Mount Pleasant

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Located just to the North and West of Charleston is Mount Pleasant.   Mount Pleasant is located southeast from Daniel Island and south west of the Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island beachfront communities.


Mount Pleasant is connected to downtown Charleston by the eight lane Arthur Ravenel Bridge completed in 2006 and spanning over the Cooper River. 

On the Mount Pleasant side of the Ravenel Bridge
is a Naval museum where the World World II USS Yorktown, a navy submarine and other museum ships are berthed

Mount Pleasant’s first white settlers arrived from England in 1680 under the leadership of Captain O’Sullivan. Captain O’Sullivan had been granted 2,340 acres which included not only the island that bears his name, but also the land that was to become Mount Pleasant. On the earliest map of the time this area was called “North Point.”

In 1696, 51 new settlers arrived. Each family was allotted several hundred acres in the area that became known as Christ Church parish. In 1706 the Province of Carolina withstood several attacks by the Spanish and the French and were victorious in defeating French invaders in an area known as “Abcaw”.

The area of “Abcaw” was Hobcaw Plantation, located between Shem Creek and the Wando River. Later, it was also known as shipyard Plantation because its deep water and abundance of good timber made it ideal for a prosperous shipbuilding enterprise. Lands adjacent to Hobcaw Point were owned at different times by several different families, many of which maintained ferries which served Mount Pleasant.

In 1860 a public meeting was held in Mount Pleasant that produced the first secession resolution of the state. The secession convention met in Charleston 1860. With the advent of the Civil War, Battery Gary and an adjacent floating battery between Mount Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island were instrumental in defense of the town, as well as attacks on Fort Sumter. The town was also defended by a line of fortifications from Elliot’s Creek at Boone Hall to Copahee Sound. Mount Pleasant was also the secret training ground for the nine-man crew of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley. It was from Breach Inlet in 1864 that this small vessel was launched to attack and sink the USS Housatonic.



Mount Pleasant has a number of upscale residential developments, fine dining and numerous center shopping areas.

Males: 31,003   (47.9%)
Females: 33,704   (52.1%)
Median resident age:   35.9 years
South Carolina median age:   35.4 years

Zip codes: 29464, 29465, 29466.

Estimated median household income in 2007: $77,349 (it was $61,054 in 2000)

Mount Pleasant:   $77,349
South Carolina:   $43,329

Estimated median house or condo value in 2007: $373,458 (it was $180,000 in 2000)

Mount Pleasant:   $373,458
South Carolina:   $133,900

Mean prices in 2007: All housing units: $437,947; Detached houses: $464,082; Townhouses or other attached units: $199,498; In 2-unit structures: $171,776; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $181,549; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $268,331; Mobile homes: $106,742

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