Downtown Charleston consists of 25 separate municipalities and the peninsula is divided by Highway 17, also called the Crosstown. Communities west of the Crosstown are typically a mix of homes built from the 1860’s up to the 1940’s, but some areas like North Morrison are almost exclusively new construction. Some of the areas west of the Crosstown are the communities of Wagener Terrace, Hampton Park Terrace, Westsie, North Central, and North Morrison (NOMO for short). You find a nice mix of single family homes, multi-family, investor friendly rehab projects, and new construction. Home prices can range from the 200’s up to over 4million on the west side of the Crosstown.
On the east side of the Peninsula, also known as Inside The Crosstown, you have an older, more historic home as the general rule. Most of the homes inside the Crosstown were built in the 1800’s or earlier. The communities are divided into boroughs and the names of each are typically divided by what street borders them. You have boroughs such as Cannonborough, Elliottborough, Mazyckborough, Wraggsborough, Ansonborough, and Radcliffeborough. There’s also several other named communities that are well known in the real estate world and are famous due to the historical importance of their former residents. Places like The King Street Historic District, The French Quarter, and South of Broad have some of the most historically important properties in all of Charleston. Homes South of Broad can routinely sell for over 5 million and although there are mostly historic homes, you can find a nice mix of newer condo/townhomes, renovation projects, and multi-family properties as well.
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