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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50 & 52 Murray Boulevard

Charleston, Sc 29401

$11,200,000

  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 9,415 SqFt

Circa 1913. C. Bissell Jenkins House. Walker And Burden Architects. Jenkins Was The First To Build On The New Waterfront Thoroughfare Named Murray Boulevard. This Fine Home Remains The Grandest Of...

109 - 117 Spring St

Charleston, Sc 29403

$8,500,000

  • 0.71 Acres

The Current Opportunity Presents A Variety Of Development Opportunities Otherwise Unavailable In Downtown Charleston, Sc Just Two Blocks From Historic King Street. With A Comfortable And Safe Urba...

3988 Lucian Street

Mount Pleasant, Sc 29429

$8,250,000

  • 11.90 Acres

A Builder Developer Must See! Forever Views. Ae Flood Zone And Verified R4 Letter For Zoning And Planning Purposes. ~12 Acres Of Pristine Waterfront Property, Unobstructed Views Of Cape Romain Wil...

$7,495,000

  • 12 Beds
  • 12 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 9,887 SqFt

There Are Very Few Places In The United States Where Someone Can Lay Claim To Living In The Home Of A ''founding Father.'' Edward Rutledge, Signer To The Declaration Of Independence, Lived In This...

18 Church Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$6,590,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 6,875 SqFt

This Stunning Estate-sized Property Is Located South Of Broad On Prestigious Lower Church Street. A Twenty-month Renovation Has Just Been Completed. An Elegant New Exterior Staircase Now Provides ...

31 Coming Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$6,450,000

  • 11,868 SqFt

Great Location Next To The College Of Charleston Campus. All Four Properties (31 Coming, 29 Coming, 1 Montagu And 1-1/2 Montagu) Are Contiguous And Must Be Purchased As A Package (will Not Be Sol...

317 Savannah Hwy

Charleston, Sc 29407

$6,150,000

  • 0.85 Acres

317 Savannah Highway Is Located Between The Round Holiday Inn And The Waffle House Just Across The Ashley River Bridge From The Charleston Peninsula. The Site Has Approval In Place For A 150 Room...

17 Meeting Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$5,995,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 5,276 SqFt

If These Walls Could Talk. This Pristine C 1756 Charleston Single Stands Tall And Proud On The Corners Of Meeting And Lamboll Streets. ***the Kitchen Has Just Been Updated With New Quartz Countert...

3236 N Hwy 17

Mount Pleasant, Sc 29466

$5,900,000

  • 11.48 Acres

One Of A Few Undeveloped Tracts Of Commercial Land Located Along Highway 17 North, This Site Contains A Total Of 11.48 Acres In 6 Parcels With Excellent Visibility On Highway 17 North In The Heart...

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