The Baltimore City neighborhood of Mount Vernon is located just one mile north of Baltimore’s Central Business District, featuring 26 million square feet of office space and home to many of the city’s major employers. Baltimore’s economy benefits from the presence of pivotal high-growth job sectors such as government, health, education, and engineering. Consequently, the city is not overly reliant on any one business sector and is able to withstand sector-specific downturns. The Baltimore Metro Area is home to 1.3 million workers and five Fortune 1000 companies: Constellation Energy, Grace Chemicals (Columbia), Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, and McCormick & Company (Hunt Valley). Other employment hubs, including Towson, Columbia, Fort Meade, and Washington, D.C., are easily accessible.
The Mount Vernon neighborhood has established itself as the cultural heart of Baltimore hosting a wealth of historic, entertainment, and artistic attractions. Nationally renowned art museums, theaters, opera halls, colleges, libraries, historical museums, concert halls, symphony orchestras, and religious shrines reside in the Mount Vernon Cultural District, with newer establishments adding to the enclave’s vibrant mix of attractions. The fusion of eclectic stores, bars, cafés, nightclubs, shops, Downtown proximity, colleges, universities, and easy access to mass transit allows Mount Vernon to distinguish itself as one of Baltimore’s most attractive neighborhoods.