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Located just to the north of downtown Baltimore, Maryland within a designated National Landmark Historic District, Mount Vernon is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods.
The community was originally home to Baltimore’s most wealthy and fashionable families; it derives its name from the Mount Vernon home of George Washington. The original Washington Monument is Mount Vernon’s centerpiece and its defining feature, soaring 176 feet above four picturesque parks.
Mount Vernon is an urban village that enjoys a wealth of cultural resources, including museums, music, theater, international cuisine, boutiques and a thriving nightlife, with many fine restaurants, cafes and bars located along Charles Street and throughout the neighborhood.
In 1996, a number of institutions in the community joined together to form the Mount Vernon Cultural District to preserve the integrity of the neighborhood by improving its physical environment, providing clean and safe streets, attracting residents and businesses and promoting Mount Vernon’s unique character to the public. Some of the participating organizations are Baltimore Development Corporation, Baltimore School for the Arts, George Peabody Library, Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute, Friends of Mount Vernon Place, Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Humanities Council and the Peabody Institute.
Mount Vernon is well-served by public transit, with many area major bus routes running through the neighborhood including the Purple line of Charm City Circulator, the Light Rail line and the Metro Subway. Penn Station, served by Amtrak and MARC commuter rail, is one block to the north past Mount Royal Avenue.
Although mostly residential, the Mount Vernon community is home to a mix of institutions and many professional service providers, including medical, legal, publishing, architectural and financial firms. Art galleries, hotels and bed and breakfasts can also be found in the neighborhood.
Mount Vernon’s parks, which have survived almost intact, are considered to be the finest existing urban landscapes by the beaux-arts architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings. Many older apartment buildings and three- and four-story row houses are also located in the neighborhood. Most of the row houses were originally single-family dwellings; and although many have been broken up into multiple apartments, a growing number are being restored to their original single-family use. The historic beaux-arts Belvedere Hotel, opened in 1903, was converted to condominiums in 1991.