Mount Vernon is a city in New York, it is the eight most populated in the state and has an estimated population of 70,000. It is immediately north of the Bronx, making the south side very similar to the Bronx itself. The northern part of Mount Vernon is much more residential.
Most locations in New York were named after places associated with George Washington, but Mount Vernon is one of the exceptions. The name of Mount Vernon precedes the Virginia plantation of the same name, and it was named by Anne Hutchinson. This 17th-century woman named it for its green mountain, hence the name Mount Vernon.
Notable sites in Mount Vernon is St. Paul’s Church, which is now designated as a National Historic Site. Other historical sites include the First United Methodist Church, John Stevens House, Trinity Episcopal Church Complex, and the United States Post Office.
Mount Vernon has recently gone through a transition from a more residential area to a city of regional commerce. In the early 2000’s, the city’s economy grew nearly 21 percent, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the state of New York’s metropolitan area.