Jul 24, 2019

William Means Guide to The Old Village

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The Old Village is treasured by residents and visitors for its quiet streets lined with grand live oaks, a wonderful mix of historic and modern homes, and an array of upscale boutiques, shops, and eateries. Boasting water views and easy access to the Charleston Harbor along with convenience to parks and excellent schools, it’s easy to see why the Old Village is one of Mount Pleasant’s most coveted neighborhoods.

Classic Southern Homes. Stunning Southern architecture abounds in this historic neighborhood, though many homes have been beautifully and tastefully updated with modern features. Wide front porches, large windows, and light-filled interiors take advantage of the Charleston sunshine and harbor breezes and speak to the leisurely pace of life that residents enjoy in the Old Village.

Sweeping Water Views. Bound by the Charleston Harbor to the south and Shem Creek to the west, the Old Village arguably has the best water views in Mount Pleasant with a panoramic view of the harbor, downtown Charleston peninsula, and Atlantic Ocean beyond. Perfect for boating enthusiasts and kayakers, homes on the harbor or Shem Creek enjoy continuous access to the water from private docks.

Excellent Schools. The Old Village is a sought-after location for families for its close proximity to the areas best schools. Mt. Pleasant Academy has been awarded a National Blue Ribbon of Excellence, and Moultrie Middle School was ranked as the top public school in the state.

Parks and Green Spaces. Alhambra Hall, previously used as a ferry terminal, now serves as a popular venue for weddings, events and outdoor activities with a spacious lawn, walking paths to the marsh, and a playground across the street. On the other side of the neighborhood, Pitt Street Bridge is another local favorite offering a greenway for walking and biking and numerous benches from which to enjoy views of the water and sunsets over the Charleston peninsula.

Unique Shopping and Dining. Pitt Street Pharmacy is a beloved Old Village destination. Opened in 1937, this “soda fountain pharmacy” offers a nostalgic 1950’s feel along with a well-respected compounding lab. The Green Shutter antique store, Out of Hand boutique, and Rudi’s Old Village Wine Shop are other charming attractions at the heart of the neighborhood.

Take a tour of beautiful homes for sale in the Old Village here.


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