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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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23 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
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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$740,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
47 Photos 207 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

207 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20001359 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1755 Sqft

Lovely, light-filled and updated Wagener Terrace home just a short walk to Hampton Park, Herd Provisions, The Park Cafe, and James Simons Montessor... 

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$599,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
59 Photos 151 Mary Ellen Drive Charleston, SC 29403

151 Mary Ellen Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20001303 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 4500 Sqft

The expansive views of the Ashley River, salt marsh vistas, and western sky sunsets at 151 Mary Ellen Dr. are spectacular! You will want to experie... 

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$1,895,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
40 Photos 147 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

147 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20001229 / Active
6 br, 2 ba, 2 Half Bath, 2128 Sqft

DUPLEX IN MLS UNDER MLS # 19030573. This turn key duplex in much desired Wagener Terrace is a great investment opportunity! Live in one unit and r... 

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$625,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
15 Photos 888 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

888 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19034129 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1273 Sqft

This is a beautiful renovated home in Wagner Terrace with 2 bedrooms 1 and a half bath. Home was renovated in 2017 with new hot water heater, roo... 

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$455,000
Provided courtesy of Century 21 Properties Plus
2 Photos 56 & 58 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

56 & 58 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19034020 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1749 Sqft

This home and dependency are in official Wagener Terrace.They are in serious need of repair. Architect's plans are included with full-price offer.... 

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$630,000
Provided courtesy of Owen G Meislin Real Estate
35 Photos 4 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

4 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19033749 / Active Contingent
5 br, 3 ba, 1704 Sqft

Turn Key renovation in Wagener Terrace, directly across the street from upscale Longborough. NEW HVAC! ROOF! APPLIANCES! PRIVACY FENCE! Hampton... 

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$499,950
Reduced -$24,950
Provided courtesy of Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate
40 Photos 59 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

59 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19033607 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2259 Sqft

Just finished, completely renovated, large home in Wagener Terrace with two master suites, one on each floor. The home is 2,252 sq ft with 4 bedro... 

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$869,000
Provided courtesy of Realhoo Charleston, LLC
60 Photos 136 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

136 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19033700 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3796 Sqft

Welcome to 136 Darlington Avenue in the highly sought after neighborhood of Wagener Terrace! This historic 1983 bungalow boasts a whopping 3,796 s... 

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$799,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Premiere Group
6 Photos 194 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

194 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19033416 / Active Contingent
3 br, 1 ba, 1102 Sqft

Location! Location!Great investment property in the downtown Charleston Wagener Terrace area.This property features 1102 Sq.Ft., 3bedrooms, 1 full ... 

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$300,000
Provided courtesy of Exit Realty Lowcountry Group
33 Photos 1021 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1021 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19033242 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1260 Sqft

Are you ready to make Wagener Terrace your home? Look no further. This charming 3 bedroom home is in a perfect location. The house boasts origin... 

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$450,000
Reduced -$100,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
54 Photos 112 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

112 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19033074 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2311 Sqft

Unique opportunity to own a DOUBLE LOT ON THE MARSH in downtown's coveted Wagener Terrace neighborhood. This eclectic home is a true gem. Plenty of... 

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$725,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
9 Photos Sold 52 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, Sc 29403

52 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19032870 / Sold
3 br, 1 ba, 1900 Sqft

Diamond-in-the-rough. This great 3BR/1BA brick home in the Wagener Terrace neighborhood that's on a crawl space features hardwood floors (except in... 

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$436,000
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1 Photos 1 Kyle Place Charleston, SC 29403

1 Kyle Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19032759 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 948 Sqft

Downtown Charleston Wagner Terrace property being sold for land value. You can finish this project or tear it down and start over. Floor joists rem... 

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$219,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of New City Development & Realty
33 Photos 180 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

180 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19032647 / Active
6 br, 3 ba, 3268 Sqft

Amazing Opportunity to own this LARGE BRICK home with SIX BEDROOMS & THREE FULL BATHROOMS. The home sits on a HUGE LOT with a welcoming Front Porc... 

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$699,999
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
6 Photos 216 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

216 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19032541 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1188 Sqft

Parking in driveway for one car. 

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$335,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
12 Photos Sold 21 #11 Hester Street Charleston, Sc 29403

21 #11 Hester Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19032342 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 924 Sqft

Historic Downtown Charleston Brick Townhome. Located a short walk or bike ride away from all the Peninsula has to offer! Close to Hampton Park, Cit... 

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$250,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group
34 Photos Sold 64 Darlington Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

64 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19030204 / Sold
3 br, 3 ba, 2304 Sqft

In the middle of Charleston's Wagener Terrace neighborhood is this beautifully renovated brick home. This 2304 square ft-3 bed 3 bath home is move... 

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$569,000
Provided courtesy of The Peninsula Company, LLC
21 Photos 201 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

201 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19030074 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2833 Sqft

Located in the Heart of Wagener Terrace. Entering the home there is a welcoming front entry space to greet guests. Off the entry you will find the ... 

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$814,500
Provided courtesy of Flyway Real Estate, LLC
33 Photos 38 Riverside Drive Charleston, SC 29403

38 Riverside Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19029619 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2447 Sqft

Located in the desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood, 38 Riverside is a great opportunity for a turnkey, fully renovated home situated on a newly ... 

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$825,000
Reduced -$14,000
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
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