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Introduction to Mentor, Ohio (Google Map)
Mentor, Ohio, in Lake county, is 21 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. It's situated along the south shore of Lake Erie. The city includes industrial areas, small ranches and upscale lakefront homes. It's a primary retail location in the Greater Cleveland area. The city's name comes from the Greek figure Mentor.
Named one of the “100 Best Places to Live” by CNN/Money magazine.
Mentor was settled in 1797 as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. After the Civil War ended nurseries and greenhouses were thriving. Mentor became a popular summer resort area for the prosperous families of Cleveland. President James A. Garfield had a home in the city.
The popular Headlands Beach State Park is located along the shores of Lake Erie. It's regarded as one of the best beaches in the state and includes hiking trails. The Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve is situated on Lake Erie and includes an oak bluff and is a resting place for migrating birds and butterflies. Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve features rare plants and migrating birds.
Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve offers scenic trails and is popular with nature enthusiasts. Lake Erie attracts bird watchers. The city provides an extensive bicycle path system. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the Black Brook Golf Course. The county includes a collection of wineries.
The nearest airport is Cuyahoga County Airport.
Mentor Higher Education
Lakeland Community College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Dental - Medical Assistants, Cleveland State University and John Carroll University provide opportunities for higher studies.
From a sleepy start as 'Rose Capital', Mentor has bloomed into a prime place to live and do business," said Cleveland Magazine in June 1995. Newer residential subdivisions, one of the largest shopping malls in the world (Great Lakes Mall) and an ever expanding industrial and manufacturing complex make Mentor a sought after place to live. Over 2000 acres of residential land are still available and older homes blend attractively throughout the lake-oriented community. Apartments and condominiums are in excellent supply.
Mentor is bordered on the north by Lake Erie and Mentor State Park's beach has the longest shoreline of any state park (over 1 mile). Many public and private marinas exist for the boating enthusiast. The city is 21st in Ohio in total population and 8th in retail sales.
Many activities provided for young and old alike. There are 3 city swimming pools and an indoor ice skating arena. Mentor's summer program provides transportation to and from the pool. Little league teams are available for girls and boys. A new Senior Citizen building provides a beautiful place for their many activities.
In addition to low unemployment and business vacancy rates, "the city of choice" also is among the best region when it comes to housing. Mentor is consistently at the top among Northeast Ohio Regional Multiple Listing Service communities in homes sold and sales volume. Sales volume jumped over 10 million in the last year.
Mentor's award winning school system has gained national recognition and is another reason families with school age children call Mentor their home.