Downtown & Historic Charleston Real Estate

The Charleston Peninsula is full of historic homes, including the renowned homes on Rainbow Row, homes near the Battery, the Calhoun Mansion, and many more. Built to take advantage of the breeze during the hot summer months, Charleston’s Single Style homes (now referred to as “Charleston style homes”) were popular during Charleston’s early history, and were usually a rectangular shape, at least 2 stories tall, and have a piazza (porch) on the side on each story, and the narrow end of the home faces the street. Many of these homes on the Charleston Peninsula are in the Board of Architectural Review’s (BAR) jurisdiction, and there are certain restrictions on renovating, repairing, and updating your home.

Despite being the oldest city in South Carolina, The Holy City is always finding new ways to grow, and it’s regularly recognized as one of the best places to live on the East Coast. In addition to historic homes, the downtown Charleston area also features updated and modern condominiums and townhomes.

Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy Charleston’s incredible shopping, restaurants, and activities.