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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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34 Photos 82 Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

82 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21009065 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1716 Sqft

Welcome to a beautifully updated townhome residence in Wagener Terrace. This high end townhome is located on a quiet corner lot, steps from the Co... 

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$569,900
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
25 Photos 142 St Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

142 St Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21008489 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1549 Sqft

Wagener Terrace with ALL the upgrades! Open living space, gorgeous new kitchen with loads of cabinets and counter space. Oversized bedrooms, and ... 

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$628,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
50 Photos 223 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

223 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21007859 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 1165 Sqft

Welcome to 223 Grove Street, a lovely brick home on a quiet street just around the corner from Hampton Park in the heart of Wagener Terrace. This 2... 

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$538,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
65 Photos 217 St Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

217 St Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21007189 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 2497 Sqft

A corner lot, just two blocks from the water, 217 St. Margaret is the ideal Wagener Terrace home. The sellers took this house on as a major project... 

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$926,000
Increase +$27,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
19 Photos 112 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

112 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21007028 / Active Contingent
2 br, 2 ba, 1222 Sqft

Adorable Wagener Terrace cottage ideally located just off of Hampton Park and just steps from many great locally owned restaurants. This renovated ... 

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$570,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
26 Photos 11 5th Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

11 5th Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21006448 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1357 Sqft

Sunset and water views that inspire! Great location in the heart of Wagener Terrace! No HOA! This is the first of these units to come on the market... 

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$500,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
43 Photos 76 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

76 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21005996 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 2674 Sqft

Welcome home to 76 Darlington Avenue! Step inside the iron gate and up the brick walkway to your front porch. Inside you will love the beautiful re... 

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$750,000
Provided courtesy of Pathway Real Estate Group, LLC
25 Photos 78 Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

78 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21003013 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1625 Sqft

Welcome to 78 Devereaux Ave! A beautifully renovated 3 bed 2.5 bathroom Townhome nestled in the heart of Wagener Terrace with no HOA. As you walk i... 

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$475,000
Reduced -$14,900
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
41 Photos 889 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

889 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21001744 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1790 Sqft

889 Ashley Avenue is a large, character filled bungalow located on a spacious lot in the quiet section of desirable Wagener Terrace. This traditio... 

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$609,000
Reduced -$6,000
Provided courtesy of Tift Properties
Sold 78 Devereaux Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

78 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20033900 / Sold
3 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1372 Sqft

 

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$260,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
53 Photos 125 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

125 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20032157 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2663 Sqft

This New Custom-Built Craftsman Style Home is Perfectly located in Wagener Terrace, one of the most popular neighborhoods on the peninsula of Charl... 

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$1,099,000
Reduced -$101,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX All Country
54 Photos 242 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

242 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20032068 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2057 Sqft

Two houses for the price of one! Unbelievable value! The front (original) house (955 sq. ft.) has two bedrooms and one bath, formal living and dini... 

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$537,500
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Elaine Brabham and Associates
36 Photos 99 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

99 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20031818 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2132 Sqft

Welcome Home! This beautiful Wagener Terrace home in the heart of Charleston is overflowing with warmth, charm and endless upgrades. 99 Gordon Str... 

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$738,997
Reduced -$1,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Realty
38 Photos 119 Peachtree Street Charleston, SC 29403

119 Peachtree Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027240 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 2240 Sqft

Wagener Terrace's newest jewel! This property is not only on a huge corner lot, right across the street from Corrine Jones park, but has undergone ... 

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$909,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 907 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

907 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20026550 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 2336 Sqft

This downtown Charleston bungalow will have you at parking! This home boasts a new driveway with pavers, allowing for 2 cars side by side, plus a ... 

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$714,900
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
1 Photos 75 Sans Souci Street Charleston, SC 29403

75 Sans Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Vacant Land

MLS# 20026047 / Active Contingent
0.08 Acres, n/a Lot(s)
Type: n/a

Build your dream home in downtown Charleston!  

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$235,000
Provided courtesy of Abode Real Estate Group LLC
47 Photos 138 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

138 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20025233 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1882 Sqft

This charming home is back on the market after a long closing fell through. Come see this beautifully renovated 3 (or 4) bed, 2.5 bath home in the ... 

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$675,000
Increase +$10,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
1 Photos Sold 2211 Heriot Street Charleston, Sc 29403

2211 Heriot Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20023067 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 672 Sqft

Charming cottage on the Northern Peninsula of Charleston. Features 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, full bathroom, back screen porch, large privat... 

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$253,100
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
1 Photos Sold 19 Alberta Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

19 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20022254 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 868 Sqft

An exceptional opportunity to own a single family home in Wagener Terrace! This charming 2 bed/1.5 bath has a wonderful Study/Office off of the liv... 

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$385,000
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
1 Photos Sold 939 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

939 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20020341 / Sold
4 br, 4 ba, 2529 Sqft

This beautifully restored 1920's Craftsman Home in the highly sought after Wagener Terrace neighborhood has an undeniable presence and amazing stre... 

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$850,000
Provided courtesy of BHHS Carolina Sun Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 271 Grove Street Charleston, Sc 29403

271 Grove Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20018843 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2300 Sqft

Located in the heart of Wagener Terrace just a few blocks to Hampton Park, this fantastic true two-story brick home is a rare find. The traditiona... 

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$850,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
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