Review of Mount Vernon, Illinois

One of the worst places I've ever lived.
Star Rating - 1/13/2016
The cost of living is good here and there are some nice neighborhoods. There isn't much to do here unless you like to drink in bars or eat fast food. There is only one decent place to eat that is not a chain but it's dreadfully overpriced. Up until about a year ago we didn't even have a bookstore. Now we do and I'm nervous that it will go out of business. This is a truck stop town. The people are not welcoming to newcomers; there are very few transplants. I can't wait to leave.
Tara | Mount Vernon, IL
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- 2/8/2012
Wish I didn't live here!!
It's a very boring place with no chance of change!!...
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- 8/14/2009
Poor Schools, Few Jobs, No Growth
The cost of living is reasonable. The high school is in shambles. Visitors call it "the ...
Shane | Mount Vernon, IL | 1 Reply

- 8/14/2009
Mount Vernon, Illinois
The cost of living is reasonable but there are few jobs here other than restaurant work or...
Shane | Mount Vernon, IL | 1 Reply

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