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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41 Photos 889 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

889 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21001744 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1790 Sqft

889 Ashley Avenue is a large, character filled bungalow located on a spacious lot in the quiet section of desirable Wagener Terrace. This traditio... 

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$635,000
Provided courtesy of Tift Properties
10 Photos 72 Clemson Street Charleston, SC 29403

72 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21001247 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1874 Sqft

 

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$550,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate
28 Photos 24 Maple Street Charleston, SC 29403

24 Maple Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20034023 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1500 Sqft

Gorgeously remodeled home in the heart of downtown on a quiet street. This house is NOT IN A FLOOD ZONE, SO NO FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIRED! Recent upd... 

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$528,990
Reduced -$1,000
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# 20032415 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2273 Sqft

Price Drop! WORK FROM HOME in the detached efficiency suite or use it as a virtual classroom. Suite has full bath and a closet. This home has been ... 

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$775,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Real Estate Group
53 Photos 125 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

125 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20032157 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2663 Sqft

This New Custom-Built Craftsman Style Home is Perfectly located in Wagener Terrace, one of the most popular neighborhoods on the peninsula of Charl... 

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$1,200,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX All Country
33 Photos 242 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

242 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20032068 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2057 Sqft

Located in desirable Wagener Terrace, this unique property has major potential for many uses. The front (original) house (955 sq. ft.) has two bed... 

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$550,000
Provided courtesy of Elaine Brabham and Associates
44 Photos 779 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

779 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20032007 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1922 Sqft

779 Rutledge Avenue is a fabulous example of a Charleston 4 square home complete with an expansive full front porch. Coming off a long term investm... 

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$649,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
36 Photos 99 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

99 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20031818 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2132 Sqft

Welcome Home! This beautiful Wagener Terrace home in the heart of Charleston is overflowing with warmth, charm and endless upgrades. 99 Gordon Str... 

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$739,997
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Premiere Group
21 Photos 116 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

116 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20031243 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2350 Sqft

116 Grove Street is a singular work of art that is perfectly situated next to the open green spaces of Hampton Park. Every design detail of this ar... 

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$1,125,000
Provided courtesy of Smith Spencer Real Estate
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Open House: Sat Jan 23rd, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
61 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

61 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20028271 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1901 Sqft

Professionally restored 4 bedroom bungalow in Wagner Terrace. Must see to appreciate. In-ground salt water pool, all new appliances, solid wood c... 

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$774,900
Provided courtesy of Premier Properties of the Caro
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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$799,000
Provided courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate LLC
42 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

Wagener Terrace's newest jewel! This property is not only on a huge corner lot, right across the street from Corrine Jones park, but has undergone ... 

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$950,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
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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$235,000
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
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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$559,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
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