Living in Summerville, South Carolina
Summerville is a suburban town about 24 miles outside of Charleston, South Carolina, that is known for its pine forests and colorful, spring-blooming azaleas. It was founded as a wellness destination due to its pine-fresh breezes (thanks to the turpentine found in the trees’ resin). Today, Summerville attracts residents seeking southern charm, a laid-back living and community spirit. The town’s official motto is “The Flower Town in the Pines,” and if you’re lucky enough to go there, you’ll see plenty of both towering pines and beautiful azalea blossoms.
Things to Do in Summerville
Find local in-season foods and artisanal crafts at the Summerville Farmers Market , April through November, in historic downtown. Free parking can be found throughout the downtown area, so make a day of it, and visit the unique, local shops and restaurants. Each spring, Summerville plays host to one of the South’s most anticipated events, the Flowertown Festival . When late summer rolls around, you can celebrate the quintessential Southern cool-down beverage at the annual Sweet Tea Festival. It’s even said the syrupy sweet concoction was invented here! Summerville also boasts a long list of parks with activities for outdoor enthusiasts, including its sculpture-filled Azalea Park. .
Housing in Summerville
Historic charm can be found in neighborhoods around downtown Summerville, while this growing town also has many subdivisions offering a variety of types of homes that buyers can choose from. Ashborough East, on the edge of Summerville, is an established neighborhood featuring a large lake, pine forests, and houses on larger lots. The Ponds is a master-planned subdivision with newer homes and plenty of amenities. Other communities include Summers Corner, Nexton, and Cane Bay Plantation. These are just a few of the neighborhoods to ask your Long & Foster Agent about. Long & Foster Real Estate Agents are neighborhood experts who can find your perfect home in Summerville.
Transportation and Travel in Summerville
Summerville is largely car-dependent, but it does offer some public bus transportation options via the Tri-County Link. Charleston International Airport is less than a half-hour drive via Interstate Highway 26. Taxis, airport shuttle services and ride-hailing services operate in Summerville, as well.