Bounded by Meeting, East Bay, George and Pinckney Streets, Ansonborough is one of downtown Charleston’s classic historic neighborhoods. Complete with a story of how its namesake (Lord Anson) won the property in a poker game, the urban neighborhood consists of tiny one-way streets lined with sidewalks and stately multimillion-dollar Charleston single homes that were built before the Civil War. Most of the neighborhood’s real estate has been renovated to feature modern luxury amenities. Also tucked into the Ansonborough area are churches, acclaimed fine-dining restaurants and luxury hotels, all housed in magnificently restored historic structures. The neighborhood’s Old-World character means it is infinitely walkable with every amenity imaginable — banks, groceries, farmers market, hardware, florist, shopping, etc. — just around the corner.