Relocating to Shaker Heights is less about moving than it is about coming home. Residents share in the delights of community for which Shaker is known -- walking on miles of sidewalks under a canopy of trees, nods and smiles as dog walkers pass, toddlers waving to pals from stroller to stroller.
Since 1912, the City of Shaker Heights has been a model suburban community -- carefully planned, beautifully conceived, maintained through top notch services and composed of an extraordinarily diverse and talented population. People are drawn here by a compelling sense of connectedness to one’s neighbors, outstanding schools, architecturally distinguished housing options, proximity to both downtown and outlying areas, and the City’s natural beauty. They relish a cosmopolitan, multicultural lifestyle that is both affordable and accessible.
An array of relocation services is available to prospective residents:
- Relocation Packet
- Assistance in arranging school tours
- Introduction to a current resident with whom to speak
- A list of top selling Shaker realtors
- An invitation to read Shaker Contemporary Living for an indepth look into our community
- In addition to the City's free relocation services, Compass Cleveland Relocation offers an array of fee based services tailored to the specific needs of those making an international move.
Shaker Heights is known for a spectrum of architecturally beautiful homes. Most of the houses were built during the 1920s and 1930s and have been lovingly maintained by owners who meet or exceed the City's requirements for home maintenance. A top selling Shaker realtor can help you find your perfect home.
Other options are to:
Learn about other housing incentives.
Although Shaker is primarily a community of homeowners, there are apartments and one- and two-family rentals.
Most apartment buildings are located along Van Aken Boulevard, Warrensville Center Road, North Moreland and Kemper Roads.
Two-family rentals are scattered throughout the City with the largest concentration on Winslow Road, a vibrant one-mile stretch of two-family homes designated a historic district by the Shaker Heights Landmark Commission. These properties are often listed for rent on major real estate websites.
Single family rentals are available, but not plentiful. The best resource for locating these is also major real estate websites.
Shaker Heights Latest
Van Aken District Community Update March 11
Dateline: 3/3/14 - The City plans a Van Aken project update at Shaker Heights Middle School Auditorium, 20600 Shaker Boulevard on Tuesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 9 pm. (Due to the large number of responses already received, the venue has been changed from the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building.)Read more...
Cell Phone Ban While Driving Enacted
Dateline: 2/26/14 - On Monday, February 24, City Council voted to ban use of hand-held cell phones to talk or text while driving. The ordinance will be effective March 26, 2014. Through May 25, the police will issue warnings to drivers in violation. After May 25, tickets will be issued. To learn more about the process for passing the legislation, the reasons for doing so, the penalties and more, visit FAQ.
City Extends Life of Salt Supply with Eco-friendly Product
Dateline: 2/17/14 - The City is mixing Haydite, a high quality, eco-friendly, lightweight aggregate produced by DiGeronimo Aggregates in Independence, Ohio to its salt supply. The additive enhances the melting and traction attributes of rock salt. The product is also used in horticulture applications. FAQ about Haydite.
City to Hire Firefighters/Paramedics
Dateline: 2/12/14 - The City of Shaker Heights is hiring entry-level Firefighters/Paramedics who seek challenging work in a fire department known for responding to emergencies in a matter of minutes. Continuous training and education are offered to successfully perform the jobs required – fighting fires and saving lives quickly and professionally.
Applications will be available online at Employment Opportunities beginning Sunday, February 16 at 12:01 am or in person at City Hall, 3400 Lee Road beginning Tuesday, February 18 at 8:00 am.Read more...
Landmark Commission Announces Second Annual Preservation Month Photo Contest
Dateline: 2/3/14 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission invites you to capture what you love about Shaker Heights in the second annual Preservation Month Photo Contest. The contest was created in honor of National Preservation Month, which is celebrated each May by preservation organizations across the country.Read more...
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