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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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32 Photos 274 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

274 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19028561 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 3450 Sqft

This is an amazing opportunity to purchase a large home in the heart of Wagener Terrace. Homes of this size do not come on the market often! Wage... 

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$995,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
41 Photos Sans Souci Street Charleston, SC 29403

Sans Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Vacant Land

MLS# 19028476 / Active
0.56 Acres, n/a Lot(s)
Type: n/a

Great development project in Wagener Terrace! Vacant land is zoned for 7 units and 5 Riverside Drive is included in this sale. Riverside property i... 

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$1,485,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
8 Photos 207 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

207 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19028179 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 750 Sqft

Quaint 2 bedroom cottage, one bath with open floor plan. Large front yard and fenced yard. Great retirement home. Must visit. 

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$385,000
Provided courtesy of Clemons Realty
65 Photos 316 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

316 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19028144 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2800 Sqft

Completely restored brick Colonial, located in Downtown's coveted Wagener Terrace neighborhood. Dufford Young Architects finished a full renovation... 

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$824,900
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
15 Photos 78 Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

78 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19027966 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1370 Sqft

Very nice townhome located in Wagner Terrace. Some updating and painting is all that is needed to make this your oasis. Investors are welcome to ta... 

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$379,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
20 Photos 130 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

130 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19026637 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 832 Sqft

130 Darlington Avenue is a rare find in the Wagener Terrace neighborhood. Built in 1938, this Craftsman-style home is complete with original hardwo... 

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$420,000
Increase +$5,000
Provided courtesy of Luxury Simplified Real Estate, INC
35 Photos 255 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

255 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19026741 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1551 Sqft

Location, location, location! Just a few blocks from the ''Heart of it All!'' Wagener Terrace is thriving and ''booming'' with great restaurants, n... 

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$537,500
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
50 Photos 1012 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1012 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19026491 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3582 Sqft

With all systems less than 5 years old, 4 bedrooms (dual masters!), 3.5 baths, AND a detached rental studio--it is rare to find a home of this size... 

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$1,050,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
43 Photos 50 Clemson Street Charleston, SC 29403

50 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19026418 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2918 Sqft

SPECTACULAR DOWN-TO-STUDS ... 

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$970,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
16 Photos 17 8TH Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

17 8TH Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19025945 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1088 Sqft

Wonderful 2-story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath townhome in the sought-after Wagener Terrace area of downtown Charleston. This well-lit condo has hardwood flo... 

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$325,000
Provided courtesy of Disher Hamrick & Myers Res Inc
25 Photos 906 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

906 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19025940 / Active Contingent
2 br, 2 ba, 1410 Sqft

A beautiful turn-key brick bungalow in Wagener Terrace, 906 Ashley has historic charm, modern finishes, and generous room sizes. All rooms have bee... 

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$515,000
Reduced -$14,000
Provided courtesy of Dunes Properties
21 Photos 240 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

240 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19025180 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1197 Sqft

Check out this beautifully renovated home in desirable Wagener Terrace! This home has been completely renovated with tasteful finishes! The updat... 

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$519,900
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Realty Co. Premier Group, Inc.
6 Photos 158 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

158 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19024856 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1619 Sqft

GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Home is being sold in As Is condition, Seller will not make any repairs. Home has two fireplaces located in the livin... 

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$365,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Cane Bay/ Nexton
27 Photos Sold 28 Piedmont Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

28 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19023878 / Sold
3 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1336 Sqft

This adorable 1948 cottage has been lovingly restored by the present owner while maintaining its true charm and character. The many upgrades have ... 

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$524,999
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
54 Photos 244 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

244 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19023795 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2724 Sqft

Immaculately Clean and Great Location for Everything You'll Ever Need. This is an Official Duplex.The Main house is on the main floor with 2 beds, ... 

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$620,000
Reduced -$9,900
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
1 Photos 898 1/2 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

898 1/2 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19023819 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1524 Sqft

Traditional Charleston home in an excellent area close to downtown, Hampton Park, The Citadel and I26. Three bedrooms, two full baths large eat in... 

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$470,000
Provided courtesy of The Space Co
19 Photos 1305 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

1305 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19023601 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1212 Sqft

This built to last concrete block ranch home is in the quiet section of downtown while still being a few blocks away from Rutledge Cab Company, Co... 

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$398,000
Reduced -$1,000
Provided courtesy of Tift Properties
21 Photos 31 Addlestone Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

31 Addlestone Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19021719 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1484 Sqft

LOCATION, LOCATION!! COMPLETELY RENOVATED & located in awesome Wagener Terrace! Steps to gorgeous, 60 acre Hampton Park! At the end of a quiet no t... 

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$624,900
Reduced -$5,000
Provided courtesy of Southern Marsh Properties
22 Photos Sold 24 Dunnemann Ave Charleston, SC 29403

24 Dunnemann Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19021501 / Sold
4 br, 1 ba, 1339 Sqft

**Handyman special** This charming cottage is nestled on a quiet street, less than a block from Hampton Park. This home has lots of potential! You'... 

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$400,000
Provided courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate LLC
5 Photos 6 10TH Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

6 10TH Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19020689 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 996 Sqft

Starter Cottage in a great area, Walking Distance to Hampton Park and More . Sold ''AS Is''. Let's Negotiate a Good Offer. 

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$380,000
Reduced -$18,000
Provided courtesy of Clemons Realty
26 Photos Sold 219 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

219 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19020060 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1399 Sqft

This lovely brick home is situated on a large corner lot in desirable Wagener Terrace. A spacious detached two-car garage, private driveway and gat... 

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$585,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
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