Neighborhood Narratives: Mount Pleasant


Mount Pleasant, a neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., is bounded to the north and west by Rock Creek Park, Harvard Street NW and Adams Morgan to the south, and Sixteenth St. NW and the Columbia Heights to the east. Home to approximately ten thousand people, Mount Pleasant is mainly residential with a four-block commercial corridor along Mount Pleasant Street.

The western four-fifths of the neighborhood, bounded on two sides by Rock Creek Park, is a largely wooded residential area. Homes are primarily row houses, some subdivided into apartments, with a few of the original 19th century wood frame houses remaining. The eastern border of the neighborhood is dominantly mid-rise apartments, condominiums and cooperatives.

Historically, Mount Pleasant began, in 1727, as a land grant that included the present-day Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, and Pleasant Plains areas. Following the creation of the District of Columbia in 1791, Pleasant Plains Estate became part of Washington County and was sold off as individual tracts. The highest elevations of the original Pleasant Plains estate, belonging to Samuel P. Brown during the Civil War, became the modern day Mount Pleasant.

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  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,167 sqft

  2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 944 sq ft

  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths

  4. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft

  5. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,200 sqft

  6. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 3,000 sqft

  7. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 572 sq ft

  8. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,806 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,936 sqft

  9. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,279 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,999 sqft

  10. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Lot size: 1,936 sqft

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(all data current as of 9/21/2015)

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