Cleveland is an area in the north-east of England. Cleveland was founded as a county in the early 1970s and was abolished in the late 1990s, with the land being divided between County Durham and North Yorkshire. Properties for sale in Cleveland vary between the urbanised Middlesbrough, to picturesque market towns such as Stockton-on-Tees, to the green and rolling countryside around the Cleveland Hills and the beautiful River Tees. With Cleveland towns such as Middlesbrough having grown exponentially in the Victorian period due to the presence of coal in the area, Cleveland holds a rich historical past, housing several museums and other attractions. The varied landscape of Cleveland gives a wide range of property types and locations to the area, such as beautiful modern apartments and larger family homes.