Hampton Park Terrace


About Hampton Park Terrace

Hampton Park Terrace exudes a dynamic sort of tranquility. While the southern, Charleston peninsula throws entertaining events and plays host to a number of shops and restaurants, Hampton Park Terrace highlights a quieter lifestyle centered around open parks. This charismatic neighborhood loves to stay local and prides itself on being a tight-knit community.


With sidewalks lining the streets and connecting homes, you can tell why Hampton Park Terrace residents have a pedestrian-friendly attitude (you’ll get your fair-share of “hello’s” while walking). Plus, an easy stroll will put you at the doorstep of tucked-away restaurants, like Harold’s Cabin and Twenty-Six Divine.


If you’re looking for a neighborhood that is laid-back, walkable, and sports a quiet vibe, then this is where you should start your real estate search.


Location and Neighborhood Borders

Hampton Park Terrace is bordered by Hampton Park, Citadel University, and the communities of Wagener Terrace, Westside, and North Central. Neighborhood street borders include: Moultrie Street (north border), Congress Street (south border), Rutledge Avenue (east border), and Hagood Avenue (west border).


Hampton Park Terrace Real Estate

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


Benefits of Hampton Park Terrace Architecture

Architecture in Hampton Park Terrace is centered around foursquare and bungalow floor-plans. These styles blend simple designs with handcrafted artistry -- which is why each home contains its own character and individuality. So, if you’re looking to avoid any cookie-cutter home designs, this is the neighborhood to look in.


Inside, many of the homes feature built-in furniture. This creates a sense of unity throughout the rooms and uses the space economically (meaning you have more room to stretch your feet). Many of the homes were built from natural materials, such as wood, stone, and brick. These elements bridge the natural outdoors with a casual, laid-back lifestyle that loves to feel connected with the outside (and not locked away in small, boxy rooms commonly found in Victorian-style homes of downtown Charleston).


Hampton Park Terrace homes also feature large, welcoming porches. This provides ample space to sit outside, enjoy the weather, read a book, or just admire the setting. Many of the homes face one of two parks: Allan Park or Hampton Park. Each area is a great space for kids to play or to walk a dog.


History of Hampton Park Terrace

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.


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 the number 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 and neighbor is Mr. Carl T. Boone who at 98 years of age and is always willing to share a few minutes of wisdom with me! (update - sadly Carl passed way June 4th 2017 at 99 years of age - he will be missed by many)

The area has an active neighborhood association which hosts coffee and donut socials, and plans other family friendly events in Allan Park. including a free concert series each year that attracts hundreds of people. 


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.


Things to Do around Hampton Park Terrace

Located minutes from the heart of Charleston and with fast access to outlying communities, such as Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, and West Ashley, Hampton Park Terrace offers plenty of things to do (and a variety at that).


If you love watching sports, you can catch a Riverdogs baseball game or a Citadel University football game on Lockwood Drive, which is 2 minutes away from Hampton Park Terrace. If you enjoy basketball, you can always hop over to the College of Charleston during their regular season.


Foodies can take their pick among a number of 5-star rated restaurants. If you want some local, creative fare, jump over to Harold’s Cabin. You might even see Bill Murray there, since he owns part of the establishment. If you love oysters and fried chicken, Leon’s is just down the block on King Street. Dellz Uptown, The Park Cafe, and Moe’s Crosstown Tavern are definitely places you should try as well.


Lastly, take a stroll in Hampton Park. It’s over a mile long and features plenty of open spaces for picnics, exercising, and fun sports games. It’s also great for a leisurely walk, if you need to get ‘outside of the city.’


Buying a Home in Hampton Park Terrace

If you’d like to learn more about Hampton Park Terrace and the surrounding communities, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be more than happy to discuss whether this neighborhood is the right fit for your home dreams.


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20 Photos 315 Ashley Avenue UNIT C Charleston, SC 29403

315 Ashley Avenue UNIT C
Charleston, SC 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21024344 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1650 Sqft

Live in luxury in the heart of the desirable Westside downtown Charleston. Located just minutes from Hampton Park and MUSC, this elevated contempor... 

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$675,000
Provided courtesy of BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 78 Hagood Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

78 Hagood Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21018541 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 999 Sqft

Over 100 years old*Being sold Strictly AS IS WHERE IS since Seller is incapacitated** Adorable cottage with high ceilings, transoms, fab heart pine... 

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$495,000
Provided courtesy of Owen G Meislin Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 340 President Street Charleston, Sc 29403

340 President Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21017305 / Sold
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2668 Sqft

Welcome to 340 President Street in Hampton Park Terrace! This is a gorgeous, historical Charleston charmer built in the early 1920's that is update... 

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$1,525,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
1 Photos Sold 232 Congress Street Charleston, Sc 29403

232 Congress Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21012795 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1518 Sqft

Great location in Hampton Park Terrace! 232 Congress Street is a 1500 sqft 3 bed / 2 bath home built in approximately 1921 and has most recently be... 

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$525,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 310 Congress Street Charleston, Sc 29403

310 Congress Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21012419 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1721 Sqft

If you have ever dreamed of owning a historic downtown property in a magnificent location, now is your opportunity! Welcome to 310 Congress Street,... 

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$599,900
Provided courtesy of EXP Realty LLC
1 Photos Sold 439 Huger Street Charleston, Sc 29403

439 Huger Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21011780 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 2300 Sqft

Accepting Back Up Offers! Last Opportunity to buy into historic Hampton Park Terrace! This home has been in the same family for decades with amazin... 

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$699,000
Increase +$39,000
Provided courtesy of Redfin Corporation
1 Photos Sold 251 Congress Street Charleston, Sc 29403

251 Congress Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21011674 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1309 Sqft

Welcome Home! If you are looking for a cozy 1930s craftsman style bungalow that has been lovingly renovated and located within walking distance of... 

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$549,900
Increase +$22,400
Provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
1 Photos Sold 125 Moultrie Street Charleston, Sc 29403

125 Moultrie Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21011521 / Sold
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2741 Sqft

Facing Hampton Park, 125 Moultrie is perfectly placed in the heart of Charleston within walking distance to many downtown hotspots. A corner lot wi... 

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$1,575,000
Increase +$15,000
Provided courtesy of Smith Spencer Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 292 Congress Street Charleston, Sc 29403

292 Congress Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21010507 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1400 Sqft

Pride in ownership is apparent the minute you open the front door to this American Classic beauty.The light filled interior has been mindfully upda... 

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$600,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 567 Huger Street Charleston, Sc 29403

567 Huger Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park
Residential

MLS# 21009851 / Sold
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2728 Sqft

Back on market due to buyer financing fallthrough. Here is your opportunity to live in Hampton Park Terrace, next to the Citadel, be within a short... 

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$1,100,000
Increase +$35,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
1 Photos Sold 163 Moultrie Street Charleston, Sc 29403

163 Moultrie Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21004966 / Sold
4 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2512 Sqft

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY IN HAMPTON PARK TERRACE! 163 Moultrie Street is situated across from Hampton Park and is just down from the Citadel Military Sc... 

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$800,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
1 Photos Sold 7 Glenwood Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

7 Glenwood Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21003754 / Sold
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2211 Sqft

This traditional upper peninsula home is your opportunity to live in one of the most desirable neighborhoods of Downtown Charleston, Hampton Park T... 

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$985,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 337 President Street Charleston, Sc 29403

337 President Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21002897 / Sold
4 br, 3 ba, 2088 Sqft

Welcome to 337 President St in the highly sought after Hampton Park Terrace. This stately 1920's Colonial located steps from Hampton Park, the cit... 

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$755,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston GPS, LLC
1 Photos Sold 218 Congress Street Charleston, Sc 29403

218 Congress Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20031774 / Sold
6 br, 4 ba, 2930 Sqft

Meticulously restored single family home (currently configured as duplex but easily converted) in highly desirable Hampton Park Terrace. Convenient... 

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$825,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 550 Huger Street Charleston, Sc 29403

550 Huger Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20028979 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1685 Sqft

Ideally located in the heart of the Greater Charleston area, this gorgeous 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage style home, is a jewel for primary residence or... 

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$525,000
Provided courtesy of Boykin Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 253 Congress Street Charleston, Sc 29403

253 Congress Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20028702 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 1914 Sqft

Like NEW, this historic Charleston home has been thoughtfully renovated to maintain its charm and character while giving the conveniences of modern... 

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$745,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 363 President Street Charleston, Sc 29403

363 President Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20025379 / Sold
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2854 Sqft

Located in one of the most popular areas of the Charleston Peninsula this 1920 Craftsman home has been expanded and lovingly restored with modern l... 

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$1,119,000
Provided courtesy of Akers Ellis Real Estate LLC
1 Photos Sold 436 Huger Street UNIT 1/2 Charleston, Sc 29403

436 Huger Street UNIT 1/2
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park
Residential

MLS# 20023453 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1830 Sqft

Located just one block from the 60-acre Hampton Park in peninsular Charleston, this historic Charleston single style home has tremendous charm, won... 

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$725,000
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 270 Congress Street Charleston, Sc 29403

270 Congress Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20023102 / Sold
3 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2097 Sqft

270 Congress Street is a three bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home in the Hampton Park Terrace neighborhood on the Charleston peninsula. A true Ameri... 

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$680,000
Provided courtesy of Riverland Realty
1 Photos Sold 24 Parkwood Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

24 Parkwood Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20020265 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2436 Sqft

This charming historic home is located in desirable Hampton Park Terrace and within walking distance to a number of local restaurants and parks. U... 

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$815,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
1 Photos Sold 56 Parkwood Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

56 Parkwood Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Hampton Park Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20019036 / Sold
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3456 Sqft

One of Charleston's best kept secrets is Hampton Park Terrace, a nationally recognized Historic Neighborhood, and of the most dynamic neighborhoods... 

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$1,540,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
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