Map & Community
About Shaker Heights
Shaker Heights –
Shaker Heights is approx. 8 miles south east of downtown Cleveland.
It was established in 1909, and incorporated as a village in 1912. Shaker Heights was a planned community developed by the Van Sweringen brothers, railroad entrepreneurs who envisioned the community as a suburban retreat from the industrial inner city of Cleveland. Shaker Heights is known for its stringent building codes and zoning laws, which have helped to maintain the community's housing stock and identity throughout the years. Approximately seventy-five percent of the city of Shaker Heights is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- The City has been very proactive in developing bike travel within Shaker. In 2016, it was the only Ohio community to be designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists and its Bicycle Friendly America program. Shaker joins a selective group of 13 Ohio communities to achieve this distinction. It supports many walk and ride paths: Horseshoe Lake Park Trail; Lake-to-Lakes Trail; Library Loop Path; Shaker Median Trail and Southerly Park Fitness Trail to name a few!
- Shaker Heights was among the first cities in the Midwest to adopt legislation supporting Green Building and Sustainable Community Practices. It supports fair housing and offers a variety of housing types for all ages and life stages.
- Shaker Heights is served by the Shaker Heights City School District, a K-12 district with an enrollment of about 5,600 students in eight total schools. There are five lower elementary schools – Fernway, Mercer, Boulevard, Lomond and Onaway; an upper elementary school – Woodbury Elementary School; Shaker Heights Middle School; and Shaker Heights High School.
- Population of over 28,000 per 2010 census
For more information on the city of Shaker Heights, visit http://shakeronline.com/