Downtown Living 

IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Downtown Charleston is an iconic destination whose fame predates America’s independence. From its complicated past to its complimentary present, Charleston majestically marries ancient architecture with current culture. In fact, Travel + Leisure magazine recently voted Charleston the number one city in the world and the friendliest city in the nation. Residents living in downtown Charleston range from the well-heeled, affluent socialite to the starving, talented street artist. Albeit on a much quainter scale, Charleston is similar to New York City in that downtown neighborhoods each possess their own personality. Of course, the common thread of all downtown Charleston neighborhoods is that they proactively preserve the historic homes and vehemently protect against mega commercialization.

At the tip of the peninsula, stately homes along Charleston’s Battery, Church Street, Colonial Lake, and all the cobblestone streets South of Broad are the most expensive and prized treasures of real estate some of which dates back to the mid 1700’s. Here, horse-drawn carriages have the right of way as they carry tourists along Charleston’s historic landmarks. A quintessential and quiet area, the South of Broad mansions range in price from $2 million to more than $10 million. One and two bedroom condos or carriage homes begin in the low $700s. Waterfront estates South of Broad offer direct views of Fort Moultrie and the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse. Facing the Cooper River, the neighborhood of Ansonborough and Mazyck-Wraggborough boast waterfront property with view of Fort Sumter, Patriots Point, and the Ravenel Bridge. On the west side of the Peninsula, swanky new neighborhoods like Harleston Village are the perfect fit for families who want a suburban feel in a downtown setting. Another family-friendly area is Wagener Terrace, a traditionally older neighborhood that has recently witnessed an influx of younger families who purchase with intent of renovating the interior of the home. College of Charleston students typically enjoy the condos, townhomes, and Charleston single homes in the Cannonborough / Elliotborough or Radcliffeborough sections, which skirt around Charleston’s hub of hip restaurants and bars. The up and coming section of NoMo (North of Morrison) presents homebuyers the opportunity to purchase a Charleston single home within walking distance to popular restaurants such as Taco Boy, Lewis BBQ, Home Team BBQ, and Leon’s Oyster Bar.  

Further inland, Charleston’s little sister, Summerville, boasts a historic downtown district and maintains a small-town allegiance. Though the outskirts of Summerville have grown tremendously, the azalea-lined, Antebellum-style homes and businesses on Main Street have remained unchanged. On Saturdays, downtown Summerville residents enjoy walking to the Farmer’s Market for breakfast, stopping by South Carolina’s oldest pharmacy, Guerin’s Pharmacy (1871), for a root beer float, and then heading to Simmons Barber Shop to talk about Friday night football.

Located between downtown Summerville and downtown Charleston, Hanahan is another popular urbanesque lifestyle. With recent improvements to Park Circle, residents in nearby neighborhoods such as Oak Terrace Preserve, Horizon Village, and Graco Park are able to walk to dinner. Park Circle is quickly becoming a trendy spot for Millennials, who appreciate the eco-friendly design and new construction, green homes. Additionally, Park Circle development is convenient to downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, and the Charleston International Airport.

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221 Hodge Rd, Summerville, SC 29483

221 Hodge Rd

Summerville, Sc 29483

$18,229,200

  • 303.82 Acres

Approximately 300 Acres Of Entitled Industrial Land Within The Jedburg Industrial Area Between I-26 / Jedburg Road And I-26 / Nexton Interchange Is Ideally Located To Capture Growing Demand Stimul...

32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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32 Legare Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$15,990,000

  • 9 Beds
  • 13 Full Baths
  • 3 Half Baths
  • 17,142 SqFt

Legare Street's Oldest Residence Known Locally As ''the Sword Gate,'' Was Built In 1803 And Is Located On High Ground In A High Ae Flood Zone. This Federal Style Residence Is Privately Nestled Beh...

68 Braswell Street, Charleston, SC 29405

68 Braswell Street

Charleston, Sc 29405

$15,540,000

  • 7.90 Acres

68 Braswell Street Presents A Unique Opportunity To Purchase An Extremely Rare 7.9 Acre Commercial Waterfront Site. The Property’s Location Allows For A Multitude Of Potential Uses, Including But ...

29 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401

29 Legare Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$13,850,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 7,800 SqFt

In One Of The Prettiest Cities, On One Of The City's Grandest Streets, On One Of The Largest Lots South Of Broad Sits The Reverend Paul Trapier Gervais House. Just Steps From The Battery, This C.1...

311 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403

311 Huger St

Charleston, Sc 29403

$13,100,000

  • 43,639 SqFt

+/- 43,639 Sqft Of Open Warehouse With 5 Dock High Loading Docks, +/- 1,500 Sqft Of Office, And Wood Barrelled Roofs. Dock High Loading With Four 8x8 Overhead Doors Across The Front Of The Buildin...

35 Prioleau St, Charleston, SC 29401

35 Prioleau St

Charleston, Sc 29401

$10,000,000

  • 20,162 SqFt

This Property Is An Existing Restaurant/special Event Venue. The Property Includes An Historic 3-story Masonry Building Originally Built In 1814. The Entire Property Was Completely Renovated In 19...

Hwy 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Hwy 17 N

Mount Pleasant, Sc 29466

$10,000,000

  • 10.20 Acres

The Subject Site Offers Approximately 364"+/- Of Frontage Along Highway 17 N With Access To The Property From Brickyard Parkway, An 840 Home Subdivision, And 2 Entrances On Highway 17 N. The Traff...

000 Hitching Post, Summerville, SC 29483

000 Hitching Post

Summerville, Sc 29483

$10,000,000

  • 31.50 Acres

31.5 Acreages Located In The Pine Forest Subdivision. One Of The Latest Opportunities In The Heart Of Summerville. Perched Adjacent To Pine Forest Golf Course. An Excellent Place To Build A Commun...

00 Latroy Avenue, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

00 Latroy Avenue

Mount Pleasant, Sc 29464

$9,900,000

  • 20.00 Acres

A Stunning Site For Future Development! Marshfront, Majestic Oaks, And A Parklike Setting! This Property Is Comprised Of A Total 20 +- Acres In Central Mount Pleasant Off Long Point Rd, Located Cl...

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