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Old Village

Old Village is the historic district of Mount Pleasant, with houses dating to the 1700s. In the 18th- and 19th-centuries, Old Village served as a summer getaway for affluent Charlestonians looking for a waterfront retreat, with locals arriving via ferry for the season. Two centuries later, Old Village retains its reputation as one of the region's most charming and popular places to live. Due to its creation long before the advent of the automobile, Old Village is incredibly pedestrian friendly and a breeze to get around without a car. It’s just a short stroll (or bike or golf cart ride) to the commercial strip of Pitt Street, with its cute shops and the Pitt Street Pharmacy, an old-fashioned soda fountain/pharmacy that opened in 1937. Old Village is also very close to the waterside restaurants of Shem Creek, and a ten-minute drive to downtown Charleston or the Sullivan’s Island beaches.

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Living in Charleston

Greater Charleston, which includes the city’s suburban neighbor of Mount Pleasant as well as the nearby barrier islands, is the epitome of southern charm. Charleston has a place for every mood, with relaxed beach towns just across the water from historic neighborhoods boasting cobblestone streets and colorful row houses. The subtropical climate of the South Carolina Lowcountry is a heaven for plant lovers, with a distinct fragrance perfumed by the abundant jasmine and gardenia shrubs as well as the smell of the surrounding marshes’ pluff mud. To outsiders, the latter might seem like an odd thing to love—it’s made of decomposing swamp grass and sea life—but Charlestonians know that the oozy goo and its scent is as central to the city’s identity as the famously delicious oysters that live in it. That’s Charleston for you—a city where the locals are passionate about their idiosyncratic and layered history.