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Top 10 Reasons to Live in Mentor

  • Relax at Headlands Beach: Mentor is located right on Lake Erie, and that means the city boasts lake beaches. Headlands Beach is the longest public swimming beach in the Buckeye State. Headlands BeachFest is a fun-filled annual party that is one of the city's best events. The beach is located close to Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve and near where the Grand River flows into Lake Erie.

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  • Live near Lake Erie: You can enjoy views of the water every day from your living room window. The listing prices of many of these pads fall between $140,000 and $150,000, which is about equal to the city's average. You can also find homes for sale or rent to own houses. Mentor-on-the-Lake, Mentor Highlands and Lakeview are three subdivisions worth checking.
  • Fish at Eleanor B. Garfield Park: It's one of the city's biggest parks and features the town's best fishing hole. Other notable parks in Mentor include President's Park, Civic Center Park and Morton Community Park.
  • Enjoy reasonable rent: If you are looking for property rentals or rent to own homes, Mentor is an ideal place. One bedroom homes range from $550 to $700 per month, two bedrooms from $650 to $800 and three bedrooms from $750 to $1,000. Complexes like Deepwood North Apartments, Queensdale Apartments and Mentor Mall Village are great choices.
  • Shop at specialty stores: Mentor has shopping malls and commonplace supermarkets, but the city is also home to specialty shops. Notable establishments like Fireside Antiques, the Olive and the Grape, and Gallery One ensure you can get everything from locally produced olive oil to landscape paintings.
  • Save on a foreclosure: The average value of a home in Mentor is now $147,400. Generally speaking, foreclosures that are still in decent condition offer a better return on investment than choosing to rent to own or purchase. Prices span from $60,000 to $105,000, with some less and some more. Something near Wildwood Park or a place near Mentor Commons Shopping Center could work perfectly for you.
  • Explore Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve and Marina: Covering roughly 450 acres, this is the place to go if you want to hike in a gorgeous natural setting. The mammoth preserve is located right next to Mentor Harbor and near Veterans Memorial Park and Mentor Beach Park.
  • Live in a historic property: Over 25% of homes in Mentor were constructed before 1960 and over 5% were built prior to 1940. Places near the Mentor Public Library and Great Lakes Mall carry a lot of history. By getting one of these time-honored gems, you become a part of that history.
  • Satisfy your taste buds: Mentor offers a lot of choices when it comes to delicious cuisine. Eateries such as Skye Bistro, Melt Bar and Grilled, and Yours Truly Restaurant give you ample options.
  • Stay physically active: There are all sorts of activities in Mentor to do, from boating to tennis. Skate at Mentor Ice Arena, ski at the Alpine Valley Ski Resort and golf at Black Brook Golf Course.