Lower Westchester

Mount Vernon

Nestled on the border of the Bronx and Westchester, Mount Vernon is a tree-lined suburb on the North and an urban area to the South. Once known as a somewhat segregated “bedroom community” for New Yorkers fleeing the City in the 1970s, it is now known for its diversity and the terrific economic growth it experienced from 2000-2006 – a whopping 20.5%. Consisting of five neighborhoods: Fleetwood, Chester Heights, Huntswood, Estate Manor/Aubyn Estates and Oakwood, Mount Vernon offers diverse housing styles, dominated by 1920s-era colonial style homes. Spacious luxury coops have also made their mark here, only 16 miles from NYC and a 26 minute commute from Grand Central.