Market Statistics

Mt Pleasant

Average Price Listings
Homes $727,343 864
Condos $424,109 200
Land $636,922 1,245

Mt Pleasant, SC Relocation Package

Mount Pleasant, SC Real Estate

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina real estate is popular among home buyers moving to the Charleston area. Not only is it close to Charleston and to the beaches, Mt. Pleasant public schools are considered among the best in South Carolina. All Mt. Pleasant homes are close to airports, marinas and beaches. The variety of homes for sale in Mt. Pleasant gives homebuyers more options than any other Charleston suburb.

Homes For Sale in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant homes are generally more expensive compared to most Charleston communities. Property values in Mount Pleasant are likely to increase because the inventory of houses, condos and townhouses is so low.

The diverse selection of houses in Mount Pleasant often overwhelms buyers relocating to the area. Buyers will find a variety of home styles in most price ranges, including Charleston style homes, lowcountry cottages, traditional brick ranch homes as well as modern homes that combine elements from multiple architectural designs.

Before choosing a home style homebuyers must decide where to live in Mt Pleasant. Mount Pleasant is generally divided into areas: North Mt Pleasant and South Mt Pleasant. About 1/3 of all Mt Pleasant real estate listings are found in its southern half. As the Town of Mount Pleasant continues to grow, so will the number of homes in Mt Pleasant North. The northern half of Mt Pleasant is already referred to as “new Mt Pleasant.”

It is useful to search Mt Pleasant homes for sale by year built and targeting either “new homes” or, “Old Mount Pleasant.” Buyers often begin their home search in classic old Mt Pleasant neighborhoods because they want to be near Downtown Charleston. However, the affordability and over all value of newer homes in north Mt Pleasant is often the deciding factor because newer neighborhoods include recreational amenities like swimming pools, tennis courts and boat ramps that would otherwise be an additional expense to the homeowner.

Note that most Charleston MLS reports classify houses as either “elevated homes” or “crawlspace.” Elevated homes became popular after Hurricane Hugo and offer superior ventilation compared traditional crawlspace foundations.

Waterfront Homes in Mount Pleasant

Mt Pleasant has an abundance of waterfront properties for homebuyers to choose from. It would take days to see all the waterfront homes in Mt Pleasant by boat. Waterfront homes are more expensive because they have spectacular views. Homes with docks are even more valuable, especially homes located on deep water. You can find waterfront homes for sale in many Mt Pleasant neighborhoods, new and old, from North Mt Pleasant to neighborhoods closer to Downtown Charleston. Click here to see a map of all Mt. Pleasant boat ramps.

New Homes in Mount Pleasant

The majority of new homes for sale in Mt Pleasant are located in carefully planned neighborhoods above the Isle of Palms Connector. Lately, new construction has surged but the supply of finished new houses for sale is limited.

Recently built houses, condos and townhomes are a great option for homebuyers moving to Mt Pleasant. In all price ranges, there are many benefits of purchasing a new home. Newer homes are built with the most advanced materials and often include modern appliances and utilities. So a new home is usually more energy efficient and requires less maintenance.

Building a home to suit is a great option for homebuyers who can wait 4-9 months for their home to be built. The total cost of building a single-family house in Mt Pleasant starts around $225,000 for smaller homes with standard appliances and materials.

You can find a wide variety of new homes for sale in Mt Pleasant. There are affordable starter homes perfect for first-time homebuyers. At the other end of the price range you will find state of the art, luxurious, custom-built homes. Occasionally, new homes are built in Mt Pleasant's older, more established neighborhoods. However, newer construction neighborhoods have a larger selection of new homes for sale at more competitive prices.

Neighborhoods like IOn, Carolina Park, Dunes West, Park West and Oyster Point are good examples of recent developments in Mt Pleasant. Homes in newer Mount Pleasant communities tend to vary in size, design and price. Amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, walking trails even golf courses are available to all residents. Many homebuyers choose to buy homes in new neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant because they are typically within walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants and the best public schools in Charleston County.

Historic Homes in Mount Pleasant

Old Mt Pleasant homes are often found in loosely defined neighborhoods closer to Downtown Charleston. The Old Village is Mount Pleasant’s oldest and most popular neighborhood. Homes in older Mt Pleasant communities are usually similar in size and design and sell in the same general price range. Mount Pleasant’s original neighborhoods rarely have amenities commonly found in modern developments. The original town of Mt Pleasant was about the same size as its largest neighborhood, Park West. The early shops, parks and restaurants offer the same convenience to Old Mount Pleasant residents today.

Mt Pleasant New Construction Neighborhoods

With so much to offer its homeowners, it is no surprise Mount Pleasant is growing. The recent opening of the eight-lane Author Ravenel Bridge, 1993 completion of I-526 and the extension of Hungryneck Blvd are some of the more obvious signs of Mount Pleasant’s current and anticipated growth.

Construction is underway for the recently announced Carolina Park or, simply, “The Park.” This multi-use development is located at the north end of Mt Pleasant near the new Wando High School. Carolina Park’s master plan includes building unique residential neighborhoods for approximately 1,750 Single-Family homes, townhomes and condominiums on close to 1,000 acres.

Mount Pleasant Foreclosures and Short Sales

The Mt Pleasant real estate market currently has many lender, or bank owned properties (foreclosures) listed for sale. The percentage of Mt Pleasant homes for sale listed as “possible short sales” is one of the highest in the Charleston area.

Foreclosed and short sale houses, townhouses and condominiums are popular targets for homebuyers looking for great deals in Mt Pleasant. Keep in mind, the best deals sell fast because many people are actively looking to buy Mt Pleasant real estate for below market prices. To capitalize on financially distressed real estate it is imperative for serious, qualified homebuyers to act quickly when these properties are listed for sale.

Townhouses and Condos For Sale In Mount Pleasant

Townhouses and condominiums are excellent options for homebuyers who prefer convenient, low maintenance living and affordability. People often choose to buy a townhouse or condo as a second home in Mt. Pleasant beacause Sullivans Island and Isle of Palms beaches are a few minutes drive from any Mt Pleasant address. Virtually all newer construction subdivisions in Mt Pleasant such as Dunes West, combine single family houses, town homes and condos separated into distinctive neighborhoods. Typically, all neighborhoods within these subdivisions have equal access to golf courses, pools, tennis courts and all other amenities. This makes the more affordable condominiums and townhouses an even more attractive option. Townhouse options in Mt. Pleasant are not limited to new construction. Even the Old Mt Pleasant Village has both town homes and renovated historic condos for sale.

Mt Pleasant Entertainment, Shopping and Schools among Charleston’s Best

Mt. Pleasant homeowners need not drive to Historic Charleston for entertainment. Many neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant have their own boat ramps and docks, athletic facilities, sports fields and neighborhood shopping centers. Mt. Pleasant features nine golf courses, two beaches (Sullivans Island and Isle of Palms), and two movie theaters. Mt Pleasant Towne Center, The Shops at Belle Hall and various boutiques scattered throughout Mount Pleasant make going to Downtown Charleston to shop optional.

People often choose to buy homes in Mount Pleasant because the public and private schools are conveniently located and rated among the best in Charleston County. And there are at least a dozen parks are within a few minutes’ drive from any Mt Pleasant address.