The 411: With one of the fastest growing economies in the area, Mount Vernon is one of the largest cities in the state—the third largest in Westchester—and is home to about 70,000 people in neighborhoods that range from the quaintly suburban to the densely urban. In fact, to observers, Mount Vernon can be seen as two cities: one a quiet, suburban shell surrounding a more active, populous downtown that shares a border with the Bronx. One of the county’s most diverse communities, with many of its homes dating back to the Roaring ’20s, Mount Vernon has a majority African American population and ethnicities from every corner of the globe. The city holds annual events like the Arts on Third Street Festival, Ben Gordon Day, the Summer Breeze Concert Series, and go-cart races through downtown. The city is also known for the largest library system and only athletic stadium in the county.
Size: 4.4 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $450,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $9,608
Closest Metro-North Stops: Mount Vernon West (Harlem Line) and Mount Vernon East (New Haven Line) Time to Grand Central: 32 and 29 minutes, respectively Famous Residents (Past and Present): Dick Clark, director David Chase, Sopranos star Michael Imperioli, actor Denzel Washington, hip hop stars Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Pete Rock, and Earl "DMX" Simmons
Household: $47,128 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $55,573 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
59.6% African American 28.6% Caucasian 2.1% Asian 9.7% Other 10.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e., already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling's Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst)
Violent Crime: 7 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3) FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 719 Murder: 2 Rape: 14 Robbery: 398 Assault: 305 Burglary: 383 Property Crimes: 1,717
Mount Vernon, Gramatan Avenue, circa 1948.
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Country Bank in Scarsdale (80 Garth Road) will be presenting Faces of Burke, a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s patients. The compelling photographs and stories of the subjects illustrate a diverse and inspiring group of patients who have succeeded in regaining mobility and independence through their...
Free YouthSpark Summer Camps show kids how to have fun and find inspiration through creativity and technology. From telling amazing stories or launching a business, to working in 3D or creating digital art, they’ll enjoy a fun and supportive learning environment at Microsoft Store. We will be running Summer Classes all summer long at Microsoft in The Westchester Mall....
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY CLASSIC TOURS ARE FREE FOR TARRYTOWN RESIDENTS WITH PROOF OF RESIDENCE.
This spring, Lyndhurst mansion will continue to offer free classic mansion tour admission to Tarrytown residents from April through September. The program, which was first introduced in 2016, will be expanded this season to include both Thursdays, and Fridays. For individual admission, Tarrytown...
May 3- September 17, 2017
Opening reception and performance:
Saturday May 13, 2017, 2:00-5:00 PM, Performance 5:00PM
The Selknam, an extinct aborigine tribe of Tierra del Fuego, is the inspiration for Elisa Pritzker’s installation at the HVCCA. Over ten years ago when Pritzker visited Patagonia, she felt an urgency to discover the people who had lived in Tierra del Fuego...
Discover the Art of Summer- Make Friends, Memories and Art!! Clay Art Center offers week long, half-day and full-day clay and art camps for children and teens ages 6 to 15 from July 5- August 25. Weekly themes include “Emojis in the Round”, “STEAM Camp”, and “Wheel Thrown Sculpture”. In the classroom, aspiring young artists will have fun and develop their...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
This year’s re-staging of Lyndhurst’s special exhibition Defying Labels: New Roles New Clothes includes new additions on loan from major museums. The exhibition tells the story of the revolutionary changes in women’s roles from 1880s to 1940 as reflected in their clothes. See the evolving wardrobes of three remarkable women, philanthropist Helen Gould, Anna...
Clay Art Center is pleased to present
REDUX: Transformations 6 x 6
A national invitational exhibition featuring 800 6”x6” hand-made tiles made by over 185 clay artists
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22nd, 6 – 8pm
Ongoing through September 13th, Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
REDUX: Transformations 6x6 will feature 185 ceramic artists who have created one of a...
“Lay It On Down” Tour
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8pm
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith, has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. At 16 years old,...