Homes For Sale In Mount Pleasant SC

Mt Pleasant SC Real Estate

Mt Pleasant SC was originally occupied by the Sewee Indians. The first white settlers arrived from England on July 6, 1680 under the leadership of Captain Florentia O’Sullivan, for whom Sullivans Island is named. The town was originally known as “North Point.”

Today, Mt. Pleasant is South Carolina’s fourth largest municipality. It is also South Carolina’s fastest growing city. In fact, according to the most recent US Census Report, Mt. Pleasant SC is not only the fastest growing city in South Carolina, it is the fastest growing city in the South. It is also the 9th fastest growing city in the United States.

The town had less than 7,000 residents in 1970, but nearly 75,000 lived there in mid-2013. Ironically, the town experienced its largest growth spurt a year after Hurricane Hugo in 1989, as the population of roughly 23,000 in 1990 more than doubled to one of roughly 47,000 in 2000. Since 2000, the population has increased by over 51.0%.

There are many things that make Mt Pleasant SC real estate so appealing. Most residents are 10 minutes from the nearby beaches of Sullivans Island and Isle of Palms.

Historic Downtown Charleston SC is just a short drive across the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. Mt. Pleasant offers plenty of shopping, dining of all kinds, and entertainment.

Mt. Pleasant is a wonderful place to raise a family, and offers some of the best schools not only in Charleston, but the state of South Carolina as well.

According to, Wando High School was rated an 89 on a scale of 100 in comparison to other South Carolina schools.  In 2009, principal Lucy Beckham was named the 2010 MetLife/National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) National Secondary Principal of the Year, the highest honor for a secondary school principal in the nation.

Wando High School is South Carolina’s 15th highest-performing high school in the state, according to US News & World Report’s 2013 rankings.

Mt. Pleasant is also a very safe, low crime environment. The Mount Pleasant Police Department was featured in the November 1996 issue of Good Housekeeping as one of the Top Eight Suburban Police Departments in the nation

The Mt Pleasant Fire Department is internationally accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). It was originally accredited in 2001 becoming the first accredited fire department in the state of South Carolina

“It’s a very safe community, we have the best public schools in South Carolina, and our quality of life; we’re right by the ocean, and our taxes are low,” said town Administrator Eric DeMoura.

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