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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43 Photos 904 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

904 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22025112 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2150 Sqft

In an amazing central Wagener Terrace location - just two blocks to Corinne Jones Park, 904 Ashley has a fantastic open floor plan and lots of outd... 

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$1,080,000
Provided courtesy of Dunes Properties of Charleston Inc
38 Photos 1 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22025080 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1103 Sqft

This spacious 2 bedroom/1 bath cottage is located in highly desirable Wagener Terrace on a gorgeous corner lot within a few blocks of Hampton Park,... 

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$650,000
Provided courtesy of Elaine Brabham and Associates
24 Photos 5 Middleton Place Charleston, SC 29403

5 Middleton Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22024904 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1400 Sqft

Welcome home to 5 Middleton place! This 2 bedroom 2.5 bath home was custom built in 2010 to the highest of energy efficient standards. The home is ... 

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$625,000
Provided courtesy of ChuckTown Homes Powered By Keller Williams
32 Photos 229 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

229 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22023438 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2535 Sqft

Beautifully renovated brick bungalow in Wagener Terrace located one block from Hampton Park! Ideal floor plan featuring four bedrooms and additiona... 

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$1,099,000
Reduced -$51,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
53 Photos 224 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

224 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22022038 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1245 Sqft

Welcome Home to 224 Grove Street, a nicely updated townhome located in the highly sought after Wagener Terrace neighborhood. With not a single deta... 

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$509,000
Reduced -$16,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
19 Photos 204 Sans Souci Street UNIT 6a Charleston, SC 29403

204 Sans Souci Street UNIT 6a
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22020939 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1260 Sqft

Located in the highly sought after Wagener Terrace neighborhood, this spacious 3br/2ba condo is one of the only turn key homes for under $400k in a... 

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$379,000
Reduced -$20,900
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
46 Photos 64 Sans Souci Charleston, SC 29403

64 Sans Souci
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22020942 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1388 Sqft

Seeking a LOCATION that provides active living? King Street shopping, run in Hampton Park, fish on the Ashley River, raise a toast at Edmund's Oas... 

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$675,000
Reduced -$44,000
Provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
13 Photos 35 Lenox Street Charleston, SC 29403

35 Lenox Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22020880 / Active
4 br, 1 ba, 1436 Sqft

A gem in the heart of downtown Charleston. Come take a peek at the beautiful hardwood floors or the original fireplace. This four bedroom one bath... 

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$450,000
Reduced -$40,000
Provided courtesy of Promise Land Realty,LLC
35 Photos 117 St Margaret Charleston, SC 29403

117 St Margaret
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22013801 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1632 Sqft

This beautiful 3BR/2BA house is close to the Citadel and Hampton Park and ready to be your next home! It features a living room, sun room, formal d... 

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$722,500
Provided courtesy of Sloane Realty
28 Photos 118 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

118 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22013069 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 2 Half Bath, 3104 Sqft

Handsome DUPLEX in Wagener Terrace *Lrge Windows, great off-strt parking, Quiet loc'n w Grand OAK**118 Dun. has front terrace, 1600 sf, 2 brs w exc... 

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$1,250,000
Reduced -$49,000
Provided courtesy of Owen G Meislin Real Estate
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