currently 19 bachelor of arts degree programs and 22 bachelor of science degree programs. Master's degree students can pursue degrees in education, English, sport science and pedagogy, school counseling, agency counseling, business administration, divinity and nursing.

Cleveland County takes pride in its diverse cultural aspects. Among its many offerings is the Cleveland County Arts Center, located in the historic 1916 Post Office on the square in Uptown Shelby. Managed by the Cleveland County Arts Council, the center offers such programming and services as art exhibits, dramas, art classes, artists' performances and private functions. Each year since 1924, the Cleveland County Fair has drawn visitors from across the state. The brainchild of the Shelby Kiwanis, the event is the largest county fair in the state; more than 100,000 people attend it each year. The fair continues to promote agriculture, education, industry, art, history and other facets of everyday life.

Sites of interest in Cleveland County include Kings Mountain National Military Park, Exit 2 on I-85 in Kings Mountain. The park is the site of Cornwallis' first misstep toward the defeat that marked the end of the Revolutionary War. Exhibits help interpret the military confrontation known as the Battle of Kings Mountain. Crowders Mountain State Park, located between Kings Mountain and Gastonia, boasts rugged peaks and breathtaking views. It's perfect for hiking, picnicking and bird watching.

Shelby Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 167 homes for sale in Shelby, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
72% Land/lot, 27% Single Family and 1% Other.

72% Land/lot
27% Single Family
1% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 167
Average Home Size 256 ft² / 24 m²
Price Range ($2,500 - $1,600,000)

Weather in Shelby

The average high temperatures in Shelby range from 51 in January to 89 in July

Average home income in Shelby

The average household income of a Shelby resident is $54,878 with an average home value of $116,464

Population of Shelby

Shelby has 51,952 residents.

Home ownership in Shelby

The average level of home ownership in Shelby is 63%.

Education breakdown of Shelby

Education levels of residents of Shelby include: highschool 32%, associate 11%, bachelor 13%, graduate 7%.

Households in Shelby

Shelby has 20,460 homes, built on average 42 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 167 homes for sale in Shelby. These homes are comprised of Land/lot, Single Family and Other. The average list price of these property results is 137,814. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Shelby please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 167 homes for sale in Shelby, NC are represented by 1 member brokerages serving the Shelby area. Member brokerages representing the 167 homes include Allen Tate Company - Charlotte.