6.5 out of 10

Mount Vernon

Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Baltimore
39.298044216155 -76.6163223339617
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Nice place to call home"

The Mount Vernon neighborhood is located in the central region of the city. The borders of the neighborhood are formed by I-83, West Franklin Street, North Eutaw Street, North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, West Read Street, Morton Street and East Eager Street. The neighborhood has both residential and commercial uses. Homes here tend to be a mix of multifamily buildings as well as well maintained attached row homes and detached single-family homes.

The neighborhood has several schools including the St. Igantius Academy and the Quality Care Daycare and Early Learning Academy. Numerous spaces of worship are can be found in the neighborhood as well. Restaurants are plentiful and are not concentrated in any particular part of the neighborhood. Shopping can be challenging however. Dedicated green space can be found at the Mount Vernon Square Park as well as Howard’s Park, and Calvert & Madison Park. Pubic transportation is available with numerous bus stops located throughout the neighborhood.

Like many neighborhoods in Baltimore, crimes against people and property can occur at any time and crime rates can vary from street to street and day to day. As always, check recent crime statistics to make an informed decision on any neighborhood you are considering living in or visiting.

All in all a really nice neighborhood and should be seriously considered if you are moving to Baltimore.
Pros
  • history
Cons
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"No, Not That One"

Named for George Washington’s elegant home, Mount Vernon is best known for the first Washington Monument, built in Baltimore decades before the better known DC version. It has excellent public transportation and numerous cultural centers, including the Lyric Opera House and the Peabody Conservatory. It also offers excellent educational opportunities to its citizens, with both the University of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University being located within its borders. These institutions have attracted an eclectic mix of restaurants and night clubs to the neighborhood and have led several owners of older homes to turn their residences into charming Bed and Breakfast that are popular with tourists.
Mount Vernon isn’t just for tourists, though. There are numerous elegant homes built around the Washington Monument during the decades following its construction, as well as apartment buildings and row houses. The elegant Belvedere Hotel, originally constructed in 1903, has since been converted to high end condominiums. Many of these homes boast large, well-cared for lawns, or are near one of the neighborhood’s many carefully manicured parks.
Overall, Mount Vernon is the perfect middle class urban neighborhood, with homes, museums, restaurants, shops and park all nearby. It continues to attract up and coming professionals and their families.
Pros
  • history
Cons
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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