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
8 Properties Found.

1 Oliver Court

$464,900
MLS® #19008658

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 933 SQ FT, 0.04 ACRES
Built in 1890
House

Completely renovated, spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath historic carriage house in a quiet location near Hominy Grill a…

150 Cannon Street

$500,000
MLS® #19002731

Cannonborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 2 BA, 1316 SQ FT, 0.06 ACRES
Built in 1890
House

Calling ALL Investors! INCREDIBLE Location and OPPORTUNITY!!! Charleston single house filled with historical de…

Photo of Listing #19021411

A & B - 254 Coming Street

$525,000
MLS® #19021411

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 2 BA, 1896 SQ FT, 0.03 ACRES
Built in 1890
House

3 Bee Street

$699,900
MLS® #18014592

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 2 BA, 1694 SQ FT, 0.08 ACRES
Built in 1900
House

3 Bee Street is a charming single family detached structure zoned such that one could expand the building to all…

201 Rutledge Avenue

$750,000
MLS® #19000516

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

Must see restored Charleston single walking distance to restaurants like Hominy Grill and Xiao Bao Biscuit. Thi…

142 President Street

$799,000
MLS® #19014872

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 1126 SQ FT
Built in 2019
House

This luxurious 3 bed/3 bath single family property is a new build located in the Short Term Rental overlay with …

144 President Street

$849,000
MLS® #19014875

Cannonborough-Elliottborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 1290 SQ FT
Built in 2019
House

This finished, new construction single family property has been built meticulously with luxury finishes througho…

195 Rutledge Avenue

$1,250,000
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 …

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