9.3 out of 10


40.9052336284013 -73.8362476559895
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


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

"Mount Vernon's Urban District with All the Joys of Mount Vernon, NY"

Mount Vernon's urban district “Southside” was made famous for Denzel Washington's contribution of the Boys and Girls Club which kept him on the straight and narrow. Aside from The Boys and Girls Club, many residents and visitors alike can find enjoyment at the Wilson's Woods Park, which is 23 acres of park that even has its own water park with slides, playground and wave pool, as well as a bathhouse with its charming English Tudor architectural style. There's plenty of trails here for hiking and picnicking, and fishing is allowed for those who have a license. There's also the Ice Hutch, an ice-hockey rink, where you can possibly view games from the Hutchinson River Parkway.

There's the Empire Zone of the business district which is home to many major businesses such as the now world-famous Columbus Construction Company, which was responsible for the cleaning up of Ground Zero after the World Trade Center disaster. Mt. Vernon is also home to major businesses such as Tiffany & Company or Century 21 Awnings.

Kids who live in Southside attend Mount Vernon City School District. Mount Vernon's major streets like East Sandford Boulevard, South Columbus Ave, and Broad Street have lots of great shopping opportunities, such as Duane Read, the Hobby Store or the Target Pharmacy. Mount Vernon also has its own Metro-North Train Station which can take you easily to Grand Central Station in NYC in under less than an hour. Excellent restaurants to choose from are Yvonne's House of Soul (wonderful Southern quizine with live music on Saturday evenings) and the Bayou Restaurant (Cajun restaurant and live music) on Gramatan Ave., attesting to the wonderful diversity of Mount Vernon's residents, and the food and atmosphere is something that you won't want to miss!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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