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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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51 Photos 255 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

255 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21030718 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1551 Sqft

This stunning 3 BR, 2BA home in Wagener Terrace will sure to appeal to even your most discerning buyer. Located on a quiet street, on an oversized ... 

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$775,000
Provided courtesy of Hayden Jennings Properties
34 Photos 17 5th Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

17 5th Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21030044 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1399 Sqft

One of a kind townhome with unimpeded marsh front views overlooking the Ashley River. This irreplaceable location in Wagener Terrace is walking dis... 

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$649,525
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
22 Photos 795 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

795 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21029474 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1938 Sqft

Charming Craftsman Cottage styled 1930's home located in Downtown Charleston, walking distance to Hampton Park, Upper King St and so many incredibl... 

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$800,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
50 Photos 32 Alberta Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

32 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21029462 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1275 Sqft

Wonderful cottage with a complete renovation. No expense was spared and everything was completely redone from the studs to the roof. Upgrades inclu... 

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$679,900
Provided courtesy of Coastal Point Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 127 Darlington Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

127 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21029213 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1390 Sqft

Stunning home elevating the meaning of renovated to a new level has just been completed. Home is in the highly sought after Wagener Terrace neig... 

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$887,000
Reduced -$3,000
Provided courtesy of Gulfstream Properties, LLC
49 Photos 200 Grove Street Charleston, SC 29403

200 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21029147 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3045 Sqft

This classic 1940s Brick Colonial is located in the heart of coveted Wagener Terrace and literally steps from Hampton Park. The owner took care to ... 

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$995,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
41 Photos 189 San Souci Street Charleston, SC 29403

189 San Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21028855 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1995 Sqft

Rare opportunity in Wagener Terrace to enjoy downtown living on a quiet street in a great location. You will appreciate the high ceilings, bright o... 

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$899,000
Provided courtesy of Sand Dollar Real Estate Group
1 Photos Sold 35 Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

35 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Vacant Land

MLS# 21028359 / Sold
0.30 Acres, n/a Lot(s)
Type: n/a

Located in the heart of Wagener Terrace, this 0.30 acre vacant lot sits on the Ashley River. with incredible views as far as the eye can see. Enjo... 

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$1,195,000
Reduced -$130,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
31 Photos 5 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

5 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21028180 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 940 Sqft

Welcome to 5 Gordon Street! Located in the most highly sought-after neighborhood in historic downtown Charleston, Wagener Terrace! This charming 19... 

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$399,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX FullSail
44 Photos 179 3rd Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

179 3rd Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21027594 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1750 Sqft

See the sunsets, enjoy the view of Ashley River all from this home. Breezes off river and more...This well built one story has been updated w/ fres... 

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$650,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 2209 Heriot Street Charleston, Sc 29403

2209 Heriot Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21026721 / Sold
2 br, 2 ba, 858 Sqft

This gorgeous updated home in Charleston has lots to offer, including a convenient location! ''New'' is the name of the game with this charming cot... 

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$439,900
Increase +$6,900
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
9 Photos 937 Rutledge Avenue UNIT B Charleston, SC 29403

937 Rutledge Avenue UNIT B
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21026629 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1190 Sqft

FANTASTIC INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY,GREAT LOCATION IN A DESIRABLE WAGENER TERRACE NEIGBORHOOD.CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR HAMPTON PARK, MANY RESTAURANTS... 

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$299,999
Reduced -$5,001
Provided courtesy of Exit Realty Lowcountry Group
1 Photos Sold 137 Darlington Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

137 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21024895 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1450 Sqft

Classic, Beautifully updated low-country bungalow in the heart of downtown Charleston's Wagener Terrace neighborhood. This lovely home exudes func... 

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$625,000
Increase +$40,000
Provided courtesy of Colony & Craft LLC
9 Photos 206 Saint Margaret Charleston, SC 29403

206 Saint Margaret
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21022999 / Active Contingent
2 br, 2 ba, 1230 Sqft

Charming home in Wagener Terrace just blocks from the Ashley River and Hampton Park. Hardwood floors, spacious kitchen and the front and back yard... 

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$599,999
Provided courtesy of Applegate Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 195 Gordon Street Charleston, Sc 29403

195 Gordon Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21020686 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1083 Sqft

Delightful two-bedroom, one-bathroom 1940's Cottage in the heart of Wagener Terrace. Updated and in excellent condition, the Sellers have just pain... 

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$529,900
Reduced -$100
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
1 Photos Sold 43 St Margaret Street UNIT B Charleston, Sc 29403

43 St Margaret Street UNIT B
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21019982 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1060 Sqft

Enjoy the Charleston lifestyle with this two bedroom, 1.5 bath condo in popular Wagener Terrace. Recently painted, this home is move in ready, off... 

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$379,900
Increase +$14,900
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
46 Photos 58 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

58 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21018956 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3050 Sqft

Desirable Wagener Terrace!!! Blocks to Hampton Park for walking, biking, special events! Blocks to the Ashley River for quiet time, sitting near ... 

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$710,000
Reduced -$89,999
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 175 3rd Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

175 3rd Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Vacant Land

MLS# 21018861 / Sold
0.11 Acres, n/a Lot(s)
Type: n/a

Gorgeous views of the marsh and Ashley River with mind blowing sunsets surrounded by 100+ year Live Oaks. This exclusive SFH lot is adjacent to Low... 

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$399,000
Increase +$54,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
1 Photos Sold 49 Clemson Street Charleston, Sc 29403

49 Clemson Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21018760 / Sold
3 br, 1 ba, 1266 Sqft

This 1940s bungalow in the sought-after Wagener Terrace neighborhood of downtown is just minutes from Hampton Park, the restaurants of the NOMO dis... 

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$549,000
Increase +$13,000
Provided courtesy of The Peninsula Company, LLC
1 Photos Sold 34 Lenox Street Charleston, Sc 29403

34 Lenox Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21016863 / Sold
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2220 Sqft

Completely renovated and effectively brand new with all historic features considered in the framework. On the edge of Wagener Terrace/ North Centra... 

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$900,000
Increase +$15,000
Provided courtesy of Southeastern Property Group
1 Photos Sold 311 Grove Street Charleston, Sc 29403

311 Grove Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21016155 / Sold
5 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3557 Sqft

Location, location, location! Just a few blocks from the ''Heart of it All,'' Wagener Terrace is thriving and ''booming'' with great restaurants, n... 

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$1,175,000
Increase +$50,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
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