The neighborhood of Downtown Mount Vernon is located within the city of Mount Vernon, New York, which is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Downtown offers a variety of experiences for home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces. Finding things to do is easy in this neighborhood. Even though the nightlife is quiet, the streets are almost always busy with people. There are a few public green spaces close by for residents to unwind in, which makes them easy to access.
In Downtown, roughly half of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, while small apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes are also present in the housing stock. This part of Mount Vernon has quite a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy around three quarters of the properties in Downtown while the rest are occupied by owners. Most of the housing growth in this neighborhood happened prior to the 1960s.
It is a very short walk to get to primary as well as high schools from most properties for sale in Downtown. Residents have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. Regarding food, house buyers in this neighborhood will be pleased to learn that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. There are around 30 supermarkets in Downtown, and the best variety can be found on streets like 2nd Street. In addition, those who appreciate dining out won't have to go far in Downtown, where over 50 restaurants and a few cafes are available. Property owners can find a fair number of nearby clothing stores.
Downtown is an excellent neighborhood when it comes to traveling without driving. With Mt Vernon East Station on the New Haven Station and New Canaan Branch, and a few nearby bus lines, Downtown is an extremely pleasant part of Mount Vernon for moving around by public transit. Downtown will also appeal to physically active people because it is very well-suited for walking; all daily needs can be met on foot, and there are also a fair number of businesses close by. This neighborhood is quite bike-friendly since the bicycling network is reasonably well-developed.