Quality of Life in Mount Pleasant
In Mount Pleasant, we like to say our quality of life is high due to our abundant parks, water access, close proximity to beaches and laidback atmosphere. But the reasons go even deeper. With the mild climate, nationally-recognized public schools, low crime rate and cultural amenities, citizens are afforded an idyllic community with Charleston charm and a coastal lifestyle.
Quality of Life
A Desirable & Safe Lifestyle
A mild climate, excellent public schools, low crime rates, abundant housing in a wide price range, ample opportunities for spousal employment, and access to artistic and cultural amenities are fueling the region’s rapid growth. These strong regional factors, coupled with the amenities found in the Town of Mount Pleasant, make it one of the premier communities to be found in the United States – just ask our residents. Our priorities reflect our focus on creating a strong family-friendly community. With numerous parks, dozens of free Town of Mount Pleasant annual events and an excellent public school system, we pride ourselves on fueling family activity. Along with our family-friendly lifestyle, we are fortunate to have abundant and creative opportunities for fun. The history buffs can enjoy educational programs at Patriots Point or travel back in time at Boone Hall Plantation. The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and plentiful parks offer abundant outdoor recreation with beautiful views. Every year, Mount Pleasant is recognized nationally for the cuisine offered by local restaurants and the delicious beverages from our three local breweries. If what Mount Pleasant has to offer does not entice you, the people will. Our laid-back lifestyle and commitment to community means everyone we meet is either a neighbor or friend.
Superb Childhood Education
As Mount Pleasant continues to grow, the future of the town is top of mind. Mount Pleasant is dedicated to ensuring that generations of residents to come are well educated. 100% of Mount Pleasant schools have achieved an “excellent” rating from the South Carolina Department of Education, year-over-year. In 2010, Mount Pleasant was home to the national principal of the year. Even local CEO’s cited Mount Pleasant’s award-winning K-12 system as a prime factor when choosing to locate their business within the town.
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina. CCSD’s programs and schools offer a portfolio of options including neighborhood, charter, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), and Montessori schools.
Education never stops. Beyond K-12, the Charleston region has more than two dozen college and university campuses providing easy access to a full spectrum of higher education opportunities, from software development to hospitality management. Colleges in the region are regularly ranked among the nation’s best by Peterson’s, U.S. News & World Report, and other respected guides. Whether you are continuing your education or pursuing your master’s degree, higher education is never far from Mount Pleasant.