Downtown Charleston Homes

Historic properties located on the peninsula are very sought after in the sense that they have been preserved over time. The history that is attached to these properties draw 4 million visitors each year and many decide to relocate as a result.

The area is charming, quaint and is the highest concentration of preserved historical buildings on the East Coast. While many of these homes have a constant stream of tourists riding by on horse drawn carriages, there are many quieter, more secluded areas of the city that offer some very quaint, garden homes and also several townhouses and condo options available as well.

The College of Charleston is located in the middle of the city and many parents decide that purchasing a home can be an investment opportunity while their child is attending school. By finding a duplex or multi family property, or even a home with several bedrooms can equate to finding roommates that can help pay the mortgage on the property.

The Medical University of South Carolina is also located downtown, and for focused MUSC students, finding a quiet place to study is crucial. Many investors looking to purchase hope to find medical students who do not have much time for socializing, so they can keep a tenant and protect their property condition at the same time.

There are also many Downtown Charleston homes located on the upper side of the peninsula. The Wagener Terrace, Hampton Park Terrace and North Central neighborhoods offer a more affordable option for your professionals who enjoy the historic atmosphere and central location that Downtown residents enjoy.

When buying, it is important to consider several variables that will have an affect on your quality of life:

  • Is there off street parking?
  • Are there college rentals nearby?
  • Is the property affected by the Board of Architectural Review?
  • Does the property have any historical easements?


Another factor to consider is the maintenance of these historical properties. It is important to keep these properties maintained and generally painting and other services can be extensive on these all wooden structures. Many residents choose to paint one side of their home each year, to keep it in top shape while spreading the costs over time.

The historical elements, the charm of yesteryear and the economic supply and demand of these valuable properties make these properties a viable and worthy  real estate investment.

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31 Photos 330 Concord Street UNIT 5d Charleston, SC 29401

330 Concord Street UNIT 5d
Charleston, SC 29401
Dockside
Residential

MLS# 21010078 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1085 Sqft

Are you hoping to live on the water in historic Charleston? Looking for a million-dollar view for half that? Dreaming of gorgeous sunset views of t... 

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$500,000
Provided courtesy of Infinity Realty
32 Photos 103 Church Street UNIT C Charleston, SC 29401

103 Church Street UNIT C
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21010007 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2563 Sqft

Circa 1740. Exclusive top-floor condominium, just completed. The last and largest of 3 luxurious residences, all unique, in the heart of 18th centu... 

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$2,995,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
24 Photos 21 George Street UNIT #214 Charleston, SC 29401

21 George Street UNIT #214
Charleston, SC 29401
George And Society
Residential

MLS# 21009899 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1200 Sqft

XXI George is a sophisticated building located in the heart of downtown Charleston. This luxury condo is within walking distance of historic downto... 

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$649,500
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
23 Photos 22 Council Street UNIT B Charleston, SC 29401

22 Council Street UNIT B
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21009867 / Active
4 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1499 Sqft

This beautiful structure South of Broad is just two blocks from the ''Battery'' (Murray Boulevard), two blocks from Colonial Lake, and five blocks ... 

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$699,900
Provided courtesy of Dana Properties, LLC
37 Photos 330 Concord Street UNIT 5 E Charleston, SC 29401

330 Concord Street UNIT 5 E
Charleston, SC 29401
Dockside
Residential

MLS# 21009852 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1427 Sqft

Location, location, location! This stunning 2 Bed/2 Bathroom condo is located in the serene Dockside condominiums in Downtown Charleston. If you wa... 

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$699,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
20 Photos 8 Ipswich Court UNIT A Charleston, SC 29403

8 Ipswich Court UNIT A
Charleston, SC 29403
Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Residential

MLS# 21009798 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1520 Sqft

UPDATE: New rooftop HVAC unit October 2020. Exterior re-painted April 2021.Beautiful, modern built (2007) 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in the quaint C... 

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$569,900
Provided courtesy of Dana Properties, LLC
40 Photos 81 Ashley Avenue UNIT C Charleston, SC 29401

81 Ashley Avenue UNIT C
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Place
Residential

MLS# 21009767 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2232 Sqft

Wonderful opportunity to purchase a rental investment or the historic charmer of your dreams! Experience the best parts of Downtown Charleston with... 

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$700,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
23 Photos 5 Gadsdenboro Street UNIT #407 Charleston, SC 29401

5 Gadsdenboro Street UNIT #407
Charleston, SC 29401
Gadsdenboro
Residential

MLS# 21009727 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1683 Sqft

Rare opportunity to own a brand new three bedroom condominium in Downtown Charleston! One of our last three bedroom homes, Gadsden Residence number... 

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$1,222,000
Provided courtesy of East West Realty, LLC
17 Photos 222 Passerelle Court Charleston, SC 29401

222 Passerelle Court
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 21009538 / Active
2 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3700 Sqft

Brilliant opportunity at The Charles for Charleston's only new construction waterfront residences in the Historic District. Overlooking the Ashley ... 

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$4,625,000
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
17 Photos 206 Passerelle Court Charleston, SC 29401

206 Passerelle Court
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 21009533 / Active
3 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3983 Sqft

Brilliant opportunity at The Charles for Charleston's only new construction waterfront residences in the Historic District. Overlooking the Ashley ... 

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$5,100,000
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
17 Photos 213 Passerelle Court Charleston, SC 29401

213 Passerelle Court
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 21009524 / Active
2 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3550 Sqft

Brilliant opportunity at The Charles for Charleston's only new construction waterfront residences in the Historic District. Overlooking the Ashley ... 

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$3,910,000
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
11 Photos 14 Lockwood Drive UNIT 11 L Charleston, SC 29401

14 Lockwood Drive UNIT 11 L
Charleston, SC 29401
Ashley House
Residential

MLS# 21009467 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 508 Sqft

Spacious condominium located on the 11th floor of the Ashley House overlooking the Ashley River and the Marina. Panoramic views. Fully updated kitc... 

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$229,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
17 Photos 52 S Battery Street UNIT G Charleston, SC 29401

52 S Battery Street UNIT G
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21009416 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 872 Sqft

This wonderful condominium is situated in a fabulous location on South Battery in the highly coveted South of Broad neighborhood. The two-bedroom c... 

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$500,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
22 Photos 230 Rutledge Avenue UNIT A Charleston, SC 29403

230 Rutledge Avenue UNIT A
Charleston, SC 29403
Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Residential

MLS# 21009029 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 946 Sqft

Charming newly renovated condo in a lovely building circa 1900 just above Spring St. Off street parking and you can walk everywhere! Just a few blo... 

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$435,000
Provided courtesy of Arthur Ravenel Jr. Co.
43 Photos 55 Ashley Avenue UNIT #19 Charleston, SC 29401

55 Ashley Avenue UNIT #19
Charleston, SC 29401
Baker House
Residential

MLS# 21008853 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1168 Sqft

Prominent downtown condominium located in the majestic Baker House. Amazing residence with private balcony and 180 degree views of Colonial Lake. T... 

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$699,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
4 Photos 33 Lockwood Drive UNIT Lu217 Charleston, SC 29403

33 Lockwood Drive UNIT Lu217
Charleston, SC 29403
Ashley Marina
Residential

MLS# 21008847 / Active
n/a br, n/a ba, n/a Sqft

60 x18 Slip for sale - the largest single berth slip available in AshleyMarina or on Charleston peninsula. Located on the inside of T dock, whichi... 

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$99,900
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
7 Photos 49 Queen Street UNIT Space 39 Charleston, SC 29401

49 Queen Street UNIT Space 39
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21008313 / Active
n/a br, n/a ba, n/a Sqft

Rare opportunity to purchase a parking spot in Downtown Charleston! The parking spot is conveniently located in a lot on Queen Street and walking d... 

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$120,000
Provided courtesy of Atlantic Properties
7 Photos 49 Queen Street UNIT Space 38 Charleston, SC 29401

49 Queen Street UNIT Space 38
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21008312 / Active
n/a br, n/a ba, n/a Sqft

Rare opportunity to purchase a parking spot in Downtown Charleston! The parking spot is conveniently located in a lot on Queen Street and walking d... 

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$120,000
Provided courtesy of Atlantic Properties
19 Photos 169 Tradd Street UNIT A Charleston, SC 29401

169 Tradd Street UNIT A
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21008226 / Active
3 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1668 Sqft

Sunny and spacious 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath first floor unit in a South of Broad home. 169A Tradd Street makes for easy living in a one-story layout. Ro... 

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$585,000
Provided courtesy of Disher Hamrick & Myers Res Inc
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Open House: Sat Apr 17th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
87 E Bay Street UNIT C Charleston, SC 29401

87 E Bay Street UNIT C
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21007983 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1310 Sqft

For 10 consecutive years, Conde Nast Traveler magazine has named Charleston the best small city in the United States. This luxury South of Broad pi... 

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$1,695,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
25 Photos 338 King Street UNIT B Charleston, SC 29401

338 King Street UNIT B
Charleston, SC 29401
Downtown
Residential

MLS# 21007798 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 662 Sqft

Beautifully updated two-bedroom, two-bath Condo in the heart of downtown Charleston on King st. above Francesca's(between Calhoun and George st.) S... 

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$359,000
Provided courtesy of The Exchange Company, LLC
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