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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:

 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

City's Home Watch Program

July 22, 2014 - With summer vacations upon us, give yourself some peace of mind while you are away from home by taking advantage of the City's Home Watch Program. Whether it's for a weekend or a more extended period of time, you can alert police of any upcoming vacancies by completing a Home Watch form.

Farnsleigh Road Closed Beginning July 14

Van Aken District Road Closed for Two Weeks

July 10, 2014 - Farnsleigh Road will be closed from Winslow Road to Chagrin Boulevard beginning Monday, July 14 for two weeks. Detour signs will be posted. Expect delays while travelling through the area.


Shaker Schools and City Collaborate to House Learning Center

City provides space in Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building

June 9, 2014 - The Shaker Heights City School District and the City of Shaker Heights join forces with funders and community groups to create a center for digital learning and family engagement, to open in the 2014-15 school year.


Shaker Heights Arts & Music Festival Returns June 21 & 22

June 2, 2014 - The Shaker Heights Arts & Music Festival, presented by RMS Corporations, promises a weekend packed with great food, beer and wine, a juried art show, phenomenal musical entertainment and activities for children. Free admission.

The Festival is located on Farnsleigh between Warrensville Center and Van Aken, Farnsleigh Road will be closed to through traffic from Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, June 22.


Update - Van Aken District Roadwork Likely to Cause Traffic Delays

Work postponed to Tuesday, May 27; Chagrin narrowed to two lanes

May 27, 2014 - Roadwork to relocate Farnsleigh Road started last week, but encountered obstacles underground that caused postponement of the anticipated narrowing of traffic into a single lane in each direction on Chagrin between Farnsleigh and Warrensville Center Road. Cuyahoga County, which is coordinating the project, predicts that this phase of work will now last through Friday, May 30.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Upcoming Events

Community Band Concert Jul 30, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer Round-Up Aug 16, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Computer Round-Up Aug 17, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Community Band Concert Aug 20, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer Round-Up Aug 23, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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