Mount Pleasant

Blog posts about the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington DC.

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Mostly residential, Mount Pleasant retains an appealing small-town ambience, while at the same time remaining conveniently close to some of DC’s biggest attractions. While just steps away from the National Zoo and the fun of Rock Creek Park, Mount Pleasant also manages to maintain a relatively quiet and peaceful setting.

Located in DC’s Northwest Quadrant, the diverse neighborhood of Mount Pleasant dates back to the 1700s. By the late 1800s and early 1900s, the neighborhood began to develop as a streetcar suburb.

Many of the neighborhood’s homes and apartment buildings began going up during this time, as did a new library. To this day it’s still common to find homes in Mount Pleasant with front porches and shaded by 100-year-old trees,

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One of DC’s most popular neighborhoods, housing continues to be in-demand in Mount Pleasant. While part of its appeal is no doubt its location, the neighborhood’s diversity is also a big draw for many future buyers.

For generations that community has continued to change and adapt to the needs of its residents. The neighborhood credits much of that diversity to its past.

Originally marketed to middle class and upper middle-class residents, Mount Pleasant attracted some big names to the area. In the coming years, though, racial segregation left its mark on the community and Mount Pleasant went through a time of transition.

Fast-forward a few years, and a large population of Spanish-speaking residents immigrated to Mount Pleasant, changing the

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With a small town atmosphere, Mount Pleasant is easily one of the most charming and desirable neighborhoods in the DC area. It’s entirely possible to get lost in the unique vibe, with all the comforts of a city lifestyle yet the feel of living in a smaller and more charming place.

Situated between Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan, this quieter neighborhood is actually one of the area’s very first streetcar suburbs. While it’s only a short walk from the Metro, it sometimes feels worlds away from the rest of the DC metro area.

Named to reflect its heritage, Mount Pleasant is actually a reference to the land where it now sits. The site once belonged to the old Pleasant Plains estate, and appropriately sits on the highest portion of the former

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It’s taken more than a quarter of a century, but the Klingle Valley Trail is now open, giving people a new option to replace the long ago closed stretch of Klingle Road NW. Not even a mile in length, the old stretch of roadway, running from Cleveland Park to Mount Pleasant through Rock Creek Park was prone to drainage and maintenance problems, eventually closed to traffic when a storm washed out a large section of it in the early 1990s.

Political leaders, environmentalists and locals then debated the best way to fix the problem for well more than two decades. While at one time more than an estimated 3,000 vehicles drove Klingle Road, the debate raged for years on how to best serve the public and the environment in the future.

Eventually, crews

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The 5th hottest neighborhood in the country for home sales in 2016 is DC’s own Mount Pleasant according to the real estate firm, Redfin.  Factors in the rankings included the neighborhood’s ratio of homes sold to homes listed, Redfin’s user searches, and number of properties sold above their asking prices.  Mount Pleasant lies adjacent to Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights, with restaurants, shops, and nightlife.  Redfin named Chicago’s Ukrainian Village as the number one hottest neighborhood in the United States.  Mount Pleasant is bounded by Rock Creek Park to the north and west; and Harvard Street, NW, and the Adams Morgan neighborhood to the south; and 16th Street, NW, and the Columbia Heights neighborhood to the east.

While would-be homebuyers are

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Real estate companies in DC are evolving with the times, and especially with an eye on young Washingtonians who want to live in a vibrant area of town with a respectful nod to architecture blending in with the history of their surroundings.  Community Three Deveopment gets that.  Real estate development company, Community Three, in DC strives for strong conceptual design and a community-driven mission where they receive input from residents of the community to reconfigure their buildings to meet the high expectations of a sustainable vision.  Residential urban developments across DC are being developed with an eye on existing architectural design mixing with new elements, and sustainable materials of construction.  Community involvement in the public

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The small-town village feel of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood comes from its main street full of sidewalks and tree-lined streets, town square and distinct boundaries.  As DC has grown, Mount Pleasant has evolved into a fashionable street with burgeoning businesses, churches and condo buildings.  Mount Pleasant is filled with beautiful architecture, a refreshing cultural diversity, and a rapidly growing number of young professionals with a zest for upscale coffee houses and eclectic restaurants.

Mount Pleasant is a neighborhood in the northwestern quadrant of DC.  The neighborhood is bounded by Rock Creek Park to the north and west; and Harvard Street, NW and the Adams Morgan neighborhood to the south; and 16th Street, NW and the Columbia Heights

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A new conversion development in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood is nearing completion and now available for sale.  In a neighborhood dominated by single-family homes, there are a limited number of condo units available in Mount Pleasant, particularly on quiet tree-lined side streets like Newton Street.

The Mitchell Condominiums is a ten-unit development in a meticulously restored brick apartment building originally constructed in 1925.  The project offers private outdoor spaces and covered parking with some of the units. Developer finishes at the Mitchell Condominiums include upscale kitchens with granite counters, GE Profile or Whirpool Gold stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and built-in closets.

Currently, three units are listed for

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The long neglected mansion located at the corner of 18th and Monroe Streets in Mount Pleasant is coming back to life as a boutique condo development called The Shafer.  The project draws its name from Charles Shafer, the President of American Fire Insurance Company who originally built the mansion in 1909.

The Shafer, which is expected to deliver in 2012, features 12 one and two bedroom condos in this stately structure and adjacent carriage house.  The Developer, Community Three which recently delivered the Residences at St. Monica's project on Capitol Hill, plans to utilize the same unique unit floor plan designs which highlight the historic architectural features of the building.  Custom touches include restored original woodwork, wood-burning

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