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The Village of Mount Pleasant is a community rooted in a rich agricultural history, one that has always depended much on the natural environment on which its original settlers depended. The earliest settlers inhabited the fertile soils along the western shores of the Root River, forming the township in 1842. Forty-eight years later, residents established their first town hall (1890) at the intersection of what is now Highway 20 and Highway 31. This town hall served adequate until 1949 when the Town decided to build a new, modern facility at the intersection of Highway 11 & Highway 31. The new facility opened in 1954. Significant growth then brought about the adoption of a local zoning ordinance in 1972, which established the ability to control development, setting the stage for the future more efficiently. In September 2003, Mount Pleasant took the big step in incorporating as a village, securing its boundaries as an identifiable community. Over 175 years later, the community embraced its history as a strong agricultural and manufacturing base has evolved to complement its harvest land.
The Village of Mount Pleasant prides itself on one of its greatest assets, our location. Comprising 36 square miles in eastern Racine County, Mount Pleasant is one of the fastest-growing communities in Wisconsin. Stretching from Lake Michigan to Interstate 94, our location provides easy access to metropolitan Milwaukee and Chicago, including Mitchell International Airport, just minutes to the north. An ideal location, excellent accessibility, a forward-thinking attitude, and a hometown feel are a few of the valuable qualities that make Mount Pleasant a great place to live and visit.
Village life offers a wide variety of recreational possibilities, including nearby golf courses, the Pike River Pathway, miles of bike lanes, and 400+ acres of Village parkland. Our sparkling Lake Michigan coastline also offers water recreation via the nearby marinas and boat launches. Over the last few years, the Village has worked alongside Real Racine to create numerous inviting events of which residents and visitors can enjoy.
Mount Pleasant also offers a wide variety of business opportunities. Numerous local, national, and international companies call Mount Pleasant home, including SC Johnson, Foxconn, CNH Industrial, Advocate Aurora Health, Seda North America, Ascension, InSinkErator, Putzmeister, and many others. These companies and other development allowed the Village to see significant growth, providing additional jobs and amenities for our residents. Five tax incremental districts, along with our strategic location in southeast Wisconsin, allow for additional growth possibilities outside of the already very active development climate.
Mount Pleasant represents forward-thinking, and with this community-wide attitude, we anticipate your visit and can’t wait to help make Mount Pleasant yours.