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- Public SchoolsB
- Crime & SafetyB-
- Good for FamiliesB
- Cost of LivingA-
- Health & FitnessB
- Outdoor ActivitiesB+
Mount Vernon is a town in Ohio with a population of 16,669. Mount Vernon is in Knox County. Living in Mount Vernon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mount Vernon there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Mount Vernon and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Mount Vernon are above average.
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Mount Vernon, I would say ... isn't the best. There is a portion of the town, the west end, entirely populated by drug addicts and dealers. The only job opportunities here that don't require a 4 year college degree, are factory jobs or restaurants. Also the only restaurant open 24/7 is McDonald's. There are a couple of parks, the largest is surrounded by bad neighborhoods, one of those neighborhoods had the family killer Matt Hoffman. The best park is only open for one month of the year and is not technically in the city bounds. The people who run the schools are money hungry, and pay the teachers poorly, even though most are over qualified. The store selection here is pretty good in my opinion. Lowe's, Walmart, various clothing stores, Kroger's W/ starbucks.
If you are looking for a very friendly, safe, historical town in which to live, then look no further. Mount Vernon, OH is all of that and more! My family all live here and have been long time residents, the oldest living in Mount Vernon for her entire life, and she is 74. It a very family oriented place. I still hold residence in Mount Vernon, OH while I am currently serving in the U.S Navy overseas. After I retire form the Navy, I will retire to Mount Vernon, OH. IT is also a very historical town with many bi-centennial homes and buildings. It is a fantastic place that is very near to my heart.
I've lived here for almost my entire life. For the most part, it's a quiet town and everyone keeps to themselves. We have a good mix of small businesses and chain stores and most places are within walking distance. Ariel has spent a lot of money to help fix up certain areas of town, such as the Ariel-Foundation Park. Not the best schools, but they have open enrollment in better schools in nearby towns. While there's still plenty of room for improvement, I've always loved living here.