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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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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$849,000
Provided courtesy of The Peninsula Company, LLC
43 Photos 879 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

879 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18025956 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2721 sqft

Welcome to 879 Rutledge Avenue. This elevated brick home was one of the first homes built in the upper peninisula neighborhood of Wagener Terrace i... 

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$725,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
28 Photos 115 Peachtree Street Charleston, SC 29403

115 Peachtree Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18025970 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1480 sqft

This charming, 1930's cottage nestled in the heart of Downtown Charleston has been fully renovated from top to bottom! NEW roof, NEW HVAC system, N... 

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$555,000
Provided courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate 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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$625,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
25 Photos 15 5TH Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

15 5TH Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18024357 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1326 sqft

These 5 townhouses overlooking the Ashley River are a wanted commodity. There are not many places where you can sleep in your MBR and wake-up to th... 

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$499,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
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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$424,900
Increase +$100
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
25 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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$655,000
Reduced -$7,560.10
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
48 Photos 1 Piedmont Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18022416 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1723 sqft

Enjoy the best of all worlds in this unique marsh-front, EarthCraft certified/EnergyStar rated construction in fabulous Wagener Terrace. Newly buil... 

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$725,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
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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$589,000
Reduced -$10,000
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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$650,000
Reduced -$39,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
34 Photos 158 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

158 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18018866 / Active
6 br, 4 ba, 2926 sqft

Don't miss this brick duplex on the marsh in Wagener Terrace, truly a rare opportunity. There are 3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on each side. This pro... 

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$765,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
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 (244 Margaret St). From the full front porch open the door to a spacious fam... 

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$785,000
Reduced -$5,000
Provided courtesy of The Goodwin Group Inc
25 Photos 17 Alberta Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

17 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18017816 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1464 sqft

Located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, you will be close to schools, shopping, and restaurants! Recently remodeled! Walking in you are greete... 

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$499,000
Reduced -$25,900
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance
8 Photos 56 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

56 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18014972 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 2787 sqft

Great renovation project, move right in, or use as a rental. TWO homes on a large Wagener Terrace lot not far from Hampton Park with combined size ... 

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$589,900
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Premier Properties Charleston
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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$1,195,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
3 Photos 16 Cleveland Street Charleston, SC 29403

16 Cleveland Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003561 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 974 sqft

Located on a huge corner lot close to Hampton Park, the Citadel, and many great restaurants in Wagener Terrace. This property is being sold for the... 

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$410,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group
22 Photos 8 Middleton Place Charleston, SC 29403

8 Middleton Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17033069 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1392 sqft

Walking distance to Downtown or to Hampton Park! Be on I-26 or the Ravenel Bridge in minutes for easy access to beaches, Mount Pleasant, and the ai... 

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$437,900
Reduced -$2,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
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