“The city of Mount Pleasant may live up to its namesake. Based on a range of measures, the city is one of the best places to live in Charleston. Area residents live a short drive from the city, Charleston, South Carolina . Mt Pleasant was cited as the 10th fastest in growing city in the nation in 2015 by the U.S. Census Bureau. The town of Mount Pleasant saw a “4.7 percent increase in population in 2015, adding up to 81,317 people.” Its population continues to explode, as officials work diligently to effectively manage its growth. Now the state’s fourth most populated municipality, the population of Mt Pleasant literally doubled just in the decade from 1990 to 2000.
The town is wonderfully situated over the beautiful Ravenel Bridge on the east and northeast side of Charleston Harbor and the tidal Wando River. It is bordered to the south by Sullivan’s Island. Over time, the town limits have pushed northeastward from the along Rte. 17, almost to more rural Awendaw.
Catch the sunset and cocktails at the many restaurants on Shem Creek! Come by boat or land! There is something for everyone! Vickery’s Bar and Grill, Water’s Edge, Red’s Ice House, Tavern and Table, and Salt Water Cowboy’s.