Take a step back in time to the opulence and grandeur of historic Charleston in the picturesque downtown neighborhood of Ansonborough. Featuring homes that were built as early as the 1700’s, the Ansonborough neighborhood was the first suburb in downtown Charleston, and it boasts remarkable homes of historic significance.
In order to restore the area to its original prime, the Historic Charleston Foundation completely revitalized the neighborhood after the 1960s. Since then, it has been recognized on a national level as an exceptional example of neighborhood restoration. Ansonborough is centrally located between East Bay, King, Pinckney, and George Streets and is extremely sought-after by homebuyers because of its historic architecture and elegance. Splendid traditional homes and streets lined with palmetto, oak, and willow trees give Ansonborough a tranquil and pastoral feel. Most homes in the community feature impressive columns and piazzas, intricate wrought iron gates, grand pediments and cornices, Charleston brick, and large lots covered by massive live oaks. The neighborhood is within easy walking distance from upscale restaurants—like the award-winning FIG—and boutiques, antique shops, libraries, and museums, historic churches and cemeteries, theatres, and fine art galleries.