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
11 Properties Found.

17 - 85 Cumberland Street

$519,000
MLS® #17024513

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 1 BA, 631 SQ FT, 2 ACRES
Built in 1900
Condo

Here's a great opportunity to own a pristine pied-a-terre in Charleston's historic French Quarter. Market's Gate…

302 - 192 E Bay Street

$689,000
MLS® #17019318

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 2 BA, 1051 SQ FT, 0.1 ACRES
Built in 1880
Condo

Beautiful condo that can be either residential or commercial use. Furnished! Walking distance to so many fabulou…

C - 1 Vendue Range

$899,000
MLS® #17026013

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
1 BR, 2 BA, 1200 SQ FT
Built in 2002
Condo

Great location overlooking Vendue Range. Premier condominium building in the Historic District with rooftop gar…

203 - 175 Concord Street

$1,200,000
MLS® #17018471

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 3 BA, 1615 SQ FT
Built in 2007
Condo

SECOND FLOOR CONDOMINIUM WITH VIEWS OF CHARLESTON HARBOR AND RAVENEL BRIDGE. 175 CONCORD ST. LOCATED IN THE HEAR…

307 - 175 Concord Street

$1,395,000
MLS® #17017602

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 3 BA, 1615 SQ FT
Built in 2007
Condo

This is the one you have been looking for. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, luxury finishes, 3rd floor which is 4 floors ab…

108 - 175 Concord Street

$1,600,000
MLS® #17028159

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 1958 SQ FT
Built in 2007
Condo

This luxury condo is located in the historic French Quarter and enjoys spectacular views of Waterfront Park from…

12 State Street

$1,825,000
MLS® #17022890

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
2 BR, 4 BA, 2618 SQ FT, 0.05 ACRES
Built in 1820
House

Believed to be the only Regency style building in Charleston, this elegant three-story masonry property is centr…

10 State Street

$2,100,000
MLS® #1305273

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 2728 SQ FT
Built in 1794
House

Affordable flood insurance located in a desirable flood zone! Check tax record for verification. This Handsom…

301 - 175 Concord Street

$2,950,000
MLS® #17024105

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 3464 SQ FT
Built in 2007
Condo

This luxury condo is located in the heartbeat of the Peninsula on the corner of Cumberland and Concord enjoying …

27 State Street

$4,500,000
MLS® #17029272

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
7 BR, 9 BA, 7877 SQ FT, 0.08 ACRES
Built in 1814
House

A landmark corner of Charleston's French Quarter neighborhood within the original walled city, 27 State Street i…

801 - 18 Broad Street

$16,500,000
MLS® #17023322

French Quarter
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 8363 SQ FT
Built in 1911
Condo

This is not just A penthouse, this is THE penthouse is one of the best cities in the world. Elegant, exclusive,…

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