Downtown Charleston, SC is considered by many historians and tourism enthusiasts to be one of the (if #1) best towns in the United States for visiting, vacactioning, and seeing gorgeous homes.
The houses for sale downtown Charleston, SC can vary drastically from community, and street so quickly. Just one block from one another a home maybe in excess of $2 Million while the other is just over hundred thousand. No matter what the one thing that you will enjoy about Charleston, SC real estate is the historic value that exists in almost all of them. Rarely are there any new construction homes in downtown Charleston, SC anymore, but they do exist.
Most of the new construction in downtown Charleston, SC is a lot of times condos because the dirt space is so limited, and developers who purchase the location must build upward. However recently the city has seen investors buying and renovating old homes like new. Many of the homes in downtown Charleston, SC are so old, often times over 100 years old that they can't be torn down because of the historic significance & preservation required from the architectural review board. However, they are more or less a brand new home because everything has been replaced except for the look, floor plan, style.
It's a good thing that the ARB is so strick with the building requirements of homes downtown because it's that charm that brings so many visitors to the Charleston, SC area, and recently Charleston, SC voted best city in World to visit.