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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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
33 Photos 38 Riverside Drive Charleston, SC 29403

38 Riverside Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19029619 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2447 Sqft

Located in the desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood, 38 Riverside is a great opportunity for a turnkey, fully renovated home situated on a newly ... 

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$825,000
Reduced -$14,000
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
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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$995,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
8 Photos 207 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

207 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19028179 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 750 Sqft

Quaint 2 bedroom cottage, one bath with open floor plan. Large front yard and fenced yard. Great retirement home. Must visit. 

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$385,000
Provided courtesy of Clemons Realty
15 Photos 78 Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

78 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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$365,000
Reduced -$14,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
20 Photos 130 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

130 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19026637 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 832 Sqft

130 Darlington Avenue is a rare find in the Wagener Terrace neighborhood. Built in 1938, this Craftsman-style home is complete with original hardwo... 

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$410,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Luxury Simplified Real Estate, INC
50 Photos 1012 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1012 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19026491 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3582 Sqft

With all systems less than 5 years old, 4 bedrooms (dual masters!), 3.5 baths, AND a detached rental studio--it is rare to find a home of this size... 

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$1,050,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
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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$970,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
16 Photos 17 8TH Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

17 8TH Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19025945 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1088 Sqft

Wonderful 2-story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath townhome in the sought-after Wagener Terrace area of downtown Charleston. This well-lit condo has hardwood flo... 

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$325,000
Provided courtesy of Disher Hamrick & Myers Res Inc
21 Photos 240 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

240 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19025180 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1197 Sqft

Check out this beautifully renovated home in desirable Wagener Terrace! This home has been completely renovated with tasteful finishes! The updat... 

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$498,900
Reduced -$1,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Realty Co. Premier Group, Inc.
6 Photos 158 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

158 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19024856 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1619 Sqft

GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Home is being sold in As Is condition, Seller will not make any repairs. Home has two fireplaces located in the livin... 

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$335,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Cane Bay/ Nexton
54 Photos 244 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

244 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19023795 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2724 Sqft

Immaculately Clean and Great Location for Everything You'll Ever Need. This is an Official Duplex.The Main house is on the main floor with 2 beds, ... 

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$620,000
Reduced -$9,900
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
1 Photos 898 1/2 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

898 1/2 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19023819 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1524 Sqft

Traditional Charleston home in an excellent area close to downtown, Hampton Park, The Citadel and I26. Three bedrooms, two full baths large eat in... 

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$470,000
Provided courtesy of The Space Co
19 Photos 1305 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

1305 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19023601 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1212 Sqft

This built to last concrete block ranch home is in the quiet section of downtown while still being a few blocks away from Rutledge Cab Company, Co... 

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$375,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Tift Properties
21 Photos 31 Addlestone Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

31 Addlestone Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19021719 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1484 Sqft

BRING ALL OFFERS!! COMPLETELY RENOVATED! This Wagener Terrace beauty is steps to gorgeous, 60 acre Hampton Park! At the end of a quiet no thru-way ... 

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$599,900
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of Southern Marsh Properties
43 Photos 161 St. Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

161 St. Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19017778 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 842 Sqft

REDUCED! NEW HVAC condenser, fresh paint & ready to move right in! This awesome GROUND FLOOR condo is located in a fabulous spot. Spacious and brig... 

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$277,500
Reduced -$2,500
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
47 Photos 151 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

151 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19006733 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2266 Sqft

Energy Efficient Upgrades, High end Renovations are Abundant throughout this Beautiful Home, located in the most desirable subdivision, Wagner Terr... 

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$749,000
Reduced -$40,000
Provided courtesy of REMAX Southern Real Estate
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

MOTIVATED SELLER! BRING AN OFFER!! Wonderful cottage within walking distance to Downtown and Hampton Park! Easy access to I-26 or the Ravenel Brid... 

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$365,000
Reduced -$7,500
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
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