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Downtown is the Place for Charleston SC Historic Homes!

Homebuyers have several good reasons for buying Charleston SC historic homes. First, Downtown Charleston remains a center of activity. From endless dining and boutique shopping opportunities, to unique cultural events, to the charm and romance of a horse drawn carriage ride, Downtown Charleston has an atmosphere no suburb can match!

Second, the stock of Charleston SC historic real estate is plentiful. Some houses are ripe for restoration. Others are newly restored. And still others have been superbly maintained for nearly two centuries.

Third, you have many choices if owning a house in Historic Charleston SC is your dream. You aren’t limited to some narrow “historic district” – there are beautiful historic Charleston homes or even pied a terres throughout the Downtown Peninsula! Take a look, and see if there isn’t a historic Charleston neighborhood right for you!

Charleston South of Broad: Picture-postcard Living

South of Broad is the Historic Charleston SC neighborhood where it all began. From the founding of Charleston in 1670 until after the War of Independence, life in Historic Charleston took place within the city walls, between East Bay and Meeting Streets, with the intersection of Church and Broad serving as the center of town.

As city life and commerce expanded outward, South of Broad became a neighborhood of stately historic homes on oak-lined streets, with lush private gardens and incredible views of the Harbor. In the springtime, the window boxes South of Broad spill over with beautiful flower arrangements.  White Point Gardens is the place where tourists and Charleston residents go to enjoy endless shade and harbor breezes, as well as weddings in the newly restored Band Shell.

Rainbow Row and The Battery are two South of Broad addresses where homebuyers will find the most exclusive, most expensive Charleston SC historic properties.  Without a doubt, owning a piece of Charleston history just South of Broad is picture-postcard perfection!

Charleston’s French Quarter: The Cultural Capital

The French Quarter is a neighborhood of Charleston SC historic houses with Old World charm and culture to spare!

Lying roughly between Meeting Street and East Bay, and Cumberland and Broad Streets, the French Quarter is a collection of historic Charleston houses from the Colonial and post-Colonial era. Homebuyers will find charming brick and stucco houses lining shaded cobblestone streets.

The French Quarter has always been a center of Charleston’s cultural life. Here, you will find numerous art galleries, as well as the Dock Street Theater and the Footlight Players Theater. Popular stage destinations year-round, these venues also host several performances during Spoleto USA, Charleston’s world-renowned festival of the arts. To own a Charleston SC historic home in the French Quarter is to be mere minutes from your next exciting cultural experience!

Art isn’t the only attraction to entice homeowners in the French Quarter, however. Just outside the peaceful residential core is the entire dining and shopping experience of East Bay Street, with the serene beauty of the Charleston Harbor providing the perfect backdrop.

Charleston’s Harleston Village: King of Convenience

Harleston Village grew up along the western side of the Downtown Charleston Peninsula in the years after the War of Independence, known as the Federal Period. Today, homebuyers looking for Charleston SC historic homes will find that Harleston Village offers a wide selection of Georgian, Greek Revival and Victorian homes to choose from. Additionally, a number of modern condominiums have been built that offer waterfront views and access to the Charleston Marina.

Harleston Village is adjacent to some of Charleston’s largest employers – its hospitals including the renowned Medical University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston. So, naturally you will find a diverse cross section of people living in Harleston Village, from students to medical professionals.

Owners of Charleston SC historic homes in Harleston Village will enjoy a number of dining and shopping options along Calhoun and Upper King Streets. And the shopping, dining and services of West Ashley are just over the ­­­­­picturesque Ashley River Memorial Bridge. Harleston Village just might be the peak of convenience in Historic Downtown Charleston!

Charleston’s Ansonborough: Exciting and (most) Affordable

One of the first historic Charleston neighborhoods to be developed outside the city walls, Ansonborough started taking shape between 1820 and 1860. By the mid 20th century, Ansonborough had become neglected and run down. A renaissance has occurred in the past few decades, however, and Ansonborough has become a very popular Downtown borough for homebuyers seeking historic property in Charleston SC.

Stretching from the Charleston Harbor to King Street, and radiating outward from Calhoun Street, Ansonborough offers a varied assortment of Charleston SC historic homes including remodeled row houses, Charleston single homes, double homes and townhouses, as well as modern waterfront condominiums.

Ansonborough is located within walking distance to an amazing range of amenities. You can take in the bars and nightclubs of Upper King Street. There are also dozens of restaurants and boutique shops to experience on King Street. The Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday in Marion Square during the warmer months. There’s also the Maritime Center and the Aquarium on the Harbor, and the Galliard Auditorium, home of the Charleston Symphony and many other events throughout the year.

Of all the neighborhoods on the Downtown Peninsula, Charleston SC historic homes in Ansonborough are often the most affordable!  And Ansonborough offers easy access to I-26, and the Ravenel Bridge to Mt. Pleasant, which offers homebuyers a whole new range of shopping, services and restaurants.

Historic Charleston is Calling You!

When you own a Charleston SC historic home, you need only to step out your door and walk around the corner to experience everything Downtown Charleston has to offer. And when you’ve had your fun, you go home to peace and quiet.  When it comes to charm, bustling activity, rich heritage and owning a piece of American history - Charleston SC is hard to resist! 

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99 Photos 47 E Bay Street Charleston, SC 29401

47 E Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22028878 / Active Contingent
5 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 7075 Sqft

One of the finest homes in historic downtown Charleston, the Anne Boone House is a breathtaking jewel, masterfully renovated by an elite team of Ch... 

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$8,600,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
96 Photos 17 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29401

17 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22030534 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 2 Half Bath, 5332 Sqft

The John Edwards home also known as the Samuel Chadwick house, circa 1756 is one of the finest structures on the Charleston peninsula South of Broa... 

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$7,800,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
33 Photos 54 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

54 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 23001008 / Active
4 br, 5 ba, 4842 Sqft

Historic Charleston meets Parisian inspired design is what you will find in this newly refined South of Broad home. Renewed to the highest quality,... 

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$5,999,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
66 Photos 48 Bull Street Charleston, SC 29401

48 Bull Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 22007155 / Active
6 br, 6 ba, 2 Half Bath, 6513 Sqft

Amazing opportunities await with this unique 3/4 acre circa 1815 property in downtown historic Charleston. Rarely does a property like this come al... 

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$5,995,000
Reduced -$505,000
Provided courtesy of Constant Properties
59 Photos 39 S South Battery Charleston, SC 29401

39 S South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22010403 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4933 Sqft

The Magwood-Moreland House, circa 1825, is a significant, historic residence on the southernmost portion of the Charleston Peninsula. This notable ... 

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$5,795,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
51 Photos 31 E Battery Street Charleston, SC 29401

31 E Battery Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22021909 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 7505 Sqft

Priced to sell! Directly across from the Charleston Harbor, you'll find a rare opportunity to restore Charleston's only available grand home on Hig... 

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$5,250,000
Reduced -$1,250,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
55 Photos 13 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

13 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22023516 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2 Half Bath, 4171 Sqft

The Thomas Ball House is a beautiful Charleston single with cedar siding, 54' double piazzas, garden, gorgeous moulding, and original floors. Curre... 

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$4,900,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
69 Photos
Open House: Sun Jan 29th, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
63 Society Street Charleston, SC 29401

63 Society Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 22027564 / Active
6 br, 6 ba, 1 Half Bath, 6640 Sqft

Located in the heart of downtown's Ansonborough neighborhood, this stunning home has been extensively renovated and offers a flowing floor plan, co... 

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$4,595,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
56 Photos
Open House: Thu Jan 26th, 11:00am - 1:30pm
83 East Bay Street Charleston, SC 29401

83 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22026876 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2 Half Bath, 4788 Sqft

The William Stone House, circa 1779, is one of the finest structures on Rainbow Row. This beautiful masonry row house exudes history and grandeur w... 

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$4,499,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
29 Photos 26 Cumberland Street UNIT #403 Charleston, SC 29401

26 Cumberland Street UNIT #403
Charleston, SC 29401
Residential

MLS# 22020641 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3081 Sqft

Rare opportunity to own a newly built luxury residence in the heart of historic Charleston. High ceilings, private terraces, and well-appointed flo... 

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$4,200,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
50 Photos 151 Queen Street Charleston, SC 29401

151 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 22025439 / Active Contingent
5 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3770 Sqft

Like a page out of Southern Living Magazine, take a stroll down Queen Street into this quintessential Charleston charmer in the heart of downtown. ... 

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$3,950,000
Provided courtesy of Rachel Urso Real Estate LLC
29 Photos 26 Cumberland Street UNIT #402 Charleston, SC 29401

26 Cumberland Street UNIT #402
Charleston, SC 29401
Residential

MLS# 22020639 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2836 Sqft

Rare opportunity to own a newly built luxury residence in the heart of historic Charleston. High ceilings, private terraces, and well-appointed flo... 

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$3,928,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
72 Photos 47 Legare Street Charleston, SC 29401

47 Legare Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22018477 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4300 Sqft

Welcome Home to 47 Legare Street. A beautiful and historic home located on the highly sought after Legare Street, just South of Broad and walking d... 

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$3,800,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
55 Photos 729 E Bay Street Charleston, SC 29403

729 E Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Residential

MLS# 23000808 / Active
8 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 10021 Sqft

The Josiah Smith Tennent House stands out as a landmark and is a focal point on the gateway to the city of Charleston. Constructed in 1859, this br... 

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$3,795,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
39 Photos 2 Wharfside Street UNIT 5w Charleston, SC 29401

2 Wharfside Street UNIT 5w
Charleston, SC 29401
Laurens Place
Residential

MLS# 22025457 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2862 Sqft

With a prime location in the heart of historic downtown Charleston and panoramic views of the Charleston Harbor, this luxury two bedroom penthouse ... 

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$3,775,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
15 Photos 49 Archdale Street Charleston, SC 29401

49 Archdale Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Green
Residential

MLS# 22028542 / Active
5 br, 2 ba, 5650 Sqft

Rare live-work opportunity! This is a gorgeous free-standing property beautifully landscaped with unique touches such as exterior gas lanterns, hea... 

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$3,575,000
Provided courtesy of Southeastern Management Group,
29 Photos 26 Cumberland Street UNIT #308 Charleston, SC 29401

26 Cumberland Street UNIT #308
Charleston, SC 29401
Residential

MLS# 22021188 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2944 Sqft

Rare opportunity to own a newly built luxury residence in the heart of historic Charleston. High ceilings, private terraces, and well-appointed flo... 

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$3,474,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
29 Photos 26 Cumberland Street UNIT #208 Charleston, SC 29401

26 Cumberland Street UNIT #208
Charleston, SC 29401
French Quarter
Residential

MLS# 22024798 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2974 Sqft

Rare opportunity to own a newly built luxury residence in the heart of historic Charleston. High ceilings, private terraces, and well-appointed flo... 

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$3,415,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
89 Photos 123 Cannon Street Charleston, SC 29403

123 Cannon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Residential

MLS# 22030350 / Active
6 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3180 Sqft

Circa 1852, this charming historic home sits in the coveted SHORT TERM RENTAL (STR) district and is fully licensed and fully sprinklered (13D). It... 

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$3,300,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
21 Photos 48 Courtenay Drive Charleston, SC 29403

48 Courtenay Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Downtown
Residential

MLS# 22014476 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2776 Sqft

A great live-work option! This is a gorgeous free-standing property with 20 - 21 parking spaces on 0.31 acres in the very heart of the MUSC hospit... 

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$3,300,000
Provided courtesy of Southeastern Management Group,
48 Photos 90 Spring Street UNIT A,B Charleston, SC 29403

90 Spring Street UNIT A,B
Charleston, SC 29403
Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Residential

MLS# 22029033 / Active
9 br, 6 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2728 Sqft

Excellent income history with proven track record meets immaculate condition in this high-end short term rental duplex located in Charleston, South... 

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$3,240,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
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