One of the most sought after neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant is Dunes West. It is a nationally recognized community that offers some of the best amenities in Charleston. Dunes West is one of the larger communities in Mt. Pleasant. The least expensive Dunes West homes for sale are located just outside the gate in sections like Palmetto Hall and Cypress Pointe. However, if you want to get the feel of living in a golfing community, I recommend buying a home in the gated section, which is where the golf course and other amenities are located. If you're looking for a home on the golf course, Osprey Cove and Brickfall Estates would be excellent subsections to consider. If you simply want to live in a golfing community (and not necessarily live directly on the course), Whispering Marsh, Darts Pointe, The Harbour, and Richmond Cove are very popular among home buyers. Other amenities in Dunes West include two swimming pools, a club house, tennis courts, a state of the art fitness center, a community dock and boat ramp, a storage area for boats, walking trails, and a play park.
Another equally impressive golfing community Rivertowne in Mount Pleasant. Rivertowne is divided into two sections: Rivertowne on the Wando (which has homes overlooking the Wando River as well as non-waterfront homes) and Rivertowne Country Club (which is the golf section, pictured above). Rivertowne Country Club has homes on the golf course as well as marshfront and interior lot homes. Rivertowne Country Club along with Dunes West are usually buyers' top two choices if they are wanting to live in a golfing community in Mount Pleasant. It also has some of the nicest amenities for the area, including a swimming pool, tennis, one of the nicest club houses in Mt. Pleasant, and three community docks. Rivertowne Country Club was the site for the May 2007 LPGA, and it is a top ten rated Arnold Palmer Signature golf course.
The third big golfing neighborhood in Mount Pleasant is Charleston National. Though this one is the furthest away from downtown Charleston, it is still one of the main golfing communities in Mt. Pleasant - perhaps because it is the most affordable in this list for buying real estate. Houses start in the mid to high $200's. For homes on the golf course, you can find houses starting in the high $300's right now, which is about as low as you'll find. Charleston National also has nice amenities (pool, tennis, club house, fitness center). The amenities are not as nice as the two previous communities, but know that you will simply get more for your money with Charleston National homes for sale - and it's certainly a desirable area to live in Mt. Pleasant.
While the three previous neighborhoods have mostly homes built in the past ten years, Snee Farm is an older, more established neighborhood in Mount Pleasant. So, if you're looking for more traditional houses built on larger lots, Snee Farm homes for sale would be a good community to start your search. Most of these homes were built in the 1970s and 1980s, and you'll find mostly ranch styles along with some brick exteriors. Snee Farm has the best location of these four golf communities. It is situated just past Towne Center, which is at the heart of Mount Pleasant. Downtown Charleston is about a 15 minute drive, and two beaches are within a 10 minute drive.