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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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119 Simons Street Charleston, SC 29403

119 Simons Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22012641 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1866 Sqft

Fully renovated 1940's 3 BR 3 Full BA Double Master w/En Suites, Spacious Single Family Ranch w/ separate entrance short or long-term rental suite ... 

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$949,900
Provided courtesy of LISTWITHFREEDOM.COM INC
17 Photos 220 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

220 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22011696 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1344 Sqft

This well maintained, spacious, townhouse is located in highly desired Wagener Terrace within walking distance to Hampton Park, the Citadel and man... 

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$479,000
Provided courtesy of Hayden Jennings Properties
34 Photos 195 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

195 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22011090 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 1083 Sqft

Come home to this incredibly charming two bedroom, one bathroom 1940's Cottage in Charleston's Wagener Terrace. This home has been updated and very... 

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$635,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Real Estate Group
84 Photos 995 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

995 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22010929 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 2187 Sqft

Beautifully renovated Charleston cottage on a double lot with garage and ADU. Approximately 2180 sqft of living space including the studio apartmen... 

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$1,595,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
25 Photos 942 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

942 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22010627 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1932 Sqft

Located in the desirable neighborhood of Wagener Terrace, this charming Downtown home has great character and detail including plaster walls, two b... 

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$865,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
12 Photos 161 Margaret Street UNIT #10 Charleston, SC 29403

161 Margaret Street UNIT #10
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22010119 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 1075 Sqft

Phenomenal Condo in one of downtown Charleston's most desirable neighborhoods Wagener Terrace. This is one of the largest units in the building and... 

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$394,900
Provided courtesy of Hayden Jennings Properties
26 Photos 19 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

19 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22010003 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1830 Sqft

This home was completely renovated to the studs in 2012 and several updates have been made by the current owners. The open layout flows onto the b... 

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$850,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
3 Photos 97 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

97 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22008695 / Active Contingent
4 br, 1 ba, 1700 Sqft

Great opportunity to owned a home in the heart of Charleston to make it your own. This home features four bedroom one bath , separate dining room... 

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$665,000
Increase +$15,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Premiere Group
1 Photos Sold 204 Sans Souci Street UNIT 6c Charleston, Sc 29403

204 Sans Souci Street UNIT 6c
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22008082 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1260 Sqft

DOWNTOWN WITH A POOL, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths for under $400k!!! This spacious top floor condo has hardwood floors throughout, stainless applia... 

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$377,000
Increase +$2,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
1 Photos Sold 204 Sans Souci Street UNIT 6a Charleston, Sc 29403

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

MLS# 22007562 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1260 Sqft

This spacious, light filled 3br/2ba first floor condo is ideally located in highly sought after Wagener Terrace! Enjoy the breathtaking views of t... 

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$350,000
Reduced -$5,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
30 Photos 17 8th Avenue UNIT A Charleston, SC 29403

17 8th Avenue UNIT A
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22007245 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1104 Sqft

Amazing opportunity to purchase one of the end units at The St. Regis in sought after Wagener Terrace! This bright and sunny property lives easy w... 

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$499,000
Reduced -$1,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
1 Photos Sold 814 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

814 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22006635 / Sold
4 br, 3 ba, 2486 Sqft

Live your best life in this beautifully updated Historic Bungalow!! Just a few blocks from the Uber popular Hampton Park and centrally located to a... 

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$949,900
Reduced -$70,100
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
1 Photos Sold 189 Sans Souci Charleston, Sc 29403

189 Sans Souci
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22005911 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 1995 Sqft

Great opportunity to live in Wagener Terrace neighborhood in downtown Charleston. You will appreciate the high ceilings, bright open floor plan and... 

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$797,000
Reduced -$3,000
Provided courtesy of Sand Dollar Real Estate Group
1 Photos Sold 907 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

907 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22004864 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 2281 Sqft

Welcome home! This charming, downtown Charleston home is just minutes from Hampton Park and the beautiful views of the Ashley River. From this pe... 

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$950,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
27 Photos 134 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

134 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22004641 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1272 Sqft

134 Dunnemann Avenue is a traditional 1940's brick bungalow with exceptional curb appeal located in the heart of Charleston's Wagener Terrace neigh... 

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$695,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
1 Photos Sold 2227 Mount Pleasant Charleston, Sc 29403

2227 Mount Pleasant
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22004321 / Sold
2 br, 2 ba, 832 Sqft

Your search is over! This completely renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom downtown home will satisfy your every want. With its vaulted and beamed ceil... 

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$530,000
Reduced -$40,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
1 Photos Sold 3 Kyle Place Charleston, Sc 29403

3 Kyle Place
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22004427 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1969 Sqft

Welcome home to 3 Kyle Place - this lovely 3 bed 2.5 bath is located in the heart of Wagener Terrace and is central to all the Upper Peninsula has ... 

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$699,000
Increase +$10,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 158 Gordon Street Charleston, Sc 29403

158 Gordon Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22003863 / Sold
6 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2888 Sqft

DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON in Wagener Terrace on Marsh! To be Sold, 'AS IS'. Rare opportunity to own and renovate home on one of the largest lots in the n... 

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$1,050,000
Provided courtesy of King Tide Real Estate
Sold 977 Ashley Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

977 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22003773 / Sold
2 br, 3 ba, 1718 Sqft

 

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$737,500
Provided courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate
8 Photos 128 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

128 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Vacant Land

MLS# 22003725 / Active
0.13 Acres, n/a Lot(s)
Type: n/a

Ready to build! Excellent rare vacant lot in downtown Charleston's coveted Wagner Terrace neighborhood 1 block from majestic Hampton park, close to... 

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$650,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Pro Realty
1 Photos Sold 968 Ashley Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

968 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 22003271 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 2196 Sqft

Perfectly situated in the heart of Wagener Terrace in peninsular Charleston, this charming, historic 1930's arts and crafts bungalow with an adjoin... 

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$1,275,000
Reduced -$175,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
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