Welcome to Mount Pleasant
Well-appointed and convenient, this community offers an easy commute into Charleston for families and golf lovers
Just over the Ravenel Bridge from Downtown Charleston sits Mount Pleasant, a fast growing city that is beloved by young families and commuters. Mount Pleasant is a popular city for newcomers to Charleston because the lifestyle is hard to beat. The schools are very highly-rated in Mount Pleasant, with Wando High School being more like an elite college campus than a high school.
Mount Pleasant is outfitted with major retailers, natural grocers, and ample eateries, as well as plenty of gorgeous courses for every golf enthusiast. With its fantastic schools and convenient location to downtown Charleston and the beaches, this town is a prime real estate opportunity!
What to Love
- Vibrant, bustling city with many chain stores
- Growing in population and thriving economy
- Conveniently located to downtown Charleston
- Short 10-15 minute drive to the beaches
Many residents in Mount Pleasant are families since the schools are so highly rated, but there are many young professionals who are heading here for the quick commute into the city. People here love heading into the city for a night out and to the beach on the weekends; the town is perfectly situated between both destinations. Many residents keep an active lifestyle by running, walking, or biking the beach trails and paths on the weekends and taking local workout classes during the week at the major chain fitness studios in town. Like most of South Carolina, golf is a big pastime here, and many enjoy playing at the private clubs in town or heading to Wild Dunes in Isle of Palms.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There is no shortage of fabulous places to eat, drink and be merry in Mount Pleasant. Any local will tell you that to experience true Southern comfort cooking, head over to Grace & Grit
, where Lowcountry cuisine is the focus. Starters include a local “grit flight” to share with the table, which ranges from savory to sweet to please all palates. Plus, the bourbon selection is top-notch because, after all, you’re in the South! For a special night out, Langdon’s
is the best spot for an excellent rack of lamb, foie gras, and wine selection.
A more casual spot is Saltwater Cowboys
on Shem Creek, which features authentic BBQ and fresh seafood caught just off Sullivan’s Island. Their sprawling deck that stretches out over the marshes is the perfect spot for an end-of-week cocktail. Another great spot for casual fare and cocktails in town is Post House
which also features seven cozy inn rooms for any out-of-town guests you may have! Be sure to check out the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
on Tuesday afternoons as well.
For shopping, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
was voted "Charleston's Best Shopping Destination” and boasts 60+ shops & restaurants and a 16-screen theater. It’s a fantastic open-air plaza where you can smell the sea breeze and do some retail therapy.
Things to Do
Since Mount Pleasant is so close to both the city of Charleston and the beach towns of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms, there are truly so many things to do in this neighborhood and surrounding areas. At Isle of Palms County Park
, you can walk along six miles of sandy beaches or head to the boardwalks and snack stands. At Sullivan’s Island, you’ll be more with the local weekend crowds, but they also have some great beachside bars and eateries. For a more exclusive weekend getaway, stay at the Wild Dunes Resort
to play the Tom Fazio-designed golf courses or try your hand at tennis.
Mount Pleasant's most distinctive neighborhood is certainly The Old Village
. It's so historic that it's registered with the National Register of Historic Places as of 1973. Stroll through the streets lined with live oaks and stop by the trendy shops; it’s a great way to spend the afternoon!
in town is the major waterway on the wetland side, and many people love kayaking through the marshes and exploring the natural beauty of this ecological preserve. For a taste of history, head to Patriot Point Naval & Maritime Museum
to learn about the area’s rich historical past.
Mount Pleasant is operated by the Charleston County School District
, and the schools in town are excellent and beloved by local parents. As an added bonus, the sports facilities are equally as well-run and beloved by local kids! You can’t go wrong with your child’s education here, and here are some of the public school offerings:
- Mount Pleasant Academy
- Jennnie Moore Elementary
- Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary
- Laing Middle School
- Thomas C. Cario Middle School
- East Cooper Montessori School
- Wando High School
- Lucy Beckham High School
- Oceanside Collegiate Academy