Mount Pleasant Community Guide A diverse, charming neighborhood full of history to fall in love with.
History and Flavor
Nestled into the boundary of Rock Creek Park and just north of Adams Morgan is one of the most desirable and exciting neighborhoods in the DC area.
If you are looking for a community to fall in love with, look no further than Mount Pleasant, DC. Mount Pleasant’s history goes back to pre-Revolutionary days, and its charm is in part based on the mix of old and new, high and low architecture and culture that informs it. Residents here love the history and diversity of the neighborhood.
Like many DC neighborhoods, Mt. Pleasant is one of the old streetcar suburbs.
It boasts various architectural styles, from Queen Anne-style rowhouses to historically significant homes from the 19th century to mid-rise apartments and condos. Victorians and colonial revival mansions round out the incredible range of styles and price points available in the area.
Music & Parks
- The Southern Bar & Grill– Informal bar & restaurant serving Southern fare, with live bluegrass, country & jazz music.
- Red’s Ice House– Busy, no-frills joint with ample patio space overlooking the water, serving up seafood & pub grub with local live music.
- Awendaw Green– An old converted barn is the centerpiece of an outdoor live music space that features food & bonfires.
- National Zoo– The National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. It is part of the Smithsonian Institution and does not charge admission.
- Rock Creek Park– A large urban park that bisects the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. The park was created by an Act of Congress in 1890 and today is administered by the National Park Service.
- Lamont Plaza– Small paved city plaza featuring trees & benches, hosting a weekend farmer’s market & other events.
- Walter-Pierce Park– Green space with a community garden, playground, dog park, chess tables, sports courts & fields.
Popular Shopping and Eats
- Farmer’s Market– A traditional farmer’s market in the heart of DC.
- DC USA– DC USA is an 890,000-square-foot retail development in the nearby Columbia Heights neighborhood. A Washington City Paper poll named DC USA the “Best Designed Retail Space” of 2009.
- Purple Patch– A chill bi-level spot offering American comfort fare, Filipino specialties & herb-infused cocktails.
- Don Juan– Modest, brightly colored restaurant & bar with sidewalk seating offering Central American fare.
- Dos Gringos– Snug cafe serving breakfast, sandwiches, coffee, tea and ice cream in a converted townhouse.
- Haydee’s– This festive cantina delivers Mexican fare and margaritas along with DJ’d dance parties & live music.
- Raven Grill – This cash-only bar has served drinks since 1935 in a snug room with vintage booths.
Best Public High Schools
- Woodrow Wilson High School 1,796 students, 15:1 student-teacher ratio
- Luke C. Moore High School 288 students, 18:1 student-teacher ratio
Best Public Elementary Schools
- Eaton Elementary School 474 students, 16:1 student-teacher ratio
- Oyster-Adams Bilingual School 706 students, 12:1 student-teacher ratio
Mt Pleasant St & Irving ST NW– Bus stop
Lamont St NW & Mt Pleasant St NW– Bus stop
Columbia Rd NW & Ontario Rd NW– Bus stop
Mt Pleasant St NW & Harvard St NW– Bus stop
Median Home Value
$679,775 as of 2021
Median household income – $94,716
Median age: 33
Families with children – 17%
High school diploma or equivalent – 10%
College Degree: 75%
17% African American
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