Noble neighborhood home and yard sale is set for April 26
Noble Neighbors will present its first Noble Community-Wide Home and Yard Sale on Sunday, April 26, from noon to 5 p.m. The organization’s website, www.nobleneighbors.com, has an interactive map showing the locations of event activities, along with information on parks, the neighborhood library, schools, community institutions, gardens and business districts. For the event, residents are being encouraged to host yard sales and coordinate with neighbors on their streets or in their apartment buildings to create hubs of activity. Several locations will feature street performers and bake sales.
Noble Road businesses will host sidewalk sales and offer special deals. Local institutions will open their doors for visitors. The Home Repair Resource Center will offer presentations on the many ways it can help homeowners keep their houses in good condition, and the Cleveland Heights Police Academy will host demonstrations of its K-9 unit and its higher tech (but less lovable) equipment. The police academy’s building, a former fire station that also houses some museum exhibits, will be open for tours.
Visitors to the home and yard sale will also get to see the many community gardens in the neighborhood. Among them will be the Woodview Hope Garden, a major donor to the Cleveland Food Bank; Oxford Garden, the oldest in the area, which is soon to be home to a display of edible permaculture; and the new and beautifully landscaped Montford Community Garden. Neighborhood churches will host festivities, including a bake sale put on by children to support a Liberian school.
The April 26 event also will showcase homes of various styles and ages—most of them in good to great condition—for sale across the neighborhood. Visitors will see the kid-friendly spaces scattered throughout the area at school playgrounds and athletic fields, city parks, local churches, and the Noble Neighborhood Library. The library was recently renovated and redesigned to support students, early literacy activities and neighborhood events.
The home and yard sale is part of a strategy to boost home sales and values, and to tell the story of the Noble neighborhood, which encompasses the parts of Cleveland Heights north of Mayfield Boulevard and east of Taylor Road. Noble Neighbors is working to make its part of town even more friendly, safe and attractive.
Noble Neighbors has partnered with Sherry Callahan of Howard Hanna, Helen Hertz of Re/Max and Keith Kiefer of Keller Williams, who are coordinating agent efforts for the real estate portion of the home and yard sale. Interested agents can contact any of them to learn about participating. Open-house hosts can sign up by April 10 to list open houses on the Noble Neighbors map.
Brenda H. May
Brenda H. May is a leader of Noble Neighbors, a group working to help the neighborhood thrive.