Located just across the magnificent Ravenel bridge from the Charleston peninsula, the Town of Mount Pleasant is both part of the Charleston community and a town in its own right. This growing community epitomizes Southern hospitality and charm, and combines the amenities and opportunities of a bigger city with the best of Lowcountry lifestyle.
At less than 10 miles from downtown Charleston, 5 miles from the beautiful beaches of Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island, and 17 miles from Charleston International Airport, Mount Pleasant enjoys an ideal location to take advantage of all that the surrounding area has to offer.
Highway 17 runs right through Mount Pleasant, connecting it to the Charleston peninsula and West Ashley beyond, and I-526 goes from Mount Pleasant on one end through Daniel Island and North Charleston to West Ashley at the other.
Mount Pleasant is home to approximately 81,000 residents. Retirees, families, young couples and single professionals all enjoy what this growing community has to offer.
Families love Mount Pleasant because the Town has low crime rates and excellent schools, plus plenty of parks, recreation space, and activities for kids. The community is also supported by two hospitals, East Cooper Medical Center and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, plus an MUSC facility that serves Mount Pleasant residents.
Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are located in Mount Pleasant (the only locations in the greater Charleston area), and foodies can purchase fresh local seafood by the water – often from the fishermen themselves – or take advantage of a locally grown produce through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.
With the Lowcountry’s fantastic weather, it’s no wonder that people take advantage of the out-of-doors here. In addition to golf and tennis, the water is a big draw in Mount Pleasant. Common activities include fishing, boating, sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking and diving in the local waterways, and two nearby beaches on the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island offer unparalleled surfing and swimming.
History buffs will enjoy the cultural treasures located right in Mount Pleasant, including Boone Hall Plantation, Patriots Point where the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown is permanently stationed, and the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, just to name a few.
Residents here attend local annual events including the Cooper River Bridge Run across the Ravenel Bridge, the Blessing of the Fleet, the Volvo Car Open on nearby Daniel Island, and many other cultural festivals and oyster roasts that the whole family can enjoy.
Last but not least, Mount Pleasant’s shopping and dining scene is a great counterpart downtown Charleston’s. You’ll find boutique local shops and national chain stores at the major shopping centers of Mount Pleasant Towne Center, Belle Hall Shopping Center, and Shoppes at Seaside Farms, plus bars on Shem Creek and Coleman Blvd and restaurants up and down Highway 17 to satisfy all tastes.
Mount Pleasant has a variety of new and old single-family homes, townhouses, condos, and apartments. There’s sure to be something to fit your needs.
Older homes – some built as far back as the 1700’s and 1800’s – are located closer to the base of the Ravenel bridge, where the Town was initially settled. Newer developments in planned communities are very common in north Mount Pleasant, up Highway 17 beyond the Isle of Palms Connector. Townhouses, condos, and apartment complexes are found all over.
Many homes feature typical Lowcountry architecture like wide-open porches, pillars, and wood construction in sunny Southern colors. Homes built near the water are often built on pilings (aka stilts,) and many have piers and docks for homeowners’ boats.
There are more than a dozen distinct neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant, but some of the most popular include
Which Mount Pleasant neighborhood is right for you?
Call or text 843-345-2932 to speak with Chris Brand, Broker-in-Charge of The Carolina Agent Group. Chris knows the Mount Pleasant and surrounding areas well and he and his associates can help you find the right home for you and your family whether you’re coming from down the street or from another state entirely. Experience the difference and rely on the experience, and knowledge Chris brings to the table in every transaction.
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