The city of Mentor, Ohio, is located in Lake County among some of the state's best natural resources. Mentor is home to Headlands Beach, the state's longest beach, which is known for its great swimming waters. The city is not only a great place to live - it is a beloved vacation spot for many. Mentor has been named as one of the 100 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine in 2006 and 2010, as well as Smart Money's 2012 Best Places to Retire in Ohio. The ideal economic climate makes it a great location to open up a business, and the tight-knit community makes Mentor apartments for rent appealing to many. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 47,100 people live in Mentor.
In 1797, Charles Parker was the first settler to build a cabin in the area, and he paved a way for more pioneers to travel there. Over time, more people heard about the pristine, earthy land where the ground was level and fertile, and the climate was mild.
Residents still enjoy the town's history in Old Village, where Mentor's oldest house still stands. The city's first manufacturing plant and public library are also located in the neighborhood. The rich historical presence is just as attractive as the endless amenities in the community. Situated along Lake Erie's shore, Mentor is home to a vast park system, nature preserves, walking and biking trails, plentiful shopping, and numerous restaurants. People living in Mentor apartments can also take advantage of the excellent education system, moderate cost of living, and great neighborhoods.
Community pride is evident in the annual It's Better in Mentor Festival. Since 1977, residents have gathered for live music and entertainment, carnival rides, a parade, and a pancake breakfast. This family-friendly event is a tradition for many and has been a favorite for decades.
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