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About Downtown Charleston
Charleston as a whole is well known for its artisanal food culture, pleasant citizens and even dog-friendly establishments. Biking and walking are popular modes of transportation through the cobblestone streets as there are many parks, playgrounds and eateries just blocks from any home located here. Some of Charleston's best schools are also located in the 29401 zip code, specific information on which may be found by searching for homes using this zip code.
Parks and Playgrounds South of Broad
Whether you enjoy strolling through lush gardens and taking in the breathtaking views of the Cooper River or you need to get the kids out to burn off some energy while enjoying the outdoors, Downtown Charleston has you covered. Here are some don't-miss spots to add to your list of places to visit:
- Waterfront Park: The kids will enjoy splashing in the two large fountains located at either end of this scenic park, and the family-sized swings located on the pier are a great place to sit and enjoy some gelato on a warm day. The lush lawn is a fabulous spot for picnics, sunning, and taking in the views.
- Washington Square: Washington Square is a lush and lovely greenspace located behind City Hall at the corner of Meeting Street and Broad Street in the Charleston Historic District. Its 1.5 acres are dotted with live oaks and lined with brick paths. Due to its natural beauty, it is not unusual to witness a wedding here on the weekends.
- Battery and White Point Gardens: Located in the heart of Charleston's historic district, this prominent landmark provides a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and Charleston Harbor, where the Ashley and Cooper rivers empty into the Atlantic Ocean.
- Moultrie Playground: in addition to a playground for the kids, Moultrie playground featured lighted hard tennis courts, a basketball court and a ballfield. It is located next to Colonial Lake, just off Broad Street.
- Hazel Parker Playground: This neighborhood gem boasts a shaded playground, a small dog run at the north end of the park, and an Education Center that offers programs all year long.
If you're looking for specific features in a park try the Charleston Parks Directory.
Popular Eateries and Watery Attractions
There are far too many amazing eateries in this area to list them all. Imagine any meal and any occasion, and you'll find the perfect spot without trying very hard or walking too far. Here are a few Charleston favorites that highlight both Southern fare as well as Historic charm.
- Oak Steakhouse: Locally sourced beef & sustainable seafood in an elegantly renovated historic bank building.
- Husk: An ever-changing menu of locally sourced Southern dishes served in a restored Victorian-era home.
- Poogan's Porch: Traditional Southern cooking served in a Victorian townhouse with porches & a massive wine cellar.
- Slightly North of Broad (SNOB): Reinvented Southern & Lowcountry cuisine served in an airy, 18th-century warehouse.
- Other incredible restaurants include: The Darling Oyster Bar, The Ordinary, Magnolia's, Hall's Chophouse, Cru Café, Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer, Fleet Landing Waterfront, Ted’s Butcherblock & many more
Downtown Charleston is more than just a great place to live, it's also a great place to be near or even on the water. If you're a boat-owner, looking for a boat club or interested in taking boating lessons, you're in luck.
- The Carolina Yacht Club: Just east of the Waterfront Park you'll find one of Charleston's more exclusive invitation-only clubs; The Carolina yacht club. Their membership is by invitation only, but members may sponsor friends to take advantage of some of the fine amenities.
- The Charleston Harbor Marina: Depart the Waterfront Park by way of the Charleston Water Taxi and arrive at one of Charleston's best marinas. The list of amenities is impressive, and includes activities for locals and visitors alike. Take advantage of the sightseeing tours, children's programs, and fine dining available at the Resort attached to this fine, full-service marina.
- The Charleston Water Taxi: Visitors and residents alike enjoy riding the Charleston Water Taxi; a convenient and fun way to travel from the peninsula to the Charleston Maritime Center which is home to the famed South Carolina Aquarium, Patriot's Point and the Charleston Harbor Marina.
More Noteworthy Attractions
- The French Quarter: features the Charleston City Market, the iconic Pineapple Fountain & the Dock Street Theatre
- Tours galore: Horse & Carriage tours, Midnight Ghost tours, sunrise and sunset Walking Tours
- South Carolina Aquarium: sure to impress the youngest of visitors and offers interactive activities for all ages.
- Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park: home of the minor-league baseball team, the Charleston Riverdogs.
- Fort Sumter & Fort Sumter Ferry: take in a piece of history by water!
- King Street: known for its retail destinations, night life offerings and palm lined streets.
- Public & Private Education: The Citadel, College of Charleston, Charleston Day School, Ashley Hall, Memminger Elementary School & Meeting Street Academy
If you are interested in living in or learning more about this or any Charleston neighborhood, drop us a line! We'd love to be your guide to the best of what this beautiful city has to offer! You can also search our website to your heart's content, no strings attached!
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