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
18 Properties Found.
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306 - 3 Queen Street

$375,000
MLS® #20020765

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

Perfect pied de terre situated in the heart of the French Quarter and within the boundaries of Charleston's Old …

302 - 3 Queen Street

$444,500
MLS® #20025203

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…

A - 29 1/2 State Street

$530,000
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 - 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…

B - 125 Meeting Street

$570,000
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 quiet location that is very walkable given the central location. The property has beautiful …

C - 125 Meeting Street

$645,000
MLS® #19029610

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

Charming condo with modern feel and a roof top terrace. The central location is within walking distance of many …

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…

304 - 175 Concord Street

$785,000
MLS® #20012996

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 2 BA, 1119 SQ FT
Built in 2007
Condo

Great French Quarter location with a view of the Charleston Harbor over Fleet Landing from the master bedroom an…

201 - 192 E Bay Street

$799,000
MLS® #20026383

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 1 BA, 1303 SQ FT
Built in 1800
Condo

This gorgeous condo was gutted by the previous owner and rebuilt from the studs outward. The floors are historic…

12 Queen Street

$945,000
MLS® #20022784

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BA, 1010 SQ FT
Built in 1840
Condo

This iconic corner has been a popular favorite of residents and visitors for years. This property has been home …

Th1 - 8 Prioleau Street

$1,270,000
MLS® #20015890

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 2622 SQ FT
Built in 2005
Townhouse

Ideally located in the heart of the historic waterfront district and steps away from Waterfront Park, this luxur…

24 State Street

$1,595,000
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

$1,600,000
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…

26 State Street

$1,675,000
MLS® #20019904

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 3 BA, 1840 SQ FT, 0.08 ACRES
Built in 1841
House

Behind the iron gates in the Historic French Quarter, this serene retreat is a HOME that warms the heart and cap…

7 State Street

$1,780,000
MLS® #20015920

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 2 BA, 3684 SQ FT, 0.06 ACRES
Built in 1811
House

Rare opportunity to own one of Charleston's most historic office buildings! Built in 1811, the original Union In…

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