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Old 09-26-2006, 01:28 PM
 
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My daughter and her husband are being stationed at Fairport Harbor. They need an apartment. Any suggestions on cities? Internet search looks like Mentor might be the place to choose. Painesville looks like it sustained alot of damage in some recent floods.
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:49 PM
 
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^I was talking to some people up in Cleveland and they say that most of the damage has been cleaned up. If you notice the thread i just made about Mentor, Ohio being one of the best places to live and Lake County being a very nice place to consider a move. The school systems are good and there are some very nice houses and in the summer time there are a lot of nice beaches, but there is a tourist season in the summer time. But it is a very nice safe area. I would pick Mentor or Painesville for a move. I wish your daughter and her husband the best of luck in their move. If you need more info please just ask.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:13 PM
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Talking Welcome to Lake County!

Your daugher and husband will love it here! Lake County is really a great place to live.

As far as finding an apartment, Mentor or Painesville is nice. I live in Painesville, which is considerably smaller and less "developed" than Mentor is. Personally, I think it's nice living in Painesville because I am far enough away from Mentor to avoid the traffic and big-city-ish atmosphere, but, being only about 10-15 minutes away, when I need to be in Mentor, it's easy to access.

Painesville has seen a lot of flood damage, but we've pretty much cleaned it up. The only things left to do involve a few specific condo complexes that were severely damaged. These condos aren't up for sale or rent at the moment, and are most likely going to be torn down. Other than that, there is no more damage...we've cleaned up nicely.

Also, in regards to school systems (if they have or want to have kids anytime soon), I have to caution you about the Mentor school district. They are in SERIOUS debt and have been cutting jobs and funding for about 2-3 years. The Painesville schools are in much better shape...well, the Painesville TOWNSHIP schools are in good shape. There are two parts to Painesville: the Township and the City. Painesville City Schools are just like any other city school system, with debt problems (although not as bad as Mentor) and with problems involving student behavior and reputation. I would definitely consider Painesville Township Schools over Mentor or Painesville City.

And, to add, your daughter and son-in-law will probably find better deals on rent in Painesville rather than Mentor, if that matters at all. Overall, both places are nice to live in, and I'm sure they will be happy with whichever they choose.

Good luck!
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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^Its good to hear from someone else that Lake County is back on its feet from that flooding.
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:02 PM
 
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Hello from another CG family!. We just moved from that area a couple years ago. We were stationed at Fairport. We lived in Madison. We rented from a private landlord. If you are interested I can give you his number. Can I email you?
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:03 PM
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Thumbs up Yeah...

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^Its good to hear from someone else that Lake County is back on its feet from that flooding.

Yeah, we're getting there...
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:56 AM
 
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Painesville not a good area. Mentor good area but pricey. Try Willowick.
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Old 10-14-2006, 02:51 PM
 
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^ I really like Painesville and Mentor. Lake County is a very nice area to live in. Especially in the summer time. The two towns are growing, and very safe. Mentor was voted one of the best places to live in the nation. Obviously that is saying something.
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:37 PM
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Question Why???

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Painesville not a good area. Mentor good area but pricey. Try Willowick.

May I ask why you think Painesville is such a bad area?
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:39 PM
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Smile Mentor is nice, BUT...

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^ I really like Painesville and Mentor. Lake County is a very nice area to live in. Especially in the summer time. The two towns are growing, and very safe. Mentor was voted one of the best places to live in the nation. Obviously that is saying something.
Mentor is a nice place to live, but I prefer Painesville because it is less developed, meaning considerably less traffic and business, etc. But, yes, there are very nice areas of Mentor that are certainly suitable for families. The schools are great...very good Division I football team, but they have some debt problems.
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