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Welcome to Wagener Terrace

Local restaurants. Easy transit. Classic neighborhood feel. Anytime there’s a mention of Wagener Terrace, you’ll often hear these words attached to the community. And there’s a reason why locals talk about this neighborhood more than any other: Because it brings a unique balance between relaxed living, family and entertainment.

Wagener Terrace is different than most Charleston neighborhoods -- partly because of its history and partly because of its location. People often associate the historic city with classical southern architecture, horse-drawn carriages, and the ringing of church bells -- but Wagener Terrace offers a slightly different era of Charleston.

Situated north of Hampton Park and The Citadel, you’re going to find a natural neighborhood feel, one without the tourist commotion of downtown Charleston. Homes don’t date back to the 1800’s here. Instead, they start from the 1940’s and go up (an unusual break-off from Charleston real estate).

So, let’s dive into the details on how Wagener Terrace is rapidly capturing people’s attention.

Wagener Terrace Real Estate

A main draw of Wagener Terrace is the real estate. Most Charleston neighborhoods have a single style of architecture. Searching among downtown boroughs, you’ll find the typical Charleston single (wide) style home, usually positioned sideways on the property lot (to fit the limited acreage of Charleston). However, Wagener Terrace is one of the rare neighborhoods that has a diverse range of homes for sale.

Because the neighborhood’s history starts in the 1930s, when James Sottile split the land into residential lots, you’ll often find craftsman-style bungalows and charming cottages for sale. So, what makes these homes valuable to homebuyers? The floor-plans (for these style of homes) are designed for casual comfort.

Craftsman-style homes never hold the same identity, when compared to another house. Each one has it’s own character. Living rooms double as family rooms and are often joined to the dining room with an arch or columns between. Kitchens are kept cozy and made for simplicity.

Outside, the exterior color palette is usually botanical. You’ll see colors like light apricot, gentle greens, and sunflower yellows. A lot of the homes have a natural feel to them. Decorations range from small gardens situated in front of the porch to fiber-rugs greeting people at the doorstep. There’s a real earthy-sense to Wagener Terrace real estate.

Another draw to the homes in Wagener Terrace are the many,recent and ongoing renovations . Many of the homes have undergone updates to reflect the needs of today’s homebuyers. So though the homes may be more aged, they’ll be among the few in Charleston’s real estate to fit modern tastes.

Who is Wagener Terrace for?

Based on the style of real estate and the location, Wagener Terrace is perfect for those who want something simple and who want to be within minutes of Charleston entertainment (and sometimes, even work).

The craftsman-style architecture and modern updates are a great solution if you’re not looking to deal with the hassles of historic real estate. Plus, you’re in a “goldilocks” of a location -- situated just outside of the traffic and commotion, but still within easy bicycle/driving distance of all the entertainment.

Young professionals love the area because there are many workplaces situated nearby, such as BoomTown, Blue Acorn, Citadel University, and MUSC. Investors and renovators often take a liking to Wagener Terrace because there are many opportunities to renovate current homes and flip them for a profit.

The last and one of the best amenities to Wagener Terrace is the proximity to Ashley River. Many homes have riverfront views. But even for those that don’t have this luxury, it’s still an easy walk to a dock, where you can enjoy fishing, crabbing, or just nature. There’s no better peace than watching the sunlight glimmer across the water during a sunset.

History of Wagener Terrace

As mentioned before, the history of Wagener Terrace has contributed greatly to its real estate and and its living environment. Before the neighborhood became the quaint community residents know today, it was a plantation dating back to 1786. In the 1800’s, William Lowndes sold the land to Frederick Wagener, hence the name: Wagener Terrace.

Around 1917, the area was then sold again to James Sottile who took up the main residence, but began turning portions of land into residential areas. Even today, you can still see pieces of Wagener Terrace history. The famous Lowndes Grove plantation house still stands and operates as a reception area for many Charleston weddings and corporate events. And the plantation house commands stunning views of the Ashley River.

For the history buffs -- across the Ashley River from Wagener Terrace is Charles Towne Landing. This was the original settlement, by the English, in 1670, and subsequently the birthplace of ‘The Carolinas.’ For residents of Wagener Terrace, you can easily take your boat across the Ashley River and cruise through the waterways, just as the colonial British did hundreds of years ago.

Schools around Wagener Terrace

Wagener Terrace residents believe an active community creates a better environment. This philosophy even applies to local education and schools surrounding the Charleston area. Active parents = successful schools. This is why you’ll often find neighbors actively engaged online, in social media, and at local events to help support notable functions.

Private schools that service the local area include Porter Gaud (K-12), Charleston Catholic School (PK-8), Ashley Hall (all-girls school; PK-12), and Mason Prep (K-8).

Public schools to choose from include: James Simons Elementary School (PK-6), Mitchell Math and Science Elementary School (PK-6), Simmons Pinckney Middle and Burke High School. The Citadel University and College of Charleston are also local institutions children can attend post high school.

Wagener Terrace Neighborhood Association

The Wagener Terrace Neighborhood Association (WTNA, for short) is one of the most actively engaged communities within downtown Charleston. Neighborhood residents firmly believe Charleston is a secluded-feeling gem and the local character of the town should be preserved.

Before you decide on where to live, Wagener Terrace community on Facebook. See for yourself what priorities they place first, and if they match your own.

Restaurants near Wagener Terrace

Everyone in Charleston can agree the food is best amenity, and there isn’t a restaurant that will let you down. Wagener Terrace gets the benefit of being surrounded by great restaurants, each with its own unique cuisine. Here’s a short list of awesome restaurants you should try:

Wagener Terrace Oyster Roast

Near the end of each year, the Wagener Terrace Neighborhood Association holds an annual oyster roast for local residents. It’s held at the Lowndes Grove Plantation and features all-you-can-eat oysters and barbecue. There’s also a silent auction and live music. 

Also keep in mind, there are plenty of other events held in nearby Hampton Park. And if you’re a fan of sports, you can always catch a football game at the Citadel University or a baseball game at the Charleston Riverdogs stadium (Joe Riley stadium). (The Riverdogs are a Yankess farm team partly owned by baseball icon Mike Veeck and his friend Bill Murray)

Is Wagener Terrace Right for Me?

If you’re interested in more details about Wagener Terrace or would like a personal consultation on whether the neighborhood is the right Charleston community for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (843) 225-7007 or through our website.

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20 Photos 40 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

40 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20008499 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1326 Sqft

Adorable large lot bungalow with original detailing on high and dry street in sought after Wagener Terrace. Only 4 blocks from Hampton Park, walkab... 

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$569,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
31 Photos 125 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

125 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20008372 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1747 Sqft

Very Cute bungalow complete with front picket fence in historic Wagener Terrace area-- close to many trendy restaurants AND Hampton Park. Kitche... 

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$480,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One 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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$275,000
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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$925,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
33 Photos 8 Darlington Avenue UNIT 8b Charleston, SC 29403

8 Darlington Avenue UNIT 8b
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20007374 / Active Contingent
3 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1692 Sqft

Welcome to this stunning Wagener Terrace home! Prime location to all of your favorite restaurants and Hampton Park. This brick beauty has been imma... 

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$425,000
Provided courtesy of The Pulse Charleston
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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$660,000
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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$599,900
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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$599,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
39 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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$579,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of Lois Lane Properties
15 Photos 61 Clemson Street Charleston, SC 29403

61 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20005297 / Active Contingent
2 br, 2 ba, 1207 Sqft

As you enter this home you'll notice the attention to detail throughout- including the fireplace with gas burning logs, beautiful ship lap & stone... 

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$524,900
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
40 Photos 134 San Souci Street Charleston, SC 29403

134 San Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20004891 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 2366 Sqft

Want to be part of the booming Charleston Film Industry? Audience Network filmed three seasons of Mr Mercedes, a novel series by Stephen King, at 1... 

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$575,000
Provided courtesy of ChuckTown Homes, LLC
17 Photos 21 Hester Street UNIT 10 Charleston, SC 29403

21 Hester Street UNIT 10
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20004690 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 924 Sqft

Very nice 2 story brick Townhome in the Wagener Terrace neighborhood. Easy access to all that downtown Charleston has to offer as well as close pr... 

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$269,900
Provided courtesy of Tidewater Realty LLC
50 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
21 Photos Sold 161 Saint Margaret Street UNIT 4 Charleston, Sc 29403

161 Saint Margaret Street UNIT 4
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20003755 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 847 Sqft

Motivated sellers.This bright and airy second story,2 bed 1 bath end unit condo is move-in ready with new paint and lighting.The lovely updated eat... 

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$264,900
Provided courtesy of BIG Realty, LLC
23 Photos 26 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

26 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20003644 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1054 Sqft

Virtual Tour in Photos tab! Live the downtown lifestyle in this classic Wagener Terrace Bungalow just steps from Hampton Park! The quintessential o... 

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$390,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
24 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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$479,000
Reduced -$11,000
Provided courtesy of SouthVest Group
25 Photos 932 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

932 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20003312 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1240 Sqft

Now Vacant and Easy to Show. A newly renovated Wagener Terrace brick bungalow located on Ashley Avenue steps from Corrine Jones park and Hampton P... 

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$499,000
Reduced -$16,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
42 Photos Sold 250 W Poplar Street Charleston, Sc 29403

250 W Poplar Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20002717 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1249 Sqft

Welcome to 250 W Poplar Street! This home is completely updated and 100% move-in ready in one of Charleston's most sought-after neighborhoods! This... 

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$515,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
3 Photos 8 Cleveland Street Charleston, SC 29403

8 Cleveland Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Vacant Land

MLS# 20003237 / Active
0.06 Acres, n/a Lot(s)
Type: n/a

Vacant Land in sought after Wagener Terrace where building & renovation is at it's peak. Water & Sewer and Electric at street provided by Dominion ... 

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$200,000
Provided courtesy of Agent Group Realty
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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$1,250,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
80 Photos 52 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

52 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20001370 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 2449 Sqft

Steps to Hampton Park! This classic Wagener Terrace home is truly a great find. Renovated in 2013 and then upgraded by the current owners, this ho... 

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$700,000
Reduced -$40,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
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