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
11 Properties Found.

5 - 309 Meeting Street

MLS® #17029618

Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 1 BA, 634 SQ FT
Built in 1984

Reside in one of downtown Charleston's most unique architectural treasures in one of its most convenient locatio…

Photo of Listing #17022060

55-b - 55 Laurens Street

MLS® #17022060

Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 1480 SQ FT
Built in 1850

This quintessential carriage house situated in an idyllic setting. Steeped in old world ambiance, it features 10…

34 Anson Street

MLS® #17030618

Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 2458 SQ FT, 0.05 ACRES
Built in 1848

Charming single house in the heart of Ansonborough with wonderful potential. Off-street parking and a small cou…

4 Wentworth Street

MLS® #17014263

Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 2765 SQ FT, 0.09 ACRES
Built in 1900

This charming Charleston Single residence, circa 1900, is perfectly situated in Ansonborough. A two story floor-…

4 Maiden Lane

MLS® #17027135

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

Located on a quiet cobblestone street, find this beautiful brick home located in one of historic Charleston's mo…

40 Hasell Street

MLS® #17026432

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…

39 Society Street

MLS® #17024463

Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 3994 SQ FT, 0.09 ACRES
Built in 1840

A truly rare opportunity: A completely renovated ''Better-Than-New'' home in Charleston's highly desirable and w…

45 Hasell Street

MLS® #17016378

Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 7 BA, 6433 SQ FT, 0.09 ACRES
Built in 1855

Awarded the Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston, this three story, beautifully renovat…

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…

54 Hasell Street

MLS® #15016790

Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 6 BA, 8705 SQ FT, 0.46 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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