Live Well in Mount Vernon

Once home to the city’s most elite and fashionable families and elaborate structures back in the 19th and early 20th century, Mount Vernon still exudes that same grandiose impression some 200 years later.

Home to art galleries, museums, top-rated restaurants, parks and historic properties, this National Landmark Historic District in Maryland is among the best, and most diverse places to call home. 

Rooted in History

The Washington Monument, arguably the most famous structure in the area, was erected in the center of Mount Vernon Place on July 4, 1815, making it the first public monument to honor George Washington. Radiating from the monument are four landscaped squares which make up Mount Vernon Place. Historic mansions, the Peabody Institute and Walters Art Gallery are among the historic sites that line the square. 

 

The district is also home to period architecture such as Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival, Romanesque, Chateau, Renaissance Revival, Beaux-Arts and Classical Revival.

 

Culinary Experiences

The food and nightlife in Mount Vernon are as diverse as its architecture - ranging from trendy cocktail bars and pubs to dive bars and night clubs. One of the latest vibrant foodie experiences to open in the heart of the community is the revamped Mount Vernon Marketplace, home to Cholitas Tacos, Pinch Dumplings, The Local Oyster, Between 2 Buns, Fishnet, Cheezy Mike’s, and more. 

 

Dooby’s is a popular cafe that serves Korean-inspired fare from breakfast through dinner. Experience a memorable meal by sampling its most popular meals such as the Pork Buns, ramen or the rice bowl.  

 

The Ivy Hotel is a former mansion turned luxury hotel on East Biddle Street. Here you’ll find Magdalena, a Maryland Bistro that features locally-sourced Chesapeake cuisine infused with European tradition and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Chasen residents experience preferred partner benefits at the restaurant. 

 

For memorable drink experiences, head to the historic site of the Belvedere Hotel at 1 E. Chase St. and grab a stool at the Owl Bar, or over at the The Brewer’s Art, a brewpub with house-made ales located in a historic townhouse in Mount Vernon. 

 

Contemporary Culture

Some of Baltimore’s most longstanding cultural institutions are located in Mount Vernon. From an arts perspective, the state theater of Maryland, Center Stage, professionally produces an eclectic season of shows across two main stages as well as an intimate 99-seat theater. 

 

Among the most distinctive museums in the U.S. is the Walters Art Museum with its vast collection that spans five historic buildings and encompasses more than 36,000 objects from around the world. Just a two minute stroll from the Walter’s lies the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, a music and dance conservatory and university prep school. 

 

Lastly, the Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the U.S. The Central Library location in Mount Vernon features state of the art renovations that preserve the cherished historic landmark, drawing more than half a million visitors each year.

 

Chasen Companies is passionate about maintaining the history of this community while bringing modern living experiences to those looking to call Mount Vernon home. Check out the latest units available on our neighborhood leasing page