Mount Pleasant is separated from Charleston by the Cooper River. Mount Pleasant was once populated primarily by wealthy Charlestonians who kept summer homes there. Its population was centered in, The Old Village, which, like Charleston, has undergone a preservation and restoration effort by the city and its residents. The Old Village is an area of high demand for its quaint shops, dining, homes, waterfront location and close proximity to Charleston.
Mount Pleasant is accessed from Charleston by the Arthur Ravenal, Jr. bridge, which opened in 2005. This bridge with its 8 traffic lanes and popular walking and biking lane, is a destination itself, a true engineering marvel of great beauty.
Mount Pleasant has transformed into a thriving city with 70,000+ residents, who enjoy its well-planned neighborhoods, such as the much praised I’On, plentiful shopping, fine schools and medical facilities, as well as its location between Charleston and the beaches of Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island.
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, on the Cooper River in Mount Pleasant, overlooks the city and Port of Charleston and stands as a testament to our armed forces and provides opportunities to tour naval ships, including the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown.
Mount Pleasant is the perfect location for those who want to be near beaches, the city of Charleston and plentiful shopping. It is an ideal setting for families and is also popular with retirees and young professionals. From the time you come to Johns Island from James Island on Maybank Highway you are greeted by splendid communities and homes. From Headquarters Island at the entrance of Johns Island to Kiawah and Seabrook Island on the Atlantic Ocean, Johns Island is a very special place to live and play. At is closet point (Headquarters Island) it is only 5 miles to Historic Downtown Charleston. It feels like a different time altogether.