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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

Cleveland Public Square

Public Square to bloom with music, storytelling and more this summer

As we head into summer's unofficial kick-off this Memorial Day weekend, Fresh Water takes a closer look at what "Arts & Culture on the Square" will bring to everyone's favorite downtown greenspace.  

The Dealership

The Dealership partners with ECDI, expands a unique local resource

The Economic and Community Development Institute has teamed up with The Dealership to offer an array of programming, co-working and financial services to area businesses and the Shaker Heights community at large.  

free stamp view

Opportunity: Fresh Water is on the search for a publisher

The ideal candidate will become part of an engaged and dynamic team that uniquely tracks the pulse of Cleveland.

Ruth Dennis puzzle

First person: piecing together a singular Cleveland story

Two mysterious jigsaw puzzles led Fresh Water editor Erin O'Brien down a curious path that ultimately concluded right back in the 216.

Residential solar installation in Cleveland Heights by AAT Solar

Trending: countywide co-op fuels residential solar power

Cuyahoga County residents are going green by banding together to reap the benefits of solar energy — and they're saving plenty of green as well.
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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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