Named for Col. Barnard Elliot, downtown Charleston’s historic Elliotborough neighborhood took rise in the mid-1800s. Considered a working-class neighborhood since its inception, the historic enclave is bordered by the Crosstown Expressway (Hwy 17), Rutledge Avenue and Morris and King Streets. The buildings in the area include a mix of modest Charleston singles (multi-family and single-family homes), freedman cottages, corner stores and other small shops and religious houses. Currently undergoing revitalization, Elliotborough is home to college students, young families, and older residents who have lived in the area for generations. Real estate prices are affordable for the downtown Charleston area. The neighborhood also features easy access to I-26, Mount Pleasant and James Island.