Just beyond the Isle of Palms Connector in beautiful, spacious North Mount Pleasant is one of the town’s most iconic and coveted neighborhoods: Brickyard Plantation. A sought-out community for its beauty as well as its historic significance, Brickyard is bordered by Horlbeck Creek and historic Boone Hall Plantation.
The history of Brickyard is a rich one, with dates reaching as far back as 1681 and the sizeable land grant of Christ Church Parish. When part of that land grant became Boone Hall Plantation, a smaller chunk became the area’s Brickyard, responsible for manufacturing about 4 million bricks annually and inspiring a namesake for the community. Those who are interested in a visit to the community will surely love to see the original brick chimney at the back of the property, a testament to the land’s significance in Lowcountry history.
Today, the neighborhood is an ideal community for families as well as a beautiful habitat for plenty of birds and fish, thanks both to Horlbeck Creek as well as nearby Wando River. The community borders are protected from uncomfortable proximity with other developments, and residents can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and wonderful amenities with more than a hint of luxurious seclusion. Brickyard’s amenities include two swimming pools, boat ramps, a soccer field, a state-of-the-art clubhouse, walking and biking trails, lighted tennis courts and more.
Brickyard Plantation is made up of several smaller subsection neighborhoods, ranging in price, customization options and floor plans. Near the entrance of the community, The Preserve and Magnolia Grove offer homes from the $320s for budget-conscious families, while other sections — Old Brickyard, McLeans Orchard and Boone Grove, to name a few — offer homes from the $400s up past the $1 million mark, depending on size, custom touches and personal amenities such as deepwater access.
Of course, there comes a time to leave home, and Brickyard Plantation is close to many of East Cooper’s best schools and points of interest. Parents can rest assured that their children will enjoy every opportunity at Jennie Moore Elementary School for the Creative Arts, Cario Middle School and Wando High School. On the weekends, families can revel in all that greater Mount Pleasant has to offer, from the picturesque seashore at Isle of Palms to restaurants and shopping. Just moments away, at Mount Pleasant’s Town Centre, you’ll find apparel retailers as Banana Republic or Belk, a fabulous selection of restaurants and a large movie theater. The Shoppes at Seaside, another can’t-miss spot, offers grocery stores, gift emporiums and Basil, home of some of Charleston’s best Thai food.
Still, one of the most essential first stops for new residents or visitors to Brickyard is a trip to Boone Hall Plantation. The original plantation home and surrounding grounds are well worth a family trip, and greater Boone Hall is a working farm, offering plenty of fresh, delicious produce to greater Charleston and to your kitchen. Stop at the produce tent in spring or summer and find fresh strawberries, kale, corn on the cob and more. Or visit the nearby Boone Hall Market for a bevy of local treasures.