Hampton Park Terrance Homes for Sale

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. 

          Most of its houses were built between 1912 and 1925. Popular magazines had created a sense of American architecture of 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!

          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 its wealth 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 is Mr. Carl T. Boone who at 98 years of age and is always willing to share a few minutes of wisdom with me! The area has an active neighborhood association which hosts coffee and donut socials, and plans other family friendly events in Hampton Park. 

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.

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30  Parkwood Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

30 Parkwood Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace

MLS# 16016148 / Active Contingent
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... 

Reduced -$44,000
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361  Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

361 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace

MLS# 16029045 / Active
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... 

Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group
292  Congress Street Charleston, SC 29403

292 Congress Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace

MLS# 16010153 / Active
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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