A Few Popular Mt. Pleasant Neighborhoods

I'On, a Mount Pleasant CommunityMount Pleasant continues to be one of the most popular areas surrounding Charleston. First of all, the location is ideal, bordering Downtown Historic Charleston, as well as Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island beaches. Second, it is one of the newly expanded areas surrounding Charleston that has seen much growth since the 90's. Most of the neighborhoods are planned communities with intelligent design, parks, golf courses, swimming pools, tennis, and plenty of other amenities. A few of the neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant even have their own schools and gyms. I'd like to expand on some of the more popular neighborhoods that a lot of buyers are enjoying:

Park West - This is the largest neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant. It is a family-oriented community, having a preschool and child care, Charles Pinckney Elementary, and Cario Middle school inside the neighborhood. Condos, townhomes, and single family homes are all found here, making for affordable choices for many. Home prices begin in the 200's and get into the millions.

Dunes West - This community borders Park West, is gated, and has a golf course. This community is built up of many subsections, all having their own unique character (same as Park West above). Many of the homes in and around the golf course have large lot sizes. The amenities at Dunes West are ideal, even having a water slide for the kids at the pool center. There is also a business center, large exercise area with classes available, and great tennis facilities. Homes here begin in the 300's and get into the low 1 million mark.

Rivertowne - Rivertowne is a large community that also has different subsections. Towards the front of the neighborhood you have the more affordable homes, and towards the rear, the more expensive. Rivertowne is nestled between Hwy 41 and the Wando River. Homes along the back of the neighborhood are on deep water, and enjoy the wonderful Wando River breezes in the summer. This community also has a golf course with a beautiful club house. Homes here begin in the 300's and get into the multiple millions along the back of the neighborhood.

Belle Hall - Bell Hall is a great location for those looking to commute to the airport, or to the North Charleston area(s). Easy access to I-526 makes it an easy and quick drive. But more than location, this community has more to offer. Family or retirement living with great amenities and a swimming pool center. Having many subsections, Belle Hall offers different styles and price ranges of living. Homes begin in the 200's towards the front of the neighborhood, while highly acclaimed Hibben- towards the rear of the neighborhood- can get into the millions.

I'On - One of Mount Pleasant's upscale neighborhoods. A masterfully planned community based upon Charleston's historic downtown model. Smaller lot sizes, but upscale construction and premium materials. The front of the neighborhood has a little 'town feel' with shops and pubs/restaurants. Homes here begin in the mid 400's and get into the millions. Location is key with this neighborhood!


If you'd like more information on the neighborhoods of Mt. Pleasant, please check out our page on Mount Pleasant Neighborhoods.  There, we have a description of all the communities, plus- homes for sale in those neighborhoods updated daily.

Good luck in your search!


Posted by Mike Ciucci on


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Good deal. What is the 2012 market going to look like for Buyers this year? I've got clients looking to move to the Charleston area and curious to see what the market looks like. San Diego is going to be another year perfect for Buyers in my opinion.


Brent @ www.smartsandiegohomefinder.com

Posted by Brent on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 8:35am

Hi Brent, thanks for the comments. Yes, it looks like a fantastic market for buyers in Charleston with all of the home choices available. Better news for sellers, too- now that there are less homes on the market here. We've been getting some good publicity lately from the Travel magazines as well. Funny you mention San Diego clients coming to Charleston- I've got some from San Diego looking to move here as well. Let me know if I can help you or your clients in any way.


Posted by Mike Ciucci on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 5:37am

Thanks for your post. It helps us a lot. what do you expect of the market in 2012?

Posted by Charleston Allen on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 6:46pm

Where is the neighborhood in the photograph? It is beautiful! I never realized Mt. Pleasant had a venetian paradise in it!

Posted by Bethany on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 5:47am

Bethany, this photo was taken in I'On. A beautiful neighborhood, and you're right- it even looks like that of a different country.

Allen, I expect the # of homes on the market to continue to decline, the number of sales to increase, but I also am leery of home values declining. Banks are beginning to unload some of their REO property, which will introduce a lot of home into the marketplace.

Posted by Mike Ciucci on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 6:26am

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