Historic Charleston: Downtown Charleston SC homes for sale


     Charleston’s historic peninsula is one of America’s most treasured visual and architectural gems, and among its most sought-after residential addresses. Enchanting old-world streets lined with statuesque 18th and 19th century homes are accented by florid gardens and wrought iron gates, and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods include the charm of cobblestone streets and quiet colonial churchyards. Captivating waterfront properties flank the downtown area along the Cooper and Ashley rivers and across breath-taking Charleston harbor, where dolphins splash and pelicans dive in an alluring spectacle of yachts, sailboats and barrier islands.

     The peninsula features a variety of famed districts and boroughs that each have their own special charm. The area south of Broad Street is perhaps the most notable, with its tantalizing antebellum mansions, dazzling waterfront, and the largest group of pre-Revolutionary War houses in America. The fabled French Quarter boasts quaint theaters, taverns and art galleries amid quiet, historically-notable exteriors. Along the Ashley River, Harleston Village and Cannonborough are alluring with grand houses from the plantation era, as well as tasteful new condominiums. To the east and the Cooper River, Ansonborough, Mazyckborough and Wraggborough display the grandeur of old Charleston that still echoes with the sound of horse-drawn carriages.

     All downtown neighborhoods are within a short stroll or bicycle ride to verdant parks and waterfront areas, such as White Point Garden, with its rows of historic cannons, and Liberty Square, with its harbor tours and views of nearby maritime museums. For all its illustrious past. the downtown area is also the most chic of locations for dining, shopping and social functions. The plethora of heralded restaurants includes the romantic Victorian atmosphere of Circa 1886, the tantalizing seafood dishes of 82 Queen, and the classic southern charm of Magnolia’s and High Cotton. First-class shopping against a backdrop of singular historic beauty is unsurpassed along the King Street corridor, where Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue and J Crew are among the featured retailers alongside luxurious antique and fashion shops. Charleston has long been known for and fabulous theater, music and art venues, including the historic Dock Street Theater, Pink House Gallery and Memminger Hall, as well as popular nouveau nightlife spots such the Music Farm and Rue de John.        

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  • 27 Pitt Street Charleston $749,900.00

    27 Pitt Street · Charleston

    Established in the 1700s, Harleston Village is dotted with Georgian and Italianate buildings on tree

    $749,900.00 View Now
  • 214 Calhoun Street Charleston $575,000.00

    214 Calhoun Street · Charleston

    Terrific ground floor unit in the Historic Frederick Shaffer House. This condo boasts a screened por

    $575,000.00 View Now
  • 60 Meeting Street Charleston $2,500,000.00

    60 Meeting Street · Charleston

    A Charleston Landmark - Imagine, within the walls of the four-story mansion situated at the northeas

    $2,500,000.00 View Now
  • 29 State Street Charleston $865,000.00

    29 State Street · Charleston

    Welcome to 29 State St! This fully furnished two bedroom condominium, located on the corner of Stat

    $865,000.00 View Now
  • 28 Charlotte Street Charleston $2,650,000.00

    28 Charlotte Street · Charleston

    Beautifully restored Victorian home, c1902, with 11-1/2 ft ceiling height on the first & second floo

    $2,650,000.00 View Now
  • 5012 Old Bridgeview Lane Charleston $695,000.00

    5012 Old Bridgeview Lane · Charleston

    Top floor penthouse overlooking the Ashley River and Brittlebank Park. Panoramic views. Hardwood flo

    $695,000.00 View Now
  • 48 Barre Street Charleston $1,299,900.00

    48 Barre Street · Charleston

    NEW PRICE! A truly wonderful renovation of a 1950 classic brick home, well located in the Harleston

    $1,299,900.00 View Now
  • 8/10 Ropemakers Lane Charleston $2,295,000.00

    8/10 Ropemakers Lane · Charleston

    Rare opportunity to own a unique property South of Broad. First time on the market in almost 25 year

    $2,295,000.00 View Now
  • 168 Tradd Street Charleston $999,000.00

    168 Tradd Street · Charleston

    Beautiful & fully renovated, home in Historic Charleston. The ground floor is an apartment with a fu

    $999,000.00 View Now
  • 7 Cumberland Street Charleston $799,000.00

    7 Cumberland Street · Charleston

    Great turnkey condo! Want to live in the French Quarter and walk everywhere downtown? If you love th

    $799,000.00 View Now