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Living in Mount Vernon, Baltimore, MD

The Mount Vernon neighborhood is one of Baltimore's most historic and cultured neighborhoods, supported by its long history beginning in 1815. It developed around the first Washington Monument, which is one of many distinctive features in this National Landmark Historic District. Historical value doesn't impede its practicality, however this neighborhood is only a few blocks north of Inner Harbor and has access to MTA buses, light rail, MARC commuter trains, and the Charm City Circulator for easy public transit around the city. You might feel like you're stepping foot in the past when you first see the original brownstones and older apartment buildings, but the University of Baltimore, the Peabody Institute, and the Maryland Institute College of Art help add a modern touch to the area.

Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, Baltimore, MD

Washington Monument in Mount Vernon

Several green spaces are available throughout the neighborhood, including the park that's home to the Washington Monument. The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, hosts a wide variety of performances throughout the year. The George Peabody Library is a library focusing primarily on books from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Walters Art Museum is another major cultural attraction, with a large art collection and many free events. This neighborhood is also known as a Baltimore foodie destination as well, with bars focusing on a wide range of craft beers and restaurants putting an upscale twist on traditional Maryland cuisine.

Types of Housing in Mount Vernon

The available homes for sale in Mount Vernon, Maryland, are split between restored historic brownstones and high-rise luxury condo buildings. The vibrant and welcoming community in this area adds a lot of appeal to Mount Vernon real estate, especially if you want a central location for working in Baltimore or easy access to the commuter rail to get down to D.C. Most of the buildings in this neighborhood are residential, although some of Baltimore's biggest employers are only a few blocks away from Mount Vernon. The neighborhood also has several grocery stores available, along with specialty retailers and locally owned businesses.

Library interior in Mount Vernon, Baltimore, MD

What's Near Mount Vernon

Another benefit of the Mount Vernon, Maryland, neighborhood is how close it is to downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor area. Many restaurants, clubs, and live music venues sit along the waterfront, as well as other attractions like the National Aquarium and the Harborplace.


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  • Original brownstones and older apartment buildings dot around the historic town yet modern day amenities like access to public transportation, a vibrant art scene, and college community help bring modern flair to this Baltimore neighborhood.
  • Fans of the performing arts spend an evening at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall listening to various musical performances. The venue also features kid-friendly events that encourage your little ones to dance, play, and sing.
  • Book lovers can take a step back into history as they step into the George Peabody Library, an establishment that focuses primarily on 18th and 19th century literature.


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