Moving to Shaker
Welcome! We’re glad you’re considering a move to Shaker. Review the information below for a virtual look at what it’s like to live here, and then come pay us a visit in person. We think you’ll agree: a move to Shaker feels like coming home.
Get Your Bearings
- Relocation packet: Tell us a little about yourself and we’ll send you an electronic version or a hard copy of our relocation packet.
- Overview: Read it and get a sense for what it’s like to live, learn, shop, and dine in Shaker.
- Neighborhoods: We’ve got nine. Each one a unique part of a vibrant Shaker.
- Schools: Shaker Heights City School District, known for academic excellence and cultural diversity, has adopted the International Baccalaureate program at every grade level.
- Social Media: Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to see what’s going on now.
Schedule a Tour
The City offers complimentary driving tours for out-of-towners who want to see our neighborhood schools, recreational facilities, libraries, and shopping districts up-close. We’ll even introduce you to current residents so you can ask questions and we’ll help you schedule any school tours. Request a City tour by contacting our City relocation specialist:
Find a Place to Call Home
Whether you buy or rent in Shaker, there are housing options to fit all tastes. Most Shaker homes were built in the 1920s and 1930s and have been meticulously maintained by owners who meet, and oftentimes exceed, the City’s requirements. The City also includes condominiums, apartments, and one- and two-family rentals – many of which are located along or nearby the Rapid lines.
- Contact a top-selling Shaker Realtor for assistance in buying a single- or two-family home or condominium, or renting a home or apartment.
- Build a new home on a vacant lot
- Consider a Heritage Home Loan from the Cleveland Restoration Society
- Review the Point of Sale and Escrow Requirements (for buyers)
More Relocation Resources
Shaker Heights Latest
Residents Invited to Complete New Deer Survey
Dateline: June 4, 2018 - In winter 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, the City implemented a deer reduction program by Shaker Heights Police Department trained marksmen in response to safety, health, and economic concerns about an overabundance of deer in the city. A new survey of residents will help the City identify whether, and the degree to which, the deer population continues to be an issue for residents, as well as the level of control needed to address this issue.
Here Comes the Come, Play! Fest
June 23 street fair to be held in the Moreland neighborhood
Dateline: May 29, 2018 - The City of Shaker Heights will host the first Come, Play! Fest on Saturday, June 23 from 12-6 pm. The Fest takes place on Chelton Road between Hampstead Road and Scottsdale Boulevard, in the Moreland neighborhood. It’s a free, family-friendly event.Read more...
Mayor's Report: May 24, 2018
The inaugural edition of newly appointed Mayor David E. Weiss' Mayor's Report is now available.
View the Report, which includes a video message, at https://conta.cc/2x5BK9s.
Dates Announced for 2018 Yoga in the Park Program
Free weekly yoga classes in Shaker Heights' parks from May 16 to August 30.
Dateline: May 7, 2018 - The Shaker Heights Recreation Department's popular Yoga in the Park program is back for 2018.Read more...
Fitness in the Park - Health Seekers for Beginners
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Yoga in the Park
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fitness in the Park - Boot Camp Conditioning
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Come, Play! Fest
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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