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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  • 50 Rutledge Avenue Charleston $3,350,000.00

    50 Rutledge Avenue · Charleston

    With over 5300 square feet of elegance and livability, this home built by Benjamin Harleston Read Si

    $3,350,000.00 View Now
  • 30 Maple Street Charleston $775,000.00

    30 Maple Street · Charleston

    Charming renovated cottage in North Central steps away from upper peninsula's most popular spots lik

    $775,000.00 View Now
  • 116 A Rutledge Avenue Charleston $1,000,000.00

    116 A Rutledge Avenue · Charleston

    Enjoy this recently renovated Townhouse in Harleston Village with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and the c

    $1,000,000.00 View Now
  • 101 Nassau Street Charleston $529,999.00

    101 Nassau Street · Charleston

    LOCATION, LOCATION! Beautifully UPDATED & RENOVATED 2BR/1BA Charleston Cottage on corner lot with ra

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  • 4 Trapman Street Charleston $800,000.00

    4 Trapman Street · Charleston

    Brick veneer family home in Harleston Village - less than a block from Broad and around the corner f

    $800,000.00 View Now
  • 330 Concord Street Charleston $600,000.00

    330 Concord Street · Charleston

    From the time you enter Dockside, you are immediately ''welcomed'' home! Conveniently located in Do

    $600,000.00 View Now
  • 133 Wentworth Street Charleston $1,100,000.00

    133 Wentworth Street · Charleston

    Attractive brick townhouse in Harleston Village, within walking distance of Colonial Lake, King Stre

    $1,100,000.00 View Now
  • 13 Carolina Street Charleston $995,000.00

    13 Carolina Street · Charleston

    Lovingly restored and meticulously maintained historic downtown duplex on the corner of Coming and C

    $995,000.00 View Now
  • 220 3rd Avenue Charleston $700,000.00

    220 3rd Avenue · Charleston

    Amazing waterfront condo in Wagner Terrace. The view from this unit is spectacular. The home offers

    $700,000.00 View Now
  • 382 Race Street Charleston $549,900.00

    382 Race Street · Charleston

    RENOVATIONS COMPLETE after 4 month supply chain wait. Close proximity to Upper King bars, restaurant

    $549,900.00 View Now