Visit Mt. Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is one of the most accessible neighborhoods in the city. Whether you are coming
by foot, bus, bike or car, we promise the trip here is worth it. Come and explore today!

MapDirections & Parking

Events Around The Neighborhood

This feed displays news, events, happy hours, and other dynamic content about the neighborhood.

Automobile Driving Directions

Points West

Enter Northwest Mt. Pleasant by taking Tilden or Porter Steets from Connecticut Avenue. As these streets cross Rock Creek, they become Kingle Road and Park Road respectively. Enter Southwest Mt. Pleasant by taking the "Zoo Exit" off Beach Drive. Stay straight at the light and drive up Adams Mill Road.

Points East

You can enter Mt. Pleasant from the East at the intersections of 16th Street and Oak Street, Newton Street, Park Road, Lamont Street, and Harvard Street.

Points North

Mt. Pleasant's only Northern access is via the 17th Street ramp at Piney Branch Parkway.

Points South

From 16 Street, enter by taking slight left/right combo turn onto Mt. Pleasant Street.


Mt. Pleasant does not have any commercial parking lots; there is a mix of residential parking and metered parking. McCormick Paints and 7-Eleven have limited customer parking.

Public Transit Directions

The two closest Metro stops are Cleveland Park (1.4 miles) on the Red Line and Columbia Heights (0.4 miles) on the Green Line.

Mt. Pleasant Street is served by the 42 and 43 buses, the H2, H4 and H8 buses and the DC Circulator.

If you are in Mt. Pleasant, you can also find a working TransitScreen in the window of Old School Hardware. That system was one of the original pilot systems for TransitScreen. You can use it to quickly ascertain the best and most easily access transportation options nearby.

Unicycle, Bicycle, Tricycle, Recumbent, and Tandem

Mt. Pleasant is friendly to bicycles and riders. There is ample bike parking along Mt. Pleasant Street and in Lamont Park. You can also find Capital Bikeshare stations located in Lamont Park at the Northern end of Mt. Pleasant Street and on the pedestrian island at the corner of 16th Street and Columbia Road.

Bike Routes

Mt. Pleasant Street has a bike sharrows in both directions.

Irving Street has a bike lane and connects with the sidewalk that leads down to Rock Creek Parkway Multi-Use Trail.

Klingle Road has a bike lane for travelling West to Cleveland Park or into Mt. Pleasant from the West.

Bike Culture

On weekends, bikers in full kit are often a common sight at restaurants and the Farmers Market as they are passing through on their epic training rides. The Farmers Market often hosts a bike repair clinic on Saturdays.

Thank you!

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 the Bancroft Elementary PTO and the Mount Pleasant Business Association jointly hosted the second Tree Sale and Holiday Party on Mount Pleasant Street.

From 10am to 4pm, Bancroft PTO volunteers gathered in the parking lot of McCormick Paints, a sponsor of the event. They set up the trees, wreathes, and other holiday decorations for shoppers. A sure sign of success was that by the end of the day, there were only a few left.

At the other end of the street, in the middle of Lamont Park, the Mount Pleasant Business Association and Mount Pleasant Main Street brought together neighborhood organizations and businesses together to host a Puppet Show, Face Painting, and an early visit from Santa Claus, with his friends, the Three Kings.

All photos © Rick Reinhardt 2017