Featured Charleston Area Neighborhood: Radcliffeborough
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Located in midtown Charleston, the Radcliffeborough neighborhood is one of the peninsula’s most conveniently positioned residential areas to everything that downtown Charleston has to offer. Bordered by Morris Street to the north, King Street to the east, Rutledge Avenue to the west and Calhoun Street to the south, Radcliffeborough residents are only steps away from shopping and dining on King Street, cultural events at the College of Charleston, and the Charleston Farmers Market at Marion Square.
This area was originally bought by Thomas Radcliffe, who oversaw the first survey of the suburb in 1786. After he was tragically lost at sea in 1806, his widow, Lucretia, took up the task of seeing Radcliffe’s vision through. Over time, this suburb grew into a hub of learning, as the College of Charleston grew steadily after its founding in 1770; Radcliffeborough actually borders the entrance to the College, and the famous Cistern at the heart of campus is only steps away from Radcliffeborough.
Now, students from College of Charleston have been joined by those at the Medical University of South Carolina, and the Charleston School of Law, and Radcliffeborough is a highly sought after area for undergraduate, law and professional students, and their families. Amongst the single family homes can be found several residence halls for the College of Charleston, as well as the stunning Ashley Hall campus, which provides a quality education for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade. This focus on educational institutions is no more evident than in the Starbucks on the edge of Radcliffeborough (only one of two on the peninsula), where students of all ages and skill levels can be found quietly studying or meeting with professors.
This portion of the Holy City has several churches that call the neighborhood home, including Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul’s (Episcopalian), and St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. The appeal of this neighborhood mirrors the make-up of the churchgoers: there are long-time residents to Charleston side-by-side with students, young families and professionals, all of whom have been drawn to this beautiful and centrally located neighborhood in the heart of Charleston.
- “A Brief History of the College.” College of Charleston.
- “History of Radcliffeborough.” Charleston County Public Library.
- “Map of Radcliffeborough.” Google Maps.
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