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Pros

-Nearby recreation
-Diverse economy
-Small-town feel

Cons

-Low educational attainment
-Recent employment declines
-Arts and culture


What Bert Has To Say About Cleveland Metro Area


Cherokee, commerce, and Chattanooga – these might be the “three C’s” best associated with this small town in southeast Tennessee. Cleveland is a fairly nondescript, small Southern town located along I-81 at the base of the Appalachian and Great Smoky mountains within long commute range of Chattanooga. The Cherokee heritage adds some historic interest, and nearby mountains and the Cherokee National Forest offer plenty of outdoor recreation. Chattanooga helps fill the gaps in amenities, cultural and recreational assets.

The area has a diverse industrial base including chemicals, food processing, machinery, furniture, paper and cardboard products. Bigger names include Maytag, Georgia Pacific, Weyerhaeuser, Archer-Daniels-Midland, and the Olin Corporation., but as the statistics show all has not been bright recently in the local economy. Lee University is affiliated with the Church of God of Prophecy, which is headquartered in this town of strong Protestant traditions.

The terrain is attractive with mostly deciduous-forested mountains nearby and especially to the east and south. The climate is continental with a strong subtropical influence, particularly in summer. Summers are very warm and humid. Winters are fairly mild but unpredictable, as the area is sheltered by the Cumberland Mountains to the northwest. But cold air arriving from the north can bring snow, and remnants of that cold air, overridden with warm moist air from the south, can produce freezing rain and ice storms. First freeze is early November, last is late March.


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Quick Facts About Benton


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Benton is 7.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Benton jobs have Increased by 1.64 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Benton's cost of living is 18.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Benton's population is 1,686 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.06 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Benton is $90,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Benton public schools spend $7,621 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.3 students per teacher in Benton.

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