Cleveland, located on Redland City’s eastern shoreline is bounded by Finucane Road, Shore Street West, Endeavour Canal and Moreton Bay in the north, Moreton Bay in the east, South Street in the south, and Hilliards Creek in the west. Cleveland has a land area of 1,185 hectares or approximately 12km2. Cleveland is named after the Duke of Cleveland.
Settlement of the area dates from the early 1850s, when Cleveland was identified as a potential port for the entire Moreton Bay area. A small business/residential area was established, while the surrounding land was used mainly for farming. Population was minimal and rose gradually until the late 1800s, spurred by the construction of the railway line. Rapid growth took place from the 1960s into the 1980s, including the development of the Raby Bay canal estate in the early 1980s. The population continued to increase from the 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area. Today, Cleveland is a residential area, with some commercial areas, and an industrial area in the south-west.
Major features of the area include Stockland Cleveland Shopping Centre, Cleveland Town Centre, Redland Hospital, Mater Private Hospital Redland, Raby Bay Marina, Cleveland Aquatic Centre, Cleveland Redland Showground, Redland Museum, Cleveland Community Cultural Centre, Redland Performing Arts Centre, Redland Memorial Hall, Redland Art Gallery (Cleveland), Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland Point Lighthouse, Toondah Harbour, Black Swamp Wetlands, Anzac Memorial Park, Bloomfield Street Park, Cleveland Point Reserve, Donald Simpson Park, G J Walter Park, Henry Ziegenfusz Park, Linear Park, Nandeebie Park, Norfolk Park, Oyster Point Park, Raby Bay Boulevard Park, Raby Bay Foreshore Park, Raby Bay Harbour Park, Rotary Park, William Ross Park, North Stradbroke Island Ferries and several schools.