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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158 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18018866 / Active
6 br, 4 ba, 2926 sqft

Don't miss this brick duplex on the marsh in Wagener Terrace, truly a rare opportunity. There are 3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on each side. This pro... 

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$850,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley

31 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18017946 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1246 sqft

Probate sale. Perfect home for a Buyer that wants to renovate a early 1900's property to suit their personal taste. Wagener Terrace is the choice n... 

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$385,000
Provided courtesy of Southeastern Management Group,

17 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18017816 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1464 sqft

Located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, you will be close to schools, shopping, and restaurants! Recently remodeled! Walking in you are greete... 

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$524,900
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance

175 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18016805 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1360 sqft

BACK ON THE MARKET! Original buyers changed their minds so you get an opportunity to show and sell this sweet Wagner Terrace cottage! Just 3 short... 

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$415,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

56 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18014972 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 2787 sqft

Great renovation project, move right in, or use as a rental. TWO homes on a large Wagener Terrace lot not far from Hampton Park with combined size ... 

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$669,900
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Premier Properties Charleston

10 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18014368 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1837 sqft

Welcome to this fabulous turn-key opportunity in highly desired Wagener Terrace. Meticulously cared for with updates throughout, this gem showcases... 

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$599,000
Reduced -$26,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group

223 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18011248 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1161 sqft

223 Grove St. in the much sought after neighborhood of WAGENER TERRACE-Downtown Charleston! It doesn't get any better than that. Just steps from ... 

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$339,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate

164 Maple Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18009036 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 4600 sqft

For Discerning buyer's! This beautiful home has so much history and has BEEN COMPLETELY REDONE! You will notice the stately feel when you pull up. ... 

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$1,195,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

873 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18008752 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1500 sqft

WALKING DISTANCE TO BEAUTIFUL HAMPTON PARK, DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON AND CITADEL! Charming and fully renovated Wagener Terrace cottage on Ashley Ave! T... 

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$525,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

16 Cleveland Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003561 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 974 sqft

Located on a huge corner lot close to Hampton Park, the Citadel, and many great restaurants in Wagener Terrace. This property is being sold for the... 

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$435,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group

219 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

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

Location! Location! Location!! All new landscaping and fencing provide a beautiful, large, private backyard on a corner lot steps from Hampton Par... 

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$579,900
Provided courtesy of Hudson Phillips Properties Charleston LLC

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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$439,900
Reduced -$5,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
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