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 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18004623 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1436 sqft

Full of charm, this recently updated three bedroom, two bath Wagener Terrace property is not to be missed! It is desirably located just one block f... 

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$575,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
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17  Alberta Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

17 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003512 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1464 sqft

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$599,900
Provided courtesy of iSave Realty

229 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003250 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2395 sqft

Beautiful and Spacious 1939 Bungalow in much sought after Wagener Terrace, a few blocks from Hampton Park. Having only 2 owners in 79 years, this ... 

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$725,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group

27 Lenox Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003259 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1021 sqft

Ideal location to renovate live-in or flip. House is close to Rivers Math and Science School. Close to Hampton Park.Excellent location to live or a... 

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$385,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group

17 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003112 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2120 sqft

Move in condition describes this updated Wagener Terrace home. The open floor plan is perfect for today's lifestyle. Large open living room with ... 

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$525,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC

30 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18002302 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 2830 sqft

This is a great house located in the heart of the highly desired Wagener Terrace district of downtown Charleston.This is a house that sits on one o... 

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$750,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

219 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18001087 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1579 sqft

Location! Location! Location! You won't believe the amazing transformation of this charming, light filled home in Wagener Terrace. Quality and det... 

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$595,000
Provided courtesy of Atlantic Properties

155 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18000760 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1289 sqft

In the highly desirable Wagener Terrace subdivision close to everythingthis GEM won't last very long. This cottage is filled with Charleston charm,... 

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$409,500
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

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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$449,900
Increase +$20,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

2328 Sunnyside Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17032589 / Active
5 br, 2 ba, 2020 sqft

This is a charming downtown home with spectacular views of the marsh. The main floor has hardwood floors, fireplace in the living room, 2 bedrooms... 

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$600,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

2306 Sunnyside Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17031421 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1421 sqft

This charming downtown cottage has been meticulously maintained since it was updated in 2015. Hardwood floors throughout, renovated kitchen with s... 

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$474,500
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of King and Society Real Estate

9 Lowndes Pointe Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17026885 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 3807 sqft

Rare opportunity to live downtown Charleston with a deep water dock slip. Lowndes Pointe is a quiet, private waterfront community that offers resid... 

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$1,790,000
Provided courtesy of Realhoo Charleston, LLC

2304 Sunnyside Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17026724 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1935 sqft

Beautifully renovated Wagener Terrace home on Sunnyside, one of the quietest streets downtown with little through traffic. Charming curb appeal gre... 

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$620,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

2 Riverside Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17020681 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1864 sqft

This is a wonderful home in the highly sought after Wagener Terrace Subdivision in greater downtown Charleston. This terrific home has the origial... 

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$494,983
Provided courtesy of Re/Max Elite LLC

128 San Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17020051 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1436 sqft

WAGENER TERRACE~Charming Mid-Century Home in Downtown Charleston. Location, Location Location!!! This is a stunning two story home with beautiful... 

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$475,000
Reduced -$24,900
Provided courtesy of Prestige Real Estate Group

921 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17009260 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2001 sqft

Wonderful home in Wagener Terrace. The house has been meticulously maintained. It has open, airy, bright rooms and a nicely sized backyard with ele... 

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$559,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of Applegate Real Estate

26 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16029352 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1331 sqft

This home is amazing! You do not want to miss out on this opportunity to live in one of the hottest neighborhoods on the Peninsula. As you enter th... 

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$425,000
Provided courtesy of ChuckTown Homes, LLC
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