mrbradbauer, Home Buyer in Charleston, SC

what area is considered downtown charleston?

Asked by mrbradbauer, Charleston, SC Mon Nov 4, 2013

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Christine Ho…, Agent, Surfside Beach, SC
Mon Nov 4, 2013
I would consider it the Peninsula. Its a very active area that you can reach most anything on foot. Great area!! Good luck.!
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Lee Keadle, Agent, Charleston, SC
Mon Nov 4, 2013
If you're wanting to learn more about the Downtown Charleston area, we've put together quite a bit of info and pictures at… You can also learn about some of the most popular neighborhoods at… This is one of the priciest markets in Charleston, so know that condos are generally the most affordable homes to buy:… With most of the condos Downtown, you'll want to confirm HOA costs and insurance before you buy. Hope this helps get you started!
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Cheryll Wood…, Agent, Mount Pleasant, SC
Mon Nov 4, 2013
Dear Brad,

As you can see, when you ask that question, you will undoubtedly get many different answers. My Mom and Grandmother in an area that was always considered Downtown Charleston but today many do not consider it to be part of it since their home was on Rutledge Avenue a distance from the "peninsula". What may be more important to your potential home search is looking for the area that best suits your lifestyle, i.e. do you want to be able to walk to Downtown restaurants, stores, etc. As in most questions about real estate, the best answer to your question may be "it depends".

Have a fantastic day and let me know if I can help!

Best regards,


Cheryll Woods-Flowers, Mount Pleasant Home Team
Coldwell Banker United Realtors-Mt Pleasant/Downtown
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Brian F. Wal…, Agent, Charleston, SC
Mon Nov 4, 2013
Some would say that it is the Charleston Peninsula from Longborough and Wagener Terrace down to Battery Park or the water. Others would argue it is anything South of the crosstown( highway 17) which cuts through the peninsula from Mount Pleasant over to West Ashley,James Island, Folly Beach area.

I hope this helps,
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Gentry Todd, Agent, Charleston, SC
Mon Nov 4, 2013
Hi Brad,

Personally I consider 'Downtown' most everything south of Spring Street. What most people consider 'downtown' Charleston has really grown over the past year as upper king street (above Calhoun) has gone under a major revitalization.

This map helps to visually display what I'm talking about:

Either way, if you have any more questions or need help, don't hesitate to ask!


Gentry Todd
1429 Hooper St, Charleston, SC 29492
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Sykes and Un…, Agent, Charleston, SC
Mon Nov 4, 2013
The downtown area is considered anything on the Charleston peninsula from the battery up the the area above The Citadel Military College known as Wagener Terrace.
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