Harleston Village, alternately referred to as The Village of Harleston and Harleston’s Green, is a community near downtown Charleston, South Carolina. This historic neighborhood dates back to 1770, and the streets here were named for prominent men of that time period. Despite its early origins, housing development here was slow and ponds and marshes persisted in the neighborhood until the 1880s. Harleston Village is part of Charleston County, within the 29401 zip code area. Surrounding communities include Radcliffeborough, Ansonborough, and French Quarter.
Harleston Village neighborhood boundaries extend to Calhoun Street on the north and Broad Street on the south. Lockwood Boulevard is the western boundary, and St. Phillip, Beaufain Street, and King Street create the eastern boundary. Many of the historic homes here are of the Victorian style; according to recent homes sales, the average value of a Harleston Village home is more than $580,000.
Harleston Village residents are conveniently located just a few blocks west of the coastline, easily within walking distance. The beaches here are a popular destination for area residents and visitors alike.
Another popular area attraction is the South Carolina Aquarium, situated on Aquarium Wharf. The Charleston Museum is also in the area, along Meeting Street. For weekend shopping, residents head to the downtown Charleston Market, an open-air market that offers art, clothing, and food. For fine dining, you’ll find a variety of eateries here, including plenty of southern-style and seafood restaurants.
Several colleges and universities are within walking distance of Harleston Village as well. These include the College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, and The Citadel Military College of South Carolina. Roper Hospital is adjacent to the medical university and provides Harleston Village residents with a nearby health care option.