This hustle and bustle, historically rich area rests just north of downtown. Mixed in with cafe's, offices, museums and churches, you will find beautiful old brownstones converted into apartments. If you live for urban and progressive vibes, Mount Vernon might just be the place for you.
Home to the spectacular Washington Monument and tons of fabulous restaurants, Mt. Vernon boasts some of the best night life - think more cocktails and less vodka red bulls. From Iggie's to Brew House 16 to Marie Louise, you can be noshing on anything from pizza to house made soft pretzels to upscale French cuisine in a matter of city blocks. Brewer's Art - home to the legendary Resurrection micro brew and the best garlic fries in Baltimore - is just steps away from Owl Bar, which are two popular late night spots. Can't choose? Walk a bit off the beaten path to the Mount Vernon Marketplace - an eclectic gathering of all foods imaginable. If being outdoors is more your thing, hang in the four-part park that surrounds the Washington Monument - you might catch a free concert or yoga class there in the spring or summer or just enjoy reading by one of the fountains.
Mt. Vernon is home to Baltimore's favorite theater, Center Stage, as well as the Walters Art Museum. Center Stage just underwent a million-dollar renovation, but still boasts the same Baltimore charm producing both wide known and local plays. The Peabody and Enoch Pratt Libraries can also be found here. Visit the Poe Room in the Enoch Pratt for a small taste of the literary history that the city holds. You'll also be able to find symphony music at the Peabody or jazz at the Eubie Blake.
What locals say
Mount Vernon has it all. You can have a fancy theater night or knock back a few micro brews without having to call an Uber. Whether your a homebody or barely home, you can't go wrong living in one of Baltimore's most historic neighborhoods. Best of all, because Mt. Vernon is so centrally located you can take advantage of anything fun happening around the city.
Want to live in a historic mansion among beautiful parks with fountains and sculptures in the center of the city? Off the beaten path of Mount Vernon and Station North, Bolton Hill is the perfect place for someone who wants to be close to the busy city streets, but still have a quiet retreat to come home to. A short walk from Mt. Vernon, Bolton Hill boasts some of the most picturesque architecture in the city. You'll also find several cafes and restaurants tucked away here - really making it the best of both worlds.