Living in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
A short trip across the Cooper River from Charleston, the town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, has lots to offer. Not just a suburb of its famous neighbor, booming Mount Pleasant boasts an intriguing history, active nightlife, a vibrant business community, sought-after schools, and a family-friendly atmosphere. From 1990 to 2000, the town’s population doubled. With so much going on, from fascinating museums to neighborhoods that have it all, it’s easy to see why people are moving there.
Things to Do in Mount Pleasant
As you travel over the landmark Arthur Ravenel Bridget and enter Mount Pleasant, you can’t miss Memorial Waterfront Park, often called the town's "crown jewel." With spectacular views of the Cooper River, the park entices residents outdoors for biking, hiking, strolling, fishing, picnicking, outdoor concerts and more. Sit on the swings at the pier and watch the boats go by. For culture, visit the Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens (founded in 1681), or go aboard the USS Yorktown museum ship at Patriots Point. Residents and visitors love the charming Old Village District and Shem Creek Waterfront for dining, shopping and entertainment. Don’t forget to check the town’s calendar, because there’s sure to be a festival, among many other things to do, happening any season of the year in Mount Pleasant.
Housing in Mount Pleasant
Whether looking for an older home in what's known as the inner Mount Pleasant area, or a newer place in the town's outer regions, those moving into this popular community have some great choices. The Old Village offers mostly high-end older homes, while neighborhoods such as I’On offer newer construction and amenities. Dunes West is a golfing community, as is Rivertowne. Try Cooper Estates, the Groves, or Hobcaw Point for mid-century, contemporary and traditional-style homes. Long & Foster Real Estate Agents are local experts who can find your perfect neighborhood in Mount Pleasant.
Transportation and Travel in Mount Pleasant
Get to Mount Pleasant from Charleston by taking the Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River. CARTA public transit system operates buses to and from Mount Pleasant. The town is about a half-hour drive from Charleston International Airport via Interstate Highway 26 or I-526. Taxis and ride-hailing services are always an option. A water taxi service also runs between Mount Pleasant and Charleston, and there are many private charters.