Anyone who crosses the new Arthur Ravenal Bridge
into Mt. Pleasant will never forget the view. Directly across the Cooper River from Charleston, Mt. Pleasant dates its founding to 1680. Today, the city carefully preserves its rich heritage and small-town appeal. The projected 2010 population for Mt. Pleasant is 75,602.
The population numbers for this South Carolina thriving community certainly make it qualify as a “city.” But, as the name implies, the “town” of Mt. Pleasant is an aproprate description for the state of mind and the attitude of the businesses you’ll find there. Although it serves as a major bedroom community to Downtown Charleston
, it’s still a viable community unto itself.
Patriots Point, the world’s largest naval and maritime museum complex, is Mt. Pleasant’s biggest attraction. It is dominated by the aircraft carrier Yorktown, World War II’s famous “Fighting Lady.” You can also board tour boats at Patriots Point to visit Fort Sumter National Monument, where the Civil War began.
Adjacent to Patriots Point is Patriots Point Links,
one of the area’s most popular public golf courses. The 18-hole, par 72 layout provides spectacular views of Charleston Harbor and the Peninsula’s skyline. The Mt. Pleasant/Isle of Palms Visitor Center at the corner of U.S. Highway 17 and McGrath Darby Boulevard is a good place to start when exploring Mt. Pleasant.
Another reason Mount Pleasant SC is one of the most desirable places to live in the South East is because of its proximity to The Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island Beaches. On Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island you will find Charleston’s luxury homes as well as sandy beaches and Sunny skies