City of Charleston - Downtown Charleston

There’s a reason why thousands of people flock to Charleston every year — and why thousands more call it home. The city and its surrounding areas offer something for everyone, from the hustle and bustle of city life to serene, natural island living. Downtown Charleston is home to stunning architecture, world-class fine dining, and extensive shopping — and it continues to grow. Around the peninsula you’ll find laid-back beach towns, modern sustainable housing options, and picturesque neighborhoods that you thought existed only in your imagination. Endless events and activities — from parks to museums to recreational options — ensure a packed calendar. But it’s just as easy to fall into a lifestyle as slow-paced and relaxed as the tides that set the rhythm of our city.

Renowned for its world-class restaurants, shopping districts, and friendly residents, Charleston is regularly voted one of the best cities in the country. Charleston’s beautifully preserved, postcard-perfect historic district features homes dating back to the 17th century that have survived everything from war to earthquakes to hurricanes. Water is never far from view downtown, with the Cooper and Ashley rivers and Charleston Harbor surrounding the city. The well-maintained parks — including the Battery, Waterfront Park, and Brittlebank Park — make full use of the stunning views.

Charleston draws thousands of visitors every year and entertains locals with its array of museums, attractions, and events. The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, the Gibbes Museum of Art, the South Carolina Aquarium, and the Charleston Museum are all popular stops. Events like the Cooper River Bridge Run, Charleston Fashion Week, and the Charleston Wine + Food Festival also draw crowds.

Marion Square is a well-known gathering spot for residents, playing host to regular events like the Saturday Charleston Farmers Market. Students from the nearby College of Charleston gather on the green to sunbathe and play sports. King Street, boasting everything from antiques to interior design shops to clothing boutiques, is the city’s main shopping artery, and the historic City Market is well known for its exciting nightlife.

The buildings in Downtown Charleston date back to the mid-1700s. The single houses are treasured pieces of the city’s past with double porches, iron gates, and courtyard gardens. Since 1947, the Charleston Historic Foundation has worked tirelessly to protect and preserve the houses, buildings, and neighborhoods that make Charleston such a unique city. As exclusive as Downtown Charleston seems, home prices vary. Living south of Broad Street (or as the locals call it, South of Broad) is luxurious living at its best, with homes ranging from $1 million to more than $13 million. Multiple-family buildings renovated into condominiums are gaining popularity. Downtown Charleston is a pedestrian community. Not only are commercial offices near many residential areas, but residents can also walk, bike, or rickshaw to dine at world-class restaurants, shop for designer wear on King Street, browse the French Quarter art galleries, and visit the numerous historic attractions. This convenience, combined with historic beauty and close proximity to area beaches, makes downtown Charleston one of the most desired areas in which to live. The median price for a home is on the Charleston Peninsula is $457,000.

Recent properties listed for sale in Charleston, SC

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,567 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Listing Provided by BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,605 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Listing Provided by Dunes Properties
  3. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,959 sq ft
    Listing Provided by Keller Williams Realty Charleston
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 937 sq ft
    Listing Provided by RE/MAX Alliance
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,434 sq ft
    Listing Provided by BH&G RE The Beach Company
  6. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,820 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Listing Provided by Charleston Premier Properties
  7. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 956 sq ft
    Listing Provided by Carolina One Real Estate
  8. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,477 sq ft
    Listing Provided by Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
  9. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 650 sq ft
    Listing Provided by RE/MAX Alliance
  10. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,372 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Listing Provided by Carolina One Real Estate
  11. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,923 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.72 ac
    Listing Provided by William Means Real Estate, LLC
  12. 6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,076 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing Provided by Hudson Phillips Properties Charleston LLC
  13. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
    Listing Provided by Carriage Properties LLC
  14. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,311 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing Provided by Handsome Properties, Inc.
  15. 7 beds, 9 baths
    Home size: 8,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing Provided by Hudson Phillips Properties Charleston LLC
  16. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,088 sq ft
    Listing Provided by Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
  17. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 984 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Listing Provided by The Boulevard Company, LLC
  18. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 530 sq ft
    Listing Provided by Smith Spencer Real Estate
  19. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,890 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Listing Provided by William Means Real Estate, LLC
  20. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,429 sq ft
    Listing Provided by Disher Hamrick & Myers Res Inc

See all Real Estate for Sale in the 29401 zip code.
(all data current as of 10/17/2018)

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