Shaker Heights, an eastern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year (2012) with year long celebrations, commemorations, and events. The city has a long history which includes the interesting foundation of Shaker Heights, built by the Van Sweringen brothers, Oris Paxton and Mantis James. It was their vision of a community that formed what Shaker Heights is today, an affluent suburb that is a hub for Cleveland's eastern rapid transit system.
Shaker Heights is a beautiful suburb with huge leafy trees, the Shaker Lakes system, and plenty of spaces for walking, and strolling through the woods. And much of the beauty is due to the large homes, and landscaping around them.