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Mount Pleasant, often referred to as “Mount P” by locals, is one of the most sought-after and beloved communities near Charleston, South Carolina. Its allure stems from various factors, making it a favorite among residents and visitors alike. From beautiful homes right on the water, to great restaurants on Shem Creek, and convenience to Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms – it’s easy to see why people love it here! 

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Location of Mt. Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is a picturesque town, directly across the Cooper River from downtown Charleston. Serving as one of the Charleston area’s major suburbs, Mount Pleasant is conveniently situated to the northeast of the city’s historic downtown, with the expansive Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge connecting the two locales

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scenic beauty

Nestled along the Cooper River, offering breathtaking water views, especially from the iconic Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, connecting it to downtown Charleston.

Traffic

LOTS of traffic…there has been a lot of development in Mt. Pleasant over the last decade which has increased the amount of people that live in this area. 

Historic charm

Mount Pleasant is home to some of the region’s most cherished historic sites, including Boone Hall Plantation and the Old Village, where streets are lined with ancient oaks and timeless homes.

Growth & development

The rapid expansion of Mount Pleasant has led to concerns about overdevelopment. As new subdivisions, businesses, and infrastructure projects pop up, some long-time residents feel that the town is losing its quaint, small-town atmosphere.

convenience to beaches

Proximity to some of the area’s most beautiful beaches, like Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island, is a significant draw.

cost of living

As Mt. Pleasant becomes increasingly popular, property values and the cost of living have risen. This can push out some residents who can no longer afford the rising costs.

family friendly

With top-rated schools, playgrounds, and community events, it’s a favorite spot for families to settle down.

Environmental concerns

Development can put strain on natural resources and landscapes, leading to concerns about sustainability and the impact on local wildlife.

proximity to downtown

Being just a stone’s throw away from the historic and cultural hub of Charleston is a massive plus for many residents.

Commercialization

Some residents feel that the town is becoming too commercialized, with an increase in chain stores and restaurants at the expense of local businesses.

Schools

Everything you need to know about our public schools can be found on the GreatSchools.org website.

Public school
550 Students
Grades PK, K-5

Pre-K – Elementary – Public

Elementary – Public

Middle – Public

Pre-K – Elementary – Middle – Charter

Middle – Public

Pre-K – Elementary – Public

Pre-K – Elementary – Public

Middle – Public

Pre-K – Elementary – Public

Public school
3,330 Students
Grades 9-12

Places of Interest

Mount Pleasant, often referred to as “Mount P” by locals, is one of the most sought-after and beloved communities near Charleston, South Carolina. Its allure stems from various factors, making it a favorite among residents and visitors alike. Here’s why people can’t get enough of Mount Pleasant:

A vibrant hub where restaurants, bars, and paddleboarders converge. Here, you can dine waterfront while watching shrimpers haul in the day’s catch.

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Stroll through the picturesque streets, admiring historic homes, the Pitt Street Bridge, and Alhambra Hall.

Visit the USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier turned museum, and see other naval exhibits.

One of America’s oldest working plantations offers beautiful gardens, a historic mansion, and the famous Avenue of Oaks.

This park offers stunning views of the Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor, along with a fishing pier, playground, and war memorials.

Shopping at Towne Centre – A blend of local boutiques and national retailers makes for a great shopping experience.

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