Mount Pleasant is located just north of Downtown Charleston, and has many lovely homes in varied price ranges. Originally accessed via ferry and later two bridges, Mount Pleasant is now a quick zip over the new Ravenel Bridge, completed in 2006. With this ease of access, and its wealth of shopping and dining opportunities, Mt Pleasant is quick becoming the most popular spot for new residents in the Charleston area. With homes priced anywhere from the mid 300,000s to newer, larger homes offered at well over a million dollars, this area has something for everyone.
The Old Village is located just over the Ravenel Bridge off Coleman Blvd. This was the original settlement in Mount Pleasant and homes date back to the mid 18th century. The Old Village boasts ancient oaks, large lots, numerous churches, and a charming shopping area on Pitt Street. Not only is The Old Village convenient to downtown, it retains much of the historical reverence of older areas of Charleston.
Shem Creek is another important landmark in Mount Pleasant. Located just past/just before The Old Village, Shem Creek is the hub of the thriving shrimping industry in Charleston. Take in the views of the shrimp boats and the sunset while enjoying one of the numerous outdoor dining options on the water here. Shem Creek is home to various types of property, everything from a boat slip to a new construction home overlooking the water, but the common thread throughout is reverence for the sea.
Long Point Road, on the other side of the main thoroughfare highway 17) houses numerous desirable developments including Mollases Creek, Creekside, and Ion Village. Ion Village, one of Mount Pleasant’s newer developments is not only a lovely neighborhood but is also home to numerous trendy shops and restaurants adorning the well lit streets.
Other neighborhoods and developments in Mount Pleasant include Dunes West, a master planned escape down Hwy 17. Hamlin Plantation and Brickyard Plantation, sister developments with a number of amenities including golf, lakes and wetlands. Rivertowne Country Club was the home to the Lowcountry’s first Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. Park West, situated minutes from the ocean, offers river life and waterfront properties. Numerous other planned neighborhoods exist in Mount Pleasant, but often they all share the conservation and respect for wetlands and green space.
Waterways and marsh views are a common thread throughout Mount Pleasant, and life moves in the rhythm with those tidal creeks. One has only to search for homes in the Mount Pleasant area to notice the number of water views and lots looking out on open marsh. Enjoy the South Carolina’s pristine Low country waters and wildlife, while remaining within only minutes of Downtown Charleston in Mount Pleasant.