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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20 Photos 40 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

40 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20008499 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1326 Sqft

Adorable large lot bungalow with original detailing on high and dry street in sought after Wagener Terrace. Only 4 blocks from Hampton Park, walkab... 

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$569,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
31 Photos 125 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

125 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20008372 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1747 Sqft

Very Cute bungalow complete with front picket fence in historic Wagener Terrace area-- close to many trendy restaurants AND Hampton Park. Kitche... 

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$480,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
17 Photos 75 Sans Souci Street Charleston, SC 29403

75 Sans Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20007927 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 528 Sqft

Quaint 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage only a few blocks away from the restaurants and shops of downtown. Don't miss out on your opportunity to own a... 

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$275,000
Provided courtesy of Abode Real Estate Group LLC
51 Photos 939 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

939 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20007894 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2529 Sqft

Welcome home to this meticulously restored 1920s Craftsman on Rutledge Avenue in Wagener Terrace. Every square inch of this home has been fully res... 

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$925,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
31 Photos 921 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

921 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20007109 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2000 Sqft

Are you ready for downtown living but with the perks of suburban life? This property features convenient access to I-26 and short distances to the... 

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$660,000
Provided courtesy of The Real Estate Firm
19 Photos 33 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

33 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20006592 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1478 Sqft

Wonderful renovated home in established neighborhood in downtown next to Hester Park. Renovations in 2019/2020 include new roof, new HVAC, new wind... 

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$599,900
Provided courtesy of Premier Properties Charleston
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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$599,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
39 Photos 79 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

79 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20006227 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1553 Sqft

Situated on a high lot on one of Wagener Terrace's most desirable streets, this three bedroom residence has been beautifully maintained. Hardwood ... 

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$579,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of Lois Lane Properties
50 Photos 116 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

116 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20003817 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2350 Sqft

Perfectly located in Charleston's most vibrant neighborhood, Hampton House at 116 Grove Street is the sublime vision of award-winning architect, Ke... 

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$1,295,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
23 Photos 26 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

26 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20003644 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1054 Sqft

Virtual Tour in Photos tab! Live the downtown lifestyle in this classic Wagener Terrace Bungalow just steps from Hampton Park! The quintessential o... 

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$390,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
24 Photos 927 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

927 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20003345 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1373 Sqft

Historic 1926 Craftsman-style bungalow with all the charm you could ask for! Enjoy the curb appeal of a bricked-in garden area and gracious front p... 

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$479,000
Reduced -$11,000
Provided courtesy of SouthVest Group
25 Photos 932 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

932 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20003312 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1240 Sqft

Now Vacant and Easy to Show. A newly renovated Wagener Terrace brick bungalow located on Ashley Avenue steps from Corrine Jones park and Hampton P... 

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$499,000
Reduced -$16,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
24 Photos 35 Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

35 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20001528 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2403 Sqft

WATERFRONT!!!! Great opportunity to own in highly sought after Wagener Terrace. 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Charleston brick ranch on the Ashley River. Foye... 

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$1,250,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
40 Photos 147 Gordon Street UNIT A & B Charleston, SC 29403

147 Gordon Street UNIT A & B
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20001229 / Active
6 br, 2 ba, 2 Half Bath, 2128 Sqft

DUPLEX IN MLS UNDER MLS # 19030573. This turn key duplex in much desired Wagener Terrace is a great investment opportunity! Live in one unit and r... 

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$600,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
2 Photos 56 & 58 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

56 & 58 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19034020 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1749 Sqft

This home and dependency are in official Wagener Terrace.They are in serious need of repair. Architect's plans are included with full-price offer.... 

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$630,000
Provided courtesy of Owen G Meislin Real Estate
60 Photos 136 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

136 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19033700 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3796 Sqft

Welcome to 136 Darlington Avenue in the highly sought after neighborhood of Wagener Terrace! This historic 1983 bungalow boasts a whopping 3,796 s... 

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$789,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Premiere Group
1 Photos 1 Kyle Place Charleston, SC 29403

1 Kyle Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19032759 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 948 Sqft

Downtown Charleston Wagner Terrace property being sold for land value. You can finish this project or tear it down and start over. Floor joists rem... 

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$219,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of New City Development & Realty
21 Photos 201 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

201 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19030074 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2833 Sqft

Located in the Heart of Wagener Terrace. Entering the home there is a welcoming front entry space to greet guests. Off the entry you will find the ... 

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$814,500
Provided courtesy of Flyway Real Estate, LLC
32 Photos 274 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

274 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19028561 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 3450 Sqft

This is an amazing opportunity to purchase a large home in the heart of Wagener Terrace. Homes of this size do not come on the market often! Wage... 

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$895,000
Reduced -$100,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
15 Photos 78 C Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

78 C Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19027966 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1370 Sqft

Very nice townhome located in Wagner Terrace. Some updating and painting is all that is needed to make this your oasis. Investors are welcome to ta... 

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$350,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
43 Photos 50 Clemson Street Charleston, SC 29403

50 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19026418 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2918 Sqft

SPECTACULAR DOWN-TO-STUDS ... 

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$919,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
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