Wagener Terrace Homes for Sale

Welcome to Wagener Terrace

Local restaurants. Easy transit. Classic neighborhood feel. Anytime there’s a mention of Wagener Terrace, you’ll often hear these words attached to the community. And there’s a reason why locals talk about this neighborhood more than any other: Because it brings a unique balance between relaxed living and entertainment.

Wagener Terrace is different than most Charleston neighborhoods -- half because of its history and half because of its location. People often associate the historic city with classical southern architecture, horse-drawn carriages, and the ringing of church bells -- but Wagener Terrace offers a slightly different era of Charleston.

Situated north of Hampton Park and The Citadel, you’re going to find a natural neighborhood feel, one without the commotion of downtown Charleston. Homes don’t date back to the 1800’s here. Instead, they start from the 1920’s and go up (an unusual break-off from Charleston real estate).

So, let’s dive into the details on how Wagener Terrace is rapidly capturing people’s attention.

Wagener Terrace Real Estate

A main draw of Wagener Terrace is the real estate. Most Charleston neighborhoods have a single style of architecture. Searching among downtown boroughs, you’ll find the typical Southern plantation-style home, usually positioned sideways on the property lot (to fit the limited acreage of Charleston). However, Wagener Terrace is one of the rare neighborhoods that has a diverse range of homes for sale.

Because the neighborhood’s history starts in the 1920-30’s, when James Sottile split the land into residential lots, you’ll often find craftsman-style bungalows and charming cottages for sale. So, what makes these homes valuable to homebuyers? The floor-plans (for these style of homes) are designed for casual comfort.

Craftsman-style homes never hold the same identity, when compared to another house. Each one has it’s own character. Living rooms double as family rooms and are often joined to the dining room with an arch or columns between. Kitchens are kept cozy and made for simplicity.

Outside, the exterior color palette is usually botanical. You’ll see colors like light apricot, gentle greens, and sunflower yellows. A lot of the homes have a natural feel to them. Decorations range from small gardens situated in front of the porch to fiber-rugs greeting people at the doorstep. There’s a real earthy-sense to Wagener Terrace real estate.

Another draw to the homes in Wagener Terrace are the many, recent renovations going on. A lot of the real estate has undergone updates to reflect the needs of today’s homebuyers. So though the homes may be more aged, they’ll be among the few in Charleston’s real estate to fit modern tastes.

Who is Wagener Terrace for?

Based on the style of real estate and the location, Wagener Terrace is perfect for those who want something simple and who want to be within minutes of Charleston entertainment (and sometimes, even work).

The craftsman-style architecture and modern updates are a great solution if you’re not looking to deal with the hassles of historic real estate. Plus, you’re in a “goldilocks” of a location -- situated just outside of the traffic and commotion, but still within easy bicycle/driving distance of all the entertainment.

Young professionals love the area because there are many workplaces situated nearby, such as BoomTown, Blue Acorn, Citadel University, and MUSC. Investors and renovators often take a liking to Wagener Terrace because there are many opportunities to renovate current homes and flip them for a profit.

The last and one of the best amenities to Wagener Terrace is the proximity to Ashley River. Many homes have riverfront views. But even for those that don’t have this luxury, it’s still an easy walk to a dock, where you can enjoy fishing, crabbing, or just nature. There’s no better peace than watching the sunlight glimmer across the water during a sunset.

History of Wagener Terrace

As mentioned before, the history of Wagener Terrace has contributed greatly to its real estate and and its living environment. Before the neighborhood became the quaint community residents know today, it was a plantation dating back to 1786. In the 1800’s, William Lowndes sold the land to Frederick Wagener, hence the name: Wagener Terrace.

Around 1917, the area was then sold again to James Sottile who took up the main residence, but began turning portions of land into residential areas. Even today, you can still see pieces of Wagener Terrace history. The famous Lowndes Grove plantation house still stands and operates as a reception area for many Charleston weddings and corporate events. And the plantation house commands stunning views of the Ashley River.

For the history buffs -- across the Ashley River from Wagener Terrace is Charles Towne Landing. This was the original settlement, by the English, in 1670, and subsequently the birthplace of ‘The Carolinas.’ For residents of Wagener Terrace, you can easily take your boat across the Ashley River and cruise through the waterways, just as the colonial British did hundreds of years ago.

Schools around Wagener Terrace

Wagener Terrace residents believe an active community creates a better environment. This philosophy even applies to local education and schools surrounding the Charleston area. Active parents = successful schools. This is why you’ll often find neighbors actively engaged online, in social media, and at local events to help support notable functions.

Private schools that service the local area include Porter Gaud (K-12), Charleston Catholic School (PK-8), Ashley Hall (all-girls school; PK-12), and Mason Prep (K-8).

Public schools to choose from include: James Simons Elementary School (PK-6), Mitchell Math and Science Elementary School (PK-6), and Burke High School. The Citadel University and College of Charleston are also local institutions children can attend post high school.

Wagener Terrace Neighborhood Association

The Wagener Terrace Neighborhood Association (WTNA, for short) is one of the most actively engaged communities within downtown Charleston. Neighborhood residents firmly believe Charleston is a secluded-feeling gem and the local character of the town should be preserved.

Before you decide on where to live, check out the Wagener Terrace community on Facebook. See for yourself what priorities they place first, and if they match your own.

Restaurants near Wagener Terrace

Everyone in Charleston can agree the food is best amenity, and there isn’t a restaurant that will let you down. Wagener Terrace gets the benefit of being surrounded by great restaurants, each with its own unique cuisine. Here’s a short list of awesome restaurants you should try:

Wagener Terrace Oyster Roast

Near the end of each year, the Wagener Terrace Neighborhood Association holds an annual oyster roast for local residents. It’s held at the Lowndes Grove Plantation and features all-you-can-eat oysters and barbecue. There’s also a silent auction and live music. You can learn more about the oyster roast on their Facebook group.

Also keep in mind, there are plenty of other events held in nearby Hampton Park. And if you’re a fan of sports, you can always catch a football game at the Citadel University or a baseball game at the Charleston Riverdogs stadium (Joe Riley stadium).

Is Wagener Terrace Right for Me?

If you’re interested in more details about Wagener Terrace or would like a personal consultation on whether the neighborhood is the right Charleston community for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (843) 225-7007 or through our website.

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63 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace

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

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65 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace

MLS# 16032160 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2500 sqft

Rare brand new completely remodeled from the studs up on the best street in historic wagener terrace!!!Smart, efficient, quiet and stunning renovat... 

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230 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace

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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2230 Sunnyside Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace

MLS# 16023373 / Active Contingent
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... 

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2130 Weaver Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace

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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226 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace

MLS# 16031229 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1400 sqft

Unique, contemporary & timeless. This home is truly an original. Meticulously remodeled 1938 home in the coveted neighborhood of wagener terrace, n... 

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19 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace

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

Charming 3 bedroom home in sought after wagener terrace. Wonderful, quiet street and a very private lot that backs-up to hampton park. Urban living... 

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Reduced -$31,000
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82 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace

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

Just reduced!! What a great opportunity to own a townhouse across the street from the ashley river in popular wagener terrace. This roomy end un... 

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Reduced -$5,000
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1009 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace

MLS# 16019682 / Active Contingent
3 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1842 sqft

Here is your opportunity to own a home in desirable wagener terrace. 3 bedrooms 1.5 bath, formal living and dining room, 2nd floor balcony, off st... 

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Reduced -$34,000
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151 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace

MLS# 16030086 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1981 sqft

Excellent home, great location - four bedrooms, two baths, situated on a nice-sized lot. Home has large living with gas-log fireplace, formal dini... 

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Reduced -$16,000
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7 Kyle Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace

MLS# 16003132 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1296 sqft

Great investment potential! This duplex is located blocks from hampton park in the desired wagner terrace neighborhood. Each unit has 2 bedrooms an... 

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