Living in Mount Pleasant

Are you considering living in Mount Pleasant in Wollongong? This beautiful area is situated on the eastern slopes of Mount Keira and consists of open forests of eucalyptus.

An exclusively residential area with a population of nearly 1400, it boasts many high quality homes ideal for professionals, singles and families with kids. In fact, it was once nicknamed Babytown because of the number of large families that lived in the area.

Mount Pleasant attractions for families

While a residential area, Mount Pleasant still comes with its attracts. They include the aptly named Sublime Honey farm, which sells honey and honey-related products.

The other attraction in the area is the Illawarra Rhododendron Garden, which contains thousands of azaleas, hundreds of rhododendrons and rare companion plants like camellias. It’s a perfect spot for a picnic lunch or wedding.

For the more adventurous, Mount Pleasant also has Rewindmc, a quality classic, retro and cafe racer motorcycle tours and rentals for the Illawarra and Southern Highlands areas.

Transportation in Mount Pleasant

There are numerous bus stations throughout Mount Pleasant to allow easy access into the city and other areas in the Illawarra.

Stations are at:

  • New Mount Pleasant Rd after Brokers Rd
  • New Mt Pleasant Rd at Rose Pde
  • New Mount Pleasant Rd opp Dobinson St
  • Ramah Ave opp Woodland Pde
  • Ramah Ave opp Alvan Pde
  • Ramah Ave before Brokers Rd
  • Ramah Ave at Greenslopes Ave

Mount Pleasant schools

If you’re moving to the area with children, Mount Pleasant has its own school – Pleasant Heights Public School. The school, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, caters to primary aged children. However, there are other nearby schools in areas like Fairy Meadow.

Living in Mount Pleasant

One of the great things about living in Mount Pleasant is the quality of the homes. Homes are usually sturdy 4 bedrooms, although there are some 3 bedrooms. They are usually a large with 2 or more bathrooms, and 2 or more garages. People living in the area are usually looking for their 2nd or 3rd home purchase. The topography of the area can differ greatly, with not all areas being level – in fact some areas being very steep. This steep topography lends itself to features such as uniquely designed homes, beautiful escarpment views or stunning water views from some homes.

If you’d like to talk about finding your next home in Mount Pleasant, give Joanne a call on 0426 264 771.

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