Introduction to Shaker Heights, Ohio
Shaker Heights History
The present-day city of Shaker Heights was first settled in around 1822. At that time, it was a part of the North Union Settlement, established by Ralph Russell. M.J. Van Sweringen and O.P. Van Sweringen purchased the land in 1905. They planned to develop it as the first garden styled suburb of Ohio. The area was incorporated in 1912 as Shaker Village. It was named after the Shakers, who founded the religious community of the United Society of Believers during the 19th century. In the 1930s, Shaker Heights became a city.
Shaker Heights and Nearby Attractions
- Shaker Historical Museum
- African American Museum
- Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
- South Chagrin Reservation
- Cleveland Lakefront State Park
- Cleveland Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Shaker Heights
Recreational activities offered by Shaker Heights include ice hockey, swimming, a soccer complex, children’s playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts and football fields. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Edgewater Beach are all nearby and are very popular among tourists and locals.
Shaker Heights Transportation
Air transportation is available from Cuyahoga County Airport.
Shaker Heights Higher Education
John Carroll University, Baldwin - Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University, Lakeland Community College and Cleveland State University provide opportunities for higher education to the residents of Shaker Heights.