Mount Pleasant, SC: The Gem of Charleston Real Estate
It’s no secret that Charleston, South Carolina seems to be one of the most desirable place to be these days. With so many beautiful locations it can be difficult to decide what part of the city is right for you and your family when looking for your next home.
Located just across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge from beautiful downtown Charleston is suburban Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is a town surrounded by stunning saltwater marshes with meandering creeks breaching its coastal shores, making for the epitome of waterfront living. With a great deal more local conveniences than its smaller downtown neighbor, back yards and outstanding schools, Mount Pleasant is a haven for prime residential Charleston real estate.
With a variety of neighborhoods, ranging in age and size we thought we would highlight just a few of the gems they hide within Mount Pleasant.
- Located off Mathis Ferry, a road running parallel to the main Highway 17, I’on (http://www.ioncommunity.com) is a planned community known for it’s close together homes, large front porches, parks and nature trails. Along with these amenities is an expansive club with pools, tennis courts, and fitness clubs. The lesser known part of I’on is the community square which holds a handful of local businesses, restaurants and three inns and a church just a short walk or golf cart ride away from your front door. Among the local businesses conveniently located to serve you and your family are I’on Family Dentistry (http://www.ionsmiles.com), College Edge (http://www.collegeedgeonline.com), Johnston & Farmer Attorneys at Law (http://johnstonfarmer.com), Grace Salon & Spa (http://gracesalonspasc.com), Deguise Interiors (https://www.deguiseinteriors.com) and A Diamond in Time (http://www.adiamondintime.com). There is also a chapel, operated by Church of the Holy Cross (http://www.holycross.net/whoweare#ion-campus), as well as a few accommodations perfect for visiting family and friends. The Inn at I’on (http://www.theinnation.com), The Captain’s House (http://www.captainshousebb.com/rooms-and-rates.html) and The Palmetto House Inn (http://www.thepalmettohouseinn.com). The restaurants are just the icing on the cake with options like the Square Onion’s (http://squareonion.com) selection of soups and sandwiches as well as casseroles to go, Fratello’s Italian Tavern (http://fratellostavern.com/fratellos-ion/) and O’Brion’s Pub (http://www.obrionspub.com) there is something for everyone.
2) On the north side of Mount Pleasant, located off of Hwy 41, is the partially gated neighborhood of Dunes West (http://www.dunes-west.com). Known for its expansive water front homes and exclusive golf club, this sprawling neighborhood also boasts a mini water park of sorts within the gates of its Athletic and Swim Club (http://www.duneswestgolfclub.com/-athletic-and-swim-club). With a separate lap pool, adult only pools and water park features like a beach entry pool, looping waterslide and water play features this swim club makes every warm summer day here in the low country more enjoyable for everyone.
3) Tucked between the maze of streets and shady yards that make up Mount Pleasant’s oldest neighborhood and the waterfront overlooking the Charleston Harbor is Alhambra Hall playground (https://www.facebook.com/Alhambra-Hall-217302984989757/?rf=146868012017371) This aged oak shaded haven for children is one of the best and most expansive public playgrounds in all of Charleston. Boasting a large sand box, pirate ship equipped with two slides and climbing ropes, a variety of swings including those for special needs kids, rocking toys and a variety of other installations, as well as a large field along the water across the street all make this our favorite hidden gem in Mount Pleasant’s Old Village (https://www.tompsc.com/index.aspx?nid=241).
4) Located on the stretch of road taking you to Sullivan’s Island is the gated marina community of Marsh Harbor at Toler’s Cove (http://tolerscove.com). While not necessarily hidden we thought this little neighborhood comprised of just 48 condominiums and 46 single- family homes deserved a spot on our list due to its 360 waterfront views, surrounding marina (http://www.jjins.com/Tolerscovemarina/default.asp) and location just one mile from the beautiful quiet beaches of Sullivan’s Island. This neighborhood is waterfront living at it’s absolute finest.
5) Just off of the winding, marsh-lined Long Point Road and adjacent to Boone Hall Plantations and Gardens is the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Longpoint. This well established neighborhood speaks for itself with it’s range in houses, large lot sizes and large variety of neighborhood amenities including a clubhouse with a large salt water pool, movie theater, tennis courts, basketball court and soccer field. However, the real hidden gem lies in the very back of this charming old neighborhood. The waterfront, 943-acre Palmetto Islands County Park (https://ccprc.com/69/Palmetto-Islands-County-Park). The park boasts miles of trails for hiking and biking, tidal creek fishing, playgrounds for the kids, an observation deck, and even a small water park. This hidden gem makes Longpoint a perfect location for the active, outdoor oriented buyer.