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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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45 Photos 35 Piedmont Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

35 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20013494 / Active
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
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
68 Photos 25 Piedmont Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

25 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20013133 / Active
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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$825,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
28 Photos 814 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

814 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012881 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2486 Sqft

This recently renovated, move in ready Wagener Terrace home is what you've been waiting for! You will immediately notice the large, full front porc... 

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$749,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
27 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, 1924 Sqft

Fully renovated 4 bedroom bungalow in exceptional area of downtown. This home offers a new salt water pool in a private backyard setting. The inte... 

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$809,000
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
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
79 Photos 829 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

829 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012605 / Active
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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$900,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
22 Photos 50 Clemson Street Charleston, SC 29403

50 Clemson Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012587 / Active
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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$889,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
23 Photos 101 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

101 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012331 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2200 Sqft

TONS OF CHARACTER!! This ''Mother-Daughter'' home was originally built in 1938 and radiates charm and historic appeal. It has been totally renovate... 

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$850,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Real Estate Group
25 Photos 127 Darlington Ave Charleston, SC 29403

127 Darlington Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012309 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 1045 Sqft

Follow this link to view a 3D virtual tour of the home: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=4GrUTgQtqKg&mls=1This charming 1930s craftsman bungalow s... 

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$240,000
Reduced -$40,000
Provided courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate LLC
21 Photos 8 Middleton Place Charleston, SC 29403

8 Middleton Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012229 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1392 Sqft

Home in the heart of the Wagener Terrace neighborhood! MOTIVATED SELLER! Wonderful cottage within walking distance to Downtown and Hampton Park! E... 

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$355,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
26 Photos 179 3rd Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

179 3rd Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20012022 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1734 Sqft

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

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$1,175,000
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
39 Photos 151 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

151 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20011971 / Active Contingent
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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$789,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
33 Photos 56 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

56 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20011718 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 3337 Sqft

56 Hester Street is a 2855sft 5 bedroom/3 bath house with a separate 482sft 1 bedroom/1 bath pool guest house and large patio level pool. This con... 

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$1,650,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
37 Photos 8 Kyle Place Charleston, SC 29403

8 Kyle Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20011443 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1746 Sqft

This charming Charleston single home is located downtown within the desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood. The property is on a quiet, private cu... 

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$625,000
Provided courtesy of Riverland Realty
29 Photos 1014 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

1014 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20010874 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1461 Sqft

Welcome to this fully renovated classic Charleston home located in the highly desirable Wagner Terrace neighborhood in downtown Charleston. This ho... 

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$549,900
Provided courtesy of Harbourtowne Real Estate
1 Photos 953 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

953 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20009968 / Active Contingent
3 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1890 Sqft

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY with INCOME POTENTIAL in highly sought after Wagener Terrace neighborhood! Situated on the corner of Ashley Ave. and Peachtree... 

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$600,000
Provided courtesy of Southeastern
16 Photos Sold 100 Dunneman Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

100 Dunneman Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20011485 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1100 Sqft

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$400,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
20 Photos 40 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

40 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20008499 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1326 Sqft

Adorable large lot bungalow with original detailing on high and dry street in sought after Wagener Terrace. Only 4 blocks from Hampton Park, walkab... 

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$569,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
31 Photos 125 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

125 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20008372 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1747 Sqft

Very Cute bungalow complete with front picket fence in historic Wagener Terrace area-- close to many trendy restaurants AND Hampton Park. Kitche... 

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$480,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
17 Photos 75 Sans Souci Street Charleston, SC 29403

75 Sans Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20007927 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 528 Sqft

Quaint 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage only a few blocks away from the restaurants and shops of downtown. Don't miss out on your opportunity to own a... 

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$275,000
Provided courtesy of Abode Real Estate Group LLC
51 Photos 939 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

939 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20007894 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2529 Sqft

Welcome home to this meticulously restored 1920s Craftsman on Rutledge Avenue in Wagener Terrace. Every square inch of this home has been fully res... 

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$915,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
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