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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

8716 Summer Wind Ln
$369,000 
8716 Summer Wind Ln
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
3,326 sqft
Courtesy of Thomas C Sear, Keller Williams Grt Cleve West
8724 Summer Wind Ln
$315,000 
8724 Summer Wind Ln
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,253 sqft
Courtesy of Thomas C Sear, Keller Williams Grt Cleve West
8088 Amberley Dr
$281,990 
8088 Amberley Dr
Mentor, OH

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,793 sqft
Courtesy of Mary E Spenthoff, Keller Williams Grt Cleve SW
8720 Summer Wind Ln
$269,000 
8720 Summer Wind Ln
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,472 sqft
Courtesy of Thomas C Sear, Keller Williams Grt Cleve West
6390 Dawson Blvd
$249,900 
6390 Dawson Blvd
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,331 sqft
Courtesy of Debra Ann Pizzo, Howard Hanna
8821 Arrowood Ct
$244,900 
8821 Arrowood Ct
Mentor, OH

5 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,376 sqft
Courtesy of William Flaherty, BHHS Professional Realty
7194 Hayes Blvd
$234,900 
7194 Hayes Blvd
Mentor, OH

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Kevin P Byrnes, Stanmor Realty Company
8339 Edgewood Rd
$229,900 
8339 Edgewood Rd
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Scott E Davis, McDowell Homes Real Estate
5460 Coronada Dr
$224,900 
5460 Coronada Dr
MENTOR, OH

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,168 sqft
Courtesy of Kay Ribar, Keller Williams Grt Cleve NE
7025 Center St
Courtesy of Peter Hamo, Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty
7030 Cherrywood Cir
$198,500 
7030 Cherrywood Cir
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of John DeSantis, Howard Hanna
7300 Allendale Dr
$184,500 
7300 Allendale Dr
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,737 sqft
Courtesy of Scott A Ashton, Howard Hanna
7662 Dahlia Dr
$180,000 
7662 Dahlia Dr
MENTOR, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of Joan Elflein, Ohio Broker Direct
7556 Southland Dr
$147,900 
7556 Southland Dr
MENTOR, OH

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Judie Crockett, Howard Hanna
6102 Tall Oaks Dr
$144,900 
6102 Tall Oaks Dr
MENTOR, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of Greg Pernus, RE/MAX Traditions
7097 Windmill Ln2B
$139,900 
7097 Windmill Ln2B
Concord, OH

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Scott Parker, Howard Hanna
5079 Orchard Rd
$136,500 
5079 Orchard Rd
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of Karen J. Breedlove, Howard Hanna
9684 Sylvan LnU
$124,900 
9684 Sylvan LnU
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
Courtesy of Douglas M. Morgan, J. F. Morgan & Sons, Inc.
6555 Iroquois Trl
$117,900 
6555 Iroquois Trl
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Courtesy of Ivana Janicijevic, Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Compan
4470 Brighton Rd
$91,900 
4470 Brighton Rd
Mentor, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of Stephanie A. Bosworth, RE/MAX Results

Mentor, Oh Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
OCT-DEC 2016 134 $161,229 $144,512

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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