Multicultural and multilingual, Mount Pleasant is one of D.C.’s most eclectic neighborhoods. High-density housing close to D.C.’s largest park, a retail shopping corridor and easy access to downtown combine to give Mount Pleasant a small town feel with international flair. Quiet tree-lined streets tucked into the bend of Rock Creek Park give way to a vibrant commercial corridor with thriving, locally-owned businesses. Residents and visitors can visit the pandas at the National Zoo, then sample the restaurants and nightlife of Adams Morgan—all just minutes from bustling Mount Pleasant Street. Mount Pleasant Street is the main business artery through this community and features three blocks of retail, restaurants, and services as varied and as vibrant as the population it serves. Home to more than 50 commercial establishments, the historically designated Mount Pleasant is at the crossroads of several commuter thoroughfares—16th Street, 14th Street, Rock Creek Parkway and Park Road—with the Columbia Heights Metrorail station located just three blocks away. Mount Pleasant is a designated D.C. Historic District, which enables qualified property owners of contributing commercial properties to access tax credits and other incentives to rehabilitate their space. The Mount Pleasant Historic District is roughly bounded by 16th Street on the east, Harvard Street on the south, Rock Creek Park on the west and Piney Branch Park on the north.