Located in the Bronx, Mount Hope consists of six-story apartment buildings from the Depression era, along with wood-frame houses and Queen Anne architecture scattered throughout. Mount Hope, along with Mount Eden and Fairmount, make up the larger Tremont neighborhood. In the 1800s, an enterprising postmaster grouped these three communities together and -- since all three (tre) have "mount" in their names -- he labeled the area "Tremont."
Mount Hope is bordered by I-95 to the south, Webster Avenue to the east, and Jermoe Avenue to the west. Grand Concourse runs through the center of the neighborhood and is the location of two subway stations and several bus stops. Two additional subway stations are located on Jerome Avenue. Even though it is a densely-populated neighborhood, Mount Hope features several parks and green spaces, including the large Echo Park.