Flowertown - Summerville South Carolina

Summerville, SC             Kim and Keith Pruitt

Summerville is located northwest of the City of Charleston and has become one of the most popular relocation destinations in the Charleston Metro area. Why? More affordable housing, good schools and great infrastructure. Summerville's roads have kept pace with its development and traffic tie-ups are not as prevalent as in other areas. The area has grown by 35% in the last five years, making it the fastest growing town in the state. Many new residential communities are being built in the Summerville area. The town's name is evocative of its history. Situated on a pine-forested ridge, it was first inhabited in the late 1700'sas Charlestonians and other inhabitants of the SC Lowcountry sought respite from the summer heat, mosquitos and disease. From May to September plantation families along the nearby Ashley River and other coastal areas, headed for higher elevation to live temporarily or "maroon", in the tiny forest colony soon dubbed Summerville. Other pioneer residents descended from those 1696 Puritans who settled the nearby former colonial settlement of Dorchester, endowing Summerville with a heritage spanning three centuries.

         Bambi Magraw








summerville South Carolina Condos
Central Commons
Floorplans are 1,395 sq.ft.
Pricing from $112,000 - $122,000

summerville, South Carolina

A popular retreat during the Victorian era, Summerville retains much of the charm it acquired during the romantic period. Beautiful Victorian homes and manicured lawns and gardens are a signature of the community, along with antique shops that line the main street. Old town Summerville is entered in the National Historic register and has counted among its summer residents many noteworthy people including Elizabeth Arden, Ephrem Zimbalist, and Theodore Roosevelt.

The Dorchester II School District serving Summerville is rated as having some of the best schools in the state. Summerville High School, whose football team is known as the "Green Wave" consistently fields one of the best teams in the state. The team's coach, John McKissick, has earned the distinction as the "winningest" coach in America with 530 wins, 127 losses, and 13 tie games.

Summerville participates in the Main Street, USA with a Downtown Restoration Enhancement and Management Corporation (DREAM) and has thriving fine arts, sports, museum and preservation organizations. There are 700 local buildings on the National Historic Register. Ever mindful of her environment-based heritage, a "Tree City USA" flag adorns the pole in front of Town Hall along with Old Glory.

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summerville, SC Local Information

What are some of Summerville's new home communities?

The traditional new homes at FieldView are carefully nestled in a strolling-style neighborhood design that fosters a true sense of community unseen in the Charleston, SC real estate market. Here, you and your family will enjoy delicately landscaped common areas as you meander along an interlaced network of welcoming sidewalks throughout the community. A large central wooded park provides plenty of elbow room to play and stretch your legs, while the architecture surrounding the park evokes the timelessness of lowcountry design. You just won't find this combination in any other Summerville real estate development. Custom Homes starting in the $200s & Homesites starting in the $60s.


The Ponds
Homes from the $200s

The Bluffs
New homes from the low $200s!

What is the average cost of a single family home in Summerville, SC?
Summerville | Single Family Homes $200,109

What area attractions does Summerville SC offer?
Off US 178 north of Summerville is the National Audubon Society's Francis Beidler Forest, a 13,000 acre sanctuary for 1,000 year old trees and native wildlife. Visitors enjoy a 1.75 mile self-guiding boardwalk trail, that allows the chance to venture deep into the heart of the swamp! Canoe trips and naturalist guided walks are available seasonally and by reservation.

Summerville is home to great shopping. Shopkeepers are friendly and the quality of goods and services is above average. Many shops carry unique merchandise not found in nearby Charleston.

At the Summerville Farmers Market, everything from local produce, baked goods and jellies and jams can be purchased. The Market operates from early spring until late Fall every Saturday morning.

Why is Summerville, South Carolina referred to as the "Flowertown"?
Summerville's beauty is mirrored in her motto, "The Flower Town in the Pines." Since the early 1900's day tourists have flocked to the town during early spring to enjoy millions of spring blossoms, particularly azaleas, in private and public gardens, including the mid-town Azalea Park. It is the home of the Flowertown Festival, held annually each spring and attracting 10's of thousands of visitors. The azalea gardens are stunning, as are most residences at this beautiful time of year. 

dorchester county Resources
The State of South Carolina
Dorchester County
Dorchester County Employment Opportunities
Dorchester County Departments & Phone Numbers
Greater Summerville-Dorchester Chamber of Commerce
Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Town of Summerville
Summerville Boards, Committees and Commissions
Summerville Employment Opportunities
Summerville Commissioner of Public Works

Civic Organizations
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Rotary Club
Shrine Club

Summerville Branch
76 Old Trolley Road
Hours: Mon.-Thur. 10-8:30; Fri. 10-6; Sat. 9:30-5; Sun. 1-5


Parks & Recreation
Summerville Department of Parks & Recreation

The town of Summerville is served by the Dorchester County School District 2 which oversees many academically inclined schools in the Charleston area.


Dorchester County Water & Sewer

      Berkeley Electric Cooperative
      South Carolina Electric & Gas       
      Edisto Electric Cooperative
      Palmetto Economic Development Corp
      Santee Cooper

      Home Telephone Company, Inc

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