Guest Blogger | Feb 7, 2018 | 0
Mount Pleasant DC Neighborhood Guide
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1 BR: $1562
2 BR: $2500
Transit Score: 85
Metro: Green & Yellow Lines
For those looking for a Washington D.C. neighborhood that has more of a small town, laid back, and historic feel to it, Mount Pleasant is the area for you. Mount Pleasant is located between Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights in Northwest Washington D.C. Despite its location between two major D.C. neighborhoods, it has maintained the relaxed feel that its residents are so proud of. Mount Pleasant has a strong Hispanic influence that you will feel when exploring the neighborhood – traditional Latino bars and cafes are enjoyed by all resident here. The relaxed feel combined with the close proximity to major D.C. neighborhoods makes Mount Pleasant a wonderful area to call home.
Our Favorite Brunch Spot
Purple Patch is a Mount Pleasant favorite. This locally owned restaurant features a Filipino and American inspired menu, and it is recognized as one of Washington D.C.’s first Filipino restaurants. Run by a Philippines local, the Purple Patch is authentic, homely, and extremely delicious. The brunch menu includes both American and Filipino-inspired options. The entrees are very unique and include items ranging from Granola Parfait with Greek Yogurt, Honey, Kiwi, and Blueberries to Pulled Pork & Atchara Papaya Salad Sandwich. Throw in a Bacon Infused Bloody Mary or a Ginger Lemon Mimosa and you have the perfect brunch meal.
Our Favorite Happy Hour Spot
With the small town neighborhood feel comes one of our favorite D.C. dive bars – the Raven Grill. The Raven Grill has been open since 1935 and is consistently on D.C.’s list of best dive bars. Cheap drinks, a good jukebox, and laid back vibes make the Raven Grill the best spot in Mount Pleasant to sit around and enjoy a few drinks with friends. Despite its name, the Raven Grill does not actually serve food; so keep that in mind whenever you plan on going there.
Best Place To Work Up A Sweat
One of the things we love most about Mount Pleasant is its close proximity to Rock Creek Park. Rock Creek Park is an escape from the city – 1,754 acres of National Park located right in our Nation’s Capital. Mount Pleasant is located in such close proximity to Rock Creek Park that it’s hard not to take advantage of. Run or walk the trails, or hop on a Capital Bike Share and venture through the park and you will absolutely work up a good sweat.
Best Way To Get Around
Transportation within Mount Pleasant is best by foot – with a Walkscore of 94, you can run your daily errands, eat out to eat, and visit multiple bars without much trouble. In terms of traveling in and outside of the city, Public Transportation is not as accessible of an option as other D.C. neighborhoods, but it is still a convenient option. There is not a metro in the neighborhood, but there is one within roughly a 12-minute walk. There are several bus lines available as well as Capital Bike Share. Walking is absolutely the best option when staying within Mount Pleasant, and in order to travel outside of the neighborhood, the bus is your most convenient method.
The Mount Pleasant neighborhood is close-knit, convenient, and comfortable neighborhood. Residents take pride in the fact that this is one of the lower key yet accommodating neighborhoods in the District. The Hispanic influence brings a diverse component to Mount Pleasant, adding to its appeal. We love Mount Pleasant for its convenience to busier parts of the city, while still holding true to its original appeal. Calling Mount Pleasant home means enjoying a weekly Farmer’s Market May through December, authentic Latino cuisine, a close-knit community, close proximity to Rock Creek Park, and much more.
Living In Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant housing varies – apartments, old row houses, and old Victorian homes are all options that you may come across when wandering through the area. Apartments and old row homes are the most prominent housing options for those looking to move into the area. The area is typically more expensive, as it is close to many major D.C. neighborhoods. We love Mount Pleasant for its close-knit community feel, and it’s close proximity to other D.C. neighborhoods. Living here truly gives residents the best of both worlds.