New Homes in Mount Pleasant SC
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A hip, young, vibrant, expansive town with choice real estate and new homes
City - Mt. Pleasant, SC
Founded - 1680
County Located in - Charleston
Zip Codes - 29464, 29465, 29466
Area Code - 843
Square Miles - 52.6
Elevation - 16 ft
Population - 67,843 (2010)
Density - 1,505/sq. mile
Mount Pleasant, with its proximity to Charleston Harbor, Shem Creek, the Wando and Cooper Rivers, the Intercoastal Waterway and area beaches is the choice for families, young professionals, and those who want to be close to Nature. In fact, it was selected by editors at Money Magazine as one of the top places to live in the United States.
What kind of homes will I find in Mt. Pleasant?
Homes for sale in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina range from traditional single family residences to connected townhomes to high-rise contemporary, multi-million dollar condos overlooking the harbor. Mount Pleasant real estate is some of the most in-demand in the Lowcountry.
Characteristics of Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant stretches north along U.S. Highway 17 and expands towards the area’s interior along S.C. highway 41. There are many exceptional planned communities built around amenities like golf, tennis and swimming. Some of these neighborhoods even have their own local schools. Geographically, the city is divided north and south by Interstate 526 which terminates at U.S. 17.
Today, Mt. Pleasant is a technology business hub as well as a major urban center with a population greater than 78,000. Entrepreneurs choosing to live here experience a supportive town where the city government has gone out of it’s way to create an environment where start-ups and mid-growth businesses thrive.
Parents concerned with educational options for their children need not worry because Mount Pleasant’s Charleston County public schools are some of the best ranking in the state. Not only are there a number of public schools, private school options range from church sponsored schools to private pre-K too.
Small town charm, big city shopping, dining
Founded in the 19th century and home to the picturesque Old Village Historic District at its center, the former sleepy town has grown to one of the largest cities in South Carolina. People used to think of Mt. Pleasant as a suburb of Charleston — but no more.
Mount Pleasant has outstanding shopping, dining, and retail centers. Just a few years ago, Hungry Neck residents (the colloquial term for Mt. Pleasant) were delighted when Trader Joe’s came to town — one of only three in the state. Acclaimed local field to farm restaurants are a hit in this town as are national eateries like Carrabba's Italian Grill and PF Chang’s which are also found here. Those who love craft breweries will find three anchored in the city.
Things to do and see and places to go in Mt. Pleasant
Every week during the growing season, the city’s Farmer’s Market is the nexus of this hip, vibrant community. On weekends parents gather on the town’s recreation fields to watch their children enjoy some of the area’s best recreational venues. People young and old, are never short of things to do here.
The aircraft carrier Yorktown at Patriot’s Point Maritime Museum brackets one end of the community and the Francis Marion National Forest lies at the northernmost reaches of the city. In between lies an array of parks such as Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. Not to be missed is Palmetto Islands County Park with its trails, water park, and playgrounds.
Mount Pleasant home design and style
Home styles in Mt. Pleasant includes a mix of houses influenced by the classic Charleston Single House form seen in Charleston’s historic district. Many of Mount Pleasant’s planned communities’ streets are lined with homes fronted by ample front porches where rocking-chair evenings are the norm and “Hello” is just as often heard as the calls of songbirds.
These homes reflect a Lowcountry cottage chic aesthetic with exposed rafter tails and shiplap or board and batten siding. Here, too, you’ll see the influence of Mission Style with updated bungalows reflecting an early 20th century form which is very popular today with homebuyers. These new “old” houses have open floor plans, expansive bathrooms and multiple living spaces preferred by home owners. So while they may sport influences from the past, they are totally current in form and function.
Home builders in Mt. Pleasant
Builders constructing homes in Mount Pleasant include publicly traded national volume builders and local production and custom home builders. Local builders are emerging as a stand out segment in Mt. Pleasant for their regional, distinctive Lowcountry design approach, while national builders may often feature more market-friendly pricing and incentives to purchase.
Because of the desirability of the wide array of neighborhoods and home choices and demand, real estate prices in Mount Pleasant are often higher than prices in other areas of the Lowcountry with the exception of Peninsular Charleston or some of the island enclaves.
Why choose to live in Mt. Pleasant?
It’s easy to understand why Mount Pleasant is often selected as home. From choice schools, a thriving business environment to access to nature, and many diverse things to see and do, life in this coastal South Carolina town is far more than pleasant, it’s desirable.