The Neighborhood

The Heart of the City

The historic peninsula framed by the Wando, Cooper, and Ashley Rivers is the region’s urban hub and harbor, which includes the deepwater Port of Charleston. Home to historic churches and synagogues, museums, galleries and award-winning restaurants, the peninsula is also one of the Southeast’s best shopping districts noted for local boutiques, fine art and antiques. Campuses of the College of Charleston, The Citadel and the Medical University of South Carolina are interwoven among walkable, bikable neighborhoods, parks and “boroughs.”

Housing options range from multi-million dollar historic mansions and luxury condominiums South of Broad Street, to apartments and smaller old homes loaded with character in Radcliffeborough, to a mix of 19th century Charleston single homes and contemporary townhomes in the Cannonborough/Elliottborough neighborhoods, to quaint bungalows and fixer-uppers in Wagener Terrace and the upper peninsula area.

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2015 Population



Media Home Price

Upper Peninsula – $362,000

Lower Peninsula – $800,000


Municipal Government

City of Charleston


Service District

S.C. Electric & Gas Co.

Charleston Water System



Charleston County School District



Charleston County Government