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Together, Mount Vernon and Lisbon create a unique college city experience for renters. Cornell College is in the city, and homes for rent there let art and culture mix with youthful fun.

Facts for Renters About Mount Vernon

  • Mount Vernon was in the top 10 on Budget Travel's list of "America's Coolest Small Towns" because of its great art and food scenes and approachable, friendly nature.
  • The rivalry between Cornell College and Coe University in Cedar Rapids is the oldest athletic rivalry west of the Mississippi.
  • What Mount Vernon sits on isn't {contractions} technically a mountain. This geographic feature is called a paha, which is wind-deposited material much like a sand dune that forms ridges and hills.

Resources for Renters

  • The website for the Mount Vernon Community School District gives parents access to alerts and resources as well as information on enrollment.
  • Renters interested in higher education can look to Cornell College's page for details on admissions and to learn more about the culture and history of the college.
  • To learn about local businesses and attractions, renters can check out the Web page for the Mount Vernon - Lisbon Community Development Group.

Area Attractions

The arts are alive in Mount Vernon. In the fall, there's the Lincoln Highway Arts Festival. In the spring, it hosts Chalk the Walk, where artists draw incredible works of art in chalk on the sidewalks. Galleries, dance studios, theaters and concert halls also populate the city, making the atmosphere one of creativity. The food scene is also bustling, with fine dining, pubs, sports bars and cocktail lounges that will satisfy every taste. They also provide great venues for a few drinks with friends, a romantic date or a night out dancing.