The diverse community of Mount Pleasant is located in northwest Washington, D.C. and is home to more than 12,000 people. Situated north of Adams Morgan, the neighborhood is bordered by 16th Street to the east, Harvard Street to the south and Rock Creek Park to the north and west.
Like many of the communities in Washington, D.C., Mount Pleasant went through a transitional period during the 1960s and continues its revival. The once “street-car suburb” has become a friendly neighborhood with many Latinos, students, and gay couples living here. This diversity also is visible in the unique retail stores and restaurants located within Mount Pleasant. Residents enjoy the convenience of nearby shopping and the scenic beauty provided by Rock Creek Park.
Mount Pleasant offers a variety of housing opportunities. Some wood-framed houses and apartment buildings, built in the early 1900s, allow you to glimpse the community’s past. Among those historic homes, you can find row houses, new condos and townhome complexes as well as several mid-rise apartment buildings. Home prices continue to rise in Mount Pleasant and other communities within convenient distance from downtown Washington, D.C.