Charleston SC Old Properties for sale Downtown | Charleston SC Historical Real Estate For Sale
According to most historians the 2nd most historically important cities in our country. Real estate in Downtown historic Charleston has a lot to offer in the way of choice and in fact is the most expensive property per sq foot in all of SC. Although pricey, houses in the historic peninsula of downtown Charleston, South Carolina possess a rare charm seldom seen in most of the country. With so many options for Downtown Charleston SC homes and also waterfront condos for sale, historic mansions, small studio style lofts, townhouses, and even luxury high rises. Even though most of downtown is historic, a few of the most historically significant streets are, Tradd St, Limehouse, South Battery, Meeting and East Bay where many who love the city want to live.
COMMON NEIGHBORHOODS of DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON
Owning historical old properties in Charleston SC comes with responsibility that prospective buyers must be aware of or new owner could be hit with significant fines without property permitted approval. The Board of Architectural review or “BAR” takes their job very seriously and as they should, The BAR was established in 1931 with the creation of the first preservation ordinance in the United States. Our rich history is why Charleston has been voted 5 years in a row the United States #1 tourist city and top 10 in the world by the readers of Conde Naste traveler magazine.
As stated in the City of Charleston Zoning Ordinance, the purpose of the board is “the preservation and protection of the old historic or architecturally worthy structures and quaint neighborhoods which impart a distinct aspect to the city and which serve as visible reminders of the historical and cultural heritage of the city, the state, and the nation.”
Currently Charleston county SC has 184 nationally recognized historical structures on national register with most of them located in the city of downtown.
So if you’re considering a major renovation to a home downtown Charleston SC it is highly advised you work with a general contractor that knows historical properties renovations and the permitting process the “BAR” will require. The codes, rules, and restrictions are of the utmost importance when doing ANY sort of work to your property in the city of Charleston SC historic district. Pretty much every borough neighborhood of downtown will have a home with historic significance and having a Realtor familiar with this and the contacts to navigate you through the processes is very important.
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