With so many options for Downtown Charleston SC homes and also waterfront properties,  waterfront condos for salenew construction it is key to have the right agent before you purchase a new home. I have successfully helped homeowners in the Downtown Charleston SC area find homes of their dreams by meeting their every need. Downtown Charleston is one of the most historic and livable cities in the entire United States. Although most of downtown is considered “historic”, the most popular desired street with many historically significant homes for sale on Tradd St. The downtown Charleston real estate market consists primarily of 9 boroughs or neighborhoods with the three most expensive being French Quarter, South of BroadHarleston Village, and Harleston Green. Consisting of both detached homes, townhouses and condos. The 29401 area code is the most expensive property per square foot in the entire state of S.C. and if you want to own downtown the more affordable homes are in 29403 (scroll down further) or “outside the crosstown” as it’s known locally. 

MLS Listings Data

Total Listings:156
Average Price:$1,746,650
Highest Listing Price:$11,200,000
Average Days On Market:133
Average Price/SqFt:$706

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Brilliant opportunity at The Charles for Charleston's only new...

Brilliant opportunity at The Charles for Charleston's only new construction waterfront residences in the Historic District. Overlooking the Ashley River at Broad St, 19 impeccably handsome townhomes offered for purchase. 5 stylish floorplans to choose from. Each grand residence is finely crafted inside and out with custom cabinetry, owner-selected finishes, private elevator, slate Mansard rooftop w/terrace, custom iron gate with brick and limestone exterior walls. Additional interior features include gas fireplace, luxurious foyer with slate flooring, 10-12' ceilings, ample household storage, private garage. Gourmet kitchens equipped with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, oversized center islands, wine refrigerators, marble or quartz countertops. HOA includes gate maintenance, landscaping etc.

$ 3,700,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3550
Great 2nd floor condominium. This light-filled unit has pine floors...

Great 2nd floor condominium. This light-filled unit has pine floors throughout. Plantation shutters on all widows. This unit is in move-in condition. Unit comes with 2 deeded, covered parking places and 1 storage unit. Only 100 yards to Waterfront Park.Buyer shall pay to the Association 1/4 of the regular annual assessment for the unit at time of closing.

$ 1,695,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1866
Located in the historic heart of the city at the corner of King and...

Located in the historic heart of the city at the corner of King and Calhoun. Rare upstairs unit with high ceilings, exposed brick, high end finishes in a renovated early century luxury condo. Across from Marion Square and close to everything Charleston. Wrought iron spiral staircase to the second floor, stainless appliances, granite, and much much more. Private secure entrance off King Street and a gated entrance with a courtyard off Calhoun.NOTE - THIS LISTING ALSO INCLUDES A DEEDED PARKING SPOT ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY.

$ 500,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 1 Sqft - 770
Motivated seller...priced $400K under the last appraised price. Beautiful...

Motivated seller...priced $400K under the last appraised price. Beautiful historic building in the heart of the French Quarter with space to accommodate a multitude of uses. Ideal live/work layout with two story retail entry space with mezzanine mimics the dining room of The Ordinary and would make a beautiful restaurant setting. The two story windows allow a lot of light and exposure to highlight a retail store front. Currently set up as a live work unit with a business on the first floor, which is around 3,500 SQFT, and a 4,000 SQFT condo above. This is truly a gorgeous building with original hardwood floors, exposed brick, original fireplaces, tall ceilings and lots of large windows. Ideally located

$ 2,499,999
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 7656
Incredible views of White Point Gardens! This ground-level location offers...

Incredible views of White Point Gardens! This ground-level location offers easy access from King Street. Natural light floods the living/dining/kitchen area on the first floor. A fold-out sleeper sofa offers accommodations for an overnight guest, complete with separate closet and full bath. The luxurious master suite offers a generous walk-in closet, and a roomy master bath complete with double vanity and marble shower. This condo was completely remodeled in 2019 with new kitchen and appliances, laundry room, and 2 new full baths. The Fort Sumter House has just completed a two-year, $4mil renovation. Amenities include on-site security, private swimming pool, exercise room, and a gated parking lot. This unit can be zoned for Residential or General Business. More...

$ 942,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1063
Fabulous views of the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor and White Point...

Fabulous views of the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor and White Point Gardens from one of Downtown Charleston's best locations, the Fort Sumter House. Filled with natural light, this fifth-floor corner unit impresses with a spacious open floor plan, two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, fresh paint throughout and custom built-ins. The Fort Sumter House offers a pool, exercise room and off-street parking. Ideally located to everything Charleston has to offer, you don't want to miss this South of Broad opportunity!

$ 888,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1032
High-end residential development opportunity in Historic Downtown...

High-end residential development opportunity in Historic Downtown Charleston.1&3 Cordes Street is an exceptional redevelopment opportunity in Historic Downtown Charleston. The property is located on the corner of Prioleau and Cordes Streets and is nestled among former warehouse buildings dated back to the 1790's. It sits just steps from the iconic Riley Waterfront Park, the Charleston City Gallery and the soon to be completed 225-room Cooper Waterfront Hotel. Consisting of 8,700 square feet, the property is zoned Limited Business. 1/3 Cordes has served as the offices for Palmetto Shipping and Stevedoring Company, a variety of local businesses, and most recently Maybank Properties, LLC. The site has access to 19 parking spaces in the adjacent parking garage, available at market rates.

$ 2,650,000
View details Beds - 0 Baths - 0 Sqft - 7560
There are very few places in the United States where someone can lay claim...

There are very few places in the United States where someone can lay claim to living in the home of a ''Founding Father.'' Edward Rutledge, signer to the Declaration of Independence, lived in this magnificent Georgian-style mansion from 1763 until his death in 1800. Rutledge also served as South Carolina's 10th Governor. Now known as The Governor's House, this home was first built in 1760 by James Laurens, brother to the President of the Second Continental Congress, Henry Laurens. His son John Laurens served as aide-de-camp to President George Washington and was a close friend to Alexander Hamilton. Sitting on nearly 1/2 acre just outside the original walled city, on the site of the former Charleston Orange Garden, the house has been altered and added onto since construction.

$ 7,495,000
View details Beds - 12 Baths - 12 Sqft - 9887
Perfect pied-a-terre, sophisticated brick dependency with 2 off-street...

Perfect pied-a-terre, sophisticated brick dependency with 2 off-street parking spaces. No monthly HOA fees. Interior thoughtfully designed by architect ee fava. Nestled in quiet location convenient to all the best that Historic Charleston has to offer. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling stair hall windows bring in lots of natural light. Top-of-the-line finishes throughout.

$ 649,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 938
This upscale South of Broad urban setting is turnkey. Flooded with light...

This upscale South of Broad urban setting is turnkey. Flooded with light from an entire wall of windows overlooking the park. There is an open floor plan. The Chef's kitchen opens to a great room with gas fireplace, and custom built-in banquet seating. A powder room is located on this floor. Soaring 14 foot ceilings give a spacious feeling. 3 Chisolm 205 is a two story condo which allows for privacy and room for living and working. Large bedroom downstairs with gas fireplace, generous walk-in closet and room for an office set-up. There are double vanities in the bath. A beautiful internal garden space for residents use. This is the perfect location to enjoy nearby Colonial Lake and beautiful sunset views over the Ashley River at the historic Battery.

$ 695,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 1288
This late 1700s home is a visually and culturally valuable property that...

This late 1700s home is a visually and culturally valuable property that is recognized by the South of Broad Historic District and recipient of Carolopolis Award for excellence in historical preservation. Additionally, the Historic American Building Survey photographed and documented both the Juliet Balcony and the Coal Chute Gate due to their historic and aesthetic value. Other notable historic details include unique hand-forged ironwork, exposed brick, original plaster, recently refinished heart of pine floors, pegged-through mortise and tenon joinery, hand-carved wooden mantles, and hand-blown glass panes.

$ 2,799,000
View details Beds - 6 Baths - 4 Sqft - 5905
Luxury top floor condo in the heart of downtown Charleston with elevator. ...

Luxury top floor condo in the heart of downtown Charleston with elevator. Walk to everything from here. Secure building and parking. A great lock and leave second home with rare rooftop deck to enjoy sunset city views. granite and stainless kitchen. Small office could be used as a second bedroom. 24 hour fitness center and rooftop deck just for residents here.

$ 715,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 1240

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 NEIGHBORHOODS FOR SALE OUTSIDE THE CROSSTOWN (29403)

Known as “outside the crosstown” are usually more affordable on the peninsula and this area of downtown Charleston starts above Calhoun St north to Mt Pleasant Street. These neighborhoods known as boroughs are Wagener Terrace, Ansonborough, Westside, Wraggborough, Radcliffeborough, Cannonborough, Eastside, Elliottborough, and Hampton Park Terrace. The homes outside of the crosstown which is really just understood to mean the side of town on the right side of hwy 17 the bisects the city. There are newer communities seeing development in this side of town such as Lowndes Point, and the newest “NOMO” which stands for north of Morrison where developers and businesses are investing. View all properties, land lots, condos, townhouses, boat slips for sale in historic Charleston SC. 

OUTSIDE CROSSTOWNzip code 29403

 


HOME SALES DATA & MORE INFO

Not all properties in the downtown Charleston area are historic, but a large number are, probably 40%. Historic homes for sale in Charleston SC come with some must-know rules prospective buyers should be aware of. Unlike in most cities where you can almost do what you want to your house after you buy it, here in Charleston’s downtown you have to be careful. The city officials and preservation society of Charleston goes to great lengths to ensure the historic and architectural integrity remains intact because tourism is the largest driver of our economy and that’s why people come here. To enjoy the history. If you purchase in downtown and want to make changes or renovations you must get ARB (architectural review board) approval first, and I even mean for roof repairs in a lot of instances. Things like the color of the paint have historical significance so you can not even just paint your house without a permit.