Mount Pleasant, once a quiet fishing and shrimping village, has matured into the state’s fifth largest municipality. Excellent public schools and a mix of old established neighborhoods and new suburban developments, make Mount Pleasant attractive to both families and young professionals.
Patriots Point, the picturesque shrimping lane-turned-dining destination of Shem Creek, and the legendary oak alleé of Boone Hall Plantation all draw tourists. The town boasts an excellent recreation department, and an array of stores and restaurants.
Things to Do
Mount Pleasant offers a great diversity of activities including water sports, golf, historic plantations, maritime and military museums as well as close proximity to the beach communities of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms. Many of our Charleston Attractions are in the city but our Insiders have a few other recommended things to do if you are visiting or thinking about living in Mount Pleasant.
Home to several Naval warships including the WWII Essex-class Aircraft Carrier, USS Yorktown visitors can visit, walk on and learn United States Naval and Maritime history. Patriot’s Point is also home to many events including a 4th of July Fireworks display.
A popular option for many due to its close in location and views of the Charleston harbor.
Shem Creek offers visitors the ability to rent a kayak, paddle board or just relax in at the park. You can also dine at one of the many fine restaurants and bars along the creek.
Boone Hall Plantation and Farm offers a visitors a unique view into the history and development of Colonial Charleston through the Revolutionary and Civil wars all the way to modern day.
The city offers many fine furniture, antique and home decor shops as well as fine clothing and boutique shops. If shopping is something you want the Mount Pleasant has something to offer everyone.
(Insider tip: Check Holy City Sinner’s Event page for up to date events going on in Mount Pleasant and the Charleston area.)
Be sure to review the Attractions page for all the activities available to you in and around the Charleston area.
Dining in in Mount Pleasant
Since Mount Pleasant is just across the Charleston harbor from downtown there are so many dining options available visitors and residents never fear the lack of unique menus but the city itself has seen a renewed focus on new unique options that keep you from crossing the Ravenel Bridge. Our Insiders have listed some of our favorities in town:
(Insider tip: Charleston Eater offers regular updates on new restaurants as well as changes and improvements.)
Mount Pleasant is located in Charleston County School District and offers some of the best public and private schools in the greater Charleston area. We have partnered with GreatSchools.org to provide a complete list of schools in the city.
(Insider tip: Check with the State of South Carolina Department of Education’s website for yearly report cards.)
Homes and Builders
Neighborhoods range from the quaint Old Village with its classic soda-fountain pharmacy and the Pitt Street Bridge fishing/walking pier, to the award-winning new urbanism neighborhood of I’On and the adjacent oak-draped streets of Hobcaw, to large planned developments like Park West, Dunes West and Carolina Park further north on Highway 17.
2015 Population: 78,988
Median Home Price: $386,500
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Town of Mount Pleasant
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