Family friendlyPublic transit is accessibleWalkable to grocery storesYards are well-keptLots of parksWalkable to restaurantsFriendly neighbors Safe at night Pet friendly Streets have sidewalksA quiet areaSense of community
Great Place to Call Home
Sep 20, 2020)
My family and I have lived in Mt. Vernon for 11 years and we really like it here. The residents are friendly, we've met some really nice people, and have made Mt. Vernon our home. There's plenty of good restaurants, good shopping, and depending on what your interest is, you can f ...Read
ind it in Mt. Vernon. I've read reviews where it's the "most dangers city in Illinois, but I've never felt unsafe here. The layout of the town is convenient in that you're never too far from what you need. We're not into the night life scene, so I can't comment on that, however we do like to eat out, and depending on your tastes, you can find it here. There's authentic Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and of course American. The only thing I would change about Mt. Vernon is the sales tax. It is too high, and for the value of what we're taxed, it should come down. Other than that, I like living in Mt. Vernon. It's a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Truck Stop Town
Nov 16, 2016)
Truck Stop Towns have their purposes but this is definitely not a place to settle down. There are plenty of hospitals and clinics so there is plenty of health care. I know there are quite a few people who retired here because the cost of living is very good. There are some box st ...Read
ores, so you can always find anything you need. There are small events that happen periodically, e.g. balloon shows, fall fests, craft fairs, car shows (actually there are lot of these). The winery closed (the only decent place to get a glass of wine). There are locally owned restaurants but they aren't very good (aside from the gyro place, but that's only open for lunch). There just really isn't much. The bare minimum. Not a terrible place to be but if you like to try new things, do new things, prepare to be underwhelmed.