Homes for sale in Mount Vernon are located just 10 blocks north of downtown Baltimore and came into existence when John Eager Howard and his heirs donated the highest point in Baltimore to become the site for the first memorial to George Washington. This memorial, 178 foot marble pillar, located in Mount Vernon Square, is the defining feature of the neighborhood.
Being close to downtown, Mount Vernon is well-served by public transit. Many area major bus routes head through the neighborhood on their way to the financial district including the Purple line of Charm City Circulator which runs through Mt. Vernon on Northbound on Charles Street and southbound on St. Paul street. The Light Rail line runs along Howard Street on the west edge of the neighborhood, and the Metro Subway runs beneath Eutaw Street a block west of that; both have stations within easy walking distance of the neighborhood.Penn Station, served by Amtrak and MARC commuter rail, is also one block to the north past Mount Royal Avenue and over the Jones Falls Expressway.
Designated as a National Landmark Historic District and a city Cultural District, Mount Vernon is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and originally was home to the city’s most wealthy and fashionable families who were instrumental in the transformation of Baltimore, including George Peabody, Henry and William Walters, Robert Garrett, A.S. Abell, and Enoch Pratt. Home to some of the most beautiful 19th century town homes in the country Mount Vernon real estate is comprised of single family Victorian row homes, carriage houses, condominiums, apartments in row homes, and several high-rises.
Working to enhance the quality of life in Mount Vernon is The Midtown Community Benefits District. A citizen-run neighborhood advocacy and improvement group authorized by law in 1996 and funded by a taxpayer-approved property tax surcharge, the MCBD provides security and sanitation services along with promotional activities for a 150-block area, which includes not only Mount Vernon, but also Bolton Hill, Charles North, and Madison Park.
Mount Vernon nightlife runs the gamut from staid restaurants to nightclubs. During the day, Mount Vernon is filled with students from the world famous The Peabody Conservatory of Music, the Baltimore School for the Arts and students on trips to the Walter Art Gallery.
Known for being the cultural district of Baltimore Mount Vernon has many venues for performing arts, museums, fabulous restaurants, and other culturally significant institutions. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra calls Mount Vernon home as does the Peabody Institute of Music. If a play is your thing, then check out Center Stage to see some fine regional theatre. Museums abound in the district. The Walter’s Art Gallery is open to all at no cost. The Maryland Historical Society provides the opportunity to explore the people, places and events that shaped Maryland’s past. The Eubie Blake Center offers a view into the life and times of some of the great Baltimore jazz musicians such as Cab Calloway, Billie Holliday and Eubie Blake. Finally, if you are a book work the Central Library of Baltimore City’s public library system, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, is located right in the heart of Mount Vernon.
In addition to feeding your mind, Mount Vernon offers some of the best dining options in the City of Baltimore. With a wide variety of restaurants including upscale to casual and Middle Eastern to the corner hot dog stand you certainly won’t go hungry in this part of town.
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