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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.

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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Mount Pleasant Rankings

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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
    136
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    23
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194
    500
  • Theft
    1,234
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100
    284
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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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Mount Pleasant Reviews

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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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I love living in Mount Pleasant! The sense of community is wonderful, especially considering the size of the town. I feel safe raising my son here. It also has the best public schools available in Charleston County.
Most of the people in Mount Pleasant are very nice! There are plenty of places to shop and eat. You can also visit Boone Hall Plantation, which is a very lovely place. However, there are certain places in Mount Pleasant that need more parking spaces.