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:
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
Register for the Ghost & Goblins Run
Dateline: September 21, 2016 - Don't miss the Ghosts & Goblins Run on Saturday, October 8 at 9 am. This family-friendly 5k and 1-mile fun run benefits the Lynn Ruffner Recreation for Youth Scholarship Fund. Race starts and finishes at Thornton Park, 3301 Warrensville Center Rd. Register online.
Final Phase Begins Tuesday, September 20: Lee Road Gas Line Replacement Project
Dateline: September 16, 2016 - The final phase of the Dominion East Ohio gas line replacement project on Lee Road begins Tuesday, September 20 with the paving of the northbound lane of Lee between Van Aken and South Park.
This portion of Lee will be closed for 7-10 days, from 7 am-7 pm, depending on the weather. The southbound lanes of Lee will be used for two-way traffic, one lane in each direction.Read more...
West Park RTA Crossing Closure
Dateline: September 16, 2016 - The Rapid rail crossing at West Park will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from Wednesday, September 21 until Monday, October 10.Read more...
Placemaking Puts Shaker Residents in the Mix of Van Aken District Plans
From Freshwater Cleveland
Dateline: August 4, 2016 - For decades, Shaker Heights residents considered The Van Aken District as a rapid transit station, a couple of shopping plazas and one behemoth of an intersection. Earlier this summer, however, city officials prompted dozens of residents to consider the possibilities of a different, livelier use of the area.
View the full article, by Brandon Baker, at Freshwater Cleveland.
Start with Building: an Evening with Alex Gilliam
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Public Meeting #2: A Connections Plan for the Van Aken District
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Shredding Day
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ghosts and Goblins 5k
9:00 am - 11:00 am