The Mount Vernon neighborhood is a popular area for many students. A short distance from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Mount Vernon is an easy shuttle ride from campus.
The neighborhood is also home to the original Washington Monument and many other historical gems. The neighborhood association has prevented high-rises, keeping the historic architecture central to new projects. A former Mount Vernon mansion was renovated into the Ivy Hotel and a firehouse was transformed into a brewery and pub. On the arts and culture side, Mount Vernon is home to the Walters Art Museum, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the Center Stage Theatre and the Peabody Institute.
Recently, the New York Times featured Mount Vernon for its successful revitalization and the neighborhood’s residents’ determination to improve the prospects of their home. Get to know Mount Vernon by reading their article or the neighborhood’s conservancy webpage, Mount Vernon Place.