French Quarter Homes in Downtown Charleston

The French Quarter of Downtown Charleston is enormously popular among home buyers due to its prime location for shopping and restaurants, its walkability, and also its cultural and artistic heritage. Located directly north of Broad Street and directly east of Meeting Street, the French Quarter is ideal for home buyers who want to live in the heart of the city. You’ll find some of Charleston’s best restaurants including High Cotton, Magnolia’s, Slightly North of Broad, Grill 225, McCrady’s, Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, and 82 Queen. Also, the Roof Top Bar at Vendue Inn offers unbeatable views of Waterfront Park and the Charleston Harbor.

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French Quarter is known for its cobblestone streets, old world charm, narrow alleys, pre-Revolutionary buildings, visual arts, and churches. Approximately 30 art galleries – with works representing over 500 artists – are housed in this neighborhood. Four times a year (usually the first Friday of March, May, October, and December), the community hosts an Art Walk during which many of these galleries open their doors to the public. Also in the French Quarter you’ll find the famous Dock Street Theatre (pictured above right) which offers a range of orchestral and theatrical performances in addition to hosting many of the Spoleto Festival events each year. When it opened in 1736, the Dock Street Theatre was the first building in the United States dedicated solely to theatrical performances. The theater recently underwent a $19 million renovation in order to preserve this historic landmark in downtown Charleston.

Another historic building in the French Quarter is the Powder Magazine. Built in 1713, this is the oldest public building in the Carolinas and one of the oldest from the early British colonies. During this time, Charleston was the southernmost English settlement and had high walls and a moat around it for protection from pirates as well as French and Spanish naval ships. The Powder Magazine was used to store Charleston's gunpowder supply.

This historic neighborhood gets its name from the many French Huguenots and merchants living in this section of the city in the early 1700s. The French Huguenot Church boasts what is perhaps the best gothic style architecture in Downtown, and it also has the oldest church organ. Another beautiful church is St. Philip’s Episcopal (pictured), which was the first Anglican church founded south of Virginia.

French Quarter Real Estate

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Real estate in the French Quarter fetches some of the highest prices in Downtown Charleston due to its high concentration of 18th and 19th century homes and also the high demand from home buyers wanting to live within easy walking distance of some of the best attractions in Charleston. The least expensive options include lofts in converted warehouses and high rise condos. Keep in mind that there is very little new construction in this area, especially for single family homes. Buyers who choose to live in the French Quarter usually prefer the history and charm of this European style section of the city. Home buyers tend to also like that the residential sections blend so well with the bustling commercial streetscapes.

Homes for Sale in French Quarter:

Price, Low to High
15 Properties Found.

306 - 3 Queen Street

$430,000
MLS® #19028905

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 2 BA, 694 SQ FT
Built in 1855
Condo

Beautiful condo in the perfect location. This original warehouse is home to 22 condos. The exposed brick and f…

203 - 32 Vendue

$435,000
MLS® #20002641

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 1 BA, 667 SQ FT
Built in 1982
Condo

French Quarter living, a true must see home with incredible updates. Book your showing today to view this perfec…

302 - 3 Queen Street

$444,500
MLS® #19033924

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 2 BA, 718 SQ FT
Built in 1855
Condo

Loft style condo in the heart of the French Quarter in historic downtown Charleston. This ideal pied-a-terre has…

1 - 85 Cumberland Street

$459,000
MLS® #19013022

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 1 BA, 677 SQ FT
Built in 2007
Condo

Perfect pied-a-terre - right in the heart of downtown Charleston! Exposed brick walls, high ceilings, large win…

P1 - 85 Cumberland Street

$515,000
MLS® #20004829

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 2 BA, 862 SQ FT
Built in 1900
Condo

Lovely and practical dual-level penthouse with tons of natural light, outdoor space and historic Charleston char…

201 - 3 Queen Street

$545,000
MLS® #20005046

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 2 BA, 1023 SQ FT
Built in 1855
Condo

Boutique charm meets urban convenience at Queen's Gate. With exposed beams and an open layout, 201 is one of the…

302 - 32 Vendue Range

$579,900
MLS® #19033796

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 979 SQ FT
Built in 1982
Condo

Fantastic opportunity to purchase a 2 Bed, 2 Bath pied-a-terre in Charleston's French Quarter. Walk to all of C…

A - 29 1/2 State Street

$579,900
MLS® #20004242

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 1 BA, 658 SQ FT
Built in 1888
Condo

Rare French Quarter pied-a-terre with indoor and outdoor living! Nestled above an art gallery in a historic lat…

201 - 184 E Bay Street

$699,000
MLS® #20008030

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 2 BA, 1017 SQ FT, 0.07 ACRES
Built in 1900
Condo

Perfectly placed pied a terre. All of Charleston's charm is wrapped up in this 1 bed, 1.5 bath condominium in t…

B - 125 Meeting Street

$700,000
MLS® #19025859

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 1 BA, 820 SQ FT, 0.07 ACRES
Built in 1870
Condo

Charming condo in a central location. The property has beautiful wood floors and exposed brick walls throughout.…

C - 125 Meeting Street

$775,000
MLS® #19029610

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 1 BA, 950 SQ FT, 0.07 ACRES
Built in 1870
Condo

Charming condo with roof top terrace. The central location is within walking distance of many of Charleston's re…

303 - 182 East Bay Street

$849,900
MLS® #19022378

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 3 BA, 1505 SQ FT
Built in 1900
Condo

Beautiful third floor condo located in the Historic Gin Joint Building right next to dining and shopping on East…

14 Queen Street

$1,699,000
MLS® #20004319

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 2977 SQ FT, 0.04 ACRES
Built in 1830
House

Gorgeous, recently renovated Charleston single with fine historic details, luxurious kitchen and baths, and char…

24 State Street

$1,800,000
MLS® #20002418

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 3363 SQ FT, 0.04 ACRES
Built in 1841
Townhouse

Built in 1841 this French Quarter townhouse is currently zoned general business with a retail shop occupying the…

44 State Street

$2,000,000
MLS® #20006909

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 4395 SQ FT, 0.04 ACRES
Built in 1795
House

Three-floor historic building in prime location in the heart of downtown Charleston's commercial, tourist, and r…

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