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Pleasant has become one of the most desirable place to live on the South Carolina coast for its wide variety of enticing
characteristics. Naturally surrounded on three sides by rivers,
tidal creeks, waterways and harbor estuary, Mount Pleasant is blessed with a
wealth of waterfront homes, private docks, marinas, and public
landings, as well as creekside restaurants, boating and paddling
rentals, a maritime museum and a vast array of wildlife.
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Exhilarating outdoor recreation plays a major role in Mount
Pleasant lifestyle, with easy access to championship golf courses,
Palmetto Islands State Park, deep-sea and inshore fishing, and and
some of South Carolina’s most intriguing parks, playing fields and
hiking trails. One extremely popular recreation and social
location is the eye-catching biking and hiking area overlooking
Charleston harbor on the towering new Arthur D. Ravenel bridge.
This pleasurable 3-mile jaunt takes people 15 stories above the
shipping channel as they get a remarkable view of the historic
city and surrounding coastal islands while sailboats and
freighters pass silently on the acres of blue water below.
The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department plays host to a wide array of sports to include football, lacrosse, basketball, track, tennis and many more.
Shopping and Entertainment
Mount Pleasant things to do also includes outstanding shopping,
entertainment and service in a bustling modern community of that
manages to maintain a friendly small-town feel. One of the
enjoyable routines for gardeners and weekend fixer-uppers is a
visit to Royall Ace Hardware on Coleman Boulevard and
Abide-A-While Nursery on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard. The local Royall
and Donaldson families that own and run these establishments are
always on hand and have prided themselves for many years in
treating their customers as part of the greater Mount Pleasant
family. Local folks often find excuses to visit these two
attractive locations for the chance to catch up with other
townspeople and enjoy the old-world attention of likeable and
knowledgeable staffers who are there as much to help as to sell.
Nearby, up-scale shopping is also a treat at Gwynn’s department
store on Anna Knapp Boulevard, where owner Marshall Simon and his
staff welcome people to a haven of personal service not found in
most retail chains, featuring the highest quality apparel,
cosmetics, gifts, furnishings, jewelry, and other exquisite
accessories. Fine men’s styles include names such as Burberry,
Corneliani and Ross Graison, while women’s fashions feature such
outstanding selections as Carmen Marc Valvo, Escada Sport and
Across the street from Gwynn’s is the popular Whole Foods Market
at Patriots Plaza Shopping Center, which buzzes with daily
activity of Mount Pleasant’s largely health-conscious patrons. The
organic vegetables, wines, coffees and cheeses at Whole Foods come
from around the world, and on Tuesday afternoons in late spring
and summer, the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market opens under old
oaks near Simmons Street for a tasty helping of local goods and
For more varied shopping needs, Mount Pleasant features a number
of easy-to- find and park shopping plazas. The breezy outdoor
venue at Belle Hall Shopping Center on Longpoint Road offers 60
specialty shops, ranging from Starbucks Coffee, Carolina Girls
gifts, Wonder Works for children, and a host of tantalizing
eateries such as the Just Fresh Bakery Café.
At Mount Pleasant Towne Centre on Palmetto Grande Drive, more than
65 national and local businesses include The Gap, Belk, Banana
Republic, Barnes and Noble, Jos. A. Bank, and Old Navy, Victoria’s
secret and Stella Nova Spa and Salon. The shopping area is part of
Mount Pleasant’s Sweetgrass Heritage Corridor, featuring masterful
hand-woven baskets of this ancient folk art at the Sweetgrass
For a little more history on the Mount Pleasant area, read about Scanlonville.
Having worked up a thirst or an appetite is rewarding in Mount
Pleasant, with more than 150 restaurant locations. Fine dining in
cozy settings is the fare at Coco’s, Langdon’s, The Old Village
Post House, Red Drum, while more the more relaxed waterfront
atmosphere is featured at Water’s Edge, The Wreck of the Richard
and Charlene, Vickery’s, and Mount Pleasant Bar and Grill, all
located on scenic Shem Creek.