Cannonborough in Downtown Charleston, SC

upper king street near cannonborough

Cannonborough is still seeing large revitalization efforts as home buyers look to the northern sections of the Charleston Peninsula for affordable alternatives to the pricier southern neighborhoods. Cannonborough is located just below the Crosstown (Highway 17), bordered by Bee and Spring Streets. Residents can easily walk to the trendy shops and restaurants of upper King Street (pictured right). Some of our favorites include Hominy Grill on Rutledge Avenue, Basil (Thai) on King, and Rue de Jean (French with Southern flavors) on John Street. Also within walking distance is the weekly Farmers’ Market in Marion Square. Every Saturday morning from April to December, this park (pictured below) comes alive with the market's freshly made crepes, pasta, gyros, and kettle corn – not to mention local produce, flowers, and art work. Marion Square hosts many outdoor events throughout the year and is especially popular during the annual Spoleto arts festival. Cannonborough is a good neighborhood to consider for investors wanting to rent to MUSC and College of Charleston students, do-it-yourself buyers looking for fixer uppers, and also buyers wanting a good deal on a home without sacrificing location.

marion square downtown charleston

The streets making up Cannonborough today housed lumber and rice mills in the late 1700’s. In fact, the neighborhood gets its name from Daniel Cannon, a mechanic and carpenter who owned several of these mills. During the mid 1800’s, the wetlands and creeks that were used to power the mills were filled in so that the area could be converted to residential homes as the economy transitioned out of an agricultural heritage. The majority of this new population was made up of immigrants, freed black slaves, and Jewish citizens. The People’s Federation Bank (Charleston's first African American bank) on St. Philip Street and the Beth Elohim Coming Street Cemetery (the oldest Jewish burial ground in the South) are important landmarks of the area. Although Cannonborough does not boast the mansions and numerous historic markers seen in many of the other Downtown neighborhoods, this community offers a vibrant history of the everyday man living in Charleston during the 19th and 20th centuries.

All Current Home Listings for Cannonborough:

Price, Low to High
11 Properties Found.
Photo of Listing #20032505

A - 251 Ashley Avenue

$555,000
MLS® #20032505

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 1206 SQ FT
Built in 1890
House

Welcome to 251 Ashley, an ideal downtown home that is move-in-ready showcasing large bedrooms and a walk-in clo…

Photo of Listing #20029445

272 B Coming Street

$572,000
MLS® #20029445

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 1514 SQ FT, 0.03 ACRES
Built in 1890
House

This is a full single family home. Due to the way the property was subdivided years ago this house was given uni…

180 Smith Street

$650,000
MLS® #20028587

Cannonborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 1860 SQ FT, 0.04 ACRES
Built in 1852
House

This updated Charleston Single was home to multiple families who lived in this neighborhood beginning in 1852. N…

197 Spring Street

$674,900
MLS® #20011640

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 3 BA, 1908 SQ FT, 0.1 ACRES
Built in 1890
House

Portfolio Redditio consists of five centrally located properties in the heart of the cross-town in downtown Char…

Photo of Listing #20027747

5 Carrere Court

$749,000
MLS® #20027747

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 2134 SQ FT, 0.13 ACRES
Built in 2020
House

This spectacular new construction custom home designed by Rush Dixon Architects - has a distinctive modern desig…

268 Rutledge Avenue

$775,000
MLS® #19021987

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 1842 SQ FT, 0.08 ACRES
Built in 1895
House

Centrally located in downtown Charleston, within blocks of MUSC, the many restaurants and shops of King St. as w…

A&b - 263 Rutledge Avenue

$951,000
MLS® #20031247

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 4 BA, 2880 SQ FT, 0.1 ACRES
Built in 1890
House

The sale of 263 Rutledge includes two buildings. The front building has five bedrooms, was built in 1890 and off…

Photo of Listing #21001354

23 Felix Street

$999,900
MLS® #21001354

Cannonborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 2265 SQ FT, 0.04 ACRES
Built in 2004
House

This lovely, well built, low maintenance home (built in 2004) in Cannonborough is situated on high ground and en…

92 Spring Street

$1,375,000
MLS® #20032551

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 4 BA, 2112 SQ FT
Built in 2018
House

Active 2 Business Short Term Rental licenses sold fully furnished with all future bookings. 92 Spring Street C a…

10 Catfiddle Street

$1,450,000
MLS® #20029503

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 5 BA, 2401 SQ FT, 0.03 ACRES
Built in 2019
House

10 Catfiddle Street offers unique, luxury living in Downtown Charleston, you will not find anything else like th…

149 Spring Street

$1,495,000
MLS® #20015031

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
7 BR, 4 BA, 2836 SQ FT, 0.06 ACRES
Built in 1852
House

This 3-unit Charleston single is located in the desirable Cannonborough-Elliottborough neighborhood, and brings …

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