Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant

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Welcome to Mt. Pleasant

 
A wonderful upscale town with lovely neighborhoods, excellent schools, and beautiful riverfront vistas.
 
Mount Pleasant is a historic town known for its upscale lifestyle and charming communities. The city is roughly divided north and south by the Isle of Palms Connector, Rt. 517. The Southern part of Mt. Pleasant has a cozy and historic feel. The streets are lined with cute boutiques and cafes, and the old homes showcase lovely southern low-country architecture. This part of Mt. Pleasant has a bustling nightlife, with the restaurants and taverns along Shem Creek being popular gathering spots for locals and visitors alike. South Mount Pleasant is also the location of popular historic tourist destinations, like Patriot’s Point, and beautiful parks like Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. From South Mt. Pleasant, Downtown Charleston is only a ten-minute drive across the Ravenel Bridge.
 
North Mount Pleasant is characterized by newer planned communities and subdivisions, including the gated golf course community at Dunes West Golf and River Club. These communities feature beautiful modern homes that maintain the architectural stylings of the southern low country. This area has a low-density suburban feel, tree-lined streets, and large well-manicured lots. North Mt. Pleasant is only minutes from the pristine beaches of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms. This part of town is also where you’ll find Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens and Palmetto Islands County Park.  
 

What to Love

 
  • Upscale communities
  • Bustling nightlife
  • Pleasant urban-suburban mix
  • Convenient to Charleston and nearby beaches

Local Lifestyle

 
Mt. Pleasant is a charming, family-friendly town. The affluent families, professionals, and retirees that call this town home enjoy having access to great schools, fantastic dining, upscale shopping, and an endless selection of outdoor recreational activities. Residents also relish being only minutes from historic Downtown Charleston and the incredible beaches on the nearby coast. The taverns and restaurants along Shem Creek are popular Happy Hour gathering spots. Residents also enjoy walking the pier overlooking the river at the waterfront park, taking a long walk, or jogging across Ravenel Bridge. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Not only is Mt. Pleasant only a short drive from the incredible restaurants and shopping found in Downtown Charleston, but the town has many fantastic venues of its own, many of which are located along Shem Creek and have serene waterfront views. One of the local favorites is 
Saltwater Cowboys. This restaurant specializes in fresh local seafood and smoked meats. Saltwater Cowboys has a delightful atmosphere with large windows that take advantage of the incredible view. Another favorite is Tavern & Table, which shines with southern hospitality and a warm, casual, and rustic-chic ambiance. The waterfront deck, accented with strings of Edison lights, is a beautiful spot for dinner and drinks with friends. The Post House Inn is a lovely inn and tavern with an Old World charm that feels like a step back to a simpler time. The menu showcases seasonal favorites and classic cocktails.
 
Mount Pleasant also offers residents access to some fantastic shopping options. Old Village Mt. Pleasant has streets lined by fabulous small boutiques and gift shops. The Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is a more modern open-air shopping venue with a movie theater and 60 stores, including Peloton. Another iconic local favorite is the Parrot Surf Shop, a great place to stop for gear before heading to the beach. Mt. Pleasant is also home to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.
 

Things to Do

 
Mt. Pleasant offers residents a host of things to do. Residents are only a short drive from local beaches at Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, where they can enjoy endless swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, and sunbathing opportunities. Mt. Pleasant is just minutes from historic Downtown Charleston, where residents can find fantastic waterfront parks, unique shopping venues, and outstanding restaurants. Closer to home, residents can visit the weekly Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market for fresh produce, hand-made goods, and specialty food items. 
 
Boone Hall Plantation is a beautiful historic plantation famous for its “Avenue of Oaks.” The plantation has been featured in several high-profile movies, including The Notebook and Scarlett. Boone Hall Plantation is a working farm that hosts concerts and special events, including the Halloween Fright Night and the spring Strawberry Festival. Mount Pleasant is also home to the highly-anticipated Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade and the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival.
 

Schools

 
The schools in Mt. Pleasant are known for their academic excellence. 
 

Overview for Mt. Pleasant, SC

88,900 people live in Mt. Pleasant, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $59,505. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

88,900

Total Population

41.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$59,505

Average individual Income

Around Mt. Pleasant, SC

There's plenty to do around Mt. Pleasant, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Get Carried Away Southern Market, Cadence Academy Preschool, and KIDS FIRST Swim School - Mt. Pleasant.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.8 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.45 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.39 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.15 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Mt. Pleasant, SC

Mt. Pleasant has 36,673 households, with an average household size of 2.41. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mt. Pleasant do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 88,900 people call Mt. Pleasant home. The population density is 1,794.96 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

88,900

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.8

Median Age

48.99 / 51.01%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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36,673

Total Households

2.41

Average Household Size

$59,505

Average individual Income

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Schools in Mt. Pleasant, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Mt. Pleasant. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
East Cooper Center for Advanced Studies
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Belle Hall Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Oceanside Collegiate Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Christ Our King-Stella Maris School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
University School Of The Lowcountry
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Montessori Of Mt Pleasant
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
5/5
East Cooper Montessori Charter
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
James B. Edwards Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Coastal Christian Preparatory School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Mt Pleasant Presbyterian Church Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
O'Quinn Schools Of Porter-Gaud - Mount Pleasant
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Palmetto Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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