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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  • 78 Society Street Charleston $2,400,000.00

    78 Society Street · Charleston

    Such a rare opportunity for a unique property in the heart of downtown Charleston! This extraordina

    $2,400,000.00 View Now
  • 0 Rutledge Boulevard Charleston $724,000.00

    0 Rutledge Boulevard · Charleston

    The perfect South of Broad Location this lovely brick home is just one block from Colonial Lake and

    $724,000.00 View Now
  • 168 Tradd Street Charleston $1,400,000.00

    168 Tradd Street · Charleston

    Fabulous, fully renovated, historic home is perfect as a pied-a-terre or permanent home. The ground

    $1,400,000.00 View Now
  • 12 Murray Boulevard Charleston $3,500,000.00

    12 Murray Boulevard · Charleston

    This exceptional home on the historic Battery with sun-filled rooms and wide piazzas offers panorami

    $3,500,000.00 View Now
  • 14 Elliott Street Charleston $1,850,000.00

    14 Elliott Street · Charleston

    Situated in one of Charleston's finest neighborhoods and dating to the 1740s, this sophisticated and

    $1,850,000.00 View Now
  • 188 Wentworth Street Charleston $1,200,000.00

    188 Wentworth Street · Charleston

    This beautiful Charleston single circa 1850 has been completely renovated and features upgrades galo

    $1,200,000.00 View Now
  • 11 Water Street Charleston $2,950,000.00

    11 Water Street · Charleston

    The McCully Righton House, an exquisite South of Broad home, has been renovated beautifully with att

    $2,950,000.00 View Now
  • 59 Gibbes Charleston $1,449,999.00

    59 Gibbes · Charleston

    A $50,000 price drop on this South of Broad home w/Southern charm. HOME SITS ON BRICK PIERS AT HEIGH

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  • 79 Smith Street Charleston $775,000.00

    79 Smith Street · Charleston

    Beautiful old home in the heart of Charleston within walking distance to Colonial Lake, MUSC, Colleg

    $775,000.00 View Now
  • 45 Hasell Street Charleston $2,500,000.00

    45 Hasell Street · Charleston

    Exquisite Historical Home with classic contemporary touches. Having all the architectural nuances of

    $2,500,000.00 View Now