Mentor is one of the top markets in North East Ohio and is largely due to an excellent quality of life, which means: location; excellent schools; attractive, affordable housing; responsive city services; 1,200 acre park and recreation system; low crime rate; and spirit of cooperation.
A person’s view of Mentor can be greatly affected depending on which route is taken. Approach from Johnnycake Ridge Road (Route 84) and see pastures and grazing horses. Shopping centers and restaurants cluster along Mentor Avenue – the City’s primary east-west route. In the northeast corner, there are windswept sand dunes and Ohio’s longest public swimming beach, while in the northwest corner, boats dock in the still waters of the Mentor Lagoons.
Mentor offers a diverse mix of housing — from upscale, contemporary to charming, century homes in the Old Village District. From the planned developments of Sausalito, French Hollow and Pinegate, to apartments and condominiums. The majority of homes are single family detached and owner occupied.