Mount Vernon Square

Growing Neighborhood with New Businesses Being Constantly Established
Mount Vernon Square is one of DC's flourishing and attractive neighborhoods. Its location and easy access to convenient transportation as well as its rows of restaurants, nightclubs and shops makes it a popular choice for youngsters. This area also encloses the city's history in the 'Central Library of the District of Columbia' and displays architectural skills in its buildings.

Reviewers say it's a quiet spot but very close to U Street and downtown. Sometimes it lacks in character due to the abundance of high rises, but it's a fairly new neighborhood with a lot of promise for the next new years.
What Mount Vernon Square Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.5
amenities
7.3
social
7.4
management
7.4
safety
7.8
Median rents in Mount Vernon Square
Studio
$
1,950
1 Bedroom
$
2,450
2 Bedroom
$
3,400

Living in
Mount Vernon Square

Convenient
Quiet Neighborhood
Walkable
Great Accessibility
Great Bars and Restaurants Nearby
Good Location
Pretty Safe
Mount Vernon Square — 8.2/10 Rating (based on 28 neighborhood reviews)
It is on the border of a less safe/secure area so sometimes at night you will come across groups lingering. It is also right next to the police station. However, I have never experienced any issues and usually feel very safe.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables City Vista
The neighborhood is still up and coming, relatively new. Not a whole lot of bars or sit down restaurants very nearby. The Verizon Center/Chinatown is a 5 min walk with all of its restaurants. There is a Safeway just 5 mins walk which is very convenient.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
425 Mass
The neighborhood itself is very quiet, but it's really close to U Street and downtown. I walked to campus everyday and it was a lovely 25-minute walk past the White House. There's an awesome Mexican-Asian grocery store about 2 blocks away and a Giant about 20 minutes. There's a 24 hour CVS around the corner as well as a liquor store so basically everything you could want is in short walking distance.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Belvedere
The Mount Vernon area has great walkable access to most things you need, making it a very convenient place to live. Safeway, good fast-food options like sweetgreen chipotle and taylor gourmet, hardware store, coffee shops, public transportation, bike share, restaurants in shaw, city center, chinatown.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle
I really love Mount Vernon Square as a neighborhood. It is really close to the national mall, great restaurants, shopping, and you have access to multiple different metro lines.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle
I feel very safe in the neighborhood and I am very satisfied with the surrounding community. I love all the stores near by and the convenience.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle
Pros:
Near by Gallery Place, Judiciary, and Convention Center metro stops
Many close by local coffee shops
Safeway across the street

Cons:
The neighborhood is safe, but not as safe as other areas of the city.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle
The neighborhood is awesome. Great new restaurants and very close to the metro (Mount Vernon, Metro Center, McPherson).
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Mount Vernon Plaza
Generally improving, though still unsafe and prone to typical urban crime particularly late night/early morning. Rapid plans to develop property in this area is rapidly changing the community, though.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
425 Mass
Restaurants, bars, grocery store, the BEST Ace hardware store ever, chipotle... all within a block! Metro access is great and you're walking distance to the national mall.
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10
/10
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Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle
Close to downtown DC and main offices (walking distance to work), little or no noise in neighborhood, Safeway, CVS and restaurants nearby, 2 metro stations nearby.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lyric 440k
I enjoy having tons of restaurants and bars around---from neighborhood pubs, to fast casual restaurants, to sit down joints, to cafes. There's a lots to like.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
425 Mass
#1 way to describe living downtown/mt vernon square is convenience. There's a 24 hour Safeway, I can walk nearly everywhere, and always feel safe walking.
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6
/10
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Yale West
Lots of fun stuff for young people
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10
/10
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425 Mass
I like the neighborhood - it is close to the Verizon Center, Chinatown, good restaurants, and museums. Downsides are it can feel a little bit sketchier than other neighborhoods at night and does not have quite as good of a food/bar/shopping scene as 14th St area or Dupont. It is also a little bit far from the metro.
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8
/10
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Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle
I love the location - pretty close to everything you want - shopping, entertainment, restaurants, bars, public transportation, etc. I also like the residential feel of the area, unlike apartment buildings down in Chinatown. Unfortunately, there is some higher rates of car break ins and robberies in the neighborhood, due to a relatively affluent population adjacent to lower income areas. Additionally, there has been a crackdown on prostitution in the area - I saw a few women in the early morning hours, and I am glad the police are focusing on this issue. Other than the normal problems of lack of parking, a very attentive police team writing tickets, I love the area!
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Mount Vernon Plaza
Lots of restaurants, multiple grocery stores nearby and right near 14th street. Metro is a bit limited outside of the green and yellow line but bus lines are very accessible
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
M Street Towers
Mount Vernon is close to tons of options for food, bars, entertainment, etc. Grocery and CVS are nearby also. Very close to the metro, also. The are is fairly safe. I feel comfortable walking at night, but also know that I have to be careful. The area is patrolled by police pretty often.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Mount Vernon Plaza
Walking distance to the MCI Center and metro makes living in Mt Vernon easy as can be. Not to mention all the local restaurants and safeway on our block.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle
A little Ghetto but pretty good Lots of good things Lots of good things Lots of good things Lots of good things Lots of good things
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8
/10
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Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle
Pretty safe area. Very close to Metro Center, McPherson Square, and Mount Vernon Square metros. There is both a Giant and Safeway in the near vicinity. Pretty quiet area as well as it is a little bit out from the city center.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Mount Vernon Plaza
Lots of high rises, with lots of amenities available, including great bars and restaurants, gyms, public spaces, etc. Easy commute to downtown. Sometimes lacking in character, but otherwise a great option
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables City Vista
Right across the street from a Safeway, bank, takeout food options, hardware store, cafes, etc. It is always well-lit and feels very safe. You hear sirens, but no more than any other place in DC.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle
Safe area close to Chinatown to the east (union station past that) and then 14th street corridor to the west (dupont past that). You can walk almost anywhere in NW DC.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Cambridge
The area is growing so quickly! New restaurants and buildings are popping up all the time. It's also very easy to get any part of the city from the neighborhood.
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10
/10
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Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle
Still an neighborhood in transition, but in my immediate area there's a Safeway, Chipotle, Taylor Gourmet, Capital One, Sweetgreen, Ace Hardware, and more.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Yale West
Love the neighborhood! Very walkable.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Mount Vernon Plaza
Logan Circe is a great place to live.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Belvedere


Getting to Know
Mount Vernon Square

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: New Jersey Ave NW to Massachusetts Ave NW
North to South Boundaries: M St NW to Massachusetts Ave NW
dining
El Rinconcito Cafe
Farmers & Distillers
Kinship
Ottoman Taverna
grocery
Streets Market
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
Bhakti Yoga DC
Orangetheory Fitness
SoulCycle Mount Vernon
VIDA Fitness
coffee
A Baked Joint
Busboys and Poets
First Cup Cafe
bus
64 (bus)
74 (bus)
P6 (bus)
rail
Green/Yellow (metro)
parking
Laz 425 Massachusetts Ave NW
Towne Park Marriott Marquis
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Mount Vernon Square includes zip codes 20005 and 20001
Rent vs Own
66
%
of Mount Vernon Square residents are renters
Driving to Work
28
%
of Mount Vernon Square residents drive to work
New Construction
21
%
of housing units in Mount Vernon Square have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
21
%
<20 units
13
%
20-49 units
66
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
5
%
18 - 34
49
%
35 - 54
30
%
55+
16
%
Unit Mix
28
%
Studio
43
%
1 Bed
22
%
2 Bed
7
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
75
%
Undergrad Student
4
%
Grad Student
6
%
Unemployed
4
%
Retired
11
%

Best Apartments
in Mount Vernon Square


Studio $1,850
1 Bed $2,150
2 Beds $2,700

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Studio $1,800
1 Bed $2,400

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Studio $1,650
1 Bed $2,650

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Studio $1,650
1 Bed $1,965
2 Beds $2,100

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1 Bed $2,500
2 Beds $3,000

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