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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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20 Photos 126 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

126 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18028685 / Active
6 br, 2 ba, 1906 sqft

Here is your chance own a rare single-level duplex on the Charleston Peninsula. A complete renovation in 2016 added all new; cabinets, counter-tops... 

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$575,000
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31 Photos 977 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

977 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
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MLS# 18028673 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1458 sqft

Lovely renovated Wagener Terrace home on quiet street close to parks and lots of neighborhood restaurants. House features inviting front porch, fo... 

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$549,000
Provided courtesy of Harbor City Real Estate Advisors, LLC
29 Photos 2 Riverside Drive Charleston, SC 29403

2 Riverside Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18028352 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1858 sqft

Amazing FULLY renovated corner house in Wagener Terrace. This house welcomes you through an adorable new front porch into its lovely living room. A... 

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$619,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
11 Photos 1014 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1014 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18028294 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1461 sqft

Great Investment Opportunity!! Nice quiet street in much sought-after Wagener Terrace neighborhood in downtown Charleston! Just a short bike ride ... 

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$345,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
30 Photos 873 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

873 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18028337 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1500 sqft

SELLER SAYS SELL!!! Dropped Listing Price Below Market Value.Recently Renovated 1940's CRAFTSMAN STYLE COTTAGE - Only 3 blocks to Hampton Park and... 

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$499,950
Reduced -$50
Provided courtesy of Charleston Gateway Properties
21 Photos 2309 Sunnyside Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

2309 Sunnyside Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18026463 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1248 sqft

Charming renovated 1960's cottage with a metal roof and painted brick. The living areas have been opened up to allow a more contemporary lifestyle.... 

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$495,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
33 Photos 121 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

121 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18026005 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 3660 sqft

A rare quadplex in the middle of Wagener Terrace. This large building has 4 units and sits on a quarter acre in one of the most sought after neigh... 

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$798,000
Reduced -$51,000
Provided courtesy of The Peninsula Company, LLC
43 Photos 879 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

879 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18025956 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2721 sqft

Welcome to 879 Rutledge Avenue. This elevated brick home was one of the first homes built in the upper peninisula neighborhood of Wagener Terrace i... 

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$725,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
36 Photos 115 Peachtree Street Charleston, SC 29403

115 Peachtree Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18025970 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1480 sqft

This charming, 1930's cottage nestled in the heart of Downtown Charleston has been fully renovated from top to bottom! NEW roof, NEW HVAC system, N... 

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$525,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate LLC
46 Photos 98 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

98 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18025808 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 2308 sqft

This Charming 4BR/2BA Brick Home is Located on Two Huge Marshfront Lots in the Highly Popular Charleston Neighborhood of Wagener Terrace with Conve... 

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$595,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
25 Photos 15 5TH Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

15 5TH Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18024357 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1326 sqft

These 5 townhouses overlooking the Ashley River are a wanted commodity. There are not many places where you can sleep in your MBR and wake-up to th... 

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$499,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
40 Photos 2227 Mount Pleasant Street Charleston, SC 29403

2227 Mount Pleasant Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18023491 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 770 sqft

Welcome to 2227 Mt. Pleasant St! This BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION beautiful craftsman-style home features 2 bedrooms, off-street parking, 2 bathrooms, a... 

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$413,750
Reduced -$100
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
25 Photos 17 Clemson Street Charleston, SC 29403

17 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18023072 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2120 sqft

Welcome to 17 Clemson, a fully renovated home in Wagener Terrace! It won't last long! This house is filled with natural light and luxe details thro... 

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$649,000
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Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
4 Photos 240 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

240 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18022691 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1197 sqft

Incredible location in a Developing Downtown area. This 3 bedroom 2 bath Wagener Terrace Cottage is close to Hampton Park, The Citadel and Communi... 

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$325,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of Promise Land Realty,LLC
48 Photos 1 Piedmont Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18022416 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1723 sqft

Enjoy the best of all worlds in this unique marsh-front, EarthCraft certified/EnergyStar rated construction in fabulous Wagener Terrace. Newly buil... 

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$700,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
29 Photos 851 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

851 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18022057 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1758 sqft

Come see this completely renovated, charming home at 851 Rutledge Ave. Located in one of the hottest areas of the Upper Peninsula, the home is walk... 

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$580,000
Reduced -$9,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
36 Photos 257 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

257 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18021069 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2284 sqft

A rare find on one of the best blocks of Wagener Terrace. Enjoy the river views and breezes from the front porch plus views of one of the most bea... 

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$650,000
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Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
34 Photos 158 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

158 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18018866 / Active
6 br, 4 ba, 2926 sqft

Don't miss this brick duplex on the marsh in Wagener Terrace, truly a rare opportunity. There are 3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on each side. This pro... 

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$765,000
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Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
22 Photos 64 6TH Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

64 6TH Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18017921 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2724 sqft

Welcome to this beautiful duplex home located in a quiet neighborhood (244 Margaret St). From the full front porch open the door to a spacious fam... 

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$785,000
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Provided courtesy of The Goodwin Group Inc
25 Photos 17 Alberta Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

17 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18017816 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1464 sqft

Located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, you will be close to schools, shopping, and restaurants! Recently remodeled! Walking in you are greete... 

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$499,000
Reduced -$25,900
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance
8 Photos 56 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

56 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18014972 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 2787 sqft

Great renovation project, move right in, or use as a rental. TWO homes on a large Wagener Terrace lot not far from Hampton Park with combined size ... 

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$569,900
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Provided courtesy of Premier Properties Charleston
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