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Mount Vernon Square is bounded on the east by New Jersey Avenue NW, on the west by 9th Street, NW; on the north by M Street NW; and on the south by Massachusetts Avenue NW and K Street NW.
Mount Vernon Square, named for a city square by the same name, is a neighborhood just to the north of downtown DC, but the area from 7th Street NW to New Jersey Avenue NW and New York Avenue NW to Massachusetts Avenue NW is called Mount Vernon Triangle. This whole area, the Triangle and the Square, was once populated by elegant row homes, later to be devastated by economic hardships, Mount Vernon Square has now returned to its former glory; well sort of...
While the neighborhood no longer boast grand row home after grand row home like the neighboring Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods, it can stake claim to housing the second largest building in the city (the first being the U.S. Capitol Complex), the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, completed in 2003. The constructing of the Convention Center, along with the rapid development of adjacent communities has led to a rejuvenation of this once glam, then once downtrodden neighborhood. Mount Vernon Square is also home to the National Public Radio (NPR) headquarters, along with several other office buildings. In the center of the city square is the Washington Historical Society, which is "an educational foundation and museum dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of Washington, DC". Inspired by recent growth in the area, several condominium development projects have popped up. Most are large, modern condominium buildings, but there are also various, smaller row home condo conversions.
The area is served by the Mount Vernon Square 7th Street-Convention Center Metro Station, on the Yellow and Green lines.
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Transportation is easily accessible in Mount Vernon Triangle with both the Metro Center and Gallery Place stops within walking distance, providing access to the Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Orange Lines. Also, a downtown entrance to I-395 is just blocks away.
Safeway - 490 L Street NW: Known as the “Urban Lifestyle” Safeway, named due to its upscale amenities that include an open-flame hearth oven and sushi and nut bar. The store is located at the ground level of the CityVista complex, the largest condo building in the neighborhood.