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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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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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$663,560
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

240 W Poplar Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18022691 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1197 sqft

Incredible location in a Developing Downtown area. This 3 bedroom 2 bath Wagener Terrace Cottage is close to Hampton Park, The Citadel and Communi... 

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$325,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of Promise Land Realty,LLC

161 St Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18022532 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 900 sqft

Low maintenance living in the most beautiful part of Wagener Terrace. This end unit, upscale condominium is steps to Hampton Park, the Ashley River... 

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$270,000
Increase +$10,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC

1 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18022416 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1723 sqft

Enjoy the best of all worlds in this unique marsh-front, EarthCraft certified/EnergyStar rated construction in fabulous Wagener Terrace. Newly buil... 

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$725,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

251 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18022519 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 2130 sqft

Nestle into this bright, warm bungalow in the endearing Wagener Terrace, just a few blocks from Hampton Park. The 1st floor is updated to keep its ... 

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$600,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

851 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18022057 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1758 sqft

Come see this completely renovated, charming home at 851 Rutledge Ave. Located in one of the hottest areas of the Upper Peninsula, the home is walk... 

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$599,000
Reduced -$16,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

257 Saint Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18021069 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2284 sqft

A rare find on one of the best blocks of Wagener Terrace. Enjoy the river views and breezes from the front porch plus views of one of the most bea... 

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$699,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group

936 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18020806 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1399 sqft

Great location in an up and coming area with SO much potential! Perfect for a remodel to call home or fantastic rental potential. Hardwood floors a... 

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$419,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

350 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18020651 / Active Contingent
3 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1848 sqft

Wagener Terrace is one of Charlestons finest neighborhoods. This lovely brick 3 bed 1.5 bath home is located at 350 Grove Street and is just a shor... 

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$539,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate

31 Addlestone Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18020418 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1484 sqft

This is a growing area with lots of activity. Many of these houses are being remodeled and the area has dynamic growth potential. New condominiums ... 

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$425,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

158 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18018866 / Active
6 br, 4 ba, 2926 sqft

Don't miss this brick duplex on the marsh in Wagener Terrace, truly a rare opportunity. There are 3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on each side. This pro... 

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$765,000
Reduced -$30,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley

31 Darlington Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18017946 / Active Contingent
3 br, 1 ba, 1246 sqft

Probate sale. Perfect home for a Buyer that wants to renovate a early 1900's property to suit their personal taste. Wagener Terrace is the choice n... 

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$385,000
Provided courtesy of Southeastern Management Group,

64 6TH Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18017921 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2724 sqft

Welcome to this beautiful duplex home located in a quiet neighborhood (244 Margaret St). From the full front porch open the door to a spacious fam... 

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$790,000
Reduced -$60,000
Provided courtesy of The Goodwin Group Inc

17 Alberta Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18017816 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1464 sqft

Located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, you will be close to schools, shopping, and restaurants! Recently remodeled! Walking in you are greete... 

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$524,900
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance

204 Sans Souci Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18016842 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1260 sqft

Recently updated and ideally located, this three bedroom condo is one of the best values on the peninsula. This first floor unit is move in ready a... 

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$260,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

175 Gordon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18016805 / Active Contingent
3 br, 1 ba, 1360 sqft

BACK ON THE MARKET! Original buyers changed their minds so you get an opportunity to show and sell this sweet Wagner Terrace cottage! Just 3 short... 

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$415,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

56 Dunnemann Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18014972 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 2787 sqft

Great renovation project, move right in, or use as a rental. TWO homes on a large Wagener Terrace lot not far from Hampton Park with combined size ... 

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$619,900
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Premier Properties Charleston

223 Grove Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18011248 / Active Contingent
2 br, 1 ba, 1161 sqft

223 Grove St. in the much sought after neighborhood of WAGENER TERRACE-Downtown Charleston! It doesn't get any better than that. Just steps from ... 

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$339,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate

164 Maple Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18009036 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 4600 sqft

For Discerning buyer's! This beautiful home has so much history and has BEEN COMPLETELY REDONE! You will notice the stately feel when you pull up. ... 

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$1,195,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

873 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18008752 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1500 sqft

WALKING DISTANCE TO BEAUTIFUL HAMPTON PARK, DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON AND CITADEL! Charming and fully renovated Wagener Terrace cottage on Ashley Ave! T... 

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$524,000
Reduced -$500
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

16 Cleveland Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wagener Terrace
Residential

MLS# 18003561 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 974 sqft

Located on a huge corner lot close to Hampton Park, the Citadel, and many great restaurants in Wagener Terrace. This property is being sold for the... 

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$410,000
Reduced -$25,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group
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