Considering a Move to Shaker

Welcome! We’re glad you’re considering a move to Shaker. Watch our videos or scroll down 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 to Know Us 

Graphic of ribbons for Niche Best Place to Live in Ohio and NEO Parent Best Town to Raise a FamilyShaker Heights recently took the top spot in's Best Places to Live in Ohio. took a top spot (again) in Cleveland Magazine's Best Places to Live in Northeast Ohio, made Stacker's Best Places to Live in Every State, and was voted the Best Place to Raise a Family in Northeast Ohio Magazine’s 2022 Parent Choice Awards. Read some of the reasons why in this feature in the magazine's Community Focus section.

Learn more:

  • About: Read it and get a sense for what it’s like to live, learn, shop, and dine in Shaker.
  • Shaker Life: Read our award-winning magazine to get an up-close take on our community.
  • 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; Shaker is also home to four independent schools.
  • Social Media: Connect with us to see what’s going on now.
  • Watch: Experience Shaker Heights in our video series.

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.