Downtown Charleston Real Estate

An alluring city famous for its Colonial architecture, Charleston features historically significant real estate and multiple cultural venues. Recently, the city of Charleston was ranked as the number two city in world by Travel + Leisure magazine, which comes as no surprise to locals and tourists alike. While “Charlestonians” are pleased to have this national accolade, most take greater pride in being recognized as the “best-mannered” city in the United States. In addition to being polite, Charleston is commonly known as the “Holy City” because many of the church steeples are visible throughout the low-rise cityscape. Charleston has a gentle yet omnipresent attraction that entices visitors to become permanent residents. Homes can be found along the Peninsula, which overlooks the Charleston Harbor. Here, the Ashley River and Cooper River forge together into the Atlantic Ocean, resulting in breath-taking waterfront views. The Charleston Battery, for example, boasts waterfront estates that emulate the city’s traditional mode of architecture. Homes along Church Street, Rainbow Row, Wentworth, and other interior or cobblestone roads also reflect the antebellum style. Charleston, which was established in 1670, is rich in history and has a complicated past. During the Colonial era, the Charleston Port was used to bring in and sell African slaves. Read More

Market Snapshot

Total Listings: 166
Average Price: $1,963,985
Highest Price: $8,000,000
Lowest Price: $210,000

 

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166 Properties Found. Showing Page 1 of 17

$8,000,000

  • 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...

40 Hasell Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$6,150,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 4,269 SqFt

Welcome To 40 Hasell Street - A Stunning Historic Charleston Single That Was Built In 1840. It Is Located In The Esteemed Ansonborough Neighborhood, And Boasts A Coveted Carolopolis Designation. ...

38 Hasell Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$5,900,000

  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Full Baths
  • 6,511 SqFt

Welcome To 38 Hasell, A Classically Elegant, Astonishingly Grand Solid Brick Estate Offering 14 Foot Ceilings, Intricate Historic Mouldings, Period Fireplace Hearths, And Over 1800 Square Feet Of ...

42 South Battery

Charleston, Sc 29401

$5,800,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 4,325 SqFt

Experience The Timeless Charm Of The Robert Murray House, Circa 1802, A Charleston Single Situated In The Renowned South Of Broad Neighborhood. From Its Historic Facade To Its Meticulously Restore...

81, 81 1/2 Rutledge Avenue

Charleston, Sc 29401

$5,750,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 7,897 SqFt

Welcome To The Sottile-glover Mansion, This Includes The Main House, Grounds Keeper's Building/garage/storage Building And Courtyard. A Horizontal Regime Is Possible To Divide The 3 Units On The W...

Photo of 90 Murray Boulevard, Charleston SC

90 Murray Boulevard

Charleston, Sc 29401

$5,590,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 4,277 SqFt

This Custom Brick Home Impresses With Dual Piazzas And A Third Floor Sundeck With Panoramic Views Of The Ashley River And Charleston's Serene Waterfront. The Electric Gates Lead To The Backyard Of...

Photo of 166 Wentworth Street, Charleston SC

166 Wentworth Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$4,937,500

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 4,964 SqFt

The Historic Job Palmer House At 166 Wentworth Street Is A Stunning Charleston Single Home That Was Built Circa 1809 And Previously Restored In The 1960's. The Owners Have Completed A Meticulous ...

40 Laurens Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$4,800,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 6,165 SqFt

The Grandeur Of Downtown Charleston Awaits At The Stephen Shrewsbury House In The Coveted Ansonborough Neighborhood. A Solid-brick Single House, 40 Laurens Street Commands Attention With Two Level...

284 Meeting Street 302

Charleston, Sc 29401

$4,620,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,221 SqFt

Nestled Within The Heart Of Downtown Charleston's Historic District, This Exclusive New Construction Project Introduces Six Meticulously Crafted Luxury Townhomes. Boasting Classic Design Elements ...

5 Middle Atlantic Wharf 3a

Charleston, Sc 29401

$4,500,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,185 SqFt

Factors Walk: The Best There Is In Location, Style, And Maintenance-free Luxury. Designed By Goff D'antonio Architects With Historic Charleston As Inspiration, This Classical Revival Building Has ...

The old slave market still stands today and is used to sell Lowcountry trinkets.

From 1776 to 1785, Charleston served as a focal point during the American Revolution and was often under attack by the British. Fort Moultrie, located on Sullivan’s Island, was constructed during this period by thick palmetto logs, which could not be penetrated by British gunfire. As a result, the Palmetto Tree became the state of South Carolina’s signature symbol. The city found itself in the spotlight again during the Civil War with many battles taking place on its prosperous soil. When the Confederates surrendered, the city suffered great financial damage, but through industrial work and an entrepreneurial spirit, soon began to flourish again. A massive earthquake in 1776 caused colossal damage, but the strength, resiliency, and character of the historical city proved victorious once more. Currently, Charleston is the second largest city in the state of South Carolina and is admired world-wide for honoring its past while celebrating its future.

Downtown Charleston real estate owners are privy to the many cultural experiences and historical venues across the area. From the annual Spoleto Festival, which features theatrical performances and dance troupes from around the globe, to the nostalgia of Patriot’s Point, residents enjoy a variety of recreational, educational, and cultural activities. For recreation and relaxation, residents play in the pineapple fountain at Waterfront Park, catch a Charleston Riverdogs baseball game at Joe Riley Stadium, cheer on the Charleston Battery Soccer Team at the MUSC Health Stadium, or celebrate the passionate play of the Charleston Stingrays hockey team at North Charleston Coliseum. For athletes who prefer to participate rather than spectate, the City of Charleston Recreation League offers numerous adult and children sports seasons such as baseball, lacrosse, basketball, flag football, and soccer. Water enthusiasts enjoy paddleboarding along the Charleston Harbor, kite-surfing at Sullivan’s Island, surfing at Folly Beach, collecting seashells at Edisto Beach, or flat fishing in one of the many tidal creeks. Educational opportunities throughout Charleston are endless too. From college or graduate classes at the College of Charleston, The Citadel, or Charleston Southern University to enrichment classes offered through the county libraries, the Charleston Museum, or the Gibbes Museum of Art, the city has a course to suit the needs of every type of learner. Cultural experiences and art appreciation are two hallmarks of this ancient city. Patrons enjoy watching plays and live performances at the nation’s oldest theater, Dock Street Theater (1736), and musicians enjoy harmonizing melodies at the Charleston Music Hall, formerly a passenger station known as the Tower Depot (1849). Annual activities like the Spoleto Festival and the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition attract world renowned ballet troupes, orchestras, playwrights, artistry, and exhibits that critically challenge spectators and expose viewers to differing viewpoints and southern lifestyles.

Truly, the city is more than just a place to live; it is daily living in a place that is timeless and sacred. Welcome, to the Holy City!

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