Mount Pleasant is a major American suburb of Charleston, South Carolina. It is the fourth largest municipality in South Carolina and the largest town in the LowCountry, and it has been one of the state’s fastest-growing areas for several years, more than doubling in population between 1990 and 2000. The population was 67,843 according to the 2010 census. The expected population in 2019 was 91,684.
Patriots Point is a naval and maritime museum at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge that holds the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, which is now a museum ship. The Ravenel Bridge, an eight-lane bridge erected in 2005 that crosses the Cooper River and connects Mount Pleasant and Charleston, spans the Cooper River.
Attractive and Safe Way of Life
The region’s tremendous expansion is being fueled by a moderate climate, good public schools, low crime rates, abundant homes in a variety of price ranges, ample chances for spousal employment, and access to artistic and cultural resources. These strong regional elements, combined with the amenities available in the Town of Mount Pleasant, make it one of the best communities in the country – just ask our residents. Our priorities reflect our commitment to building a vibrant family-friendly neighborhood. We take pleasure in fuelling family activities with multiple parks, hundreds of free Town of Mount Pleasant annual events, and an excellent public school system. Along with our family-friendly culture, we are lucky to enjoy a plethora of fun and creative activities.
Patriots Point offers educational events, and Boone Hall Plantation transports visitors back in time. Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridges and other parks provide ample outdoor activity with stunning views. Every year, Mount Pleasant receives national recognition for the cuisine served by local restaurants and the delectable beverages served by our three local brewers. If Mount Pleasant’s offerings do not entice you, the people will. Because of our laid-back attitude and dedication to the community, everyone we encounter is either a neighbor or a friend.
Superb Childhood Education
The future of Mount Pleasant is a major concern as the community grows. Mount Pleasant is committed to ensuring that future generations of citizens are properly educated. Year after year, all Mount Pleasant schools have received an “excellent” rating from the South Carolina Department of Education. Mount Pleasant was home to the national principal of the year in 2010. Even local CEOs recognized Mount Pleasant’s award-winning K-12 system as a key consideration in deciding where to place their business.
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is South Carolina’s second largest school system. The CCSD’s programs and schools include neighborhood, charter, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), and Montessori schools.
Education is never over. Beyond K-12, the Charleston region is home to more than a dozen college and university campuses, allowing easy access to a wide range of higher education options, from software development to hospitality management. Colleges in the region are consistently ranked among the finest in the country by Peterson’s, U.S. News & World Report, and other renowned publications. Higher education is never distant from Mount Pleasant, whether you are continuing your education or pursuing your master’s degree.