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  2. Crime & Safety
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Mount Pleasant is a town in South Carolina with a population of 80,661. Mount Pleasant is in Charleston County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Mount Pleasant offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mount Pleasant there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mount Pleasant and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Mount Pleasant are highly rated.
About Mount Pleasant...
Population
80,661

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$413,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,465
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    136.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    193.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,233.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    99.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

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I moved here 20 years ago when housing was affordable (I am a teacher and my husband is an electrician), there was very little traffic, and the people were super friendly. Since then, I have been very disappointed in the change. It seems most of Charleston and its surrounding towns have lost most of it small town charm. It used to be easy to go to Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, Folly Beach and even Kiawah in a short amount of time. Now, it could easily take double that time because of our new traffic problem. Housing prices are going through the roof and forcing many residents to move away. Along with the growth is the new found "snooty" attitudes we see from the new residents. Don't even think about buying a home on the islands as prices have tripled since we moved here! So sad about all the change. I guess everyone found out about our hidden paradise.
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Often a far drive to most areas but beautiful scenery. When you do reach the stores they’re all in the same area from food to shopping to even spa or crafts! The distance and traffic only put a damper on your time IF you take the single roads that have limited exits or passing lane room. Crime is not high because cops are always around and accessible! Never smells like drugs etc in housing areas due to the higher standards of families there - not exactly a college kid/student scene. More of a home like feel with multiple parks and wooded areas.
Mount Pleasant is a growing community outside of Charleston SC that offers excellent schools, arts and community events and provides a safe environment in which to raise a family or retire. The community is beatutiful and has access to other towns that allows one to explore the South Carolina coast with ease. The growth of the community is increasing year over year and this is somewhat distressing as the small town feel has decreased over the last 10 to 15 years. Additionally, the expansion of homes in the area has diminished the natural beauty of the area as more and more tree lined roads have been cleared to add housing communities