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:

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16 Properties Found.
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200 - 32 Vendue Range

$324,000
MLS® #19028844

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 1 BA, 477 SQ FT
Built in 1982
Condo

This is the perfect pied a terre in the heart of downtown Charleston, within the same block as Waterfront Park. …

306 - 3 Queen Street

$450,000
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…

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…

P2 - 85 Cumberland Street

$527,000
MLS® #19026609

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 2 BA, 858 SQ FT, 2 ACRES
Built in 1900
Townhouse

Welcome Home to Penthouse Perfection at Market's Gate Condominiums, located in Charleston's historic French Quar…

210 - 3 Queen Street

$529,000
MLS® #19026006

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 2 BA, 778 SQ FT
Built in 1855
Condo

Unbelievable opportunity for a fabulously located one bedroom condominium in the heart of the French Quarter. Th…

P1 - 85 Cumberland Street

$529,900
MLS® #19022612

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

$649,000
MLS® #19017125

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 2 BA, 1024 SQ FT
Built in 1854
Condo

Luxury condo in the heart of Charleston's French Quarter! This beautifully renovated condo features exposed bric…

303 - 160 East Bay Street

$670,000
MLS® #19024041

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 1363 SQ FT
Built in 2006
Condo

Beautifully located in the heart of the historic ''French Quarter'' neighborhood with charming galleries, top no…

202 - 182 E Bay Street

$685,000
MLS® #18031717

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 1200 SQ FT
Built in 1900
Condo

Amazing furnished condo in the Heart of Downtown Charleston. This 2 bed 2 bath pied -a -terre is the turnkey Cha…

B - 125 Meeting Street

$775,000
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

$850,000
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 E Bay Street

$874,900
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…

26 State Street

$1,685,000
MLS® #19030092

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 3 BA, 1820 SQ FT, 0.08 ACRES
Built in 1841
House

UNIQUE Jewel Box in the OLD WALLED CITY, surrounded by world class ART GALLERIES and shops, this house has it al…

7 State Street

$1,875,000
MLS® #18024801

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 2 BA, 3684 SQ FT, 0.05 ACRES
Built in 1811
House

Known as the Union Insurance Company Building is one of Charleston's oldest surviving office buildings. Built b…

L - 32 Prioleau Street

$1,895,000
MLS® #19030518

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 1866 SQ FT
Built in 2002
Condo

Very desirable One Vendue Range condo in the heart of the French Quarter. Luxurious finishes throughout this con…

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