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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

Green Lake Dredging Project - Public Meeting May 16

City hosts public meeting for Sewer District dredging project

Dateline: May 4, 2016 - The City invites residents to learn more from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District regarding its Green Lake dredging project at a public meeting, 7-8 pm, Monday, May 16 at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road. The dredging project will begin in July and run through June 2017.

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Landmark Commission Announces Photo Contest Winners

Fourth Annual Contest Celebrates Preservation Month

Dateline: April 29, 2016 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission announces winners of the fourth annual Preservation Month photo contest after reviewing 89 entries from 30 photographers. The contest was created in 2013 in honor of National Preservation Month, celebrated each May by preservation organizations across the country.

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Lee Road Lane Closure

Dateline: March 17, 2016 - The northbound lane of Lee between Van Aken and South Park will be closed in phases beginning Thursday, March 17 through late July (weather permitting) to accommodate a gas line replacement by Dominion East Ohio. The first phase, beginning Thursday, March 17, will close northbound Lee from Van Aken to just beyond the police station. The southbound lanes of Lee in this section will be used for two-way traffic, one lane in each direction. 

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Fitch Ratings Affirms City's "AAA" Bond Rating

Shaker achieves highest rating, denoting exceptional creditworthiness

Dateline: February 9, 2016 - Fitch Ratings, a credit rating and research agency, affirmed the City’s “AAA” bond rating as part of its ongoing surveillance of the City’s financial condition. The AAA rating is the highest attainable rating, indicating Shaker maintains an exceptional degree of creditworthiness and easily meets its financial commitments. Shaker is among a small group of local cities carrying an AAA rating from one of three major rating agencies. Fitch Ratings also affirmed the City’s AAA rating in its three previous reports, issued in 2011, 2012, and 2014.

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