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Living in Mount Vernon, IL

What's it like living in Mount Vernon?

  • Mount Vernon has a Livability Score of 56/100, which is considered poor
  • Mount Vernon crime rates are 222% higher than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Mount Vernon is 19% lower than the Illinois average

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Great Place to Call Home 4 rating By Anonymous ( 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 More 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. Read Less
Truck Stop Town 2 rating By puravida602 ( 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 More 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. Read Less
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Jefferson County Fairground
Airport Park
A L Dawson Senior Park
Optimist Park
Veteran's Memorial Park


Cedarhurst Cultural Center
Nu Bowl Lanes
AMC Classic Mount Vernon 8
Carl L Schweinfurth Museum and Interpretive Center
Mitchell Museum

Food & Drink

Country Pride Restaurant
The Frosty Mug Bar & Grill
The Hitchin' Post Restaurant
Cracker Barrel
Drive to Work

5% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work

equal to the US average


SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital
Crossroads Community Hospital



Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois

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