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.
Photo of Listing #20019113

300 - 32 Vendue Range

$322,000
MLS® #20019113

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

THE BEST location at East Bay & Vendue Range in the French Quarter, between The Market and Broad Street, just st…

C - 23 Queen Street

$429,000
MLS® #20014363

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 1 BA, 431 SQ FT
Built in 1806
Condo

23 Queen Unit C is a quintessential Pied-a-terre located in Charleston's Historic French Quarter and it is a per…

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…

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…

A - 29 1/2 State Street

$564,900
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…

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 glimpse of the Charleston Harbor from the master bedroom and balcony. Centr…

Th1 - 8 Prioleau Street

$1,350,000
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…

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…

14 Queen Street

$1,675,000
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

$1,700,000
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…

58 1/2 Broad Street

$2,375,000
MLS® #20011551

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 3 BA, 2382 SQ FT, 0.04 ACRES
Built in 1800
House

Steps away from the art galleries and restaurants of Broad Street, a private, gated walkway leads you to one of …

143 E East Bay Street

$2,835,000
MLS® #20006400

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 7656 SQ FT, 0.08 ACRES
Built in 1780
House

Motivated seller...will look at all offers. Beautiful historic building in the heart of the French Quarter with …

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