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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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10 Photos 137 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

137 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18032876 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1634 Sqft

Location! Location! Location! The most charming street in Wagener Terrace! Two blocks from Hampton Park, three blocks from the Ashley River, and c... 

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$370,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
16 Photos 189 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

189 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18031925 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 2240 Sqft

A beautiful multi family duplex in Wagener Terrace minutes away from Hampton Park and local stores. This 2240 sq. ft. home features 4 bedrooms, 2 f... 

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$474,500
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
44 Photos 75 Darlington Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

75 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18031814 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1439 Sqft

Classic charm and timeless beauty come together in this Wagener Terrace home. This adorable property has been completely renovated, yet has mainta... 

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$450,000
Provided courtesy of Colony & Craft LLC
6 Photos 6 Tenth Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

6 Tenth Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18031479 / Active
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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$425,000
Provided courtesy of Clemons Realty
24 Photos 101 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

101 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18031361 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 2073 Sqft

101 Hester Street is a duplex located in the highly popular downtown neighborhood of Wagener Terrace. The large lot currently hosts the ''dually m... 

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$377,500
Provided courtesy of Tift Properties
38 Photos 203 W Poplar Street Charleston, SC 29403

203 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18031287 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2240 Sqft

Wow. There are many reasons to rave over this UPDATED PENINSULA HEAD TURNER. Whether it be the clutch location, the large open kitchen and living r... 

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$660,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Heritage Real Estate, LLC
1 Photos 34 Lenox Street Charleston, SC 29403

34 Lenox Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18030724 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 2214 Sqft

Investors Dream Home in Perfect Location. this Charleston Style 2 family home is located in the much desired Wagner Terrace subdivision of the Char... 

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$199,999
Provided courtesy of HH Real Estate & Mortgage
24 Photos 17 Alberta Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

17 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18030477 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1420 Sqft

***REMODELED WAGENER TERRACE GEM WITH VIEWS OF THE MARSH!*** This adorable ranch has undergone recent upgrades including hardwood flooring, recesse... 

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$450,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
39 Photos 911 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

911 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029858 / Active
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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$515,000
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

Wonderful cottage within walking distance to Downtown and Hampton Park! Easy access to I-26 or the Ravenel Bridge for work, beaches, and the airpor... 

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$419,000
Reduced -$10,500
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
21 Photos 26 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

26 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18029329 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1054 Sqft

Live the downtown lifestyle in this classic Wagener Terrace Bungalow just steps from Hampton Park! The quintessential oversized southern front porc... 

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$418,000
Reduced -$12,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
20 Photos 126 Hester Street Charleston, SC 29403

126 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18028685 / Active Contingent
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
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
29 Photos 2 Riverside Drive Charleston, SC 29403

2 Riverside Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18028352 / Active Contingent
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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$618,000
Reduced -$1,000
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

HUGE Price Improvement!! Great Investment Opportunity!! Nice quiet street in much sought-after Wagener Terrace neighborhood in downtown Charleston!... 

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$275,000
Reduced -$70,000
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

BACK ON THE MARKET!!! WILL NOT LAST LONG!Recently Renovated 1940's CRAFTSMAN STYLE COTTAGE - Only 3 blocks to Hampton Park and close to Citadel & ... 

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$494,975
Increase +$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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$469,000
Reduced -$16,000
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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$739,000
Reduced -$59,000
Provided courtesy of The Peninsula Company, 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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$560,000
Reduced -$35,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
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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$398,800
Reduced -$100
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
24 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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$632,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
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