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
15 Properties Found.

177 Spring Street

$450,000
MLS® #20008333

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 1 BA, 852 SQ FT, 0.04 ACRES
Built in 1920
House

Beautiful single family home, with a back deck in a great location just off the crosstown. Excellent investment …

A & B - 254 Coming Street

$490,000
MLS® #20006522

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 2 BA, 1900 SQ FT
Built in 1890
House

Great investment opportunity or personal residence in trendy neighborhood downtown. With an unbeatable location,…

22 Sires Street

$495,000
MLS® #19027077

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 2 BA, 1353 SQ FT, 0.04 ACRES
Built in 1852
House

Location Location Location! Duplex listed in exciting Cannonborough Close to MUSC, C of C and all the new restau…

Photo of Listing #20009267

178 Smith Street

$620,000
MLS® #20009267

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 2 BA, 1346 SQ FT, 0.04 ACRES
Built in 1859
House

Come see this beautiful historic home located in the heart of Elliotborough! This recently renovated 1859 Charle…

Photo of Listing #20009412

5 Sires Street

$625,000
MLS® #20009412

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 2027 SQ FT, 0.07 ACRES
Built in 1852
House

You can finally have that Historic Charleston home you've always wanted within a very short walking distance to …

7 Rose Lane

$650,000
MLS® #20006635

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 1 BA, 840 SQ FT
Built in 1895
House

This is a true Charleston home. the year this house was built, some Charleston homes had only one room per floo…

B - 4 Leo Lane

$725,000
MLS® #20001610

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 3 BA, 1344 SQ FT
Built in 1840
House

Circa.1810 fee simple kitchen house in POA only 1/2 block from MUSC, completely renovated and modernized from th…

201 Rutledge Avenue

$745,000
MLS® #20008624

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 2 BA, 1800 SQ FT, 0.06 ACRES
Built in 1890
House

A very livable home in the most convenient neighborhood. Walk to MUSC and Roper Hospital. Walk to neighborhood…

20 Percy Street

$850,000
MLS® #20002804

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 3 BA, 1968 SQ FT, 0.05 ACRES
Built in 1852
House

An excellent opportunity to own a beautiful piece of historic Charleston charm with the conveniences of a comple…

2 President Place

$850,000
MLS® #20008334

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 4 BA, 1750 SQ FT, 0.08 ACRES
Built in 1895
House

Duplex and vacant lot! This is an excellent opportunity to own an income producing property in downtown Charlest…

268 Rutledge Avenue

$899,000
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…

195 Rutledge Avenue

$1,195,000
MLS® #19013166

Cannonborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 6 BA, 4272 SQ FT, 0.11 ACRES
Built in 1890
House

Beautiful Victorian home circa 1890 located in the heart of Cannonborough in Downtown Charleston and just steps …

A-b - 47 Spring Street

$1,799,000
MLS® #19027446

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 2398 SQ FT
Built in 2007
House

Renovated in 2019 these properties are the best performing on the peninsula crushing other STR units. Legally zo…

A-b - 47 1/2 Spring Street

$1,799,000
MLS® #19027447

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 2398 SQ FT
Built in 2007
House

Renovated in 2019 these properties are the best performing on the peninsula crushing other STR units. Legally zo…

A-b - 49 Spring Street

$1,799,000
MLS® #19027448

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 2398 SQ FT, 0.18 ACRES
Built in 2007
House

Renovated in 2019 these properties are the best performing on the peninsula crushing other STR units. Legally zo…

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