I had the same choice some years ago. I always wanted a home in Shaker Heights but I just found more house and yard for my money in Cleveland Heights. I had small girls at the time and wanted good schools without having to pay for Catholic school for two.
I picked Cleveland Heights and loved the neighborhood feel. My kids loved the schools and met great friends. I moved to the south but I miss my diverse neighborhood.
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Carolyn Kolba CRS, ABR, GSA, SFR, REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty GCNE
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Beautiful old homes cheap, peaceful tree lined streets, excellent library systems, closely knit neighborhoods, low traffic congestion.
High property taxes both cities, bloated city governments and budgets, sketchy demographics, lack of shopping variety, lack of freeway access, bumpy, pothole ridden streets, terrible schools.
Just scraping the surface; there is good and bad everywhere if you look hard enough. Just have to think about what you are willing to tolerate.
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They have many similarities and also a few differences. Shaker Heights will be a bit higher in taxes. I think a lot would depend on your price range, housing interests, where you'd be working, if schools are important, etc. If you'd like to discuss your personal preferences and talk more about the two cities based on your goals, contact us anytime. We'd be more than happy to assist and go over all the differences with you!
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