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-Washington D.C.’s Original Village-
Mt. Pleasant is the 10th most walkable neighborhood in Washington D.C. with a Walk Score of 92 (out of 100)!
When mentioning Mount Pleasant to a Washingtonian, it is not uncommon for them to reply with a delighted “oh!” as this picturesque neighborhood has been an “it” destination for many of D.C.’s house hunters in the know. Mount Pleasant’s coveted location tucked amongst the canopy of Piney Branch, and nearby Rock Creek Park is the envy of everyone West of the Park. Who wouldn’t want the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in your backyard to walk to every day, or whenever you’re ready??!
Mount Pleasant bounds Piney Branch Parkway (Crestwood) to the north, 16th Street (Columbia Heights) to the east, Harvard Street (Adams Morgan) to the south, and The National Zoo and Rock Creek Park to the West.
The neighborhood’s retail corridor and main strip are located on Mount Pleasant St. This community section is peppered with restaurants, shops, bars, services, and a bakery. Situated on and above this strip are several multi-unit dwellings for lease and condominiums. Deeper into the village on the western border of Mount Pleasant are streets lined with colorful, stately, Victorian row houses and some single-family homes. Single family homes here are extremely limited and in very high demand here.
While there are no WMATA Metro Rail Stations located directly (to the delight of many of Mount Pleasant’s inhabitants) in this neighborhood, the Green and Yellow Line trains are a short trip away in neighboring Columbia Heights to the east.
Several bus routes run full service through Mount Pleasant in addition to a D.C. Circulator bus. The bus routes are the 42, 43, H4, S2, and S9. Routes 42 and 43 begin at Mount Pleasant Street and 17th Street N.W. in Mount Pleasant and head south on Mount Pleasant Street N.W. and Columbia Road N.W. until they arrive at an intersection with Connecticut Avenue N.W. and California Street N.W. The routes turn southbound onto Connecticut Avenue, continuing south towards Dupont Circle. Route 42 travels around the circle, providing access to the Dupont Circle station on the Red Line at both Q Street and just south of the circle. Route 43 travels via the Connecticut Avenue underpass, bypassing these two stops and a northbound stop at R Street. The routes then continue to Farragut Square, traveling through Potomac Park before terminating at the Kennedy Center.
Here, public transportation is for cold or rainy days. Mount Pleasant is quite literally a walker’s paradise! Our Walk Score is a 90, Transit Score 80, Bike Score 79, and a population of 10,443!
For those occasions when you must hop in a car, you are minutes from Connecticut Ave N.W., 18th St. NW, and 16th St. NW, 3 of D.C.’s major arteries in and out of the city into Maryland or Virginia.
Dog lovers, beware! Fido’s walks will become longer and longer as you get out and explore this verdant urban utopia. With notable neighbors that include The National Zoo, Piney Branch Park, Rock Creek Park, Meridian Hill Park, Adams Morgan, and Logan Circle, there is no shortage of restaurants, outdoor, or entertainment options. Schools within the boundaries of Mount Pleasant include Bancroft Elementary School, Preparatory School-Early Learning, Youth Build Public Charter School, Sacred Heart School, LAYC Career Academy PCS, Mount Pleasant Talent Education, Rosemount Center, Foreign languages program school, Aidan Montessori School, Prep Enrichment Center, English language school, and Sacred Heart Academy.
Whether you’re coming for the city charm or all the new development, there’s something for everyone here. This neighborhood’s housing costs, while on the higher end by D.C. standards, are still rapidly rising with no slowdown insight.
Mount Pleasant is attracting people seeking the proximity of Downtown while coveting the suburban feel of its isolated location in Rock Creek Park but are priced out of the much pricier West of the Park locations like Cleveland Park. If one could be so fortunate, getting into this neighborhood NOW would be a great investment or place to call home for you or a family; East of the Park doesn’t get better than Mount Pleasant!
What do locals love?
Locals in Mt. Pleasant are fortunate to have it all from beautiful parks and trails to nearby national landmarks, Potomac River and of course, we mustn't forget the delicious restaurants and excellent shopping options!
- 0.8 miles: Meridian Hill Park
- 1 mile: Smithsonian National Zoological Park
- 1.3 miles: Rock Creek Park
- 1.6 miles: Lincoln Theatre
- 2.4 miles: The White House
- 2.7 miles: National Cathedral
- 3.5 Georgetown
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