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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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38 Photos 1 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22025080 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1103 Sqft

This spacious 2 bedroom/1 bath cottage is located in highly desirable Wagener Terrace on a gorgeous corner lot within a few blocks of Hampton Park,... 

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$650,000
Provided courtesy of Elaine Brabham and Associates
24 Photos 5 Middleton Place Charleston, SC 29403

5 Middleton Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22024904 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1400 Sqft

Welcome home to 5 Middleton place! This 2 bedroom 2.5 bath home was custom built in 2010 to the highest of energy efficient standards. The home is ... 

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$625,000
Provided courtesy of ChuckTown Homes Powered By Keller Williams
32 Photos 229 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

229 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22023438 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2535 Sqft

Beautifully renovated brick bungalow in Wagener Terrace located one block from Hampton Park! Ideal floor plan featuring four bedrooms and additiona... 

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$1,099,000
Reduced -$51,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
53 Photos 224 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

224 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22022038 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1245 Sqft

Welcome Home to 224 Grove Street, a nicely updated townhome located in the highly sought after Wagener Terrace neighborhood. With not a single deta... 

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$509,000
Reduced -$16,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
41 Photos 890 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

890 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22022033 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2107 Sqft

Beautifully updated two story home on a quiet street in Wagener Terrace. Close to the Citadel, Hampton Park and the restaurants on King. Nearly ev... 

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$1,150,000
Reduced -$125,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
37 Photos 189 Sans Souci Charleston, SC 29403

189 Sans Souci
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22021768 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 2086 Sqft

Home appraised for $921,000 this year!Welcome to 189 Sans Souci! This beautiful home is situated in the highly sought after Wagener Terrace, on the... 

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$899,000
Reduced -$26,000
Provided courtesy of Boneworks LLC
20 Photos 79 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

79 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22021456 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1870 Sqft

Centrally located in desirable Wagener Terrace. This brick home offers a flexible layout of three to four bedrooms. There is a separate garage that... 

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$750,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
19 Photos 204 Sans Souci Street UNIT 6a Charleston, SC 29403

204 Sans Souci Street UNIT 6a
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22020939 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1260 Sqft

Located in the highly sought after Wagener Terrace neighborhood, this spacious 3br/2ba condo is one of the only turn key homes for under $400k in a... 

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$379,000
Reduced -$20,900
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
46 Photos 64 Sans Souci Charleston, SC 29403

64 Sans Souci
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22020942 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1388 Sqft

Seeking a LOCATION that provides active living? King Street shopping, run in Hampton Park, fish on the Ashley River, raise a toast at Edmund's Oas... 

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$675,000
Reduced -$44,000
Provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
13 Photos 35 Lenox Street Charleston, SC 29403

35 Lenox Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22020880 / Active
4 br, 1 ba, 1436 Sqft

A gem in the heart of downtown Charleston. Come take a peek at the beautiful hardwood floors or the original fireplace. This four bedroom one bath... 

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$490,000
Reduced -$60,000
Provided courtesy of Promise Land Realty,LLC
1 Photos Sold 3 Riverside Drive Charleston, Sc 29403

3 Riverside Drive
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22020214 / Sold
4 br, 1 ba, 1304 Sqft

Centrally located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, Historic Wagener Terrace oozes southern character & charm. Flanked by The Citadel & Hampton... 

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$705,000
Increase +$5,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Southern Shores
1 Photos Sold 213 Gordon Street UNIT B Charleston, Sc 29403

213 Gordon Street UNIT B
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22017626 / Sold
2 br, 2 ba, 1162 Sqft

Beautiful, bright and airy 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom downtown condo! Afternoon breezes blow from the Ashley River just a block away. This upstairs u... 

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$440,000
Increase +$15,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 193 Sans Souci Charleston, Sc 29403

193 Sans Souci
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22016677 / Sold
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2258 Sqft

Watch Friday night fireworks from your rooftop terrace! Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath custom-designed home in the highly sought-after Wagener Terra... 

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$990,000
Increase +$15,000
Provided courtesy of Realty One Group Coastal
1 Photos Sold 17 8th Avenue UNIT 17a Charleston, Sc 29403

17 8th Avenue UNIT 17a
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22015983 / Sold
3 br, 1 ba, 1104 Sqft

Move in ready end units at The St. Regis in sought after Wagener Terrace with a covered carport! This bright and sunny property lives easy with a n... 

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$475,000
Increase +$15,000
Provided courtesy of Corcoran HM Properties
1 Photos Sold 4 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, Sc 29403

4 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22016057 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2147 Sqft

Welcome to Wagener Terrace! Located close to several local hotspots including The Citadel, Hampton Park, Ashley River and just a short drive to dow... 

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$1,099,999
Increase +$74,999
Provided courtesy of Fathom Realty LLC
1 Photos Sold 926 Ashley Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

926 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22015739 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1550 Sqft

Welcome to Upper Ashley Ave! This quiet, peaceful street runs right through the heart of Wagener Terrace. Walking to the porch, you are greeted by ... 

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$775,000
Increase +$25,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 187 Gordon Street Charleston, Sc 29403

187 Gordon Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22015617 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1865 Sqft

Located on a corner lot in the heart of Wagener Terrace, this charming 1950's home offers a traditional interior, a private backyard and an ideal l... 

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$860,000
Increase +$15,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
1 Photos Sold 136 Maple Street Charleston, Sc 29403

136 Maple Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22015644 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 853 Sqft

Charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage in Wagener Terrace with a large yard. This home features beautiful hardwood floors throughout, newer windows, re... 

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$510,000
Provided courtesy of Palmetto State Properties & Associates LLC
1 Photos Sold 81 Maple Street Charleston, Sc 29403

81 Maple Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22015315 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1121 Sqft

HOME LISTED UNDER APPRAISED VALUE! Check out the 3D! Great opportunity to own a home in the heart of Charleston. This home features two bedrooms an... 

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$609,900
Reduced -$5,100
Provided courtesy of TeamWork Realty
1 Photos Sold 119 Simons Street Charleston, Sc 29403

119 Simons Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22014325 / Sold
3 br, 3 ba, 1866 Sqft

Welcome to YOUR new home just steps from Hampton Park in the beautiful Wagener Terrace neighborhood in Downtown Charleston. Enjoy everything that d... 

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$1,050,000
Increase +$40,000
Provided courtesy of Rachel Urso Real Estate LLC
35 Photos 117 St Margaret Charleston, SC 29403

117 St Margaret
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22013801 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1632 Sqft

This beautiful 3BR/2BA house is close to the Citadel and Hampton Park and ready to be your next home! It features a living room, sun room, formal d... 

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$722,500
Provided courtesy of Sloane Realty
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