Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant

Its historical roots, yet evolving modernity, there’s a certain unique and eclectic feel to the area.

Welcome to Mount Pleasant

Where modern sophistication meets old-world charm.
Mount Pleasant is a picturesque neighborhood centrally located in Washington, D.C. It was designated an official historic district in 1986 and with good reason because Mount Pleasant’s origins go all the way back to the early 1700s. With its historical roots, yet evolving modernity, there’s a certain unique and eclectic feel to the area.
Architecture includes historic Victorian and Colonial homes as well as neoclassical row houses, suburban homes, rental apartments, and condominiums. Residents love this blend of the old and new, and it makes the Mount Pleasant neighborhood one of the more sought-after places to live in D.C.
Residents of Mount Pleasant enjoy their neighborhood being nestled along Rock Creek Park, known as an “oasis in the city” with its 1,754-acres of green space. Life may be hectic, but with a serene park like this, nature is always calling and it is right at the fingertips of the residents. There’s always something to do in the park. There are over 32 miles of trails to hike through. There are also picnic areas, tennis courts, golfing, bike paths, horseback riding, and more.
Residents of Mount Pleasant can go from tree-lined streets and a village-like atmosphere to diverse shopping and eating at a moment’s notice. An egg and cheese breakfast sandwich at Ellē restaurant is a great way to start the day. Each Peach Market has a great selection of made-to-order sandwiches. Or dive right into Filipino food at Purple Patch and make sure you try the coconut-braised short rib adobo. If you enjoy Thai food, you will love Beau Thai for their authentic dishes, especially the shrimp in garlic sauce. An irresistible dessert is found at the Mount Desert Island Ice Cream parlor. You won’t regret trying their Maine Sea Salt Caramel flavor. The happy hour at the cocktail lounge O.K.P.B. is hopping and the local “dive,” The Raven Grill, always has happy patrons. 
Chefs can get the best of the local harvest at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. It’s a quick hop from there to the ever-popular Smithsonian’s National Zoo to see the giant pandas. Residents of Mount Pleasant like to schmooze at the outdoor movie nights in Lamont Park in the fall, and for the best celebration in the fall, there’s the annual Lamont Street Halloween Block Party. For a quieter pace, however, there’s always the Mount Pleasant Library, a true neighborhood library.

The Mount Pleasant neighborhood is served by the District of Columbia Public Schools and is notable for the Bancroft Elementary School (grades PK through 5).

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