Mount Pleasant is the oldest residential suburb of Ballarat. It is located on the southern extremity of the city between the Yarrowee Creek and the White Horse Range. Mount Pleasant is primarily residential, however some commercial businesses run from here. The suburb is home to a kindergarten and a primary school, hairdressers, motor wreckers, the Plaster Fun House and various other businesses. There are several reserves within this suburb including Peady Street Reserve and Flockhart Street Recreation Reserve. The housing stock is solid but modest, with many Victorian era detached homes on larger than average blocks, along with a number of newer housing estates. Sovereign Hill Historical Park lies East of this suburb, creating excellent investment buying due to its proximity to the park and the CBD. Mount Pleasant is home to the Ballarat Municipal Observatory & Museum. This Observatory was established on the initiative and with the financial support of James Oddie and was formally opened to the public in 1886. When Oddie presented the Observatory to the people of Ballarat, it became the first municipal observatory in Australia. Mount Pleasant sits relatively elevated creating ‘pleasant’ views over the city.
- Mount Pleasant Kindergarten
- Mount Pleasant Primary School