- Current Prices:$249,000 to $3,395,000
- Closed Prices:$270,000 to $2,900,000
- Median Sale Price:$782,500
- Average $ per sq ft:$614
- Association Fee Ranges:$0
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
- Age:1807 to 2018
- Sq. Ft.:383 to 6,939Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:1 to 6Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:1 to 6Bathrooms
- Lot Sizes:0 - 1 acres
Homes for Sale
Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.
Where to Live
Ansonborough is a relatively small neighborhood with much of its eastern half devoted to Union Pier, but the western half and northeast corner of the neighborhood contain some truly impressive residences. Many of these homes are of the Federal or Charleston single styles of architecture dating back to the early 1800s. These estates line narrow streets shaded by palmettos, dogwoods, and magnolias, making Ansonborough one of the most picturesque and cozy real estate markets in the Carolinas. For those who are interested in a more modern abode, there are several large condo buildings north of the port along the river. A few of these buildings have their own private marinas.
Where to Eat
Charleston is a great city for seafood, and Ansonborough is no exception. 167 Raw serves some of the finest oysters, lobster rolls, and fish tacos in town, Hank's Seafood Restaurant can set you up with pan-seared sea scallops or grilled swordfish, and Charleston Crab House focuses on crab. For classic Southern-style cuisine like fried chicken or gumbo, check out Jestine's Kitchen. Jestine's has unpretentious blue plate specials, delicious Southern favorites, and sweets. The Coca-Cola cake is a must-try. The neighborhood also contains fantastic breakfast cafes as well as a French brasserie and a Middle Eastern restaurant and bakery.
What You'll See
Horse-drawn carriage rides, walking tours, and bike taxis are common sights in this area. Just moments from the famed Ansonborough Inn are a bevy of sights and attractions for your friends and family to take in when they visit you, though it doesn't hurt to play "tourist" in your neighborhood every once and awhile on your own. The unique facades, historic landmarks, and sunny marina are just begging to be explored.
Friday Night Fun
For a fun Friday night out, there's no shortage of things to do in Ansonborough. Go on a ghost and graveyard tour, try your luck in an escape room, or kick back in one of the area's great restaurants or cafes. Pounce Cat Cafe + Wine Bar is one local favorite where you can kick back with an adoptable kitty and enjoy some baked goods and a beverage. For live entertainment, the Charleston Gaillard Center can't be missed. As Charleston's largest performing arts venue, Gaillard Center fills its schedule with big-name comedians, musical acts, and off-Broadway touring companies.
The Perfect Sunday
Enjoy a delicious brunch or breakfast at any of the cafes in the area, then peruse the historic Charleston City Market. Scoop up some locally made goods here to decorate your new home or send to your faraway friends and family to beckon them down for a visit. You might also pop over to historic Marion Square for a stroll. The Square has various art and farmers markets throughout the year.
Housing in Ansonborough is similarly priced to homes in Mazyck-Wraggborough to the north and French Quarter to the south, and those prices are fairly high for the area. Buyers are clearly willing to pay a lot more for views of the river, historic neighborhoods, and some of Charleston's best public amenities. However, these benefits may also be enjoyed by buyers with smaller budgets if one of the neighborhood's midrange condominiums hits the market.
CARTA (Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority) is always an option, but so is walking or biking in this area. Buses carry passengers from Charleston Visitor Center to Charleston International Airport in less than an hour. Many residents get around by car, though parking can be a bit tricky in the boroughs. It's best to find a garage or metered spot if you can. But as walkable as Ansonborough is, why spend a gorgeous Charleston day in a car?
Good grocery options • Classic Charleston style • Ansonborough Inn.
Locals Don't Love
Limited public transit • Traffic.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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