Yes it's Ghetto, but has come up. Both rich and average class folks live there. Most hated on city in Westchester County, and often imitiated..never duplicated. Yonkers, New Rochelle,etc can complain but MV has its history. If Mt. Vernon had as much economic support and land as the other cities, it would be even better!
Person 1: "I'm from Mount Vernon"
Person 2: "Where is it located?"
Person 3: "In Westchester...Next to the Bronx, New Rochelle & Yonkers"
- Mount Vernon Boys' Basketball Team: Successful State Champions several times in a row