When Matthew Muir arrived in Baltimore to attend college, the native New Yorker lived in a few neighborhoods while seeking a community that best suited his taste for urban living.
He landed in Mount Vernon three years ago, and it felt like home.
"Having grown up in New York, I'm used to walking out my door and seeing shops, a pizza place, a bar or a restaurant with Indian food — all in the same neighborhood," said Muir, a business consultant.
"We have that here. It feels very genuine. And there's such a variety of people. It's incredibly diverse."
He's among the residents, who range from millennials to empty-nesters, who believe Mount Vernon...