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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34 Photos 271 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

271 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20018843 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2200 Sqft

Nestled in the heart of Wagener Terrace just a few blocks to Hampton Park, this fantastic true two-story brick home is a rare find. The traditiona... 

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$895,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
43 Photos 814 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

814 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20018258 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2486 Sqft

Just a few blocks from Hampton Park in downtown Charleston, this historic bungalow style home is move-in ready! You'll be greeted by a white fence ... 

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$723,500
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
21 Photos 155 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

155 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20017646 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1360 Sqft

Completely renovated inside and out, this charming 2br, 2ba bungalow home may be the coolest in already hip Wagener Terrace. The exterior has a new... 

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$599,000
Provided courtesy of Palmetto State Properties & Associates LLC
6 Photos 137 Simons Street Charleston, SC 29403

137 Simons Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20017521 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1346 Sqft

This home is in need of full renovation. Property is being sold ''As-Is''Located in one of downtown Charleston's most sought after neighborhoods.  

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$350,000
Provided courtesy of Roadstead Real Estate Advisors, LLC
48 Photos 101 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

101 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20017339 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2273 Sqft

PRICE REDUCED!! TONS OF CHARACTER!! This ''Mother-Daughter'' home was originally built in 1938 and radiates charm and historic appeal. It has been... 

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$835,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Real Estate Group
35 Photos 52 St Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

52 St Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20016427 / 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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$725,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, 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 Wagner Terrace. 3 bed 2 bath downstairs and 3 bed 1 bath mother in law apartment upstairs. Completely gu... 

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$799,000
Reduced -$50,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
32 Photos 61 St Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

61 St Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012690 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1924 Sqft

Perfectly restored down to the studs 4 bedroom bungalow in great area of downtown. This home offers a new salt water pool in a private backyard se... 

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$789,900
Reduced -$10,100
Provided courtesy of Premier Properties of the Caro
23 Photos 50 Clemson Street Charleston, SC 29403

50 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012587 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3089 Sqft

Spectacular Ambient Light in this down-to-Studs 2015 renovation on a large lot. 4 Br/3.5 Baths.. 5v Steel Roof. Hardy Plank siding... Generous Full... 

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$839,000
Reduced -$50,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
21 Photos 8 Middleton Place Charleston, SC 29403

8 Middleton Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012229 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1392 Sqft

Home in the heart of the Wagener Terrace neighborhood! MOTIVATED SELLER! Wonderful cottage within walking distance to Downtown and Hampton Park! E... 

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$355,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
26 Photos 179 3rd Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

179 3rd Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012022 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1734 Sqft

179 3rd Avenue is a fantastic opportunity to own a large triple-lot in the highly desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood of Charleston. The curren... 

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$1,075,000
Reduced -$100,000
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
46 Photos 56 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

56 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20011718 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 3337 Sqft

56 Hester Street is a 2855sft 5 bedroom/3 bath house with a separate 482sft 1 bedroom/1 bath pool guest house and large patio level pool. This con... 

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$1,650,000
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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$265,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Abode Real Estate Group LLC
51 Photos 939 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

939 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20007894 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2529 Sqft

Welcome home to this meticulously restored 1920s Craftsman on Rutledge Avenue in Wagener Terrace. Every square inch of this home has been fully res... 

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$905,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
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
19 Photos 33 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

33 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20006592 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1478 Sqft

Wonderful renovated home in established neighborhood in downtown next to Hester Park. Renovations in 2019/2020 include new roof, new HVAC, new wind... 

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$569,900
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Premier Properties Charleston
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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$589,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
40 Photos 79 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

79 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20006227 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1553 Sqft

Situated on a high lot on one of Wagener Terrace's most desirable streets, this three bedroom residence has been beautifully maintained. Hardwood ... 

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$569,900
Reduced -$5,000
Provided courtesy of Lois Lane Properties
37 Photos 116 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

116 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20003817 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2350 Sqft

Perfectly located in Charleston's most vibrant neighborhood, Hampton House at 116 Grove Street is the sublime vision of award-winning architect, Ke... 

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$1,295,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
28 Photos 927 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

927 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20003345 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1373 Sqft

Historic 1926 Craftsman-style bungalow with all the charm you could ask for! Enjoy the curb appeal of a bricked-in garden area and gracious front p... 

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$470,000
Provided courtesy of SouthVest Group
24 Photos 35 Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

35 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20001528 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2403 Sqft

WATERFRONT!!!! Great opportunity to own in highly sought after Wagener Terrace. 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Charleston brick ranch on the Ashley River. Foye... 

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$1,200,000
Reduced -$50,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
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