Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Guide

Mount Pleasant
Mt Pleasant DC Neighborhood Retail

Mount Pleasant is a lively neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C with an active, thriving community and a quiet suburban character.

The neighborhood’s rich historical connection to DC has made it a diverse, cultured, and community-driven neighborhood.  Having its own main street, beautiful historic row-houses and apartment buildings, tree-lined streets, and park, many residents describe it as having a small-town feel.

Pedestrian-friendly dining and retail, strong transit access, and access to jobs downtown have made it a desirable neighborhood for young professionals and families across many cultures and lifestyles.

Mount Pleasant Apartments are perfect for those who need access to the city and its many comforts and conveniences, but long for a quiet place to call home.

Featured Apartments in Mount Pleasant

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1900 Lamont Apartments located in the Historic Mount Pleasant Neighborhood

1900 Lamont

Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, 1900  Lamont is a newly renovated boutique apartment community offering spacious efficiency, one and two-bedroom apartment homes.  The pet-friendly community offers complementary bike storage, parcel pending package storage, smart laundry, and a controlled access entry with video features.

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The Vintage Apartments located at 3146 16th Street NW.

The Vintage

Right on the border of both Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights, this boutique apartment building features ultra-modern units and luxurious amenities. With convenient access to the metro and nearby Northwest Quadrant neighborhoods, it’s a wonderful place to call home.

An Overview of Living in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant apartment residents enjoy a unique lifestyle compared to those in the remainder of DC. But what does this look like for you?

Neighborhood Access

Mount Pleasant boasts Walkscore of 97, meaning daily errands do not require a car. In fact, nearly three-quarters of the neighborhood’s residents don’t even need a car to get to work!

If you love to walk just for the sake of it, Mount Pleasant should be at the top of your list for DC neighborhoods. The beautiful historic architecture, landscaping, and nearby parks make it a lovely place to enjoy fair weather and exercise.


Mt. Pleasant Street, the neighborhood’s main strip, provides residents with many locally-owned retail and dining businesses. Various mom and pop stores meet all your needs rather than national chains

Every Saturday morning Lamont Park hosts a farmer’s market featuring fresh local meat, produce and live music. The farmers market is open 9am-1pm from April 1st to December 23rd.

The variety of local commercial options go a long way toward giving Mount Pleasant its community-driven feel.  


Mount Pleasant is among the city’s most diverse neighborhoods.

Mount Pleasant Schools

Bancroft Elementary School

A small K-5 school serving just over 500 students.

Alice Deal Middle School

A reputable public school with strong academics compared to state averages.

Woodrow Wilson High School

A DC public high school with strong academics, clubs and activities, and diversity scores.

Culture and Community

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Farmers Market in the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood located at 3200 Mt Pleasant St, NW (between Park Rd & Lamont St).


Mount Pleasant’s culture and community are at the forefront of what makes it one of DC’s most desirable places to live. Strong historical roots to the city, a diverse population, and plenty of opportunity for community involvement make it an excellent place to put down your roots.

Whether it’s volunteering at the weekly farmer’s market, attending events at Lamont park or the Mt. Pleasant Library, there are many ways to get involved in this growing and thriving community.

Mount Pleasant is also home to the annual Latino Festival, also called Fiesta DC. This weekend-long celebration of Latino culture includes a Parade of Nation’s, a children’s festival, science fair, a diplomatic pavilion, arts and crafts, and international cuisine. Best of all? The festival is entirely free to attend!


Mount Pleasant’s access to transit and hassle-free commuting has been a significant factor in its growth over the years. Residents enjoy the ability to work just about anywhere in the city.

Metro Access

Mount Pleasant residents have convenient access to the metro via Columbia Heights Station. Located on Lamont St, NW it’s just a short walk from most of the neighborhood’s apartments and residences.

Mount Pleasant Buses

Routes 42 and 43 of Metrobus serve Mount Pleasant. 42 runs always, and 43 serves the early morning rush to Farragut Square and the evening rush from McPherson Square to Mount Pleasant. Route 42 connects resident to the metro station via its many stops throughout the neighborhood, giving those without a car easier access to the rest of the city.


Mount Pleasant is considered one of DC’s most friendly areas for cycling, making it a great community for those who like to commute by bike.

Mount Pleasant Resource Guide


BestWorld Supermarket – Local Supermarket located on Mount Pleasant St.

Each Peach Market – Small Market featuring local and artisan foods.

El Progresso Market – A small market specializing in Hispanic groceries.

Yes! Organic Market Cleveland Park – A health-focused grocery.

Whole Foods Market – Natural and Organic Grocery located in Dupont Circle.

Health and Fitness

MedStar Medical Group at Adams Morgan – Medical center located in the nearby Adams Morgan Neighborhood.

Howard University Hospital – Inpatient and Outpatient health care services and 24-hour emergency room.

Fit 360 DC – Gym specializing in fitness classes, personal training, and yoga.

Foundation Fitness of Cleveland Park – Fitness center conveniently located by the Metro.

The Vitamin Shop – Vitamin and supplement retailer.

Mt Pleasant Care Pharmacy – Local pharmacy serving Mount Pleasant.


Purple Patch – Restaurant specializing in Filipino and American cuisine.

Haydee’s Restaurant – Specializes in Mexican cuisine.

Beau Thai – Thai cuisine and happy hour cocktails.

Mola – Nearby Spanish cuisine.


Raven Grill – Local favorite bar and grill.

Marx Café Revolutionary Cuisine – Greek and Italian dining and bar.


Frugalista – Thrift store featuring men and women’s clothing.

Old School Hardware – Locally owned hardware and home improvement retailer.

Logan Antiques – Vintage goods and antiques.

Gas and Convenience

Exxon – Gas station and convenience store on 14th St NW.

BP – Gas and convenience store on 14th St NW.

Argyle Convenience Store – Convenience store and grocery open until 12am.

Sports and Outdoors

Lamont Park – The urban park that hosts community events including the weekly farmer’s market.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park – A free zoo that remains one of DC’s most notable attractions.

Pierce Mill Tennis Center – Tennis court.

Powell Recreation Center – Park featuring a playground, tennis courts, and basketball court.

Arts and Education

Mount Pleasant Public Library – Public library hosting weekly events including bilingual events.

Lost Origins Gallery – Art gallery located on Mt. Pleasant Street.

Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens – A museum featuring 13 acres of beautiful formal gardens.

These are just a few of the local services and amenities in the area. Get out and explore the neighborhood and you’ll find many more local favorites!