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.

122 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

122 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16002985 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 2000 sqft

A rare find in much sought after wagener terrace. this duplex has a brand new architecture shingle roof. there are 2 bedrooms and 1 bath in each un... 

$395,000
Reduced -$4,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
30  Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

30 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16009015 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2832 sqft

Amazing opportunity in sought after wagener terrace! 1.5 story brick ranch in the heart of charleston on a huge lot that has great curb appeal on a... 

$708,000
Provided courtesy of Century 21 Expert Advisors
230  Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

230 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16011688 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2416 sqft

Take an evening stroll through hampton park, past the ashley river, by the citadel or even go catch a riverdogs game all from the close comfort of ... 

$750,000
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
1195  King Street Charleston, SC 29403

1195 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16012976 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1700 sqft

Looking for a gem. want the charleston lifestyle? this home is charleston and features the charleston style with orignal wood floors, beautiful cro... 

$399,000
Reduced -$26,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
46  Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

46 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16018112 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1224 sqft

Welcome home to this charming property located in the heart wagener terrace and walking distance from hampton park and several local eateries. once... 

$320,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of The MarshallWalker.com Group
41  Pendleton Street Charleston, SC 29403

41 Pendleton Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16020211 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2158 sqft

Beautiful home located on a quiet dead end street with views of the ashley river! the home is in great condition with beautifully renovated kitch... 

$720,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of Applegate Real Estate
8  Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

8 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16020837 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1200 sqft

Charming cottage in desirable wagener terrace just blocks from hampton park. this home has a front porch, an open floor plan and a pool. there is... 

$406,000
Reduced -$19,000
Provided courtesy of Applegate Real Estate
111  Simons Street Charleston, SC 29403

111 Simons Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16023148 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 912 sqft

Home is located in the upper peninsula neighborhood of wagener terrace. this home has incredible potential and is in need of a total renovation. se... 

$249,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of The MarshallWalker.com Group
19  Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

19 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16023149 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1510 sqft

Charming 1947 bungalow in sought after wagener terrace. wonderful, quiet street that backs-up to hampton park. urban living in a peaceful lush park... 

$430,000
Provided courtesy of Southeastern Management Group,
2230  Sunnyside Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

2230 Sunnyside Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16023373 / Active
6 br, 3 ba, 2976 sqft

Great opportunity with several options for personal use and or investment property. two homes on one lot is great area of wagner terrace. beautif... 

$610,000
Provided courtesy of Century 21 Expert Advisors
908  Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

908 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16024238 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1496 sqft

Charming beauty located in much sought after wagener terrace subdivision. new roof installed this year! there is off-street parking, also dining an... 

$400,000
Provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
82  Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

82 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16024569 / Active
4 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1716 sqft

What a great opportunity to own a townhouse across the street from the ashley river in popular wagener terrace. this roomy end unit features a la... 

$350,000
Provided courtesy of Century 21 Properties Plus
56  Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

56 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener terrace
Residential

MLS# 16025782 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1562 sqft

Wagener terrrace - fabulous location in a fabulous neighborhood. this mid century brick branch style home is being offered for a short time only. w... 

$439,000
Increase +$90,000
Provided courtesy of The MarshallWalker.com Group

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