Downtown Living 


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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232 Haddrell Street

Mount Pleasant, Sc 29464


  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 2,622 SqFt

Welcome To An Amazing Opportunity To Live In The Old Village Of Mount Pleasant On Shem Creek! Incredible Views Of Historic Shem Creek And The City Of Charleston. Ten Minutes To Luxury Shopping In ...

108 Beach Street

Mount Pleasant, Sc 29464


Just Off Coleman Boulevard, Near Shem Creek And The Historic Shrimping Village Of Mount Pleasant You Will Find A 0.47 Acre Secluded Lot Tucked Away On A Dead-end Street. This Old Village Deepwat...


  • 11 Beds
  • 6 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 11,737 SqFt

This Home Features A Main House With Courtyard And Caretakers Building And Garden, A Separate Legal Short Term Rental, A Long Term 4 Bedroom 2 Story Rental And A 6 Car Parking Lot.the Sottile-glo...

W 5th N Street

Summerville, Sc 29483


These Four Parcels Are Being Sold Together Offering 23.75 Acres Combined. Perfect Land To Get A Hold Of As Residential, Commercial, And Industrial Development Continues To Boom Off Of Hwy 78. With...

228 Haddrell Street

Mount Pleasant, Sc 29464


  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,803 SqFt

Rare And Desirable Deepwater Home In The Old Village With Double 40 Ft Boat Slips On Shem Creek! Home Completely Renovated Inside And Outside In The Last Two Years As Well As Having A New Deck Le...

1789 Sc-41

Mount Pleasant, Sc 29466


Developers, Builders, Investor Take Note! 3 Parcels Bundled For Estate Land Sale. Two Houses On Property Considered Teardowns. Near All Amenities And Beach Islands Of Iop And Sullivans, And Quick ...

234 Middle Street

Mount Pleasant, Sc 29464


  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 4,284 SqFt

Build Your Dream Home On This .41-acre Lot In The Heart Of Old Village. Set On A Quiet Street Less Than Two Blocks From Alhambra Hall And Pitt St Bridge; This Is An Idyllic Location In Charleston'...

222 Haddrell Street

Mount Pleasant, Sc 29464


  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,740 SqFt

Welcome To This Magnificent Waterfront Property, Offering Approximately 4,000 Sqft Of Luxurious Living Space. This Stunning Residence, Designed By Architect Hunter Kennedy And Built By Richie John...

95 Line Street

Charleston, Sc 29403


  • 13 Beds
  • 4,929 SqFt

This Mix Of In-service Str Units And Prospective Development Allows For The Creation Of A Comprehensive Infill Project Comprising Five Potential Buildings, Situated Across Consecutive Street Front...

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