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Relocation

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

Shaker Life wins National Recognition

First Place Award given to Quarterly Publication

September 11, 2014: Shaker Life, a quarterly magazine published by the City of Shaker Heights, has won national recognition for the quality of the publication by the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA). The first place Savvy Award given to Shaker Life distinguishes it from among 23 entries in the Printed Publications - External Publications category from across the country. The awards were announced during a ceremony at the Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis on September 4.

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Annual Fire Department Open House Returns September 20

Sponsored by City of Shaker Heights and University Hospitals

September 9, 2014: Sound the alarm! The Shaker Heights Fire Department’s 2014 Open House is almost here. On Saturday, September 20 from 12-3 pm the Fire Department (17000 Chagrin Boulevard) opens its doors to the community. New this year, Shaker Town Center merchants will participate by offering a Scavenger Hunt for children, various donated prizes, in-store activities, and treats.

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Residents Benefit from City's Participation in ReadyNotify

County program enables residents to receive emergency notifications

August 27, 2014: Shaker Heights has joined seven other cities in Cuyahoga County’s ReadyNotify mass notification system. The City will use ReadyNotify to deliver important information to the public regarding emergencies and safety situations as well as when emergencies require closing of city buildings. The system is provided by Cuyahoga County at no cost to the City.

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Schedule Your Appointment for a Flu Shot Starting Today

August 11, 2014: The Health Department is offering flu shots.

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City to Hire Police Officers (Lateral Entry)

August 6, 2014: The City of Shaker Heights is hiring Police Officers through a lateral entry process, limiting the pool of applicants to the first 50 completed application packets received from trained and experienced police officers from other Ohio law enforcement agencies.  This process reduces outside training time and puts experienced police officers to work as quickly as possible.  All Police Officer positions are Civil Service appointments and participate in the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Upcoming Events

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Community Shredding Day Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Collection for Habitat for Humanity's ReStore Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Community Shredding Day Oct 11, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Columbus Day Holiday Oct 13, 2014
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Ghost and Goblins 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Oct 19, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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