the neighborhood

mount vernon


a slice of europe in baltimore

A National Register Historic District, Mount Vernon is a diverse and lively neighborhood. Reminiscent of stately European style, it is the cultural center of Baltimore, boasting theatre, symphony, opera, world-class museums, parks, restaurants and boutiques.

The neighborhood is home to students who attend any one of the several universities and schools that call Mount Vernon home, as well as professionals who work throughout Baltimore and beyond.

Mount Vernon is a transit-oriented neighborhood as it is the home to Penn Station, Baltimore's rail transit hub which provides access to Amtrak, MARC and Light Rail. The neighborhood itself is home to a wide variety of businesses and office space and is a short walk downtown to Baltimore's Central Business District.

Residents of the Professional Arts Building will find bountiful attractions & conveniences just minutes from their doorstep.

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mount vernon place and the washington monument

Regarded as one of the most beautiful urban sites in the world – the country’s first monument to George Washington stands at the center of four breathtaking parks. Climb to the top of the monument for a gorgeous city view in all directions. The parks are home to the summer series "First Fridays" hosted by the Walters Art Museum, as well as various other free community events throughout the year such as the annual Baltimore Book Fair and Flowermart.

educational institutions

Including the famed Baltimore School for the Arts, the University of Baltimore, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Peabody Conservatory, University of Maryland. Several shuttles and the new Baltimore Circulator provide easy access to Johns Hopkins to the north and east, as well as the University of Maryland-Baltimore to the south.

shopping shopping shopping

Whether you prefer to shop for the old or the new, Mount Vernon has what you are looking for: eclectic boutiques featuring high-end couture to funky second-hand items, bountiful art galleries, and even a boutique for posh pets. Additionally, the neighborhood is filled with a variety of conveniences that the connsumate urban dweller demands. From groceries at Eddies's Market to gourmet food & wines at Spirits of Mt. Vernon to a variety of salons, ranging in diversity from the Beatnik Barbership to Zena's Day Spa, Mount Vernon has it all.

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

over 35 restaurants

Besides Café Filí, with delicious Mediterranean mezze cuisine located right in the Professional Arts Building, you can find many high-rated restaurants including the five-star The Elephant, Mount Vernon Marketplace, Sotto Sopra, The Helmand, the Brewer's Art, Minato Sushi, City Cafe, Sascha's & many more.

live music and theater

At venues ranging from the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the Lyric Opera House, the Peabody Institute and Center Stage, as well as foreign and independent films at the Charles Theatre.

transportation access

The Professional Arts Building has easy access to I-83/JFX and I-95. A MTA bus stop is located in front of the building on Cathedral Street, which provides access to much of the city.. The MTA Light Rail, which provides access to BWI Airport and the city's Northern and Southern suburbs, has a stop just 5 blocks southwest of the building. Penn Station is located 7 blocks to the north, or about a 10-15 minute walk. The Charm City Circulator, a free public shuttle service, has stops one block east of the Professional Arts Building along Charles St. Johns Hopkins offers shuttle services to and from the Washington Monument.