Downtown – Harleston Village
Harleston Village is nestled between the Ashley River and King Street, and includes the areas north of Broad and South of Calhoun Streets. This historic neighborhood is highly pedestrian friendly and boasts close proximity to the Medical University of South Carolina, the Charleston City Marina, and the College of Charleston.
- Zip code: 29401
- Price Range: Condos and single family homes in this neighborhood range from $400,000 to several million.
- Lifestyle: Comfortable urban luxury
Points of Interest
Harleston Village is home to the College of Charleston which is the 13th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The campus is adorned with massive live oak trees, brick pathways, and gorgeous historic buildings. this small but well-known institution is located just off of King and Calhoun streets. The Cistern Yard is not just the center of campus and a great spot for a picnic, but it becomes an outdoor venue for jazz artists during the Spoleto Festival which is typically held late May to early June.
Where to Eat, Play and Stay
Harleston Village locals will tell you that there is no shortage of great places to shop and eat. True favorites in this pedestrian-friendy neighborhood include Caviar and Bananas, a gourmet grocery and artisan cafe, and Circa 1886 which is one of Charleston's best known high-end restaurants, housed in the famed Wentworth Mansion.
If you are looking for a place to kick back with some comfort food or a cocktail, you'll never be more than a short walk to the fantastic bars and restaurants of Charleston's historic district. Two King Street favorites just a block or so south of Calhoun Street are Boone's Bar and Upper Deck Tavern.
If it's luxury you're looking for, book a few nights at the splendid Wentworth Mansion. This Five-Diamond rated hotels was named one of the best in the world by travel and Leisure magazine. If you are looking for something a bit more budget-friendly but not lacking the neighborhood vibe, there are several options on or near Lockwood Drive, including the Courtyard Charleston Waterfront.
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Updated: 22nd October, 2021 11:08 AM (UTC).