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Historic Charleston

— Historic Charleston —

The Historic District of Charleston needs little introduction – the lower peninsula is a vibrant mix of Colonial Era boroughs, stately antebellum mansions, and a bustling restaurant and retail industry.

Anchored by King Street and Meeting Street – both flush with world-class shopping and eateries – the boroughs of Historic Charleston exude a character each their own.

Steep in Colonial Era architecture of the French Quarter, and the Antebellum gems of South of Broad and Ansonborough. Harleston Village is a fabric woven across the 1800s, while the Wharfside area develops into a new extension of the historic urban landscape.

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Why We Love
Historic Charleston

This is city life at a different speed. 
Begin your morning with a stroll to one of our favorite coffee spots – perhaps City Lights on Market Street or Second State Coffee on Beaufain. Cafés serving light breakfast abound – the smoothies and crepes at Queen Street Grocery are incredible.

Even on the busiest of workdays, the aura of Historic Charleston moves at a pace seemingly designed to be stress-relieving. Professionals from offices, banks, and law firms in the historic business district saunter to delis and cafés with the harmony of noontime church bells ringing from every direction.

Spend an afternoon on the promenade of Waterfront Park while sailboats whip around the harbor, and stroll into any number of shops in the historic French Quarter. For a heightened view, head to one of our rooftop venues: Pavilion Bar, The Rooftop, Élevé, and The Watch – where an evening cocktail with a panoramic view of the city is the perfect finish to your day.

A stroll into South of Broad provides a constant joy to anyone who appreciates fine architecture and formal gardens – this is a neighborhood that preserves centuries of history while always refreshing its particulars. 
Buffering South of Broad from Charleston Harbor is The Battery, a century-old seawall adjacent to oak canopies of White Point Garden.

Enthusiasts of fine arts have much to discover in the French Quarter, where dozens of galleries house works ranging from antebellum masterpieces to cutting-edge contemporaries. 
Be sure to check in with the ever-evolving collections at our treasured Gibbes Museum of Art, and my personal favorite on Queen Street – Robert Lange Studios.

For theatre devotees there is always an evening treat on Queen Street – a variety of performances from Charleston’s oldest theatre group, Footlight Players, and for an incredible experience pay homage to the Dock Street Theatrethe first building in America built exclusively for theatrical performances.

Sun Setting over The Battery
Sunset at Charleston Harbor Marina
Golfing at Patriots Point
The Bridge to Sullivan's Island
Shopping at Towne Centre

Historic AREA

With its historic Old Village and a concentration on preserving the region’s Gullah culture, Mount Pleasant is deeply rooted in a rich past.

Uptown

With its historic Old Village and a concentration on preserving the region’s Gullah culture, Mount Pleasant is deeply rooted in a rich past.

Waterfront

With its historic Old Village and a concentration on preserving the region’s Gullah culture, Mount Pleasant is deeply rooted in a rich past.

Homes along Mount Pleasant's waterfront