Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, SC, is just a ride across the iconic Ravenel Bridge from historic downtown Charleston and neighbors the beach towns of Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. Once a small fishing village, this close-knit community offers so much more than its prime location.

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From charming historic homes in the Old Village with its quaint vintage pharmacy and Pitt Street fishing pier to sprawling planned communities with resort-like amenities, there are a wide variety of neighborhoods to choose from in Mt. Pleasant. You'll find golf, water view, and dock properties along the Wando River and the area’s many tidal creeks.

The median home price in Mount Pleasant is higher than the national average, but the quality of life in the area makes it worth the investment for many.

One of the highlights of the area is the abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and Patriots Point (home of the USS Yorktown) offer breathtaking views of the harbor and downtown Charleston and are popular spots for events, picnicking, fishing, and relaxing.

Once a shrimping lane, picturesque Shem Creek Park is another local favorite, with a boardwalk and plenty of restaurants offering fresh seafood, stunning sunset views, and daily dolphin sightings. Palmetto Islands County Park has hiking and biking trails, kayak rentals, a water park, and a dog park. The iconic moss-draped oak allée and history of Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens draw tourists, residents, and filmmakers (most recently, The Notebook). Several annual festivals and concerts take place on the lush grounds.

Employment opportunities are fueled by the healthcare, hospitality, and technology industries. Companies such as Benefitfocus and Blackbaud have a strong presence in the area.

Wando High School is one of the top-ranked high schools in the state, with a wide range of extracurricular activities and programs. Several other highly-rated public and private schools are also available. Learn more at the tab below.

Mount Pleasant Resources:

Town of Mount Pleasant Municipal Government

Charleston County Government

More Mount Pleasant Highlights:

Golf courses

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Towne Centre



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5 Mamie Whitesides Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 James B. Edwards Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Belle Hall Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Mt. Pleasant Academy Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 East Cooper Montessori Charter School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
5 Jennie Moore Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Carolina Park Elementary Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A Laurel Hill Primary School Preschool - 2Nd Grade Public
5 Charles Pinckney Elementary School 3Rd Grade - 5th Grade Public
5 Moultrie Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Lucy Garrett Beckham High 9th Grade - 10th Grade Public
5 Thomas C. Cario Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5 Laing Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A East Cooper Center For Advanced Studies 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Wando High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Oceanside Collegiate Academy 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Christ Our King-Stella Maris School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Coastal Christian Preparatory School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Mt Pleasant Presbyterian Church Learning Center Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A The O'quinn School - Porter-Gaud Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Palmetto Christian Academy Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A University School Of The Lowcountry 3Rd Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Montessori Of Mt Pleasant Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Trident Academy Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A St Andrews Episcopal Day School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Sundrops Montessori Bridge Campus Preschool - 9th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.