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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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939 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

939 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20020341 / Active
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
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of BHHS Carolina Sun Real Estate
15 Photos 108 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

108 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20020251 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 740 Sqft

Great Investment Opportunity! Two houses must be sold together, 106 and 108 Dunnemann Ave. 106 Dunnemann Ave: Tax ID 463-14-01-031, MLS #20020250To... 

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$260,000
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18 Photos 106 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

106 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20020250 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1386 Sqft

Great Investment Opportunity! Two houses must be sold together, 106 and 108 Dunnemann Ave. 108 Dunnemann: Tax ID 463-14-01-055, MLS #20020251Total ... 

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$525,000
Provided courtesy of Shahid Properties Inc.
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101 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

101 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20020093 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2273 Sqft

$20k Price Reduction!! TONS OF CHARACTER!! This home was originally built in 1938 and radiates charm and historic appeal. It has been totally renov... 

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$815,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Real Estate Group
34 Photos 271 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

271 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20018843 / Active
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
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Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
43 Photos 814 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

814 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20018258 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 2486 Sqft

Just a few blocks from Hampton Park in downtown Charleston, this historic bungalow style home is move-in ready! You'll be greeted by a white fence ... 

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$719,000
Reduced -$4,500
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
21 Photos 155 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

155 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20017646 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1360 Sqft

Completely renovated inside and out, this charming 2br, 2ba bungalow home may be the coolest in already hip Wagener Terrace. The exterior has a new... 

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$599,000
Provided courtesy of Palmetto State Properties & Associates LLC
6 Photos 137 Simons Street Charleston, SC 29403

137 Simons Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20017521 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1346 Sqft

This home is in need of full renovation. Property is being sold ''As-Is''Located in one of downtown Charleston's most sought after neighborhoods.  

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$320,000
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Provided courtesy of Roadstead Real Estate Advisors, LLC
1 Photos Sold 21 Hester Street UNIT 3 Charleston, Sc 29403

21 Hester Street UNIT 3
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20016673 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 924 Sqft

Turnkey condo in the sought-after Wagener Terrace neighborhood in Downtown Charleston! Upon entering you will immediately notice the engineered har... 

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$278,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
38 Photos 52 St Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

52 St Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20016427 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1947 Sqft

Welcome to 52 Saint Margaret Street! A completely renovated, sun filled home on a corner lot in desirable Wagener Terrace. This home boasts 9' ceil... 

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$723,500
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Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
18 Photos 1305 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

1305 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20015678 / Active Contingent
3 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, Con... 

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$335,000
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1 Photos Sold 142 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, Sc 29403

142 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20015424 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1549 Sqft

Handyman Special with great potential for investors or do-it-yourself owners who want loads of equity in Downtown Charleston. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath hom... 

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$400,000
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Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Premiere Group
8 Photos Sans Souci Street Charleston, SC 29403

Sans Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Vacant Land

MLS# 20014424 / Active
0.38 Acres, n/a Lot(s)
Type: n/a

Great development project in Wagener Terrace! Vacant land is zoned for 7 units and has access easements in place to Sans Souci Street as well as ac... 

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$899,000
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Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
51 Photos 107 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

107 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20014417 / Active
6 br, 3 ba, 2885 Sqft

Completely renovated large 1930's home in Wagener Terrace on a high lot . Only two blocks to Hampton Park with gorgeous sunset views overlooking A... 

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$749,000
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Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
1 Photos Sold 32 Alberta Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

32 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20014354 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1275 Sqft

INVESTOR ALERT: This home needs a complete renovation. Great location in the sought after neighborhood of Wagener Terrace, with a makeover, this co... 

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$269,900
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1 Photos Sold 35 Piedmont Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

35 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20013494 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 2141 Sqft

This wonderful 3 bedroom 2 bath home sits upon a spacious corner lot in central Wagener Terrace, just a block away from Hester park. The first floo... 

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$749,000
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1 Photos Sold 25 Piedmont Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

25 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20013133 / Sold
4 br, 3 ba, 2485 Sqft

25 Piedmont Avenue in popular Wagener Terrace is a midcentury modern brick four-bedroom three bath 2500sft home on a nearly quarter-acre lot with f... 

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$810,000
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32 Photos 61 St Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

61 St Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012690 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1907 Sqft

Perfectly restored down to the studs 4 bedroom bungalow in great area of downtown. This home offers a new salt water pool in a private backyard se... 

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$774,900
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Provided courtesy of Premier Properties of the Caro
8 Photos 179 3rd Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

179 3rd Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Vacant Land

MLS# 20012647 / Active
0.34 Acres, n/a Lot(s)
Type: n/a

179 3rd Avenue is a fantastic opportunity to own a large triple-lot in the highly desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood of Charleston. The current... 

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$1,175,000
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1 Photos Sold 829 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

829 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012605 / Sold
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1988 Sqft

This grand 1930's Craftsman on Rutledge Avenue has been completely restored to last a lifetime. Every possible attention to detail has been put in... 

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$875,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
23 Photos 50 Clemson Street Charleston, SC 29403

50 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012587 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3089 Sqft

Spectacular Ambient Light in this down-to-Studs 2015 renovation on a large lot. 4 Br/3.5 Baths.. 5v Steel Roof. Hardy Plank siding... Generous Full... 

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$839,000
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