The Downtown Charleston Neighborhoods: Harleston Village

The Downtown Charleston Neighborhoods:  Harleston Village

The Downtown Charleston Neighborhoods:  Harleston Village

Downtown Charleston SC Real Estate captures everything this picturesque waterfront city has to offer: the downtown southern restaurants, charming hotels, cruise ships, Victorian-style homes, arts and crafts homes, historic bungalows, nearby beaches, markets, and shops; not to mention the Charleston Waterfront Park and the Charleston South Carolina Aquarium.

Parking is often a challenge in downtown Charleston, but your best bet is to find a parking garage off King or Meeting Street and spend some time walking around the bustling area. Staying in one of the many downtown Charleston hotels or bed and breakfasts is a romantic experience to be had by all and they are located close to all of Charleston's restaurants and attractions.

If you walk around long enough, you're sure to find some of your favorite cuisine. With Charleston’s location on the water, there are seafood restaurants serving up the daily catch on nearly every block. If seafood isn’t your fare, there are many Italian and American restaurants to choose from in downtown Charleston.

The Charleston Market is downtown's hub on the weekends. Vendors set up tables along the open-air market and sell a variety of clothes, apparel, and art. The market's location is just a couple blocks from the ocean and Charleston Waterfront Park. 

Who wouldn’t want to find their next home in one of the nearby Downtown Charleston  neighborhoods?  The Charleston neighborhoods are South of Broad, Harleston Village, French Quarter, Ansonborough, Upper Concord Street, Radcliffeborough, Mazyck-Wraggborough, Cannonborough-Elliotborough,   Eastside, Westside, Hampton Park Terrace, Wagener Terrace, North Central, andEast Central.  This series of blogs includes some history, a brief market analysis, and the boundaries of each neighborhood.  Explore Charleston SC Real Estate and find the right neighborhood and Charleston home for you.

Harleston Village

Charleston’s Harleston Village was named after John Harleston when it was developed and streets were opened in 1770.   The Harlestons, during the Colonial period, were active in the government of the Province and also accomplished breeders of racehorses.   Streets in the Village of Harleston were named for prominent men of the period, in England and the Province. The Royal Governor, Lord Charles Greville Montagu, along with Lt. Gov. William Bull; Hecter Beranger de Beaufain, Collector of Customs and member of His Majesty’s Council; William Pitt, the British member of Parliament who defended Colonial rights; as well as John Rutledge, Thomas Lynch and Christopher Gadsden, who were active in the Provincial government and later leaders in the American Revolution; all were commemorated.

During the past six months Charleston’s Harleston Village neighborhood had 27 homes sold at an average price of $583,907.  See Charleston SC Real Estate to search for homes.  View Harleston Village homes currently on the market here.

Charleston’s Harleston Village is bounded on the north by the South side of Calhoun Street and on the south side by the North side of Broad Street.  The eastern boundary is the West side of St. Phillip, to the South side of Beaufain Street, to the West side of King Street, and the western boundary is Lockwood Boulevard.

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