If you enjoy the life a small town has to offer, Downtown Charleston may be for you. While the entire city has a population of over 130,000, the downtown area is home to only around 10,000 residents.
Founded by British colonists in 1670, Charleston was South Carolina’s first established city. Downtown continues to honor its heritage by maintaining its old cobblestone streets and colonial style homes. Located on a peninsula off the Atlantic Ocean, the community is surrounded by warm beaches and alluring waters and boasts a vibrant culture.
The Charm of the Downtown District
There are many reasons people continue to make downtown Charleston their home. The vibrant sunrises and sunsets over waterfront views on the harbor, the generally splendid weather, and the naturally friendly locals all attract potential new residents to this alluring southern town. That charm coupled with downtown’s excellent school system, and the growing job market, make Charleston the perfect place to call home.
Charleston is also known as the “Holy City." Early in its settlement, the growing city was visited by immigrating French, Spanish, and other European settlers. A variety of churches and other houses of worship were built to accommodate people coming from all walks of life and their religious backgrounds. Many of those remain preserved here today, creating a piece of the city’s rich history.
Downtown Charleston Real Estate
The downtown area appeals to all ages with a robust singles scene, affordable living for those just starting their families, and the perfect atmosphere for anyone considering retirement with easy accessibility to much of the city.
Homes for Sale in Downtown Charleston
Those looking for modern homes, condos, or townhouses will find a lot of new growth in the homes for sale in Downtown Charleston. Check out some of the local neighborhoods such as Ansonborough, Cannonborough, Elliotborough, and South of Broad. Wagener Terrace is also minutes from Downtown Charleston and offers historical homes for sale with modern updates. Adjacent to Wagener Terrace is the luxurious neighborhood of Longborough, offering custom real estate properties with views of the Ashley River.
To learn more about life in downtown Charleston and the available real estate, give one of the agents at Charleston Empire Real Estate a call. We enjoy sharing information about our city, and we would be thrilled to show you around this historic and culturally rich area. We stay current on downtown Charleston real estate listings, as well as those in the surrounding area, and can easily show you what is currently available. Give us a call or download our mobile app to start viewing real estate in downtown Charleston.