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Shaker Heights

Shaker Lake - photo Bob Perkoski

The homes of Shaker Heights are known to be some of the most striking in the country, boasting a real estate catalogue's worth of Tudors and Georgians. Gardens dripping with life and color beckon neighbors to pause and visit while walking their children to elementary school. 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 and Larchmere, trendy arts-minded strips filled with boutiques, restaurants and galleries.

Features

Darrell Branch of Heights Music Shop

Cleveland insiders: the secrets to keeping it local

From lumber to antique books and vintage guitars, local businesses share their secrets to success amid big box competition, financial pressures and changing times.

Winter sledding in the Cleveland Metroparks

Metroparks' Emerald Necklace glitters with activity the year round

Whether the mild winter continues or Jack Frost breathes chilly air over us and lays a snowy blanket beneath us, the Cleveland Metroparks offers a host of activities for people of all ages and abilities throughout the winter months.  

The La Salle Theater on 185th Street

From guitar picks to pop-ups: the top Fresh Water stories of 2015

A lot has happened this year in Cleveland. From new businesses to innovative ideas,  Fresh Water looks back at the top 10 stories of 2015.

Aeneas Alldredge's drum class at John F. Kennedy High School’s Ełagle Academy

Taking Root: Five new residents share how they came, or came back, to CLE and why they love it

Whether they grew up here and left or are just experiencing Cleveland for the first time, five residents share why they came here and what they love about the city.

The Cuyahoga

Metroparks, partners quietly exalt and nurture the fragile Cuyahoga

The Cuyahoga River's watershed extends south to Stark County. While the infamous fire of 1969 has faded, the river is still troubled, but efforts both natural and beautiful are underway to turn the tide.
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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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