Why Homebuyers are Flocking to Wagener Terrace, Charleston SC

Charleston has a reputation. When people mention the Holy City, they think about the historical architecture dating back to the 1800’s. They imagine horse-drawn carriages marching down the streets and delicious foods crafted by master chefs. And though Downtown Charleston may attract homebuyers searching for this classical feel, there are plenty of neighborhoods offering a different lifestyle -- but with all the Charleston amenities.

One such neighborhood is Wagener Terrace. Located slightly north of Citadel University, you’ll find a different view of Charleston -- where homes differ from the city’s classical architecture and where “proximity to amenities” reaches a better definition than its counterpart neighborhoods.

To understand why people are moving to Wagener Terrace, here are three reasons why current homeowners chose this neighborhood over others.

  1. Real Estate - Architecture & Value are Best-Sellers

Wagener Terrace real estate is a mix. The original homes date back to the 1920-1930’s, where James Sottile split the 20 acres of land into residential lots. It’s why you’ll find dozens of brick bungalows and craftsman cottages instead of the sideways, Southern-plantation homes that dominate the lower peninsula. These homes provide cozier spaces with dedicated intent, such as office nooks and playrooms.

On the flip-side, there are multiple homes and boroughs that break tradition from the 1920-1930’s style. These properties contain fixer-uppers that have been renovated with modern amenities and new construction subdivisions, like Longborough (which contain neo-classical Charleston architecture).

In addition to the range of architectural styles in Wagener Terrace, there are a few extra benefits to buying a property here. One, many of the homes were built on tiny bluffs that command stunning sunset views along the Ashley River. For homes off the waterfront, there are a couple of beautiful vantage points and sitting areas to enjoy the marsh vistas. These views -- and easy access to them -- are a rare joy.

The second major benefit is the value of Wagener Terrace real estate. Typically, buying a home in Downtown Charleston with waterfront views could cost millions. In Wagener Terrace, you can find properties ranging from $300k-$750k.

  1. Community - People are Close-Knit

Community events. City news. Neighborhood information. Wagener Terrace places value on communication. No homeowner will ever feel out of the loop. Everyone looks after each other and makes sure their community is a great place to live in. But there’s an extra ingredient that makes Wagener Terrace great as a close-knit community: Support. With all the communication comes support from other residents. Whenever you have a question or need help, there’s someone to answer the call.

  1. Location - One of a Kind

Wagener Terrace is located along the upper peninsula of Charleston. At first glance (if you’re looking on a map), the neighborhood appears to be outside of normal amenities, but that’s far from the truth. Wagener Terrace gets to enjoy a unique saying: “Close to Downtown, but removed from the hustle-and-bustle.”

Normally, living in Charleston would mean sharing all the amenities with visitors and tourists. However, Wagener Terrace is a different story. The community is more secluded from city operations, but still has quick access to everything. Workplaces are nearby, such as Blue Acorn, Citadel University, and BoomTown. Restaurants are a walking distance away -- enjoy places like Rutledge Cab Co., The Park Cafe, and Edmund’s Oast. Parks are abundant and river access is just around the corner.


If you’re looking for a little pocket of easy-going living with beautiful real estate (without the heavy price-tag), then Wagener Terrace is a neighborhood you should looking at. View current listings in Wagener Terrace below.

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195 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17005334 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 2240 sqft

Excellent opportunity to purchase a large renovated home in the heart of wagener terrace and close to hampton & hester street park. Situated on a l... 

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$599,000
Reduced -$16,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC

207 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17005115 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1755 sqft

Charming home centrally located in wagener terrace, just two blocks from hampton park, featuring an open floor plan with the kitchen open to the li... 

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$575,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

1 Middleton Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17002487 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1850 sqft

Under construction...Elevated new construction boasting 4 bedrooms and 2 and half baths. Garage, off street parking, cement plank siding, hard woo... 

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$609,900
Reduced -$5,100
Provided courtesy of Charleston Real Estate Group

230 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16030136 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2250 sqft

This home was completely rebuilt with new foundation, roof, siding, electrical, hvac, plumbing, gas, insulation, sheetrock, wood floors, etc. This... 

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$695,000
Reduced -$4,000
Provided courtesy of Real Estate Advocates LC

2130 Weaver Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16030144 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1600 sqft

New home close to all downtown amenities and restaurants. Walk across the street to rutledge cab company and the new food truck rodeo project. Th... 

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$519,000
Provided courtesy of Real Estate Advocates LC

63 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16027894 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2483 sqft

Must see home! 

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$850,000
Provided courtesy of iSave Realty

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