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Old 04-25-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me what these areas are like? Problems with crime? What are the taxes, etc like?

Does it flood? What is the weather like? (How long does it snow?)

Are these communities well kept or are they dying like many others? Are there jobs available?

What are the schools like?
What are the best colleges nearby?

Also, what are the hospitals like?
thanks! PLEASE respond soon!
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:18 PM
 
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Both are great cities. Good communities, with tons to do and some larger corporations. There is no where near the amount of jobs you find in the city, but it is a great suburb. You can expect snow starting in November through March with at least one snowfall in early April. Cleveland magazine publishes an issue every year with information on each suburb. I recommend checking it out. It can be found at most libraries.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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On the whole Mentor is safer and nicer than Mentor on the Lake, and there are a fair amount of jobs in Mentor. That said, it is standard suburban living (nothing unique about Mentor), which is not my thing, but if you like that, it's not a bad place to be, especially with the large Great Lakes Mall.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:38 AM
 
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In the Mentor area, in general, the farther you are from the lake, the more affluent the population. The whole area really doesn't have much crime, however. It's not a safe as when I was a kid (I don't ever remember locking our doors in the 70's), but is still a low crime area, especially compared to where I live now in suburban Atlanta.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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as far as hospitals go, you have Lake Hospital Systems that dominate Lake county. Lake East is in painesville, but a new hospital (TriPointe) is currently being built in Concord (right outside of Mentor) that will replace Lake East. Lake West is in Willoughby. Hillcrest Hospital, part of Cleveland Clinic, isn't to far from Mentor. Located in Mayfield Hts. I work there, so i'm a little partial
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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I live in Mentor and really like it. We have a bike path right in front of our house that goes to the civic park area where I play tennis every Sunday and we use the city pool every summer. Our taxes are a little high but the city has a lot of amenities. If you have a family (kids) the amenities mean a lot. I own 3/4 of an acre with lots of trees and lawn. Crime has not been an issue at all...at least in my neighbohood. The lake (Erie) is about 10 minutes away. Metro parks are about 15 minutes. The nearest hospital is Lake West but I do not recomend them. Hillcrest would be a beter choice but it is 30 minutes away versus 15 minutes. Snow can be an issue but Mentor gets an average amount for the eastside...Chardon which is just 10 minutes away gets twice the snow. If I had to give Mentor a letter grade It would be a B+ with Mentor on the Lake a C+
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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There are a lot of things I don't care for about Mentor, but I have to agree with you about Civic Park. It is a nice city park. Also, Garfield Park is very nice.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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Default Mentor on the Lake

HEY, what wrong with Mentor on the Lake? Okay I live in Mentor on the Lake and I have always loved it and I had no problem with crime the only thing I will say is theres not much to it in fact alot of people consider it to be just Mentor. As far as the hospitals go I agree with everybody here the lake hospital system is the closest but go a little farther and you might find better ones Hillcrest is cool but I like Metro better (I work there) but its around 20-30 minutes away depending on how you drive. Schools- well its been a little bit since I've been in them, high school at least, but it was very diverse at least to me, and the closest college is lakeland and I'm going to be graduating from there, believe it or not some of their programs are considered the hardest even over some universities. Taxes I have no clue-I just pay them. Snow- It can get bad but it's just a matter of learning how to drive in it alot of places are worse, and the cities are pretty good on getting out there and plowing although if you live on one of the side streets it will probably take a little longer. Hope we've helped a little.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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Schools- well its been a little bit since I've been in them, high school at least, but it was very diverse at least to me, and the closest college is lakeland and I'm going to be graduating from there, believe it or not some of their programs are considered the hardest even over some universities.
I had a great education in Mentor schools, but diverse they are not. According to the demographic data from Greatschools.net, Mentor High is still 96% white, with the largest minority group being black (1%) and every other group at less than 1%.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:55 PM
 
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good luck with the job search. not much is available around here, unless you are just looking for something to pass the time and not an actual career.
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