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 online or contact 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
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City Introduces High Tech Park Seating on World Wi-Fi Day*
Soofa seating installed in Hildana Park - first of its kind in all of Ohio
Dateline: June 20, 2017 - Soofa is a bench -- a solar-powered, sleekly designed, first-of-its-kind-in-Ohio, phone-charging bench. It’s a place to sit down, plug in, and get connected. And two of them were recently installed in Hildana Park on Chagrin Boulevard, west of Lee Road in the Moreland neighborhood.Read more...
Art Contest Challenges Students to Fight the Bite
Dateline: June 23, 2017 - This summer, the Health Department offers students in grades K-12 the opportunity to compete in the “Fight the Bite” art contest to raise awareness about the importance of protection from mosquito bites. There will be prizes in three age groups: grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-12. Mail or deliver entries along with required consent form to the Health Department by August 14. Visit the Health Department page for details.
S&P Ratings Affirm City's Creditworthiness
General Obligation Bond and Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority Bond Highly Rated
Dateline: June 12, 2017 - S&P Global Ratings, a credit rating and research agency, affirmed the City’s financial strength and stability with its recent rating of two bond issues.Read more...
Kenmore Rd. RTA Crossing Closed June 14-July 3
Dateline: June 7, 2017 - Reconstruction of the Kenmore Rd. crossing on the Blue Line begins Wednesday, June 14 and ends Monday, July 3 (weather permitting). The work is part of RTA’s continuing improvements to Rapid rail crossings in Shaker Heights.Read more...
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