Hampton Park Terrace

About Hampton Park Terrace

Hampton Park Terrace exudes a dynamic sort of tranquility. While the southern, Charleston peninsula throws entertaining events and plays host to a number of shops and restaurants, Hampton Park Terrace highlights a quieter lifestyle centered around open parks. This charismatic neighborhood loves to stay local and prides itself on being a tight-knit community.

With sidewalks lining the streets and connecting homes, you can tell why Hampton Park Terrace residents have a pedestrian-friendly attitude (you’ll get your fair-share of “hello’s” while walking). Plus, an easy stroll will put you at the doorstep of tucked-away restaurants, like Harold’s Cabin and Twenty-Six Divine.

If you’re looking for a neighborhood that is laid-back, walkable, and sports a quiet vibe, then this is where you should start your real estate search.

Location and Neighborhood Borders

Hampton Park Terrace is bordered by Hampton Park, Citadel University, and the communities of Wagener Terrace, Westside, and North Central. Neighborhood street borders include: Moultrie Street (north border), Congress Street (south border), Rutledge Avenue (east border), and Hagood Avenue (west border).

Hampton Park Terrace Real Estate

Most of its houses were built between 1912 and 1925. Popular magazines had created a sense of American architecture for the middle-class, and Hampton Park Terrace followed those trends.  Foursquares are the most common form, but Spanish-colonial homes, bungalows, and other styles can all be found. The 1912 master plan required all houses to cost at least $1,800, but today most homes are in the $400,000 to $1,000,000 range. Un-restored houses may still be had for less but you will require a locals help!

Benefits of Hampton Park Terrace Architecture

Architecture in Hampton Park Terrace is centered around foursquare and bungalow floor-plans. These styles blend simple designs with handcrafted artistry -- which is why each home contains its own character and individuality. So, if you’re looking to avoid any cookie-cutter home designs, this is the neighborhood to look in.

Inside, many of the homes feature built-in furniture. This creates a sense of unity throughout the rooms and uses the space economically (meaning you have more room to stretch your feet). Many of the homes were built from natural materials, such as wood, stone, and brick. These elements bridge the natural outdoors with a casual, laid-back lifestyle that loves to feel connected with the outside (and not locked away in small, boxy rooms commonly found in Victorian-style homes of downtown Charleston).

Hampton Park Terrace homes also feature large, welcoming porches. This provides ample space to sit outside, enjoy the weather, read a book, or just admire the setting. Many of the homes face one of two parks: Allan Park or Hampton Park. Each area is a great space for kids to play or to walk a dog.

History of Hampton Park Terrace

Hampton Park Terrace is less than three miles from Charleston’s famous Battery. In 1901 the Navy located its new shipyard just north of the city, and an international trade exposition opened on the grounds of the old Washington Race Course to promote Charleston’s commercial potential. Trolley lines were extended to the upper peninsula, and development edged north.

Meanwhile, Americans were looking to leave crowded urban centers to pursue new ideas of clean, modern, suburban comfort. Lured by promises of convenience, gracious sidewalks and streetlights, and freedom from the flooding that plagued the lower peninsula; the city’s business executives and upper-middle class began buying or building homes in Hampton Park Terrace.

The neighborhood first drew those looking to escape urban life, but the last ten years have brought residents eager to return to urban life. The real estate boom of the early 2000s increased the threat to one of Charleston’s least appreciated historic areas. Although the neighborhood was added to the National Register in 1997, Charleston can be jaded about 20th century architecture because of the number of well-preserved 18th and 19th century buildings on the lower peninsula, and a neighborhood request for more architectural protection has languished in City Hall. Luckily, preservation-minded do-it-yourselfers have outnumbered house flippers.

The new residents are just the last in a string of demographic reinventions. Neighbors range from twenty somethings with children to retired Shipyard workers, teachers, hipster ukulele band players, and lawyers. My favorite patriarch and neighbor is Mr. Carl T. Boone who at 98 years of age and is always willing to share a few minutes of wisdom with me! (update - sadly Carl passed way June 4th 2017 at 99 years of age - he will be missed by many)

The area has an active neighborhood association which hosts coffee and donut socials, and plans other family friendly events in Allan Park. including a free concert series each year that attracts hundreds of people. 

HPT celebrated its 100th birthday in 2012 with many homes being adorned with a plaque designating their historic status. Hampton Park Terrace is easily South Carolina’s best old house neighborhood and should be highlighted as such.

Things to Do around Hampton Park Terrace

Located minutes from the heart of Charleston and with fast access to outlying communities, such as Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, and West Ashley, Hampton Park Terrace offers plenty of things to do (and a variety at that).

If you love watching sports, you can catch a Riverdogs baseball game or a Citadel University football game on Lockwood Drive, which is 2 minutes away from Hampton Park Terrace. If you enjoy basketball, you can always hop over to the College of Charleston during their regular season.

Foodies can take their pick among a number of 5-star rated restaurants. If you want some local, creative fare, jump over to Harold’s Cabin. You might even see Bill Murray there, since he owns part of the establishment. If you love oysters and fried chicken, Leon’s is just down the block on King Street. Dellz Uptown, The Park Cafe, and Moe’s Crosstown Tavern are definitely places you should try as well.

Lastly, take a stroll in Hampton Park. It’s over a mile long and features plenty of open spaces for picnics, exercising, and fun sports games. It’s also great for a leisurely walk, if you need to get ‘outside of the city.’

Buying a Home in Hampton Park Terrace

If you’d like to learn more about Hampton Park Terrace and the surrounding communities, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be more than happy to discuss whether this neighborhood is the right fit for your home dreams.

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123 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17022196 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 2851 sqft

This 1930's Colonial Revival is veneered in brick with painted clapboard accents and a high hipped roof that caps an asymmetrical gabled front faca... 

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$739,000
Provided courtesy of BHHS Carolina Sun Real Estate

39 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park
Residential

MLS# 17021292 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 1860 sqft

EXTENSIVELY UPDATED IN 2005, THIS 3 BEDROOM 3.5 BATHROOM HOME HAS A WONDERFUL YARD, GARAGE, FRONT & BACK PORCHES AND A MASTER BEDROOM ON THE GROUND... 

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$649,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Propery Brokers
Sold 477  Huger Street Charleston, SC 29403

477 Huger Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17015848 / Sold
3 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2240 sqft

The perfect family home nestled in Hampton Park Terrace. You will be enchanted when you walk into this classic historical home decorated with today... 

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$795,000
Provided courtesy of Atlantic Properties
Sold 888  Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

888 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park
Residential

MLS# 17005214 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1273 sqft

Spacious two-bedroom, one-bath home in great area of downtown Charleston. Home features hard-wood floors, front & back porches, fenced-in yard, la... 

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$439,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Propery Brokers
Sold 2  Parkwood Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

2 Parkwood Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17002679 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1856 sqft

Welcome to 2 Parkwood Avenue! Beautifully renovated home with an amazing floor plan! The great room features heart pine flooring, gorgeous custom t... 

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$649,500
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
Sold 361  Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

361 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16029045 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2564 sqft

The Arts & Crafts movement began as a result form the Industrial Revolution. Society wanted quality craftsmanship, utility and simple practical bea... 

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$699,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group
Sold 287  President Street Charleston, SC 29403

287 President Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16024978 / Sold
3 br, 1 ba, 1477 sqft

INVESTOR SPECIAL! Great opportunity to own a home in Hampton Park Terrance. This home is in need of complete renovation. Due to age of property hom... 

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$149,900
Provided courtesy of Infinity Realty
Sold 10  Elmwood Street Charleston, SC 29403

10 Elmwood Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16019262 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 2235 sqft

HAMPTON PARK TERRACE home for sale only a block from the park! This home has potential to be transformed into exactly what you would like it to be.... 

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$475,000
Provided courtesy of ChuckTown Homes, LLC
Sold 390  Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

390 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16018690 / Sold
5 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2600 sqft

Location Location Location. Great opportunity to own a piece of history in one of Charlestons most desirable neighborhoods Hampton Park Terrace!!!... 

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$560,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
Sold 161  Moultrie Street Charleston, SC 29403

161 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16017560 / Sold
4 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2906 sqft

Welcome to another grand Hampton Park Terrace home! Amazing location overlooking Hampton Park and just steps away from the Citadel Military College... 

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$800,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
Sold 30  Parkwood Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

30 Parkwood Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16016148 / Sold
3 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 3510 sqft

We are pleased to offer this stunning Hampton Park Terrace Historic Built in approximately 1915 and renovated / updated in approx. 2007. This wonde... 

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$950,000
Reduced -$44,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
Sold 153  Moultrie Street Charleston, SC 29403

153 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16015689 / Sold
6 br, 2 ba, 3058 sqft

Incredible opportunity to own a historic home across the street from Hampton Park! Built in 1920, this home has incredible bones that are just wait... 

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$550,000
Reduced -$100,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
Sold 368  President Street Charleston, SC 29403

368 President Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16012998 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2378 sqft

This is a special house. A meticulous restoration and renovation was just completed. Home has all new systems - HVAC and ductwork, wiring, plumbing... 

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$880,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
Sold 24  Parkwood Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

24 Parkwood Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16011201 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2587 sqft

Located in the hottest area of downtown Charleston and steps to Hampton Park is this charming house - placed on the National Register of Historic P... 

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$675,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
Sold 292  Congress Street Charleston, SC 29403

292 Congress Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16010153 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1320 sqft

Make this adorable cottage style home yours. It is located in the high-demand area of downtown, Charleston. Beautiful iron fence enclosed the front... 

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$459,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
Sold 341  President Street Charleston, SC 29403

341 President Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16008800 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1259 sqft

This adorable Craftsman-style cottage is just a block from beautiful Hampton Park. Once stepping onto the very large front porch you then enter in... 

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$463,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
Sold 340  President Street Charleston, SC 29403

340 President Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16008048 / Sold
3 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2652 sqft

We are pleased to offer this stunning Hampton Park Terrace Historic Built in approximately 1922 and renovated / updated in 2007. This wonderful 3 b... 

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$810,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
Sold 438  Huger Street Charleston, SC 29403

438 Huger Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16006494 / Sold
2 br, 2 ba, 962 sqft

Located in Hampton Park Terrace, this masterfully restored Freedman Cottage is the oldest remaining structure north of the crosstown dating back to... 

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$449,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
Sold 4  Kenilworth Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

4 Kenilworth Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16001490 / Sold
3 br, 3 ba, 2129 sqft

Gorgeous home with soaring ceilings on first and second floor. Needs Central Heating and Air, updated electrical and plumbing. The home has good ... 

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$425,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
Sold 204  Congress Street Charleston, SC 29403

204 Congress Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 15031305 / Sold
3 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1725 sqft

This 1917 Traditional 2 story residential home is awaiting a professional developer, who can capture a style and bring it into a more open and mo... 

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$350,000
Provided courtesy of Clemons Realty
Sold 456  Huger Street Charleston, SC 29403

456 Huger Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park
Residential

MLS# 15028515 / Sold
3 br, 1 ba, 1569 sqft

Location, location, location!! One story beauty. Beautiful Hampton Park!! You can live in one of the most gorgeous neighborhoods in Charleston. The... 

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$399,990
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
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