Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. It is the fourth largest municipality and largest town in South Carolina, and for several years was one of the state’s fastest-growing areas, doubling in population between 1990 and 2000. At the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge is Patriots Point, a naval and maritime museum, home to the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, which is now a museum ship. The Ravenel Bridge, an eight-lane highway that was completed in 2005, spans the Cooper River and links Mount Pleasant with the city of Charleston.
Mount Pleasant is separated from Charleston by the Cooper River. For many years, the town was populated largely on a seasonal basis by Charleston residents wealthy enough to afford summer homes across the river from the Charleston peninsula. The population of Mount Pleasant was centered in “Old Village”.
Mount Pleasant’s hospitality and beauty may be nationally known, but for more than 80,000 residents it is also home. Mount Pleasant’s commitment to livability, sustainability and superior service are showcased daily from the top-rate public facilities to the preserved creeks and waterways found throughout the community. With excellent schools, water access, numerous historical sites, recreational opportunities and a growing business force, you’ll always find something incredible in Mount Pleasant.