The Downtown Charleston Neighborhoods: Ansonborough
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, and East Central. This series of seven 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.
Charleston’s Ansonborough was named after Lord Anson of England who won the property in a spirited poker game with famous Charlestonian Thomas Gadsden. Lord Anson was sent to Charleston in 1724 to protect the coast of South Carolina from pirates. Admiral Anson was by no means a mere gentleman with a title; he was an exceptional sailor by any standard. He was the third Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. On his many voyages he captured Spanish ships filled with treasures. The most celebrated being in the mid-1740's when he abducted a Spanish vessel carrying booty worth a million and a quarter pounds of sterling.
During the past six months Charleston’s Ansonborough neighborhood had 7 homes for sold at an average price of $866,135. See Charleston SC Real Estate to search for homes. View Annsonborough homes currently on the market here.
Charleston’s Ansonborough is bounded on the north by the South side of George Street and the southern boundary is the North side of Pinckney Street. The eastern boundary is the West side of East Bay Street and the western boundary is the East side of Meeting Street.
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