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I Can’t Imagine Living Anywhere But Mount Pleasant

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.

Mt. Pleasant Pitt Street Bridge

Mt. Pleasant Pitt Street Bridge

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.

New Old Village Listing- Charming Cottage Home

Rick Fain and Kristin Walker have just listed a charming little cottage in the Old Village section of Mount Pleasant, 426 Bank Street. 

426 Bank St. is a classic Old Village cottage and is a virtually new construction as almost everything is new down to the studs.   This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1340 square foot  home features a new kitchen, master bedroom and bath, the entire exterior and much more. The location is perfectly situated within walking distance to Charleston Harbor, the Old Village parks of Alhambra Hall, Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, community tennis courts, and the restaurants at Shem Creek. You will be only a short bike ride to the Pitt St. Bridge, a few blocks from Mount Pleasant Academy. The beaches of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms are just a short drive away and it’s just a 10 minutes to downtown Charleston. Kitchen renovation includes all new cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances. The baths are all new with furniture grade cabinets and all new tile and fixtures. The home boasts newly sanded hardwood floors and the exterior has new hardiplank siding, new windows and a new roof. As all the bedrooms and living areas are on one floor, you will not have to contend with any steps. This home and its location will afford you the lifestyle and amenities that make living in the Old Village so very special. It is a rare opportunity to find such a move-in ready home in one of the best neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant.

For more information contact Rick Fain (843) 412-0189, [youtube=]

Adorable Cottage
Wide open space and new hardwood floors
New stainless appliances

Keeping America Beautiful 2010

This past Saturday, Dunes Properties’ Rebecca Narkiewicz along with vice chair of the Mt. Pleasant Pride Committee (Patricia Fuchs) helped clean up the Ocean View Cemetary in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant.  They were part of a small group consisting of student volunteers, church organizations, city employees and neighborhood residents.  Low hanging branches were trimmed, weeds were pulled, litter was picked up- it was a great big success.

Looking For a New Neighborhood- Consider the Old Village

I live in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant  and have been there for going on 11 years.  It’s a great hodgepodge of styles and price ranges.  On any given day you could snap a picture worthy to be on a magazine cover- a beautiful bike with a basket with an elegant woman sporting a straw hat and a summer dress,  a young couple pushing a baby stroller and walking their dog, white picket fences, live oaks, blooming azaleas- It’s just visually idealic.  But it doesn’t stop there.  It’s a place where you know your neighbors by name and stop and ask someone if they need help carrying their groceries in.  It’s like most neighbhorhoods in Charleston. 

And it doesn’t stop there.  I can’t imagine a more convenient place to live than the Old Village.  It’s so convenient.  The Blue Angels were in town over the weekend to perform two air shows.  My husband and I just took a 10 minute walk to the waterfront and voila- front row seats!  On the Fourth of July fireworks are set off on Sullivan’s Island, Patriot’s Point, James Island and Isle of Palms.  15 minute walk to Alhambra Hall and again, front row seats to the best light show ever because you can see the fireworks from all the islands.  The Blessing of the Fleet- right there at Alhambra Hall.  Need a great spot for a picnic? The playground across from Alhambra Hall.  Crave an old fashioned malted milk shake? The Pitt Street Pharmacy.  An unusual gift or bouquet? Out of Hand on Pitt St.  Breakfast treats? The Old Village Bakery. 

The cherry on top? We’re just a 5-10 minute drive to the beaches of Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s. 

So if you are thinking about a change of neighborhoods, somewhere to slow down and find the time to actually live life- give Dunes Properties a call and we can find out what Charleston neighborhood will suit you best!

In the meantime, check out the local news’ video of The Blue Angels’ performance