What’s so great about Mentor, Ohio?

    Are you thinking about taking a job, but you’re not so sure about moving to Northeast Ohio? Here are a number of reasons why Mentor, Ohio, was named #37 of the “Top 100: Best Places to Live” by CNNMoney in 2010.

    Mentor has plenty of recreational opportunities that can keep even the most active people busy. Here are some of the most popular activities that residents can enjoy.

    Boating, Fishing, Beaches, and Water

    The city falls right on the shores of Lake Erie, which allows for very easy access to plenty of water sports, fresh-water beaches, and of course boating. The Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve and Marina has hundreds of acres of beautiful land, a 35-ton lift service for boats, and quick access to the open water to catch fish or to just cruise. Headlands Beach State Park is also a great place for fun in the sun and a dip in the lake.

    Over 500 acres of Nature Parks and Recreational Parks

    Mentor has an abundance of nature parks with miles and miles of hiking trails, gorgeous scenery, and lots of wildlife. The recreational parks contain equipment such as playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields, and swimming pools.

    Plenty of shopping and retail services

    Don’t worry about having to take long drives to get items you need. Mentor has all the largest retail stores (Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, etc.), a number of different grocery stores, and is home of the Great Lakes Mall. On top of all this, there is a wide variety of restaurants, from fast food to fancy sit-down places.

    Other fun activities to enjoy

    Mentor is a great place to bike or jog, with many paths and journeys to take. There is an ice skating rink at Mentor Civic Center which is great for skating or hockey and numerous golf courses throughout Northeast Ohio.

    To check out more information about Mentor and what it has to offer, visit the city website at CityofMentor.com.

    Another great aspect of living in Mentor, Ohio, is that the city is less than 30 miles from Cleveland. Here is what northeast Ohioans enjoy the most about their city.

    Professional Sports

    Cleveland is home of 3 professional sports teams including the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Indians, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Attending games is always a blast, even if you are rooting for the opponent!

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Cleveland is home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Visit this awesome museum and experience the history of rock and roll.

    Great Lakes Science Center

    Right next to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame you will find the Great Lakes Science Center. Experiment, watch a movie on the huge IMAX screen, and have a great time at this one-of-a-kind learning center.

    Greater Cleveland Aquarium

    Less than a year old, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium is getting rave reviews from visitors. View all kinds of different aquatic animals and fish right in downtown Cleveland!

    Horseshoe Casino Cleveland

    The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland just opened in May 2012 and is Ohio’s first casino. With all the most popular table games and a huge poker room, this casino really brings the city to life. Whether you enjoy gambling or just want to grab a bite to eat at one of the new restaurants, this is the place to be.


    Besides the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland also has a number of other museums including Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Browse through the historical exhibits these building hold, or take a walk outside and visit the Cleveland Botanical Garden.


    If you enjoy the nightlife, Cleveland is a great city to frequent. Visitors say that Cleveland has some of the best food and restaurants in the country. There are also plenty of fun bars and clubs downtown, which always seem to be busy until close.


    If you would like to know more about Mentor, Ohio, and the surrounding areas, take a look at the links listed below. Also, there are a number of different hotels and living accommodations to choose from.