Welcome to the Heart of Mount Vernon!
Thank you for visiting Main Street Mount Vernon. As a nonprofit organization, we strive to cultivate a healthy and thriving downtown community in Mount Vernon, Ohio, a town of about 16,900 located 50 miles northeast of Columbus.
We believe that a thriving central business district benefits an entire community- increasing both commercial and residential property values, enhancing the desirable "livability" of a town and instilling pride in the heart of our community. Our vision for Mount Vernon is a downtown brimming with activity in a beautiful setting with green spaces and well-preserved, lovingly restored and fully utilized historic buildings. It includes a thriving retail and restaurant district, ample parking and easy access to trails, waterways, and parks- a place where people of all ages come to shop, dine, work and live. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy educational, arts and cultural experiences and can participate in a variety of community events. This vision includes thoughtful and generous involvement by community and business leaders and the support of a downtown organization with adequate, consistent funding and purposeful direction. To learn more about Main Street Mount Vernon and its vision and goals, click here.