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5.9 out of 10

Mount Vernon

Ranked 45th best city in New York
40.9115388997252 -73.8279124557013
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Parking
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"A struggling city"

There are quite a few problems with Mount Vernon. First and foremost is the gang presence. There are four known gangs in the city which contribute to the high crime rate. Unemployment has been increasing over the last few years and is higher than most other cities in New York. Many residents are below the poverty line and there hasn't been much improvement. Because funding is tight and proposed budgets are usually denied the school system is struggling.

There is a silver lining to Mount Vernon although it may not seem like it when looking at the statistics. The northern end of the city, Fleetwood, is actually quite nice and enjoys a small town feel. The elementary school here is well liked and many say that it feels as though you're in a whole different city when compared to the southern end.

The city as a whole has many shopping and eating options but are catered to the needs of the residents, normally lower-end stores. You'd have to travel into one of the neighboring towns to do any serious shopping.

There are two very distinct sides to Mount Vernon and as long as you stay on the right side of the tracks you may find it a pleasant city.
  • Close to New York City
  • Crime Rate
  • Poverty Rate

Unranked Neighborhoods in Mount Vernon


"The nicer side of Mount Vernon"
40.9242376077453 -73.8333172459457
"Very Happy"
40.9066603552312 -73.8179337576188


"Mount Vernon's Urban District with All the Joys of Mount Vernon, NY"
40.9052336284013 -73.8362476559895

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