Ansonborough was Charleston’s first neighborhood. It was laid out in 1745-46 for Captain George Anson. Captain Anson was titled Baron Anson after seizing a Spanish treasure fleet. Later he became First Lord of the Admiralty. Much of the neighborhood was destroyed in a fire in 1838 and had to be rebuilt. Many of the rebuilt houses adopted Greek Revival characteristics.
Just to the east of’ Ansonborough, are luxury condominiums Anson House and Laurens Place. You will also see the Charleston Maritime Center, the South Carolina Aquarium and the future home of a state of the art cruise terminal. Watch as the Waterfront corridor is developed and refined.
Historic homes are available from $750,000 – $2,000,000, while you’ll find condos starting at $350,000, up to $2,000,000 for a luxury space with Harbor views.
Take every opportunity to walk to the riverside for great views of the water and of the Ravenel Bridge. You’ll see why ‘The Port City” is one of Charleston’s nicknames. On your way there, be sure to check out the crumbling facade of the Old Bennett Rice Mill and when you return, stop by Ted’s Butcherblock, our favorite neighborhood butcher shop and gourmet market.
Meet an Expert on Historic Charleston:
Kristin B. Walker
Specializes in: Walkable Communities, Historic Properties
With more than a decade of real estate experience and more than 100 homes successfully sold, Kristin has worked with people and properties of all kinds. While she specialize in Historic Charleston and luxury new developments, her knowledge extends to the islands and other walkable areas as well. This beautiful Lowcountry lured her in the early 90s, and her passion for its history, natural bounty, and our amazing lifestyle here is immeasurable.
Kristin’s background includes 11 years of experience in marketing, sales, technology and economic development before launching her career in real estate. She has lived all over the U.S. and in Europe, but considers Charleston her perfect home.
Historic Charleston Office
Address: 11 Fulton Street
Charleston, SC 29401