Mount Vernon was recently named "Best Hometown" by Ohio Magazine--and for good reason! An on-the-rise central Ohio community of 17,000, Mount Vernon is a place where people smile and say hello to you on the sidewalk. They’re happy to recommend the best cup of coffee in town or point you to the best place for a family meal. People of all ages will find something entertaining, educational, and engaging. Explore a local park with your family, take in a show at one of our historic theatres, race the kids on a giant waterslide, or enjoy a delicious fresh-baked treat while shopping downtown.