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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A+
Mount Pleasant is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 9,422. Mount Pleasant is in District of Columbia County and is one of the best places to live in District of Columbia. Living in Mount Pleasant offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mount Pleasant there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mount Pleasant and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Mount Pleasant are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$777,429
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,571
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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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
    53.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    260.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    107.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,607.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    91.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,319
National
$55,322
Families with Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Mount Pleasant Reviews

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I loved the diversity of this neighborhood -- hearing all of the Spanish being spoken and walking past all of the shops on Mt. Pleasant Rd was really nostalgic for me. Although the surrounding homes are beautiful, I lament how expensive it's become to live in the area -- many folks are getting pushed out because of gentrification.
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Shady tree-lined streets, walk to every thing you need, close to transit, young vibrant and diverse neighbors, historic well preserved houses. Great restaurants of all kinds from little Central American papuerias to Michelen rated fine dining. The best dive bar in DC (The Raven).
I'm an 18-year-old high school student and I grew up in Mount Pleasant and it has always and still is the best experience. Growing up here introduced me to people from all around the world and its such a diverse community. About 10 years ago it wasn't as good as it is today, this neighborhood improved so much with its safety, better job opportunities, and even with its public school. My whole family grew up and people who I grew up with since 2nd grade still live here and we always go out to eat to the different kinds of restaurant they have. During the summer every Saturday morning a small market comes and sells fruits and it's always packed because people enjoy the things that small market sells. I would highly recommend to just at least come and visit Mount Pleasent if you're looking for a place that's diverse, fun, and safe.