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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.

Considering a move to Shaker? Are you a New Resident? 

Relocation Services

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.
  • Check out Global Cleveland, a nonprofit organization working to actively attract newcomers, and to welcome and connect them to the many economic and social opportunities throughout Greater Cleveland. It is a useful relocation resource.

 Housing Options

To Buy

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:

  • Build a new home on a vacant lot
  • Purchase a two-family home
  • Check out a fully rehabbed home by our highly qualified Shaker Renovators
  • The County offers a down payment assistance program, and the Heritage Home Purchase Program combines free technical assistance from Cleveland Restoration Society, a home purchase loan from First Federal Lakewood, and a Heritage Home Purchase Program special fixed rate home improvement loan facilitated by CRS and First Federal Lakewood.

In order to ensure that all homes being sold are in compliance with code, a Point of Sale Inspection is required for all home sales.

Learn about other housing incentives.

To Rent

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

Temporary Road Closure and Rail Shutdown

Portion of Van Aken and RTA Blue Line Closed this Weekend

Dateline: November 19, 2015Road Closure: Van Aken between Lee and Ashby will be temporarily closed on Saturday, November 21. During this time Schirmer Construction will use a crane to lift large pieces of precast concrete to complete the platform on both sides of the track.   


Final Roadwork at Warrensville and Chagrin to Cause Delays

Asphalt paving among last components of project

Dateline: November 16, 2015 – With the end of roadwork construction in sight, drivers will now face some of the most challenging traffic conditions in the Warrensville/Chagrin intersection -- particularly at rush hour. 

Lanes are more tightly constricted as crews finish road repairs to prepare for paving. Even though the duration of this work is short, it does mean that rush hour traffic will be even slower and more congested than previously.

Residents are encouraged to continue to patronize businesses during these important holiday shopping days, but the City urges motorists to find alternate routes during morning and evening rush hours. This will help alleviate traffic in the last few weeks of the project. Conditions will improve on or about November 25.

For questions, please call the Cuyahoga County field office at 216-752-9047.

Process Canine Takes Top Prize in Win-Win Business Challenge

Dog training, boarding, and day-care business owner wins $20K to open business in Chagrin-Lee

Dateline: November 11, 2015 – Process Canine owner Amanda Graeter won the Win-Win Business Challenge, a small business education program and grant competition presented by the City of Shaker Heights, Huntington Bank, and the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI). Graeter earned a $20,000 grant – $10,000 from the City and $10,000 from Huntington Bank – to relocate her home-based dog training, boarding, and dog day-care business to the Chagrin-Lee area of Shaker Heights. Graeter can use the grant for capital improvements and for the purchase of business equipment.


Shaker Night at CSU Chinese Art Exhibit

All Shaker residents invited to attend a Spirit Resonates exhibit on November 20

Dateline: November 5, 2015 - Residents are invited to The Galleries of Cleveland State University for a special Shaker Night viewing of A Spirit Resonates: Chinese Art from the Degenfelder Collection, from 6-8 pm on Friday, November 20. Admission is free and the exhibit also will be open to the public.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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