MOUNT PLEASANT DC NEIGHBORHOOD

LIVING IN MOUNT PLEASANT DC

WELCOME TO MOUNT PLEASANT DC

Mount Pleasant DC is "The Village in The City."

An historic neighborhood with a strong sense of community and character, replete with main street and town square.

Architecturally, culturally and historically important period mansions , row houses and townhomes.

Look hard and you'll find a few condo conversions and apartment buildings in the Mount Pleasant DC mix.

Getting Around in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is the 10th most walkable neighborhood in Washington DC with a WalkScore of 94 and a TransitScore of 80. Mount Pleasant is very bikeable with a BikeScore of 84.

Metro Station

The nearest metro station is Columbia Heights stop on the Green & Yellow line.

Circulator

There are approximately 12 Bus Lines running throughout Mt Pleasant

Bikeshare

There are 4 Capital Bikeshare stations in or near Mt Pleasant DC

ZipCar

There are approximately 7 ZipCar locations in or near Mt. Pleasant DC

SNAPS

Mount Pleasant blends historic architecture with a funky and fun feel.

This neighborhood is all about home...and homes. Start with a charming Victorian. Add loved ones, coffee from Flying Fish, a scone from Heller's bakery and stir. Perfection. Borrow a cup of retail therapy from nearby Columbia Heights. See your neighbors at the farmer's market. Tip the banjo player. Plant a tree. Watch your equity grow. Snuggle up with a book from a neighborhood library box. Take small people through the Heritage Trail. Wander to Meridian Hill Park with your pup. Pop over to U Street for lunch. Hike through Rock Creek Park. Find a quirky must-have at Logans Antiques. Be back in time to share a backyard dinner with neighbors. Enjoy a sense of belonging.

Mount Pleasant DC History

Before becoming one of Washington DC’s hottest real estate markets, Mount Pleasant was the estate of James Holmead. In 1727, Charles Calvert, 5th Lord Baltimore, governor of the Maryland Colony, awarded Holmead a land grant that included the territory of the neighborhoods we know today as Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, and Pleasant Plains. Inherited by his son Anthony in 1750, it was renamed Pleasant Plains. With the creation of the District of Columbia in 1791, it folded into Washington County and was eventually sold off. In 1850, US Treasurer William Selden purchased 73 acres north of Peirce Mill Road and built home overlooking Piney Branch Road, relocating to Virginia at the start of the Civil War and sold the property in 1862 to Samuel P. Brown. The Union Army occupied the property during the Civil War and used the house as a hospital. When the war ended Brown sold his land in parcels, naming the area Mount Pleasant Village for its attribute of having the highest elevation of the original estate. Brown kept the plot surrounding his house at 3351 Mount Pleasant Street, NW, which was unfortunately destroyed in the 1890s. Mount Pleasant settlers built wooden frame houses and worked small farms, stores and small retail establishments sprouted up at 14th and Park. Mount Pleasant was divided from DC by undeveloped land and was therefore considered rural, allowing its street grid to be laid out differently from DC’s grid. Today’s Mount Pleasant has no Metro station, but back in 1870, a horse-drawn streetcar made an appearance and was operated from the retail center to downtown DC and development accelerated after a more modern streetcar line was installed in 1903. During that time, 16th Street was extended and the neighborhood began to be associated with the area west of 16th. Mount Pleasant’s first establishments were constructed opposite the streetcar terminal at Lamont Park. A developer, Fulton Gordon, bought up a good deal of the neighborhood in 1907 and promoted the properties under the name “Mount Pleasant Heights.” The construction of homes and multifamily dwellings in the early 1900’s further populated the neighborhood and a library, partially funded by Andrew Carnegie, was erected in 1925. The budding neighborhood offered shady, tree-lined streets, terraced gardens and charming rowhouses with front porches and rear sleeping porches. Considered an upper-middle class neighborhood, Mount Pleasant was home to US Senator Robert La Follett, actress Helen Hayes, baseball pitcher Walter “Big Train” Johnson, who married at a “regular apartment at 1498 Monroe Street.” The Mount Pleasant neighborhood was racially segregated until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed and ‘white flight’ increased after the 1968 riots, rowhouses were divided into rental flats for lower-income residents, some properties were neglected and much of the original landscaping was destroyed, changing the characteristics of the neighborhood. A new black and latino population began to settle in Mount Pleasant during the 1960s and affluent professionals returned in the early 1980s. Housing prices rose, homes were renovated, and during the following two decades demographics shifted again. Housing prices continued to spiral. From 2005 to the present, Mount Pleasant has seen some of the District’s strongest home value increases.

MOUNT PLEASANT'S FRESHEST MARKET DATA

MOUNT PLEASANT SCHOOLS

Bancroft Elementary School

Public • Grades PK-5
490 students • 10 student/teacher

Deal Middle School

Public • Grades 6-8
1248 students • 15 student/teacher

Wilson High School

Public • Grades 9-12
1696 students • 14 student/teacher
For a full, updated list of schools, see EBIS. School data from SchoolDigger

DC REAL ESTATE NEWS

What’s selling now in Mount Pleasant DC?

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,850 sq ft
    Year built: 1905
    Days on market: 5
  2. 6 beds, 4 baths
    Lot size: 2,471 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 12
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,490 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Days on market: 17
  4. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,466 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,213 sqft
    Year built: 1912
    Days on market: 17
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,131 sq ft
    Year built: 1901
    Days on market: 19
  6. 6 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,654 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,598 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market: 27

See all Real Estate Listings in Washington DC.
(all data current as of 7/25/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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Susan and Alex are superstar agents. There is no one else I’d want on my side of a real estate transaction. My wife and I first met Susan in 2010 when she helped us buy our first home, a condo. We were so impressed by her deep local knowledge, tenacious negotiating, 24/7 efforts on our behalf, and clear guidance on the home-buying process that we didn’t consider going with anyone else when we decided to buy a 3-BR in our dream neighborhood. We were not disappointed. After a few weeks, we found the perfect house at the perfect listing price. We knew it would be competitive, but Susan and Alex provided expert advice on how to make the offer, and in the end, we provided terms just attractive enough to end the process in our favor, but no higher than final appraisal and just above what their agent later admitted was their line. They also did a fabulous job of staging and selling our condo, which netted $30K over selling price after six strong offers during just two-days of being on the market. They get amazing results and are a blast to work with. 
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Susan not only worked hard to help my wife and me find the perfect place, she was a dogged (and effective) negotiator on our behalf once we zeroed-in. She knows the market and knows the area, but best of all she knows how to play hardball and get things done—exactly what we needed in an agent.
In today’s market in this area, you cannot rely on luck to get you that perfect place or a great deal – you need to have an agent who knows the market cold, is aggressive, and effective – Susan is all of those things and more.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Susan did the work of both the buyer’s and seller’s agent, spotting and solving problems using a powerful combination of intuition and experience. She brought her impressive professional network to bear on one problem to such great effect that the buyer’s lender gave me–the seller–a closing cost credit. When does that ever happen? 

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    Mount Pleasant DC is a fully historic neighborhood boasting some of the coolest examples of Victorian architecture in DC. Mostly single family homes, tree-lined streets and fast-rising home prices, the neighborhood is a magnet for those wishing to invest in a home.

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