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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34 Photos 82 Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

82 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21009065 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1716 Sqft

Welcome to a beautifully updated townhome residence in Wagener Terrace. This high end townhome is located on a quiet corner lot, steps from the Co... 

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$569,900
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
25 Photos 142 St Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

142 St Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21008489 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1549 Sqft

Wagener Terrace with ALL the upgrades! Open living space, gorgeous new kitchen with loads of cabinets and counter space. Oversized bedrooms, and ... 

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$628,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
53 Photos 125 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

125 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20032157 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2663 Sqft

This New Custom-Built Craftsman Style Home is Perfectly located in Wagener Terrace, one of the most popular neighborhoods on the peninsula of Charl... 

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$1,099,000
Reduced -$101,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX All Country
54 Photos 242 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

242 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20032068 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2057 Sqft

Two houses for the price of one! Unbelievable value! The front (original) house (955 sq. ft.) has two bedrooms and one bath, formal living and dini... 

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$537,500
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Elaine Brabham and Associates
36 Photos 99 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

99 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20031818 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2132 Sqft

Welcome Home! This beautiful Wagener Terrace home in the heart of Charleston is overflowing with warmth, charm and endless upgrades. 99 Gordon Str... 

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$738,997
Reduced -$1,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Realty
28 Photos 7 Kyle Place Charleston, SC 29403

7 Kyle Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20006267 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1296 Sqft

Excellent opportunity to invest in a fully renovated duplex only three blocks from Hampton Park. This elevated property sits 6' from grade on a cha... 

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$559,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
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