The Peninsula

Home to quaint restaurants, nightlife, neighborhoods, and more.

Welcome to The Peninsula

Downtown Charleston, often referred to as “The Peninsula,” is the city center. The area is separated by the Ashley River to the west and the Cooper River to the east. The Peninsula is home to quaint restaurants, nightlife, neighborhoods, and more. No matter what you are looking for, chances are you will fall in love with the charm and architecture here in the heart of the city.

Park Circle

Located in North Charleston, Park Circle has undergone major restoration and boasts tree-lined sidewalks, ample restaurants, wine bars, and even a brewery. The heart of Park Circle is East Montague Avenue.


Located on the westside middle section of The Peninsula, Cannonborough and Elliotborough are two up-and-coming neighborhoods that attract young professionals, new families, and college students. The area is vibrant and has a strong sense of community, not to mention new hip restaurants are springing up here.

Harleston Village

Harleston Village is earning appeal as a swanky area with easy access to everything on The Peninsula. Centered near Colonial Lake, this area is popular for running and enjoying the great outdoors, not to mention the stunning classical architecture.

Wagener Terrace & Hampton Park

Terrace Both neighborhoods are located on the upper end of the downtown peninsula, and they are both quieter areas with charming homes. Mainly residential, both Wagener Terrace and Hampton Park Terrace still offer plenty to do, from restaurants to coffee shops and cocktail bars. Additionally, both neighborhoods are near Hampton Park, a beautiful park with trails.


Located in the West Ashley area, towards the west of the downtown peninsula, Avondale is a popular spot. It is perfect for young professionals and also new families.

Overview for The Peninsula, SC

25,519 people live in The Peninsula, where the median age is 57.1 and the average individual income is $53,041. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

57.1 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Around The Peninsula, SC

There's plenty to do around The Peninsula, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Spanish Wells Seafood & Produce, Sno Cones By Chris, and Paradise Beach Bikes.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.51 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.6 miles 19 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 2.76 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.62 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.98 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.8 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for The Peninsula, SC

The Peninsula has 10,787 households, with an average household size of 2.36. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in The Peninsula do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,519 people call The Peninsula home. The population density is 889.13 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.97 / 50.03%

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Commute Time

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Schools in The Peninsula, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby The Peninsula. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Hilton Head Island Early Childhood Center
PreK - K
No rating available
9th - 12th
Hilton Head Christian Academy
K - 12th
No rating available
Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts
PreK - 5th
Hilton Head Island Middle
6th - 8th
Hilton Head Island Elementary
1st - 5th
St Francis Catholic School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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