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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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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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  12. Commute
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Mount Pleasant is a suburb of Charleston with a population of 83,700. 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 dense 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
83,700

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$441,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,533
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    125.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    140.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,116.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Mount Pleasant

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,176
National
$55,322
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Mount Pleasant Reviews

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I moved here 3 years ago and love it! People are very friendly. I live in a large neighborhood with subdivisions. The neighborhood has bike, running and golf cart paths where people are always outside. I play baseball for my high school which is a very large school. It is very well organized and have excelled during my high school career with academics and athletics. I am extremely lucky and grateful that my parents chose Mount Pleasant to move to .
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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.
This place is the epitome of Upper Middle Class suburbia. Can’t buy a decent sized single family house here for less than $500,000. The area is also very overcrowded. If there is open land now expect a housing development to be going in there soon, and one where you can stand in between houses and be touching both. There is almost no diversity in Mount Pleasant, recent states has the population at almost 91% white. This place is also loaded with strip malls, chain restaurants, big box stores etc etc. Traffic is pretty intense at rush hours and there is virtually no public transportation aside from a few bus routes along main roads. On the more positive side Charleston is nearby and it is a charming city to walk around and do some shopping. Charleston International Airport is also only about a 20 minute drive.