To the person in Maryland, you asked about the hospital and other areas of specific interest. Case West Reserve University, University Hospital complex, and the world known Cleveland Clinic, along with Notra Dame University, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, and so many more health and educational systems are located within a 7 to 14 minute drive. Foreclosure is almost zero, although there are very few cities that can claim that in todays world. You asked about Shaker Condos. If that is the life you chose to live. However, the dream world in Shaker Heights is the breathtaking housing! A 5,000 sq foot extremely high quality home with all the bells and wows, and on a breathtaking street, will cost about 1/3 that of the east or west coast. Again, crime is not something one can escape in todays world, but everything is relative. It is always a shock rather than the norm in Shaker. With 1 1/2 min answer time to any police call (and they come not in Battalions, but in Regiments!!) there is little risk of crime and continues to decline as you go to the higher ends of town. I was the State of Ohio Superintendent of Real Estate (the state license real estate law official) before I left government and had the opportunity to see almost every area of Ohio, and many other states. The Governor mansion in Ohio is impressive, however, there are thousands of homes in Shaker that far out do the govs mansion. It is simply a quality city. See my other post, look at the pictures from a sky view, and let me know if there are other questions you may have. OH, I am retired and have no reason to share anything with you except experience.