Ansonborough Homes in Downtown Charleston

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Ansonborough lies just north of the Market, between Meeting and East Bay Streets. This is one of the smallest of Charleston’s historic neighborhoods, but it offers good walkability and a nice selection of homes dating from the early and mid 1800’s. When the neighborhood was first established in 1696, it was the first suburb of the oldest walled part of the city (which was then called Charles Towne). However, a fire in 1838 devastated most of this section, so the majority of homes and buildings you see today are what was built to replace the original dwellings. Ansonborough is a great neighborhood to consider for buyers wanting to live within easy walking distance of the shopping, restaurants, and sites of the Market (pictured) and King Street areas. Along with the French Quarter and Harleston Village, Ansonborough offers one of the most central locations on the Charleston Peninsula.

In the 1960’s the Historic Charleston Foundation made Ansonborough a model of preservation when it acquired and restored over 100 historic houses in the neighborhood. This large scale rehabilitation project spurred many home buyers to purchase and renovate in the community. Today, you’ll find that most of these houses have been updated and offer a very desirable and distinct feel of the old Charleston charm.

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Within Ansonborough, you’ll find Gaillard Auditorium, which is the largest venue in Downtown Charleston and offers a range of ballet, opera, and orchestral performances (not to mention hosting some of the biggest Spoleto Festival events each year). This is also usually the site of the ever popular Nutcracker. Two of our favorite restaurants are FIG and Jestine’s Kitchen (both on Meeting Street), but Ansonborough also offers Cru Café, Anson’s Restaurant, and Hank’s Seafood. You’ll find more food options at the weekly Farmers’ Market in Marion Square (at the intersection of Calhoun and Meeting Streets). Since this is located at the corner of Ansonborough, it’s an easy walk from most of the homes. The Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday morning from April to December and features local produce and flowers, art work, and fresh ready-to-eat fare. Whether you're looking for a central location with plenty of entertainment options or simply a classic, historic Charleston home, Ansonborough should certainly be on your list to consider!

All Current Homes for Sale in Ansonborough:

Price, Low to High
10 Properties Found.

15 - 309 Meeting Street

MLS® #18002372

Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 2 BA, 650 SQ FT
Built in 1984

Do not miss this opportunity to have a turnkey place for under $350,000 in the heart of the town. This unit has …

58 Hasell Street

MLS® #18007408

Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 1 BA, 1089 SQ FT, 0.03 ACRES
Built in 1847

Built as one of the gatehouses flanking the Italianate-villa style George Reynolds House (c.1847) at 60 Hasell S…

Photo of Listing #18004469

19 Wentworth Street

MLS® #18004469

Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 5 BA, 3196 SQ FT, 0.11 ACRES
Built in 1847

First time on the market since 1971! Elegant Ansonborough home built in 1847 by Charleston industrialist, Willia…

Photo of Listing #17027135

4 Maiden Lane

MLS® #17027135

Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 2920 SQ FT, 0.08 ACRES
Built in 1989

ELEVATOR & GARAGE & ROOFTOP PORCH!! Located on a quiet cobblestone street, find this beautiful brick home in one…

Photo of Listing #18006874

58 Laurens Street

MLS® #18006874

Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 4 BA, 2752 SQ FT, 0.06 ACRES
Built in 1940

Look no further for a classic home which could become your downtown Charleston residence, rental investment prop…

Photo of Listing #18006435

40 Hasell Street

MLS® #18006435

Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 3 BA, 4492 SQ FT, 0.15 ACRES
Built in 1840

Fantastic opportunity to own this extraordinary pied-a-terre retreat with CARRIAGE HOUSE, just steps from shoppi…

21 Burns Lane

MLS® #18000512

Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 3 BA, 3716 SQ FT, 0.08 ACRES
Built in 1820

Circa 1820, this masonry over brick building is zoned general business which includes uses such as retail, offic…

24 Wentworth Street

MLS® #1308509

Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 8 BA, 5228 SQ FT, 0.16 ACRES
Built in 1840

Handsome circa 1840, three-story brick premier home in Ansonborough with large walled garden, pool, and separ…

Photo of Listing #15016790

54 Hasell Street

MLS® #15016790

Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 5 BA, 5580 SQ FT, 0.43 ACRES
Built in 1711

Distinguishing Characteristics: 1) National Register - National Register of Historic Places - Considered one of…

71 Anson Street

MLS® #16003912

Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 7 BA, 6919 SQ FT, 0.36 ACRES
Built in 1806

Exceptionally rare, historically significant, impeccably maintained, the Thomas Doughty estate is situated on ov…

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