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.
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.
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.
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Learn about other housing incentives.
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
2nd Annual Preservation Month Photo Contest - Vote Now for People's Choice Winner
Dateline: 4/15/14 - Earlier this year, the Shaker Heights Landmark Commission invited photographers to enter the 2014 Shaker Heights Preservation Month Photo Contest. The contest was created in honor of National Preservation Month, which is celebrated each May by historic preservation organizations across the country. Eighty-one (81) entries were submitted, and on May 1, the Landmark Commission will announce winners in the following categories: homes/buildings, landscape/nature, street/sidewalk scenes, architectural elements and sundry. Now, it is your turn to vote! We have created a special "People's Choice" category so that you may select a winner as well. Voting will close Sunday, April 27 at midnight. Vote now
Van Aken District Roadway Reconfiguration Project Construction Updates
Dateline: 4/8/14 - The eagerly anticipated roadway reconfiguration in the Van Aken District of Shaker Heights begins this month. The project is part of the City’s long-term economic development plans and will establish the Van Aken District as a mixed-use, walkable destination for businesses and residents alike.Read more...
Public Notice: Police Accreditation - Information Session April 8
Dateline: 3/25/14 - The Shaker Heights Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.Read more...
Tower East Office Building Listed on National Register of Historic Places
Dateline: 3/18/14 - The architectural significance of Tower East, the 12- story office building located at 20600 Chagrin Boulevard, has now been recognized through its official listing on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. Designed by master architect Walter Gropius and built in 1968, it is the only building by the famed architect in Ohio and the first constructed between New York and Chicago.Read more...
Van Aken District Community Update March 11
Dateline: 2/26/14 - The City plans a Van Aken project update at Shaker Heights Middle School Auditorium, 20600 Shaker Boulevard on Tuesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 9 pm. (Due to the large number of responses already received, the venue has been changed from the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building.)Read more...
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