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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 specialists:

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 216-491-1337
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 216-491-1338 (families with school-aged children)

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.

More Relocation Resources

  • Compass Cleveland Relocation offers fee-based services to help make your international move as smooth as possible.
  • Global Cleveland connects newcomers with many economic and social opportunities throughout Greater Cleveland.

Shaker Heights Latest

Presentation on Proposed Pedestrian Bridge

Dateline: July 14, 2016 - Shaker residents are invited to a meeting at City Hall on July 25 at 6:30 pm to learn about a proposed new pedestrian bridge in Shaker Heights.

The Northeast Ohio Sewer District will present a proposal to close Andover Rd., located at the west end of Green Lake, to vehicle traffic and replace it with a pedestrian bridge. The bridge would span the same area between South Woodland and Parkland. This is being proposed as part of a larger Shaker Lakes Dam Improvement project which is a component of the Regional Stormwater Management program. The project is expected to start in the winter of 2016/2017. We hope you will attend and share your thoughts.

Chef Jonathon Sawyer Joins the Van Aken District

Dateline: July 7, 2016 - Beard Award-winning chef Jonathon Sawyer will open a restaurant in the Van Aken District and he’ll be the curator of food experiences for the entire RMS Development. Read more about the announcement online.

Ingenuity Programming in Moreland Neighborhood to Focus on Artists

Dateline: July 6, 2016 - Ingenuity is offering artist-focused programming as part of a new initiative the City of Shaker Heights has undertaken to revitalize the Moreland neighborhood. The initiative aims to attract target businesses and potential residents to the area, create vibrancy in the neighborhood, and build community. The Ingenuity partnership produces programs that will draw interest in the area.

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City Names New Finance Director

Dateline: June 7, 2016 - David A. Pfaff will be the City’s new finance director, effective July 12, 2016. Pfaff joins Shaker from the City of Beachwood, where he served as finance director since 1999. He succeeds former Finance Director Matthew Rubino.

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