There are so many wonderful neighborhoods in Charleston and if I knew about them all before I moved here, I don’t know that I could have made a decision as to where to live. See, I’m the just take a leap and go kind of gal. I moved here site unseen. We found a great little place in old Mount Pleasant (up a bit from the Old Village) and nearly 14 years later, I can’t imagine calling anywhere else home.
You could do man on the street interviews anywhere in town and ask what Charleston area is the best to live in and most people will rave over their own neighborhood. I’m not any different.
Mount Pleasant’s revitalized Pitt St. Bridge in the Old Village
I love that I can walk a few blocks or less to get a beer, a great sushi dinner, pick out a new area rug and fabric for reupholstering my sofa, grab a latte, have a picnic with a harbor view, buy a new outfit, hit up Pitt St. Pharmacy for a wonderful Cherry Coke or ice cream, and more! Fourth of July is awesome because I can ride by bike down to the old Pitt Street Bridge (which is now a beautiful little park- like area) and see the fireworks from the Isle of Palms, James Island, and Mount Pleasant. And before the Christmas parade that goes down Coleman, there is a fireworks display that beats Fourth of July’s.
Old Mt. Pleasant is kind of in the heart of everything- we’re close to downtown, West Ashley, and the beaches of Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. It’s pedestrian and bike friendly, fragrant blooms fill many yards as you walk past you can smell them in the air, and it’s a place where people pass you by and say “Hi.” There are dogs being walked, kids riding bikes, moms and dads taking their babies for a stroll, joggers and power walkers. Old Mount Pleasant is home and more importantly, it feels like home. I really can’t imagine living anywhere else.