The North end of Mount Vernon is spectacular. The streets that border Bronxville are undistinguishable from Bronxville. Big houses on big lots of land. You can walk to Bronxville and take advantage of the town and not pay the ridiculous taxes. People in the north part of Mount Vernon are young families looking to move into Bronxville for the public schools, families that send their children to the Hill schools in Riverdale, or Hacklley in Tarrytown or wealthy empty-nesters who are sick of paying the taxes in Bronxville and still want a big house. The commute to Manhattan is 30 min by Metro-North. Very safe because the Mount Vernon police do not mess around.