One of downtown Charleston’s most affordable areas, Cannonborough is continuing a decades long revitalization as home buyers seek more affordable housing in the northern section of the peninsula. Once an area of rice and lumber mills, creeks and wetlands were filled in the mid-1800s to to build houses for freed black slaves and immigrants. While the neighborhood lacks the mansions of neighborhoods closer to The Battery, many of these homes from the 1800s have been restored to a high degree of luxury as primary homes for families at all stages of life.
Close to the Charleston School of Law, Medical University of South Carolina and College of Charleston, homes are also popular among investors with a ready pool of tenants.
Within easy walking distance to the revitalized shops and restaurants along upper King Street, some of the top local eateries include Hominy Grill, Basil Thai and Rue de Jean. Also nearby, Marion Square hosts an number of outside events each year, including many for the annual Spoleto festival. It’s also the site of a weekly farmer’s market from April to December.
In addition to being convenient to the shops and historic sites of the southern sections of downtown, the neighborhood is extremely convenient to North Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and the beach less than 10 miles away.