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Shaker Heights

Shaker Heights - Photo Bob Perkoski
Shaker Heights - Photo Bob Perkoski
The homes of Shaker Heights are well known to be some of the most striking in the country, boasting a real estate catalogue's worth of steeply angled Tudors and gracefully symmetrical Georgians. Gardens dripping with life and color beckon neighbors to pause and visit while walking their children to elementary school. If all this sounds too good to be true, you obviously haven't made your way through Shaker.

Originally a planned garden city for early commuters, the verdant region has numerous parks, lakes and natural attractions. This tight-knit community of 30,000 blossomed in the early 20th century thanks to its pair of light-rail lines that connect its residents to downtown and the Cleveland airport.

On the border of Cleveland and Shaker Heights, you'll find Shaker Square, one of the nations' first planned shopping districts, which connects via Cleveland's light rail system to downtown and beyond. Adjacent to the Square is the Larchmere neighborhood, a trendy arts-minded strip filled with boutiques, restaurants and galleries.

Shaker Heights Features

inside out: global cle's talent attraction campaign aimed at filling jobs, repopulating city core

On Thursday, May 1, Global Cleveland will officially launch its talent attraction campaign at a major event at the Cleveland Convention Center. The event -- like the organization hosting it -- is focused on increasing the population while strengthening the local economy.

follow you, follow me: the social media mavens we can't get enough of

In Cleveland’s ever-evolving social media community, there is a wide variety of contributors to the civic dialogue. We've complied a list of some of our favorite voices -- a mix of up-and-comers and seasoned vets from different corners of the web who are using their blogs, podcasts and Twitter feeds to give the city a voice.

the urban dwelling: for those building nests in the city, creativity is the theme

Creativity is a unifying theme for many who elect to make their home in the city. From an airy Tremont loft with city views to what just might be the greenest home in Cleveland, Fresh Water takes a look at some of the coolest dwellings to pop up in urban 'hoods.

what cities like cleveland can learn from memphis

The City of Memphis is on the rise thanks to a growing startup community, investments in bike lanes, a burgeoning arts district and people moving back to the city. Through it all, the city has listened to its residents and embraced "lean urbanism." Cleveland should take heed.

if you build it: area advocates work to get cameras rolling on cleveland film industry

Watching Cleveland getting rocked for two hours in Captain America is great, but when the rush fades and reality creeps in, we're left with no guarantee Hollywood is ever going to return. A group of area stakeholders is advocating for changes that would attract more film projects, or even a prestige TV drama, to the North Coast.
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Shaker Heights Founders

bill ayars

bill ayars

City: Cleveland

Meet Bill Ayars, co-founder of Perspectus Architecture, a full-service planning and architectural design firm in Shaker Square with eight principals and 36 employees. 

ryan clark

ryan clark

City: Shaker Heights

Meet Ryan Clark, founder of Knowta, a Shaker Heights company with three employees and five board members that provides free print services in universities and public libraries.

mary w. farrell

mary w. farrell

City: Shaker Heights

Meet Mary W. Farrell, founder of Cherub’s Blanket, a home-based business in Shaker Heights that sells organic cotton baby blankets and baby clothes.

eugene malinskiy

eugene malinskiy

City: Shaker Heights

Meet Eugene Malinskiy, founder of DragonID, a healthcare innovation and design company in Shaker Heights with about 10 employees. 

anne hubben

anne hubben

City: Shaker Heights

Meet Anne Hubben, a creative career coach and recruiter.

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