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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146 Peachtree Street Charleston, SC 29403

146 Peachtree Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19007793 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1628 Sqft

Fully restored charming brick home situated on the corner of Hester Park. This is Wagener Terrace at its finest! The living room features a gas fir... 

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$625,000
Provided courtesy of Simply Commercial Real Estate
43 Photos 151 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

151 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19006733 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2266 Sqft

Renovations and Upgrades are Abundant throughout this Beautiful Home, which is centrally located in the most desirable subdivision, Wagner Terrace.... 

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$789,000
Provided courtesy of REMAX Southern Real Estate
15 Photos 178 Sans Souci Street Charleston, SC 29403

178 Sans Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19006711 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1296 Sqft

Wonderful three bedroom home in Wagener Terrace. Detached garage/dwelling/mother-in-law suite. Endless possibilities. Walking distance to Hampton P... 

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$525,000
Provided courtesy of Southeastern Property Group
39 Photos 30 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

30 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19003096 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2047 Sqft

Welcome home to 30 Gordon Street, centrally located in the highly desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood. This home has been updated over the sell... 

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$465,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
8 Photos 155 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

155 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19001253 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1289 Sqft

Sandwiched between the Ashley River and the Cooper River, Wagener Terrace is a desirable neighborhood conveniently located in historic downtown Cha... 

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$349,000
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
6 Photos 6 Tenth Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

6 Tenth Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18031479 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 996 Sqft

Great Little Starter Cottage, well preserved in a great area. Walking distance to Hampton Park and more. sold ''AS Is.'' 

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$425,000
Provided courtesy of Clemons Realty
42 Photos 911 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

911 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029858 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1298 Sqft

This turn-key home is located in the desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood. The home was completely renovated in 2016 with all new everything, inc... 

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$489,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
21 Photos 8 Middleton Place Charleston, SC 29403

8 Middleton Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029511 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1392 Sqft

Wonderful cottage within walking distance to Downtown and Hampton Park! Easy access to I-26 or the Ravenel Bridge for work, beaches, and the airpor... 

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$382,000
Reduced -$5,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
17 Photos 14 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

14 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029407 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1315 Sqft

Charming craftsman style cottage in the heart of desirable Wagener Terrace. The single level, open floor plan is bright with natural light. The L... 

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$549,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
39 Photos 121 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

121 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18026005 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 3660 Sqft

A rare quadplex in the middle of Wagener Terrace. This large building has 4 units and sits on a quarter acre in one of the most sought after neigh... 

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$739,000
Reduced -$59,000
Provided courtesy of The Peninsula Company, LLC
22 Photos 64 6TH Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

64 6TH Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18017921 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2724 Sqft

Welcome to this beautiful duplex home located in a quiet neighborhood. This home could be easily converted to a single family home (244 St. Margar... 

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$775,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of The Goodwin Group Inc
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