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South of Broad

By March 2, 2014 February 19th, 2018 Featured Neighborhoods
Broad Street, Charleston, SC

Broad Street Charleston, SC

Made famous by its historic architecture, the southern tip of Charleston’s downtown peninsula is home to a neighborhood known as South Of Broad. It is a special neighborhood tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, but is just a short, beautiful walk away from everything the city has to offer. Located – as the name describes – South of Broad Street and stretching to the Battery, this coveted neighborhood boasts some of Charleston’s most expensive addresses. Some of the Oak and Palm trees are as old the architecture and the community takes great pride in preserving the neighborhood’s rich culture and history. Many of the homes have been passed down through families from generation to generation while a handful of properties have become historic landmarks open for public tours.

With residences dating back to the early 1700’s, a walk around South Of Broad is a like walking through pages of a history book. 71 Church Street (The Robert Brewton House), for example, is the oldest known home dating back to 1721. Today, the home is open for public tours 6 days a week!

Some of South of Broad’s defining characteristics include its cobblestoned streets, hidden alley ways and enchanting gardens. Both the architecture and landscape architecture in this famous Charleston neighborhood are thoughtfully designed and meticulously preserved. Each Spring and Fall, South Of Broad hosts its popular Home and Garden Tour so non-residents and tourists alike can get an inside look at the beauty within the homes! If you have ever seen photos or paintings of Charleston’s iconic, pastel colored homes by the water, you’ve had a glimpse of South Of Broad. The famous Lowcountry icon is known as Rainbow Row and some of the homes welcome visitors during the South Of Broad Home and Garden Tour!

South Of Broad doesn’t just boast beautiful homes and gardens, however. Walking along the Battery and overlooking the Charleston Harbor is a must-see experience and Waterfront Park is absolutely gorgeous year-round. Colonial Lake sits just north of Broad Street and is a great spot for a picnic or a jog.

 

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