Featuring some of the city’s oldest buildings, the French Quarter also features some of its most unique and expensive condominiums. East of Meeting Street and north of Broad, the neighborhood offers its residents some of the best restaurants, shops and art galleries Charleston has to offer, many within easy walking distance.
In addition to the neighborhoods’ 30-plus art galleries, some of the city’s top restaurants located there include Magnolia’s, High Cotton, Slightly North of Broad, McCrady’s, Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, The Griffon, and 82 Queen. For a real treat, the Vendue Inn’s Roof Top Bar offers great drinks and harbor views that simply can’t be beat.
While many of condominiums in the French Quarter are located in historic buildings and can command prices in excess of $3 million, others are newer construction with prices beginning in the upper $100s.
With a sense of history found in few other neighborhoods, historic buildings here include the Dock Street Theatre, which has been providing theater, opera and symphonic performances since opening in 1736. Also in the neighborhood, the Powder Magazine is the Carolina’s oldest public building. Built in 1713 when Charleston was a walled city, it was used to store gunpowder for the city’s defense. Some of the city’s most historic churches are also in the neighborhood, including St. Philip’s Episcopal and the French Huguenot Church.