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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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16 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18004623 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1436 sqft

Full of charm, this recently updated three bedroom, two bath Wagener Terrace property is not to be missed! It is desirably located just one block f... 

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$575,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
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17 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003512 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1464 sqft

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$599,900
Provided courtesy of iSave Realty

229 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003250 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2395 sqft

Beautiful and Spacious 1939 Bungalow in much sought after Wagener Terrace, a few blocks from Hampton Park. Having only 2 owners in 79 years, this ... 

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$725,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group

27 Lenox Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003259 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1021 sqft

Ideal location to renovate live-in or flip. House is close to Rivers Math and Science School. Close to Hampton Park.Excellent location to live or a... 

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$385,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group

16 Cleveland Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003561 / Active Contingent
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

17 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003112 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2120 sqft

Move in condition describes this updated Wagener Terrace home. The open floor plan is perfect for today's lifestyle. Large open living room with ... 

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$525,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC

30 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18002302 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 2830 sqft

This is a great house located in the heart of the highly desired Wagener Terrace district of downtown Charleston.This is a house that sits on one o... 

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$750,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

219 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

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

Location! Location! Location! You won't believe the amazing transformation of this charming, light filled home in Wagener Terrace. Quality and det... 

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$595,000
Provided courtesy of Atlantic Properties

155 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18000760 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1289 sqft

In the highly desirable Wagener Terrace subdivision close to everythingthis GEM won't last very long. This cottage is filled with Charleston charm,... 

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$409,500
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

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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$449,900
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2328 Sunnyside Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17032589 / Active
5 br, 2 ba, 2020 sqft

This is a charming downtown home with spectacular views of the marsh. The main floor has hardwood floors, fireplace in the living room, 2 bedrooms... 

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$600,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

2306 Sunnyside Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17031421 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1421 sqft

This charming downtown cottage has been meticulously maintained since it was updated in 2015. Hardwood floors throughout, renovated kitchen with s... 

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$474,500
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of King and Society Real Estate

9 Lowndes Pointe Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17026885 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 3807 sqft

Rare opportunity to live downtown Charleston with a deep water dock slip. Lowndes Pointe is a quiet, private waterfront community that offers resid... 

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$1,790,000
Provided courtesy of Realhoo Charleston, LLC

2304 Sunnyside Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17026724 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1935 sqft

Beautifully renovated Wagener Terrace home on Sunnyside, one of the quietest streets downtown with little through traffic. Charming curb appeal gre... 

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$620,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

2 Riverside Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17020681 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1864 sqft

This is a wonderful home in the highly sought after Wagener Terrace Subdivision in greater downtown Charleston. This terrific home has the origial... 

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$494,983
Provided courtesy of Re/Max Elite LLC

128 San Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17020051 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1436 sqft

WAGENER TERRACE~Charming Mid-Century Home in Downtown Charleston. Location, Location Location!!! This is a stunning two story home with beautiful... 

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$475,000
Reduced -$24,900
Provided courtesy of Prestige Real Estate Group

921 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 17009260 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2001 sqft

Wonderful home in Wagener Terrace. The house has been meticulously maintained. It has open, airy, bright rooms and a nicely sized backyard with ele... 

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$559,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of Applegate Real Estate

26 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16029352 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1331 sqft

This home is amazing! You do not want to miss out on this opportunity to live in one of the hottest neighborhoods on the Peninsula. As you enter th... 

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$425,000
Provided courtesy of ChuckTown Homes, LLC

7 Kyle Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 16003132 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1296 sqft

Great Investment potential! This duplex is located blocks from Hampton park in the desired Wagner Terrace neighborhood. Each unit has 2 bedrooms an... 

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$199,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
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