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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, family and entertainment.

Wagener Terrace is different than most Charleston neighborhoods -- partly because of its history and partly 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 tourist commotion of downtown Charleston. Homes don’t date back to the 1800’s here. Instead, they start from the 1940’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 Charleston single (wide) 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 1930s, 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 and ongoing renovations . Many of the homes have 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), Simmons Pinckney Middle 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, 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. 

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). (The Riverdogs are a Yankess farm team partly owned by baseball icon Mike Veeck and his friend Bill Murray)

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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160 San Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17025789 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 2031 sqft

Incredibly charming 160 San Souci Street features the only true luxury of the 21st century: authenticity! This 1930's home has been lovingly preser... 

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$615,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

336 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17025813 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2164 sqft

Beautifully updated brick home in the heart of Wagener Terrace! This spacious 3 bed (office/bonus room could be used as 4th bedroom)/2 bath home f... 

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$774,900
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

261 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17025675 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2666 sqft

Fabulous mid century modern home located in the much sought after neighborhood of Wagener Terrace. This wonderful 4 bed 3 bath home is approx. 2600... 

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$875,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate

152 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17025557 / Active Contingent
3 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1386 sqft

LOCATION!! Wagener Terrace, END UNIT townhouse with a wonderful marsh and water view. This is a renovation project but the end result could be st... 

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$195,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate

8 Middleton Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17025526 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2 half bath, 1392 sqft

Charming 3 bed 2 bath MID CENTURY GEM IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON! Prepare to be blown away by this absolutely stunning one story home in Wagener Terrac... 

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$434,900
Reduced -$100
Provided courtesy of BHHS Carolina Sun Real Estate

250 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17025287 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1249 sqft

Nestled in Wagener Terrace near the Ashley River is 250 W. Poplar Street--a completely updated Charleston cottage with high-end finishes, a great f... 

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$484,900
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group

204 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17024995 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1600 sqft

Come see this fully renovated, open, and modern 1940's bungalow in desirable Wagener Terrace. This chic home was renovated in 2015, with three larg... 

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$599,000
Reduced -$36,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
Sold 908  Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

908 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17023452 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1496 sqft

FOR COMP PURPOSES ONLY 

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$530,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group

248 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17022913 / Active Contingent
5 br, 3 ba, 2162 sqft

Just a few blocks from Hampton Park and Lowndes Grove this is arguably one of the best locations on the peninsula. Wagener Terrace offers a quiet n... 

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$644,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

143 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17022247 / Active Contingent
2 br, 2 ba, 1318 sqft

Welcome to 143 St. Margaret Street! This home is completely updated and 100% move-in ready in one of Charleston's most sought-after neighborhoods!... 

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$498,900
Reduced -$100
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

929 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17021429 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 993 sqft

Just a few blocks from scenic Hampton Park in Downtown Charleston, this historic bungalow is a must see. Beautiful hardwood floors grace the livin... 

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$375,000
Increase +$26,000
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
Sold 942  Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

942 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17021263 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1872 sqft

Great downtown remodel with an extra large lot in Wagener Terrace! This home is charming and has a backyard like no other that includes a large dec... 

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$639,000
Provided courtesy of Front Door Realty

24 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17021078 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1350 sqft

Lovely home located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods on the peninsula! This spacious home has been recently renovated, features tons of n... 

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$429,700
Reduced -$100
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

2 Riverside Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17020681 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1864 sqft

This is a wonderful home in the highly sought after Wagener Terrace Subdivision in greater downtown Charleston. This terrific home has the origial... 

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$494,983
Provided courtesy of Re/Max Elite LLC
Sold 241  Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

241 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17020064 / Sold
2 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2000 sqft

Wagener Terrace - steps to Lowndes Grove and perhaps the most beautiful sunsets on the Charleston peninsula. This 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath brick home h... 

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$425,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate

128 San Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17020051 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1436 sqft

WAGENER TERRACE~Charming Mid-Century Home in Downtown Charleston. Location, Location Location!!! This is a stunning two story home with beautiful... 

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$499,900
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Prestige Real Estate Group
Sold 814  Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

814 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17019723 / Sold
4 br, 3 ba, 2486 sqft

Welcome to this beautiful Wagener Terrace home! Recently renovated and ready to move in. This home has great curb appeal with a full deep front p... 

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$595,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group

82 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17018770 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1716 sqft

17K Price drop!! You will love this amazing renovation in Wagener Terrace. This high-end townhome is located on a quiet corner lot, steps from Cor... 

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$458,000
Provided courtesy of Colony & Craft LLC

64 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17018160 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2304 sqft

Beautifully renovated brick home in one of Charleston's most sought-after neighborhoods! This spacious 3 bed/3 bath home is 100% move in ready and... 

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$619,900
Reduced -$100
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
Sold 156  Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

156 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17017674 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1167 sqft

This is the classic Wagener Terrace cottage you've been wanting! This home has been renovated all while preserving the charm and character that mak... 

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$465,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

216 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17016855 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1188 sqft

Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhome in the highly desirable Wagener Terrace! Recently renovated with all new floors, carpet and tile in bathrooms. All... 

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$399,000
Reduced -$6,000
Provided courtesy of Lois Lane Properties
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