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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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14 Photos 108 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

108 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20028659 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 740 Sqft

Great Investment opportunity! 106-108 Dunnemann Ave. 2 houses sold together for a total price of $675,000. Both houses are in great condition and u... 

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$225,000
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17 Photos 106 Dunnemann Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

106 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20028658 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1386 Sqft

Great Investment opportunity! 2 houses sold together for a total price of $675,000.106 and 108 Dunnemann Ave. Both houses are in great condition an... 

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$450,000
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16 Photos 61 Saint Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

61 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20028271 / Active Contingent
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Professionally restored 4 bedroom bungalow in Wagner Terrace. Must see to appreciate. In-ground salt water pool, all new appliances, solid wood c... 

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52 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20028203 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1947 Sqft

Welcome to 52 Saint Margaret Street! A completely renovated, sun filled home on a corner lot in desirable Wagener Terrace. This home boasts 9' ceil... 

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$697,500
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
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101 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027914 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2073 Sqft

Totally Renovated!! This home was originally built in 1938 and radiates charm and historic appeal. It has been totally renovated and converted into... 

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$794,900
Provided courtesy of Charleston Real Estate Group
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1 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027968 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1810 Sqft

This 3 bed / 3 bath marsh front, eco-friendly home was custom built in 2011 and includes loads of additional upgrades. A rare find in the sought af... 

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$745,000
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325 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027614 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 3521 Sqft

This beautifully designed home is located in the heart of Wagener Terrace just blocks away from Hampton Park, the Ashley River, and all downtown ha... 

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$1,135,000
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12 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027710 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2052 Sqft

Open Floor Plan! Feels Brand New! This home has top notch finishes including hardwood floors through out, soft closed cabinetry with sliding shelve... 

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$728,000
Provided courtesy of Elaine Brabham and Associates
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274 Grove St
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027260 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 3238 Sqft

This inviting 1940s home is nestled on a corner lot in the desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood, within walking distance to Hampton Park. An idyl... 

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$849,000
Provided courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate LLC
31 Photos 119 Peachtree Street Charleston, SC 29403

119 Peachtree Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027240 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2240 Sqft

Come and see Wagener Terrace's newest jewel. Sitting on one of the larger lots in the neighborhood and right across the street from Corrine Jones p... 

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$960,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
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1012 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20027271 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3211 Sqft

This Wagner Terrace home offers charm and ease with inviting details and updates throughout. An ADU with full studio and true dual masters complete... 

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$975,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
29 Photos 907 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

907 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20026550 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 2336 Sqft

This downtown Charleston bungalow will have you at parking! This home boasts a new driveway with pavers, allowing for 2 cars side by side, plus a ... 

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$714,900
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
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14 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20026643 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1315 Sqft

Located in desirable Wagener Terrace, you will be within walking distance to all that downtown Charleston has to offer! Entering this gorgeous home... 

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$450,000
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122 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20026393 / Active
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Adorable renovated cottage in Wagener Terrace! Currently configured as (2) two bedroom, 1 bath units, each with a beautifully appointed kitchen su... 

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$625,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
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136 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20025977 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3796 Sqft

Situated in the desirable Wagener Terrace section of downtown Charleston, this sprawling two story home has so much to offer! Modern conveniences ... 

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$699,000
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Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
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229 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20025342 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2395 Sqft

This beautiful and spacious 1939 bungalow is a perfect renovation project located in much sought after Wagener Terrace only two blocks from Hampton... 

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$604,000
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Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
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138 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20025233 / Active
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Come see this gorgeous, renovated 3 (or 4) bed, 2.5 bath home in the charming neighborhood of Wagener Terrace... The brand new screened porch, mud... 

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$665,000
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Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
27 Photos 950 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

950 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20025173 / Active
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Beautiful, Spanish Mediterranean home! This charming 3-bed, 2-full-bath home is perfect for entertaining with French doors opening onto its tiled ... 

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$439,000
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847 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20023133 / Active Contingent
3 br, 1 ba, 1357 Sqft

This is a charming 3BR/1BA Craftsman-style home located in the heart of Wagener Terrace, just blocks from Hampton Park, Hester Park and the banks o... 

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$465,000
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Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
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2211 Heriot Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20023067 / Sold
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Charming cottage on the Northern Peninsula of Charleston. Features 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, full bathroom, back screen porch, large privat... 

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$253,100
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1161 King Street UNIT A&B
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 20022562 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 2975 Sqft

RENOVATION OPPORTUNITY on iconic King Street! At almost 3000 sq ft, this duplex with some tlc will be a great addition to your investment portfolio... 

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$525,000
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