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Mount Pleasant is a city on the Atlantic coast of South Carolina and a suburb of Charleston. With a population of 64,707, up from just over 20,000 in 1990, the city has created for itself a unique identity apart from Charleston. The area that is now Mount Pleasant was first settled back in 1680 by English Captain O’Sullivan. Sixteen years later, 51 more people arrived from England and formed the original community, known as Christ Church Parish. Mount Pleasant holds two distinctions related to the Civil War: it was the site of the agreement of the state to secede from the Union, and after the war, it was the site of the first black community in the area. Today, Mount Pleasant, SC is primarily known as a high-income coastal city full of gated communities and country club golf courses and lush southern gardens.

Mount Pleasant has a total of 19,025 households occupying a total of 20,197 housing units. The average housing density is very low at only 482.1 per square mile. There are 1,600 to 1,700 Mount Pleasant homes for sale on the market. Sales are robust but new homes for sale in Mount Pleasant keep the average about the same. The median sales price is $270,000. In addition to the homes for sale, there are also 400 to 500 foreclosures on the market. The average price per square foot of Mount Pleasant homes is $152. The city has been in a buyer’s market for quite some time and sellers are forced to go down several hundred thousand from their list price. The average list price is $550,000. Since the housing crises of 2006, the value of Mount Pleasant homes for sale has dropped over $100,000 and very little improvement has been made since.

Mount Pleasant features some of the most beautiful homes for sale in all of South Carolina. The sprawling estates lie on rolling hills with tall, old oak trees in the Old Village District. The average neighborhood features shaded lanes with pedestrians and bicyclists as numerous as drivers. The neighborhoods are very well-planned with the golf-course communities being some of the most desirable. Mount Pleasant was named the 2010 All-America City by the National Civic League at their ceremony in Kansas City. This award was seen as a great honor by the residents for their civic accomplishments and grass-roots problem-solving. Much of the charm of the Mount Pleasant is the pride of the residents who still call the city a town despite its rapidly growing population.

Mount Pleasant is just over the bridge from Charleston. A great many of those who purchase Mount Pleasant homes for sale are from Charleston and continue to work across the harbor in the diverse economy of the big city.

The Mount Pleasant services for public safety are both award-winning organizations. The Mount Pleasant Fire Department has been in operation since 1837 and has been nationally accredited since 2001, the first in South Carolina. The fire department also runs paramedic services for the city. The Mount Pleasant Police Department won the CALEA Flagship Award in 2006, an award given by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies for delivering problem-solving service to the community.

Buyers of Mount Pleasant homes for sale will find themselves in the Charleston County School District, but the schools within the city have been noteworthy for being the highest-rated in the district. There are 7 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and a single high school within city limits. Three private Christian schools also operate within Mount Pleasant.

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