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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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27 Photos 28 Piedmont Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

28 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19023878 / Active
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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$629,900
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
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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$412,500
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, STYLE & COMPLETELY RENOVATED! Charleston Cottage located in awesome Wagener Terrace! Steps to gorgeous, 60 acre Hampton Park! At the end ... 

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$639,900
Provided courtesy of Southern Marsh Properties
22 Photos 24 Dunnemann Ave Charleston, SC 29403

24 Dunnemann Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19021501 / Active Contingent
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''. 

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$398,000
Provided courtesy of Clemons Realty
26 Photos 219 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

219 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19020060 / Active Contingent
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
16 Photos 31 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

31 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19018371 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1495 Sqft

Charming 3 bed / 3.5 bath Wagener Terrace bungalow has just been taken down to the studs and completely rebuilt. The gracious front porch and maho... 

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$625,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
40 Photos 170 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

170 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19018339 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1350 Sqft

Located just one block from Hampton Park in downtown Charleston, this renovated brick home is the perfect blend of historic architecture and modern... 

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$535,000
Reduced -$14,000
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
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161 St. Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

161 St. Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19017778 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 842 Sqft

NEW HVAC condenser, fresh paint & ready to move right in!. This awesome GROUND FLOOR condo is located in a fabulous spot. Spacious and bright livin... 

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$284,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
30 Photos 146 Peachtree Street Charleston, SC 29403

146 Peachtree Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19017406 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1628 Sqft

Fully restored charming brick home situated on the corner of Hester Park. This is Wagener Terrace at its finest!The living room features a gas fire... 

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$574,999
Reduced -$5,001
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
17 Photos Sold 161 St Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

161 St Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19016787 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 854 Sqft

Fabulous 2nd Floor condo in the heart of the beautiful Wagener Terrace. Location, Location, Location! Just a few blocks from Hampton Park, The Cita... 

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$279,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
17 Photos 136 Maple Street Charleston, SC 29403

136 Maple Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19015925 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 870 Sqft

Charming two bedroom cottage in desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood is freshly painted and move-in ready! The kitchen, with custom recycled glas... 

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$399,000
Reduced -$26,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
32 Photos Sold 61 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

61 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19014492 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 1821 Sqft

Fabulous 4 bedroom, 1 owner brick home with mature landscaping located in the very popular Wagener Terrace area of downtown Charleston. Property w... 

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$525,000
Provided courtesy of Weichert Palmetto Coast
27 Photos 136 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

136 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19013130 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3796 Sqft

You can tell that there is something special at 136 Darlington Avenue. Something that feels like home.Perhaps it's the 4 oversized bedrooms--one of... 

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$697,000
Provided courtesy of BHHS Carolina Sun Real Estate
39 Photos Sold 1306 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

1306 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19013080 / Sold
3 br, 1 ba, 1547 Sqft

Charming 1940's bungalow located on the Charleston upper peninsula above Hampton Park in Wagener Terrace, one of the most desirable neighborhoods i... 

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$450,000
Increase +$10,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
22 Photos Sold 939 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

939 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19012706 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 2529 Sqft

Great opportunity to own this SOLD AS IS Diamond in the rough located in beautiful downtown Charleston. THIS HOME SITS ON TWO LOTS which yields exc... 

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$550,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
23 Photos 116 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

116 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19011312 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2350 Sqft

Hampton House at 116 Grove Street is located in the heart of downtown Charleston's most vibrant neighborhood. The blossoming art and culinary scene... 

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$1,495,000
Provided courtesy of The Peninsula Company, LLC
24 Photos 151 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

151 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19010976 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3045 Sqft

Situated on a large corner lot one block north of Hampton Park and constructed around 1930 - making it one of the earliest builds in desirable Wage... 

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$795,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of iSave Realty
35 Photos 795 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

795 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19010924 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1938 Sqft

Charming 1930's home in impeccable condition. Freshly painted throughout, this home is loaded with charm and features bright, well proportioned roo... 

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$519,900
Reduced -$5,100
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
66 Photos Sold 95 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

95 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19010422 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1635 Sqft

Fabulous two story home- Wagener Terrace. Completely renovated and updated. Masterful attention to detail. Custom, high-end renovation terrificall... 

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$650,000
Provided courtesy of ERA Wilder Realty
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