Welcome to Shaker Heights
Just eight miles from downtown Cleveland, Shaker Heights is a tranquil, yet cosmopolitan and distinctive suburb. The City has a national reputation for excellence in city services, architecture, natural beauty and superior public education.
Shaker Heights is a town of tree-lined neighborhoods and architecturally charming homes that invite residents to stroll, chat with each other, and to stay for a lifetime! Its proximity to life's essentials, its remarkable schools and its fabulous homes make Shaker an extraordinary community.
Many new residents make their homes in Shaker each year, and each year many former residents come back home.
Shaker Heights is a great place to do business. The City has committed itself to growing its commercial base, attracting new and cutting edge endeavors, and broadening its tax base to include a diverse roster of competitive enterprises. Learn more from the Economic Development Department.
Designed around two rapid transit lines, Shaker Heights is the only suburb on the east side of Cleveland with a rapid transit system. Ride the rapid to downtown, sports arenas, the waterfront, or the airport! Visit the Ride the Rapid section of our Community Links to find what is just a short ride away!
Shaker Heights is a regional leader in the growing Green Building/Sustainable Community practices movement. It is one of the only communities in the midwest to have adopted legislation supporting green building.