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Mentor, OH Real Estate

Mentor is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. Mentor was first settled in 1797. The population was 47,159 at the 2010 census. In July 2006, CNNMoney.com ranked Mentor 68th in a list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. Just four years later in July 2010, CNNMoney.com ranked Mentor 37th on the same list.

In 1876 James A. Garfield purchased a home in Mentor, from which he conducted the first successful front porch campaign for the presidency. Garfield coined the term 'Mentorite' when referring to a native of Mentor. That home is now maintained as the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. The city is home to Headlands Beach State Park, the longest public swimming beach in Ohio. The city is a major center of retail stores and restaurants ranking seventh-largest in Ohio as of 2010. US 20 (Mentor Avenue) is the major retail center, which includes the Great Lakes Mall, with additional shopping and strip malls found along most major roads. Convenient Food Mart is based in Mentor. Major products include medical related, polymers, plastics, electric boards and other peripherals that generally serve the computer and automation industries. Two major railroads pass through the city, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern.

Mentor's school system consists of 9 elementary schools, three middle schools, and Mentor High School. Like many school systems in Ohio, Mentor Schools suffered a financial crisis in the early 2000s, but passed a large levy and is now largely on solid footing - one of the fastest Ohio school systems ever to emerge from fiscal emergency. The financial difficulties were due in part to years of accounting fraud.

City government is based on a city manager executive appointed by city council. The city encourages development of light industry, which is reflected in its diverse economy and very low property taxes.

Many bike paths have been built in Mentor in recent years.

The pronunciation of the city's name is a shibboleth, with some residents pronouncing it as "men-ner" and outsiders using the more conventional "men-tore", while in the media and among most residents, "men-ter" is prominent. The city's slogan, "It's better in Mentor," reflects this fact.

Mentor is named after the Greek figure Mentor, in keeping with the Connecticut Western Reserve settlers' tradition, as well as that of most other Americans at the time, of celebrating aspects of Greek classicism (nearby Solon, Macedonia, Euclid, and Akron also were named using that principle).

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Mentor, Oh

8815 East Ave
Courtesy of Debra Misseri, RE/MAX Traditions
8860 Doral Dr
$349,900 
8860 Doral Dr
Mentor, OH

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,652 sqft
Courtesy of James Edward Jeschelnig, Keller Williams Grt Cleve NE
9144 Headlands Rd
$329,000 
9144 Headlands Rd
Mentor, OH

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,884 sqft
Courtesy of Barbara Simkoff, Keller Williams Grt Cleve NE
5469 Wixford Ln
$299,900 
5469 Wixford Ln
Mentor, OH

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,921 sqft
Courtesy of Dan S O'Reilly, RE/MAX Traditions
7882 Gallowae Ct
$239,900 
7882 Gallowae Ct
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,340 sqft
Courtesy of James Edward Jeschelnig, Keller Williams Grt Cleve NE
7714 Kittery Ln
$229,900  (Contingent)
7714 Kittery Ln
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,868 sqft
Courtesy of Lisa Cole, Keller Williams Grt Cleve NE
8490 Dennison Ct
$189,900 
8490 Dennison Ct
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,944 sqft
Courtesy of Susan L. Shaw, Russell Real Estate Services
8437 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
$185,000 
8437 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
Mentor, OH

4 Beds, 1/2 Baths
1,736 sqft
Courtesy of Paul Paratto, Howard Hanna
7301 Welland Dr
$184,900 
7301 Welland Dr
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,224 sqft
Courtesy of Steve A. Toth, Keller Williams Greater Cleveland
6273 Kenyon Ct
$179,900 
6273 Kenyon Ct
Mentor, OH

4 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,636 sqft
Courtesy of Joan Elflein, Ohio Broker Direct
7817 Little Mountain Rd
$179,000 
7817 Little Mountain Rd
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,222 sqft
Courtesy of Michael E Boerner, BHHS Professional Realty
8089 Dartmoor Rd
$164,900 
8089 Dartmoor Rd
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,232 sqft
Courtesy of Barry L Kifus Jr., RE/MAX Traditions
4903 Lakeview Dr
$149,601 
4903 Lakeview Dr
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
1,288 sqft
Courtesy of Shelly Chavez, CENTURY 21 Asa Cox Homes
7702 Twilight Dr
$139,900 
7702 Twilight Dr
MENTOR, OH

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
1,536 sqft
Courtesy of Michael Kaim, BHHS Professional Realty
7296 Scottsdale Cir4
$127,500 
7296 Scottsdale Cir4
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Mary E Crockett, RE/MAX GLR Realty Advisors
7734 Miami Rd
$109,000 
7734 Miami Rd
MENTOR, OH

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
921 sqft
Courtesy of Timothy A. Garton, RE/MAX Results
72 Braintree Ln
$104,900 
72 Braintree Ln
Mentor, OH

2 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,592 sqft
Courtesy of Barb Robinson, RE/MAX GLR Realty Advisors
7 Lake Shore Blvd
Courtesy of Craig Cantrall, Chestnut Hill Realty, Inc.
7942 Independence DrD
$88,000 
7942 Independence DrD
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,218 sqft
Courtesy of Ronda A Jedrzejek, Howard Hanna
5072 Belle Meadow Rd
$42,400 
5072 Belle Meadow Rd
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
924 sqft
Courtesy of Tim Ambrose, Keller Williams Grt Cleve NE

Mentor, Oh Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2017 57 $141,513 $108,000

Mentor, Oh School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND K-12 44114 No Rating
MENTOR EXEMPTED VILLAGE K-12 44060 4

Mentor, Oh School Rankings (FAQ)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

MENTOR 3 out of 5
OHIO 2 out of 5

Mentor, Oh School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

Niche Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

MENTOR
OHIO
Ratings provided by SchoolDigger.com

Mentor, Oh Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 47,521
Households: 19,321
Median Age: 46

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