Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty - South of Broad


This area is defined as the lower section of the peninsula located to the south of Broad Street, a main thoroughfare bisecting the oldest part of the city. It is an important divider for those seeking Charleston real estate on the peninsula. Broad Street houses many businesses including banks and real estate offices, as well as a large collection of art galleries. Just past Broad Street heading south are some of the stateliest historical mansions in South Carolina. Some of these mansions have been segmented into condominiums, and still others historically had carriage houses and outbuildings, which have been finished as living space and rented as apartments or sold as separate homes. Alongside these larger homes were built smaller dwellings and duplexes in some areas, all of which speaks to the enormous variety of homes available in this desirable area. Recently names one of the “Top 10 Most Beautiful Neighborhoods in America” by BBC Travel, South of Broad is well located to enjoy the best Charleston has to offer.

The many attractions South of Broad include White Point Gardens, a large park at the tip of the peninsula complete with ancient oaks, 18th and 19th century gunnery, and a lovely gazebo. The Battery is a large raised walkway along the edge of the peninsula which overlooks the harbor and Fort Sumter, and was a famous vantage point for some of the most influential sea battles of our history. Along The Battery runs Rainbow Row, remarkable for its brightly colored historical homes which are some of the most photographed buildings in the entire state. Some of the most desirable homes on the Charleston real estate market today are located in this coveted neighborhood.