Mount Pleasant Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Just a river away from much of the Charleston area, Mount Pleasant traces its roots back centuries but has seen most of its growth from newer connecting bridges. What’s informally known as East Cooper first expanded when the Grace Bridge tied the region to downtown Charleston in 1929, followed by a second bridge in 1963 and replaced by the enlarged $500 million six-lane Ravenel Bridge a decade ago this summer. I-526 also ties to Mount Pleasant. Once limited to the still swank Old Village area, Mount Pleasant has emerged in the past two decades as an upscale suburb bordered by the Cooper and Wando rivers, ICW and Francis Marion Forest. There’s more than 75,000 residents today.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Professionals, executives, educated, young families, retirees, empty nesters, outdoorsy.


Wide mix of new and mature homes, waterside lots, range of prices, comparatively low taxes.


Lots to do outside, sprawling suburb sporting big-box retail amenities, ample dining spots, recreational emphasis.

You'll Love

Parks, places to eat, waterfronts, sporting activities.

Perfect For

Sportsmen, history buffs, schools, health and medical places, trendy shopping stores, golf, running.

Around the Area

The “town” houses waves of high-end neighborhoods, secluded by woodlands along tree-lined roads. Lower Mount Pleasant out to S.C. Highway 41 boasts mature communities of brick and wood-framed houses as well as neo-traditional dwellings at I’On priced from $300,000 to $1 million.

The forested Old Village edging Charleston Harbor showcases historic mansions, large decades-old homes and smaller tidy residences. Alhambra Hall is a scenic park and meeting center. Nearby Coleman Boulevard heads to the beach. The newer Upper Mount Pleasant area is close to rivers, ocean and marshland containing master-planned villages of elegant new homes and sporting schools, shopping plazas, recreational fields, pools and tracks.

New mid-rise apartments, condos and townhomes add diversity. Sweetgrass basket makers ply their trade along U.S. Highway 17. Boone Hall Plantation draws thousands of tourists every year. High-tech startups Blackbaud and Benefit Focus launched in Mount Pleasant. The area is in Charleston County School District.

South Carolina's largest high school - Wando High - is in the area. With more than 3,000 students, it is noted for its educational excellence. There are three middle schools: Laing, Moultrie and Cario Middle. The elementary schools in the area - Pinckney, Jennie Moore, James B. Edwards, Belle Hall and Whitesides - are respected for their educational, including semi-magnet, opportunites.


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