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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16 Photos 189 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

189 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18031925 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 2240 Sqft

A beautiful multi family duplex in Wagener Terrace minutes away from Hampton Park and local stores. This 2240 sq. ft. home features 4 bedrooms, 2 f... 

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$474,500
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
6 Photos 6 Tenth Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

6 Tenth Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18031479 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 996 Sqft

Great Little Starter Cottage, well preserved in a great area. Walking distance to Hampton Park and more. sold ''AS Is.'' 

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$425,000
Provided courtesy of Clemons Realty
24 Photos 101 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

101 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18031361 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 2073 Sqft

101 Hester Street is a duplex located in the highly popular downtown neighborhood of Wagener Terrace. The large lot currently hosts the ''dually m... 

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$377,500
Provided courtesy of Tift Properties
38 Photos 203 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

203 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18031287 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2240 Sqft

Wow. There are many reasons to rave over this UPDATED PENINSULA HEAD TURNER. Whether it be the clutch location, the large open kitchen and living r... 

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$660,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Heritage Real Estate, LLC
24 Photos 17 Alberta Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

17 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18030477 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1420 Sqft

***REMODELED WAGENER TERRACE GEM WITH VIEWS OF THE MARSH!*** This adorable ranch has undergone recent upgrades including hardwood flooring, recesse... 

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$450,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
39 Photos 911 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

911 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029858 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1298 Sqft

This turn-key home is located in the desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood. The home was completely renovated in 2016 with all new everything, inc... 

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$515,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
21 Photos 8 Middleton Place Charleston, SC 29403

8 Middleton Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029511 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1392 Sqft

Wonderful cottage within walking distance to Downtown and Hampton Park! Easy access to I-26 or the Ravenel Bridge for work, beaches, and the airpor... 

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$419,000
Reduced -$10,500
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
17 Photos 14 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

14 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029407 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1315 Sqft

Charming craftsman style cottage in the heart of desirable Wagener Terrace. The single level, open floor plan is bright with natural light. The L... 

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$549,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
21 Photos 26 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

26 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029329 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1054 Sqft

Live the downtown lifestyle in this classic Wagener Terrace Bungalow just steps from Hampton Park! The quintessential oversized southern front porc... 

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$418,000
Reduced -$12,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
11 Photos 1014 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1014 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18028294 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1461 Sqft

HUGE Price Improvement!! Great Investment Opportunity!! Nice quiet street in much sought-after Wagener Terrace neighborhood in downtown Charleston!... 

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$275,000
Reduced -$70,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
30 Photos 873 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

873 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18028337 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1500 Sqft

BACK ON THE MARKET!!! WILL NOT LAST LONG!Recently Renovated 1940's CRAFTSMAN STYLE COTTAGE - Only 3 blocks to Hampton Park and close to Citadel & ... 

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$494,925
Reduced -$5,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Gateway Properties
21 Photos 2309 Sunnyside Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

2309 Sunnyside Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18026463 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1248 Sqft

Charming renovated 1960's cottage with a metal roof and painted brick. The living areas have been opened up to allow a more contemporary lifestyle.... 

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$469,000
Reduced -$16,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
33 Photos 121 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

121 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18026005 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 3660 Sqft

A rare quadplex in the middle of Wagener Terrace. This large building has 4 units and sits on a quarter acre in one of the most sought after neigh... 

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$798,000
Reduced -$51,000
Provided courtesy of The Peninsula Company, LLC
46 Photos 98 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

98 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18025808 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 2308 Sqft

This Charming 4BR/2BA Brick Home is Located on Two Huge Marshfront Lots in the Highly Popular Charleston Neighborhood of Wagener Terrace with Conve... 

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$560,000
Reduced -$35,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
40 Photos 2227 Mount Pleasant Street Charleston, SC 29403

2227 Mount Pleasant Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18023491 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 770 Sqft

Welcome to 2227 Mt. Pleasant St! This BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION beautiful craftsman-style home features 2 bedrooms, off-street parking, 2 bathrooms, a... 

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$398,900
Reduced -$100
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
24 Photos 17 Clemson Street Charleston, SC 29403

17 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18023072 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2120 Sqft

Welcome to 17 Clemson, a fully renovated home in Wagener Terrace! It won't last long! This house is filled with natural light and luxe details thro... 

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$632,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
29 Photos 851 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

851 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18022057 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1758 Sqft

Come see this completely renovated, charming home at 851 Rutledge Ave. Located in one of the hottest areas of the Upper Peninsula, the home is walk... 

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$550,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
36 Photos 257 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

257 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18021069 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2284 Sqft

A rare find on one of the best blocks of Wagener Terrace. Enjoy the river views and breezes from the front porch plus views of one of the most bea... 

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$630,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
10 Photos 936 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

936 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18020806 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1399 Sqft

Great location in an up and coming area with SO much potential! Perfect for a remodel to call home or fantastic rental potential. Hardwood floors a... 

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$419,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
22 Photos 64 6TH Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

64 6TH Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18017921 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2724 Sqft

Welcome to this beautiful duplex home located in a quiet neighborhood. This home could be easily converted to a single family home (244 St. Margar... 

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$775,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of The Goodwin Group Inc
44 Photos 164 Maple Street Charleston, SC 29403

164 Maple Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18009036 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4600 Sqft

For Discerning buyer's! This beautiful home has so much history and has BEEN COMPLETELY REDONE! You will notice the stately feel when you pull up. ... 

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$1,045,000
Reduced -$150,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
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