MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- A Journal News panel of young professionals has named Mount Vernon as the best place for millennials to live in Westchester County.
Mount Vernon stood out from the other entrants for several reasons including its sense of community, diversity, and access to three major highways, three Metro-North stations, and the New York City subway system, said Mayor Richard Thomas.
No other city or town in Westchester County has the location benefits of Mount Vernon, the survey said. Mount Vernon also topped the list in affordability with the lowest median rental price for a one-bedroom apartment, according to the survey.
"I am encouraged that the Journal News panel recognizes the renaissance taking place in our city. As a councilman, I advocated for new development because I knew the economic benefits that come with smart growth," Thomas said. "As Mayor, I am prioritizing zoning changes, safe streets, and beautification projects that are making Mount Vernon into a destination for jobs, homes, and an impressive quality of life."
The news site asked residents from Yonkers, Mount Vernon, White Plains, Peekskill, Port Chester and New Rochelle — to fill out resumes describing what each city had to offer for millennials and young professionals
"We have made significant changes in the way Mount Vernon runs and the results speak for themselves.," he added. "The city is on the rise with billions in new development taking hold. Investors have heard the message that it's a new day in Mount Vernon. At the same time, we have continued to celebrate its culture and diversity. From CityFest to Summer Breeze concerts to youth camps and churches on every corner, Mount Vernon is a place full of life and spirit."