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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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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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$874,900
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
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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$525,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
66 Photos 95 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

95 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19010422 / Active Contingent
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
15 Photos 135 Simons Street Charleston, SC 29403

135 Simons Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19010384 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 786 Sqft

Charming Charleston cottage in Wagener Terrace! Walking distance to local restaurants, breweries and Hampton Park. The interior of the home was u... 

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$359,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
46 Photos 1011 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1011 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19009700 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 2084 Sqft

Located in the coveted Wagener Terrace neighborhood and a stone's throw from Hampton Park, Rutledge Cab Co, the Container Bar, Goat Sheep Cow and m... 

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$515,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
32 Photos 167 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

167 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19009365 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 1050 Sqft

Wagener Terrace brick bungalow - this charming 2 bed 1 bath home is located on Grove Street in the fabulous Upper Peninsula area of Wagener Terrace... 

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$425,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
27 Photos 146 Peachtree Street Charleston, SC 29403

146 Peachtree Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19007793 / 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 fir... 

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$600,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of Simply Commercial Real Estate
47 Photos 151 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

151 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19006733 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2266 Sqft

Renovations and Upgrades are Abundant throughout this Beautiful Home, which is centrally located in the most desirable subdivision, Wagner Terrace.... 

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$789,000
Provided courtesy of REMAX Southern Real Estate
19 Photos 178 Sans Souci Street Charleston, SC 29403

178 Sans Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19006711 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1296 Sqft

Wonderful three bedroom home in Wagener Terrace. Detached garage/dwelling/mother-in-law suite. Endless possibilities. Walking distance to Hampton P... 

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$510,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Southeastern Property Group
29 Photos 31 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

31 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19006535 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 936 Sqft

This delightful craftsman style home is just blocks from Hampton Park and boasts an open floor plan with hardwood floors, crown molding and an abun... 

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$449,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
19 Photos 28 Addlestone Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

28 Addlestone Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19003409 / Active Contingent
4 br, 4 ba, 2340 Sqft

Walk to Hampton Park from this Wagener Terrace duplex. 28 Addlestone Ave presents a great investment opportunity, or live in one unit and rent the ... 

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$495,000
Reduced -$94,000
Provided courtesy of Disher Hamrick & Myers Res Inc
39 Photos 30 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

30 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19003096 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2047 Sqft

Welcome home to 30 Gordon Street, centrally located in the highly desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood. This home has been updated over the sell... 

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$450,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
8 Photos 155 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

155 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 19001253 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1289 Sqft

Sandwiched between the Ashley River and the Cooper River, Wagener Terrace is a desirable neighborhood conveniently located in historic downtown Cha... 

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$349,000
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
6 Photos 6 Tenth Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

6 Tenth Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18031479 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 996 Sqft

Great Little Starter Cottage, well preserved in a great area. Walking distance to Hampton Park and more. sold ''AS Is.'' 

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$398,000
Reduced -$27,000
Provided courtesy of Clemons Realty
42 Photos 911 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

911 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029858 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1298 Sqft

This turn-key home is located in the desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood. The home was completely renovated in 2016 with all new everything, inc... 

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$489,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
21 Photos 8 Middleton Place Charleston, SC 29403

8 Middleton Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029511 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1392 Sqft

MOTIVATED SELLER! BRING AN OFFER!! Wonderful cottage within walking distance to Downtown and Hampton Park! Easy access to I-26 or the Ravenel Brid... 

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$379,000
Reduced -$3,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
17 Photos 14 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

14 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029407 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1315 Sqft

Charming craftsman style cottage in the heart of desirable Wagener Terrace. The single level, open floor plan is bright with natural light. The L... 

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$549,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
39 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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$739,000
Reduced -$59,000
Provided courtesy of The Peninsula Company, LLC
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. This home could be easily converted to a single family home (244 St. Margar... 

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$745,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of The Goodwin Group Inc
3 Photos 16 Cleveland Street Charleston, SC 29403

16 Cleveland Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003561 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 974 Sqft

Located on a huge corner lot close to Hampton Park, the Citadel, and many great restaurants in Wagener Terrace. This property is being sold for the... 

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$295,000
Reduced -$80,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group
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