Summerville – The Ideal Lowcountry Town

If you’re considering living in the Charleston, S.C., area or already call the Holy City home but want to move to a new side of the city, consider quaint Summerville. Just 24 miles — and 20 minutes — outside downtown Charleston, this town nicknamed “the flower town in the pines,” oozes Southern charm from its plentiful azaleas come spring to its historic downtown full of boutiques, restaurants and inns.

Summerville, South CarolinaIf you love history, Summerville has it in spades. With 700 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, you can explore times gone by and see how early Americans lived the Southern lifestyle. Annual traditions in Summerville include the Flowertown Festival and Sculpture in the South held yearly each spring, Red, White & Blue on the Green for July 4, the Coastal Carolina Fair in the fall and the annual Christmas parade at the holidays. Summerville also offers a vibrant visual arts, crafts and theatre community.

We bet you didn’t know Summerville is the birthplace of sweet tea! Can’t you just envision yourself on the porch of a brand new Sabal home sipping tea while gazing at towering live oak trees draped with hanging moss as the kids play in the yard? Even if you weren’t born in the south, we’ll make a southerner out of you yet!

Summerville is a great place to call home not just for its beauty and activities, but because of its affordable cost of living. Compared with neighboring Charleston, Summerville offers a significantly lower median home price. Additionally, there are more than 80 employers in the Summerville area, including Boeing, BMW, Michelin, Robert Bosch Corporation, Scout Boats, InterContinental Hotels Group and more.

It seems word is getting around that Summerville is such a great place to live, as the lastest U.S. Census in found it to be one of the Top 100 fastest growing counties with a population of 10,000 or more during 2012.

Sabal Homes loves Summerville and is currently building new homes in six different Summerville communities. You’ll find all manner of homes to choose from in neighborhoods, including Branch Creek, Carnes Crossroads, Palmetto Walk, Summer Wood, The Coves and The Ponds. Each neighborhood is distinct but all offer the experience of Lowcountry Living in a quality Sabal Home designed to fit your specific needs and desires.

We also have a variety of new Summerville homes available for sale right now — just ready for you to move right into. Prices range from just less than $170,000 to $490,000.

For more information about living in a new Summerville home, visit or call 844-MYSABAL.