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A+ Mentor Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Mentor Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% higher than Ohio
1022% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mentor cost of living
A- Mentor Crime Total crime is 23% lower than Ohio
Total crime
2,10024% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4824% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Mentor crime
B- Mentor Employment Household income is 38% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$70,05827% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$34,81917% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%42% lower than the US average
Mentor employment
D+ Mentor Housing Home value is 27% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$167,10010% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9253% lower than the US average
Home ownership
85%34% higher than the US average
Mentor real estate or Mentor rentals
A+ Mentor Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
93%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
80%62% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:111% higher than the US average
Mentor K-12 schools or Mentor colleges

Living in Mentor, OH

Located in the state of Ohio, Mentor is a moderately-sized city with a population of 46,896 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Mentor is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Mentor is known to be family friendly as more than 84% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 65% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to decide if living in Mentor is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before moving to any new city in Ohio, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, crime, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Mentor and in the areas around Mentor is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Mentor has received a livability score of 82 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 97th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the US average, Mentor ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Mentor also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! Based on the rankings for each individual category, Mentor has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A-), education (A+) and employment (B-). Unfortunately for Mentor, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: weather (D).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Mentor on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Headlands Beach State Park, James A. Garfield National Historic Site, and The Western Reserve Model Railroad Museum.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Mentor gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 154 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Mentor have a test score average of 80%, which is well above the US average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Mentor. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Mentor are affordable. The median home price for Mentor homes is $167,100, which is 26.7% higher than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Mentor, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 7.7% lower than the Ohio average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Mentor area were 6.8% and 5 year appreciation rates were 4%.

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Mentor is fantastic

My family moved to Mentor a little over three years ago, and we are so happy here. We love the sense of community and the friendliness. There are lots of great places to eat here and fun things to do. I would recommend Mentor to anyone looking for a great place to live or visit.
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You're going to love our city!

OK, Mentor will never be confused with South Beach but it's a great place to call home as well as visit. Mentor has an outstanding sense of community pride and t's a great place to raise a family. Mentor Schools are top notch and there are a wealth of recreational opportunities available. The City has over a dozen parks, a newly improved golf course, a marina, nature preserve, ice arena (with 2 full size rinks and a studio rink), amphitheater, 3 swimming pools and a mile-long natural sand beach - which is the largest in Ohio.History lovers can visit the James A Garfield National Historic Site.What Mentor is really known for is the shopping and dining. There are over 160 restaurants and 300 retailers to choose from. The city offers a visitors guide which you can download at in the Mentor Farmers Market, Mentor Rocks Summer Concert Series, Headlands BeachFest, CityFest and other near-weekly events and it's easy to see that there is always something to do in the eastside waterfront community.
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Home Sweet Mentor

Mentor is a great place to call home. The schools are outstanding and on the cutting edge of 21st century education. The recreation department and city amenities are top notch. There is shopping and dining that is quality, never more than a few minutes away. We have beautiful parks in which to enjoy nature. It feels like a tight community even though we have tens of thousands of people living here. The people are kind and welcoming. I love it here.
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Love the city of Mentor

I love living in Mentor. It's close to everything and has a great sense of community. The schools are thriving and making smart decisions. You are close to the lake and highway and so many restaurants and stores. I feel safe living in Mentor which is huge. There are so many opportunities to get involved and the cater to everyone's needs in the activities provided. I am excited to raise my family here.
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Visit Mentor, OH

I have lived in Mentor, OH for many years. This is one of the best places in the world to live if you are looking for friendly people and exciting attractions. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the beautiful Headlands Beach State Park. Enjoy walking along the beach, going fishing, or traveling down bike trails. Mentor also has a dog park that is perfect for your furry family pet to play in often. There are plenty of fun things for shoppers to enjoy in Mentor too like the Great Lakes Mall or any of the other retail outlets and shops in this area. There are many good places to eat in this area from fancy restaurants to nostalgic diners like the Cruisin 50's Diner.

Mentor, Ohio is a wonderful place for all ages. There is a good school system set up in this area for young children through high school. The weather in Mentor is good. The summers are warm, perfect for outdoor picnics, and fun. The winter months are seasonally cold. This area has many fun things to do inside during the cold weather like going ice skating at the Mentor Civic Arena.

Mentor has many good historical sites that you can visit. Many older building have a lot of history in them in this part of the world. You can look at the home of the past President of the United States, James Garfield. You can also discover the Mentor Fire Museum and see antique equipment from long ago. Golf is a great past time in this area too. You can join one of many different golf clubs. Mentor, Ohio has something for everyone to enjoy. It is a great place to visit or live anytime of the year.
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Source: The Mentor, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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