Mount Pleasant is Charleston's link to Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms. Mount Pleasant is separated from Charleston by the Cooper River.
For many years, it was primarily populated seasonally by Charleston residents wealthy enough to afford summer homes across the river from the Charleston peninsula. The population of Mount Pleasant was centered in an area of the town now known as "The Old Village."
In 1928, a bridge from Charleston Peninsula to Mount Pleasant was built. The two-lane Grace Memorial Bridge was opened as a toll bridge. A second and larger bridge, the Silas N. Pearman Bridge opened in 1966. On July 16, 2005, the eight lane Arthur Ravenel Bridge also known as the Cooper River Bridge opened for automotive traffic, replacing the two aging bridges.
The choices of things to do and see in Mount Pleasant are almost endless. A favorite spot for dining is on Shem Creek, which displays spectacular views of shrimp boats bringing in their catch of the day, dolphins playing, breathtaking sunsets, and not to mention it's outstanding view of the Charleston Harbor!
Venture outside to many of Mount Pleasant's area attractions, from Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Boone Hall Plantation, and Palmetto Island's County Park. Venture up the roadon Highway 17N to Blackbeard's Cove Fun Park for an afternoon of fun for all ages. While you're out that way be sure to stop by Jack Cosmic Dogs for a good old fashioned fifties style hotdog and root beer float.
Ready to shop 'til you drop? Towne Centre is an outdoor mall including many restaurants and a movie theater, the Shoppes at Seaside Farms offer a variety of boutiques, restaurants, and gift shops, and the Belle Hall Shopping Center has over sixty specialty shops, salons, and restaurants.
Mount Pleasant is a golfer's dream with four scenic goft courses: Charleston National, Dunes West, Patriots Point Links, and RiverTowne.