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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32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401

32 Legare Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$19,500,000

  • 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. This Federal Style Residence Is Privately Nestled Behind Its Famous Front Gates Which Were Originally Commissioned For The City's Guard House But Rejected Because The Proposed Price Was Too Steep. Sword Gate Was Originally Constructed By Solomon Legare, The Man For Whom Legare Street Is Named, This Elegant Es...

60 Montagu Street, Charleston, SC 29401

60 Montagu Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$12,850,000

  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 9,345 SqFt

The Theodore Gaillard (gaillard-bennett) House, Circa 1800, Is One Of The Finest Examples Of The Federal Period In Charleston And The Country. This Elaborate Double House And All Auxiliary Buildings Have Been Painstakingly Renovated To Near Perfection Including Restoration Of The Plaster Cornices, Ceiling Decorations, And Composition Fireplace Mantels. The Original Plat Has Been Re-assembled To...

1926 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 29412

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1926 Maybank Highway

Charleston, Sc 29412

$8,375,000

  • 6 Beds
  • 7 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 7,000 SqFt

Nestled Deep Within A Lush Two-acre Lot Only Minutes From Charleston's Historic Downtown, You'll Find 1926 Maybank, An Iconic Residence Perched High Above The Intracoastal Waterway. Totaling 7,000 Cumulative Square Feet Of Living Space, The Five Bedroom Main House Is Adjoined By A Private Carriage House With 1 Bd/1ba And Full Kitchen. A World Class Spa House With Steam Room, Sauna And Full B...

2 Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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2 Concord Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$8,150,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 5,923 SqFt

Iconic Views Complement The Luxury Of This Truly One Of A Kind Property Located At 2 Concord Street. The Only Single Family Residence Downtown With A Private Dock Reaching 240 Feet Made Of Fixed Concrete With 100 Foot Floater And Boat Lift With 20,000 Lb Capacity. The Dock Also Boasts Available Power Of 480 Volt 3 Phase, 100 Amp, 120 Single Phase In The Pedestal, And Lighting In The Boat Lift. ...

4 Country Club Drive, Charleston, SC 29412

4 Country Club Drive

Charleston, Sc 29412

$7,750,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 7,200 SqFt

Welcome To This Truly Unique, Georgian-inspired Custom Residence On The Intracoastal Waterway (icw), Just Outside Of The Charleston Harbor And A Short Walking Distance To The Historic Country Club Of Charleston. You Will Not Find A "charleston Address" Home Anywhere Else In The Area That Boasts This Dock Space And Convenience To All The Entertainment Venues, Retail Shops, And Dining Establishme...

91 & 91.5 E Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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91 & 91.5 E Bay Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$5,599,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 6,471 SqFt

A Beautifully Restored Historic Residence On Rainbow Row, The Inglis Arch House, Circa 1787, Is Perfectly Suited For Every Lifestyle. Enter Through The Iron Gate At The Front Of The Home Down A Lantern Lit Covered Walkway To The Main Entrance, Which Opens To A Large Entry Hall With Powder Room And Three Different Storage Closets. The Gracious Dine In Kitchen To The Right Of The Entry Hall Is Op...

71 Anson Street, Charleston, SC 29401

71 Anson Street

Charleston, Sc 29401

$5,500,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 6,919 SqFt

Exceptionally Rare, Historically Significant, Impeccably Maintained, The Thomas Doughty Estate Is Situated On Over .3 Acres In The Heart Of Charleston's Most Desirable Downtown Area- Ansonborough. Painstakingly Restored In 1994 By The Current Owners, This Carolopolis Winning Estate Is Designated As "valuable" To The City's Architectural Heritage. With Spacious Formal Living Room, Dining Room, A...

13 Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29407

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13 Johnson Road

Charleston, Sc 29407

$5,495,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 3 Half Baths
  • 8,260 SqFt

This Lake Front Estate In Pristine Condition Offers Incredible Custom Features Inside And Out. The Grand Stone Exterior Exudes The Elegance And Grace Of An Historic English Manor. Charming Gothic Features Throughout The Home Are Tastefully And Thoughtfully Combined With The Highest Modern Technologies, To Create The Ultimate Retreat For Those Who Value The Exceptional. Completed In 2007, Every ...

321 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403

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321 Ashley Avenue

Charleston, Sc 29403

$4,595,000

  • 12,500 SqFt

A Grandiose 12,500 Sf Of Desirable, High End Rentals, Consisting Of 4 Buildings, 7 Units, 28 Bedrooms, Sprawling Over An Entire City Block. Massive, Matching, Modern Coastal New Builds, W/ 4 Units, All 4 Br's & 4.5 Baths, 1750 Sf Each. These Units Are Graciously Configured To Spread Out Over 3 Private Floors, W/ Highly Desirable Private Roof Top Decks, Luxury Kitchens, Shiplap Ceilings, Coastal...

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