Mentone California is a prosperous town with many family-oriented communities. The town’s condos, townhouses, apartments and homes are built for owners to enjoy their luxurious and spacious spaces. Mentone is a haven for residents who want to evade the cold winters and the humid summers. The census population of 2010 recorded a population of 8,720 up from 7,803 in 2000. The growth percentage was approximately 1% per year which indicates that the population increase is not enormous. Mentone is located in San Bernardino County which is the largest in the United States.
Over the past year, the value of Mentone homes have increased by 9.6%, and the median home value is $332,714. According to Zillow’s prediction, the median prices will increase by 6.8% by the year 2019. The median price listing in Mentone is $395,000. The available homes are very luxurious and affordable. Most of the condos, multi-family units, and townhouse only stay on the market for 47 days and receives multiple offers. The average sales price is 100.8% of the listed price and the median listing price per square foot is $222.
The schools in Mentone town are highly rated. The school’s teachers and staffs are very dedicated, compassionate, and caring. The schools integrate technology into their education which helps parents to engage with their children while at school. Some of the renowned schools within the town include Orange Grove Academy, Mentone Adventist Team School, Valley Star High School, Citrus Canyon High School, and Mentone Elementary school. Mentone population consists of 86.3% 8th-grade graduates, 86.0% high school graduates, 23.0% bachelor’s degree graduates, and 3.1% doctorate degree graduates.
Cost of Living
Mentone is a small town that is fairly quiet. The majority of the residents in Mentone are professional nurses, lawyers, doctors, and business people. The cost of living in Mentone stands at 17% above the national average which is lower than the average cost of living in California. Goods and services along with housing influences the cost of living index in Mentone. The above cost of living index was influenced by goods/services weighted at 33%, housing prices at 30%, groceries at 13%, utilities at 10%, transportation at 9%, and health care at 5%. In general, the cost of goods and services in Mentone are 1% lower the California average. The town is 21% safer than most cities of the United States and the residents safely enjoy evening walks. The residents enjoy serene environment of the mountains and Lake Arrowhead which is visible from the town.
Mentone is a metropolitan with a population density of 1,398.8 people/square mile. The racial makeup has African American, Asians, Native Americans, Latinos, Pacific Islanders, and Non-Hispanic whites. The average household size stood at 2.84, and the average family size stood at 3.31. The housing unit stood at 3,273 with an average density of 202.7.2/km2 of which 39.1% were rented, and 60.9% were owner-occupied. The rental vacancy rate was 8.3% and the homeowner’s vacancy rate at 2.7%. 37.0% of the population lived in rented housing units and 61.6% lived in owner-occupied housing units. Between the two census periods, the population had only increased by approximately 11% and therefore the town is not over-populated.
Compared to the US cities, Mentone receives 4 inches of snow per year as compared to the country average of 26 inches. The weather makes livability of Mentone very comfortable as the residents can carry on with their outdoor activities even during winter. The average rainfall per year is 12 inches meaning incidences of floods within the town are a rare event. The sun shines for 288 days in a year and thus residents enjoy the warmth that comes with the sun even when other cities are experiencing cold during cold months. The hottest month in Mentone is July with temperatures of 94 degrees Fahrenheit and the coldest month is January with temperatures of 42 degrees Fahrenheit. According to Sperling’s comfort index, Mentone town is rated at 86/100 which means the town has a more comfortable climate year round.