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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29 Photos 937 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

937 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20029168 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1190 Sqft

4 bed/2 full bath Home. Great investment and/or home in a central location. Perfect for MUSC students! This is the left side of a Duplex but is ... 

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$317,000
Provided courtesy of MyOceanRental and Sales
14 Photos 108 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

108 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20028659 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 740 Sqft

Great Investment opportunity! 106-108 Dunnemann Ave. 2 houses sold together for a total price of $650,000. Both houses are in great condition and u... 

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$220,000
Reduced -$5,000
Provided courtesy of Shahid Properties Inc.
17 Photos 106 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

106 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20028658 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1386 Sqft

Great Investment opportunity! 2 houses sold together for a total price of $650,000.106 and 108 Dunnemann Ave. Both houses are in great condition an... 

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$430,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of Shahid Properties Inc.
28 Photos 52 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

52 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20028203 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1947 Sqft

Welcome to 52 Saint Margaret Street! A completely renovated, sun filled home on a corner lot in desirable Wagener Terrace. This home boasts 9' ceil... 

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$697,500
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
54 Photos 101 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

101 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027914 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2073 Sqft

Totally Renovated!! This home was originally built in 1938 and radiates charm and historic appeal. It has been totally renovated and converted into... 

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$794,900
Provided courtesy of Charleston Real Estate Group
70 Photos 1 Piedmont Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027968 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1810 Sqft

This 3 bed / 3 bath marsh front, eco-friendly home was custom built in 2011 and includes loads of additional upgrades. A rare find in the sought af... 

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$745,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
47 Photos 325 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

325 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027614 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 3521 Sqft

This beautifully designed home is located in the heart of Wagener Terrace just blocks away from Hampton Park, the Ashley River, and all downtown ha... 

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$1,135,000
Reduced -$140,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
40 Photos 12 Piedmont Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

12 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027710 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2052 Sqft

Open Floor Plan! Feels Brand New! This home has top notch finishes including hardwood floors through out, soft closed cabinetry with sliding shelve... 

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$728,000
Provided courtesy of Elaine Brabham and Associates
42 Photos 274 Grove St Charleston, SC 29403

274 Grove St
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027260 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 3238 Sqft

This inviting 1940s home is nestled on a corner lot in the desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood, within walking distance to Hampton Park. An idyl... 

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$849,000
Provided courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate LLC
31 Photos 119 Peachtree Street Charleston, SC 29403

119 Peachtree Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027240 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2240 Sqft

Come and see Wagener Terrace's newest jewel. Sitting on one of the larger lots in the neighborhood and right across the street from Corrine Jones p... 

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$960,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
24 Photos 14 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

14 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20026643 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1315 Sqft

Located in desirable Wagener Terrace, you will be within walking distance to all that downtown Charleston has to offer! Entering this gorgeous home... 

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$450,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX FullSail
26 Photos 122 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

122 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20026393 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1874 Sqft

Adorable renovated cottage in Wagener Terrace! Currently configured as (2) two bedroom, 1 bath units, each with a beautifully appointed kitchen su... 

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$625,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
49 Photos 136 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

136 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20025977 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3796 Sqft

Situated in the desirable Wagener Terrace section of downtown Charleston, this sprawling two story home has so much to offer! Modern conveniences ... 

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$699,000
Reduced -$50,000
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
22 Photos 229 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

229 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20025342 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2395 Sqft

This beautiful and spacious 1939 bungalow is a perfect renovation project located in much sought after Wagener Terrace only two blocks from Hampton... 

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$604,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
48 Photos 138 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

138 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20025233 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1882 Sqft

Come see this gorgeous, renovated 3 (or 4) bed, 2.5 bath home in the charming neighborhood of Wagener Terrace... The brand new screened porch, mud... 

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$665,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
27 Photos 950 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

950 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20025173 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1300 Sqft

Beautiful, Spanish Mediterranean home! This charming 3-bed, 2-full-bath home is perfect for entertaining with French doors opening onto its tiled ... 

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$439,000
Reduced -$11,000
Provided courtesy of Healthy Realty LLC
51 Photos 107 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

107 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20014417 / Active
6 br, 3 ba, 2885 Sqft

Completely renovated large 1930's home in Wagener Terrace on a high lot . Only two blocks to Hampton Park with gorgeous sunset views overlooking A... 

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$749,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
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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$259,000
Reduced -$6,000
Provided courtesy of Abode Real Estate Group LLC
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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$650,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of The Real Estate Firm
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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$574,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
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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$580,000
Provided courtesy of Owen G Meislin Real Estate
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