Summerville is a town in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties with a population of nearly 50,000. Summerville has enjoyed the reputation as a relaxed, friendly community since pre-Civil War times, when Charlestonian’s would escape summer mosquitoes and coastal humidity with retreats to this pleasant landscape. Summerville’s physical attraction included the healthful effect of dry air infused with derivatives of turpentine from surrounding pines that earned it an international reputation for cure of lung and throat disorders. But a major part of the town’s attraction has been and is now visual, as the rich sandy loam soil of the Summerville area is ideal for gardening, and annually blooms boom. Dogwood, camellia and magnolia grace Summerville throughout the year, but the signature spring flower of the town is the azalea indica, a hybrid plant introduced to America by local plantation owner John Grimke-Drayton in 1840. The hearty evergreen blooms in stunning abundance of whites, pinks and reds from every garden, park and green space in Summerville, which has hosted the popular Flowertown Festival each April since 1972. More than 100,000 people flock to this celebration of folk arts, crafts, and music, where nature’s colorful show is the major draw.
You will find a great selection of homes for sale in Summerville with sales prices that are much less than other areas around Charleston! Located about 40 minutes west of the Charleston Peninsula, Summerville is ideal for people who want to live near Charleston but don't want the high home prices that come with living in Charleston. Buyers will spend approximately 30% less for a home in Summerville than they would for the same home in Mt. Pleasant, James Island, Johns Island, or West Ashley.
Some subdivisions include, but are not limited to, Lakes of Summerville, Buckshire, Wescott Plantation, Kings Grant, Bridges of Summerville , Quail Harbor, Legend Oaks Plantation, Briarwood, Ashboro, White Gables, Sangaree, Flowertown, Knightsville, Pine Forest Counrty Club, Summerville, and Greenhurst.
Some points of interest are Summerville Azalea Park,Flowertown Azalea Festival, Drayton Hall, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Middleton Place, historic downtown shops, and golfing.
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