Located east of the downtown Charleston peninsula (otherwise known as East of the Cooper), Mount Pleasant is a popular place to call home. Its so popular in fact that the Town of Mount Pleasant is one of the fastest growing towns in the nation. Surrounding communities include downtown Charleston, Daniel Island, Awendaw, Sullivans Island and Isle of Palms. Local shops and restaurants are mixed in with major retailers along the town’s two main thoroughfares—U.S. 17 and Coleman Boulevard. There are also two state of the art hospitals, East Cooper Medical Center and Roper St. Frances Mt. Pleasant Hospital, located within the town.
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is full of wonderful neighborhoods – from Cooper Estates and The Groves to I’On to Old Village to Hobcaw Point and more. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite areas of Mount Pleasant to help guide in your search for the perfect home.
1) Cooper Estates and The Groves
Consisting of largely 1960’s and 1970’s homes, this area has a wide range of home options. Some homes have been thoroughly renovated while others maintain their original charm (or have the potential for a full renovation!). There are many brick ranch style homes, and many of the lots are on the larger side. Cooper Estates and The Groves neighborhoods are conveniently close to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Cinnebar, and Shem Creek. For boat owners (and future boat owners!), Cooper Estates has a private community boat landing available for residents.
A high-end neighborhood boasting a new urbanism style, I’On has lots to offer. The home styles are varied, with mostly single family homes. The lots have zero lot lines with sidewalks and parks throughout the neighborhood. There are many neighborhood amenities including events and a centrally located I’On Square with restaurants, shops and more. The Creek Club and I’On Club are also available for residents with a separate membership fee.
3) Hobcaw Point
The majority of homes in Hobcaw Point were built in the 1960’s. In the neighborhood, you’ll find a mix of thorough renovations, tear-downs/rebuilds and original homes with minor updates. The Hobcaw Yacht Club is within the neighborhood (with a separate membership fee), and the neighborhood itself is bordered by Charleston Harbor. The tree-lined streets make for a scenic walk around the block, and the neighborhood is located just over Cooper River Bridge.
4) Old Village
Mount Pleasant’s most historic neighborhood, Old Village, has a variety of home styles. It borders the Charleston Harbor and Shem Creek, and boasts tree-lined streets and water views. This high-end neighborhood has a “soulful” vibe and is just minutes from Sullivan’s Island and downtown Charleston. With a commitment to keep its history pulsing through the streets, this community is not a gated subdivision that offers high-priced amenities. Instead, it is a neighborhood featuring historic, updated homes that border community parks, shop and gathering spaces from the old world of days gone by.
Old Mount Pleasant neighborhood borders Old Village neighborhood. It is tucked just off of Coleman Boulevard and is biking distance to Sullivan’s Island. There are mostly ranch-style homes of which many have been renovated. Old Mount Pleasant is close to restaurants, parks, baseball fields, and more.
6) Belle Hall
Belle Hall neighborhood is located off of 526. It is a large neighborhood with several different subdivisions. The home styles vary throughout the neighborhood, which offers many neighborhood amenities. Belle Hall is in close proximity to Belle Hall Shopping Center with restaurants and shops from Harris Teeter to Escapada Living to Starbucks. The Mount Pleasant Recreation Center, with an indoor pool, gym, activity rooms, skatepark, playground and athletic fields, is also within biking distance.