Mount Pleasant is a medium-sized suburban coastal town located in Charleston County, South Carolina. It is a nautical community blessed with beautiful ocean views, waterfront activities and a fascinatingly rich nautical history. It has approximately eleven neighborhoods and is the fourth largest community in the state of South Carolina. The town has a mayor/council form of town government with a seven-member council that makes municipal decisions for the town. Public education in the town is provided by the schools of the Charleston County School District. Over 59% of all adults in the town have earned four-year degrees or higher, this is more than double the national educational average for U.S. communities. It is a semi-diverse community in terms of race and ethnicity. Common ancestries among residents include German, English, Italian, Scottish and others. English is the primary written and spoken language in Mount Pleasant, followed by Spanish and Chinese.
The area was originally inhabited by the Sewee people, which were an Algonquin tribe. The first European settlers arrived in about 1680 and began settlements. The “Old Village District” is the community’s oldest neighborhood and the oldest remaining home, which is located at 111 Hibben Street, was constructed in about 1755 by Jacob Motte. Motte was one of the area’s early residents and contributed to the development of the area. Mount Pleasant is separated from Charleston by the Cooper River and for much of its history Mount Pleasant was a seasonal home to many of Charleston’s wealthy residents. In 1928 the Grace Memorial Bridge opened, this bridge connected the community to the Charleston Peninsula. Later, in 1966, a second larger bridge was opened, the Silas N Perlman Bridge.
The town spans 52.6 square miles, 45.1 square miles of land area and 7.5 square miles of water. It is a wealthy community in comparison to state and national economic standards. It is decidedly white-collar and over 91% of the workforce holds/works white-collar positions and professions. Around 9.5% of the workforce, works from home via telecommuting, freelance endeavors and home-based businesses. In 2023, the population of Mount Pleasant was 92,398, the estimated median household income was $106,216 and the estimated per capita income was $59,505. In the same year, the estimated median house value was $775,000, and the median gross rent was $2,122.
This charming town is in a very historic area and is perfect for people of all ages and walks of life. Many historic sites and museums are located in or are near Mount Pleasant, making it a fascinating and educational community to explore. The community is also home to three shopping centers, Mount Pleasant Towne Center, Belle Hall Shopping Center and The Market at Oakland. Homes come in a variety of sizes, styles and ages ready to suit the needs and wishes of potential buyers. Other real estate options include apartments, town homes and more. To begin your home search in this warm community, call local real estate agent and expert The Real Buyer’s Agent at 843-606-0824 today.
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