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The Old Village of Mt Pleasant SC

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Life in the Old Village

Old Village residents enjoy salty breezes from the Charleston Harbor, it is one of Mt. Pleasant’s oldest waterfront neighborhoods. The community is made up of families, retirees and young professionals. Old Village has an old Charleston neighborhood charm. This includes a commitment to preserving it’s history including historic, updated homes with nearby parks, gathering spaces, library, shops and churches.

The Old Village in Mt Pleasant is located by Shem Creek, Simmons St, Cove Inlet and the Charleston Harbor, a true coastal neighborhood! It is just minutes away from downtown Charleston, Sullivans Island and in the heart of Mt Pleasant. The Old Village remains the true heart of Mt. Pleasant

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Dating back to the post civil war era, The Old Village originally served as wealthy Charlestonians’ summer residence. To escape the rising heat on the peninsula, downtown Charleston residents of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s flocked to this area of Mt. Pleasant to find eastern breezes from the Cooper River and a quiet place to call home for a few months out of every year. During this time, The Old Village flourished and became the epicenter of the town of Mt. Pleasant and eventually, people began populating the area and making the neighborhood their primary residence. Today, many of the original homes not only still stand, but have been restored to maintain the history of yesterday and to accommodate for the modern lifestyle of today.
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Ranked as the 2nd best public school system in South Carolina, The Old Village is zoned for top notch education opportunities. People commonly buy real estate here JUST to have the chance to send their children to the public schools this community offers. Mt. Pleasant Academy has been awarded a National Blue Ribbon of Excellence for its high performing achievements, Moultrie Middle School was ranked the top public school in South Carolina and Wando High has been known for its stellar academic and athletic achievements. Both Moultrie and Wando have undergone new construction and renovation in the last few years, offering state of the art facilities indoors and out. If private schooling is your preference, there are many convenient elementary, middle and college prep schools in the area.
Pier in Old VillageBecause The Old Village is not a private community or a gated subdivision, its amenities are open for public use and there is no HOA fee. Popular neighborhood spots include: Alahambra Hall, a highly desired venue for weddings, reunions and parties. Pitt Street Pharmacy has hung onto its old-world charm and offers a drug store/diner. (Make sure to grab a scoop of ice cream when you’re there and read about the history of this charming place here!) The Pitt Street Bridge, which was once the connector from Mt. Pleasant to Sullivans Island over Cove Inlet, now serves as a wonderful 3 mile (there and back) walking and running path. And if you are just visiting the area, you must stay at The Old Village Inn!
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