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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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41 Photos 28 Wagener Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

28 Wagener Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21015610 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1590 Sqft

On the corner of St. Margaret and Wagener Ave, this 3BDR house is a Wagener Terrace gem. The 2-story brick home has a large, well-maintained, yard.... 

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$625,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
25 Photos
Open House: Sun Jun 13th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
9 5th Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

9 5th Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21015299 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1314 Sqft

What a view and location! River and marsh scenes that take your breath away. Walk to Hampton Park: walking and many recreational activities in a na... 

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$700,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
25 Photos 149 St Margaret Street Charleston, SC 29403

149 St Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21013192 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1125 Sqft

Adorable recently renovated home located in the heart of Wagener Terrace. This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath cottage is situated on a large corner lot. The ope... 

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$575,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
53 Photos 109 Magnolia Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

109 Magnolia Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21013169 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 2 Half Bath, 1850 Sqft

**Back on the market due to previous buyer who couldnt decide** Meet 109 Magnolia Ave, Charleston SC a (3) bedroom, (1) full bath, (2) one half bat... 

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$549,000
Provided courtesy of Maven Realty
21 Photos 137 Simons Street Charleston, SC 29403

137 Simons Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21013140 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 1543 Sqft

This Wagener Terrace bungalow has all the craftsman style architecture, along with all the modern upgrades to make it truly pop. A true down to the... 

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$625,000
Increase +$7,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
18 Photos 179 3rd Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

179 3rd Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Vacant Land

MLS# 21013008 / Active
0.09 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 Lo... 

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$450,000
Reduced -$49,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
39 Photos 1 Middleton Place Charleston, SC 29403

1 Middleton Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21012846 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1872 Sqft

Welcome home! Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the highly desirable Wagener Terrace neighborhood - only a short walk from Hampton Park,... 

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$800,000
Provided courtesy of Riverland Realty
5 Photos 101 Magnolia Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

101 Magnolia Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21012503 / Active Contingent
3 br, 1 ba, 1233 Sqft

Magnificent investment opportunity in a desirable and quiet wagener Terrace neighborhood. Excellent Location! easy access to restaurants, shopping,... 

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$360,000
Provided courtesy of Exit Realty Lowcountry Group
19 Photos 204 Sans Souci Street UNIT 2c Charleston, SC 29403

204 Sans Souci Street UNIT 2c
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21012443 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 980 Sqft

Welcome to Sans Souci on the Ashely! Sans Souci is French for ''Carefree''! This renovated condo in Wagener Terrace is perfect for rental income or... 

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$299,000
Reduced -$6,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
38 Photos 140 Gordon Street Charleston, SC 29403

140 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21012083 / Active Contingent
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1579 Sqft

This spacious 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom END-UNIT MARSHFRONT townhome in the heart of Wagener Terrace has NO HOA fees and is perfect for those seeking... 

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$450,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
1 Photos Sold 194 W Poplar Street Charleston, Sc 29403

194 W Poplar Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21009158 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1102 Sqft

In the heart of Charleston this charming cottage has been completely renovated top to bottom.This Wagener Terrace home is on a beautiful tree lined... 

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$529,999
Reduced -$1
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Realty
34 Photos 82 Devereaux Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

82 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21009065 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1716 Sqft

Welcome to a beautifully updated townhome residence in Wagener Terrace. This high end townhome is located on a quiet corner lot, steps from the Co... 

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$549,900
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
1 Photos Sold 142 St Margaret Street Charleston, Sc 29403

142 St Margaret Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21008489 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1549 Sqft

Wagener Terrace with ALL the upgrades! Open living space, gorgeous new kitchen with loads of cabinets and counter space. Oversized bedrooms, and ... 

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$628,000
Increase +$13,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
1 Photos Sold 223 Grove Street Charleston, Sc 29403

223 Grove Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21007859 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1165 Sqft

Welcome to 223 Grove Street, a lovely brick home on a quiet street just around the corner from Hampton Park in the heart of Wagener Terrace. This 2... 

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$538,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 217 St Margaret Street Charleston, Sc 29403

217 St Margaret Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21007189 / Sold
3 br, 3 ba, 2497 Sqft

A corner lot, just two blocks from the water, 217 St. Margaret is the ideal Wagener Terrace home. The sellers took this house on as a major project... 

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$926,000
Increase +$27,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
1 Photos Sold 112 Grove Street Charleston, Sc 29403

112 Grove Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21007028 / Sold
2 br, 2 ba, 1222 Sqft

Adorable Wagener Terrace cottage ideally located just off of Hampton Park and just steps from many great locally owned restaurants. This renovated ... 

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$570,000
Reduced -$5,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
1 Photos Sold 11 5th Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

11 5th Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21006448 / Sold
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1357 Sqft

Sunset and water views that inspire! Great location in the heart of Wagener Terrace! No HOA! This is the first of these units to come on the market... 

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$500,000
Reduced -$16,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
1 Photos Sold 76 Darlington Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

76 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21005996 / Sold
3 br, 3 ba, 2674 Sqft

Welcome home to 76 Darlington Avenue! Step inside the iron gate and up the brick walkway to your front porch. Inside you will love the beautiful re... 

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$750,000
Provided courtesy of Pathway Real Estate Group, LLC
1 Photos Sold 78 Devereaux Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

78 Devereaux Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21003013 / Sold
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1625 Sqft

Welcome to 78 Devereaux Ave! A beautifully renovated 3 bed 2.5 bathroom Townhome nestled in the heart of Wagener Terrace with no HOA. As you walk i... 

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$475,000
Increase +$20,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
1 Photos Sold 1019 Ashley Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

1019 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21003055 / Sold
2 br, 2 ba, 1105 Sqft

The midcentury vibe of Wagener Terrace is exemplified by its rows of Craftsman cottages, many of them lovingly restored with modern systems while p... 

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$510,000
Provided courtesy of Dunes Properties
1 Photos Sold 17 8th Avenue Charleston, Sc 29403

17 8th Avenue
Charleston, Sc 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 21002596 / Sold
3 br, 1 ba, 1110 Sqft

This charming three-bedroom, two-story condo is situated in the heart of Wagener Terrace in downtown Charleston. It features an open flow from the ... 

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$335,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
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