Isle of Palms has an updated business district near the ocean with shopping restaurants and nightlife. There used to be two hotels, but both have been converted to condotels. There are a couple of condominium complexes, but the rest of the beach is blanketed with Single family homes…until you get down to Wild Dunes which offers a combination of single and multi-family homes either right on or in close proximity to the beach.
Traffic East of the Cooper can be a problem relative to other areas in Charleston. If you’re out by HWY 41 and there are any issues with weather or blue lights, you can be in store for a wait. Otherwise, you’ll probably be home in less than 40 minutes.
The Town of Mt. Pleasant is looking for a solutions and there are several options currently under discussion as to the best way to update the road system. One improvement that is quite noteworthy is the completion of the new 8 lane Arthur Ravenel Bridge. The dated Grace and Silas Pearman bridges are gone along with some of the associated traffic problems.
Even though Mt. Pleasant schools are part of Charleston County, test scores and other education quality measurements are superior East of the Cooper to other communities in the Charleston Area.