Summerville, South Carolina: A Friendly Community

azalea-park-summervilleIf you’re looking for a friendly and beautiful place to live in the south, look no further than Summerville, South Carolina. Located just outside historic Charleston and its surrounding beaches, including Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island and more, Summerville exudes Lowcountry charm from its quaint downtown to its many lovely neighborhoods.

Sabal Homes builds houses in several Summerville communities, including Branch Creek, Cane Bay Plantation, Summer Wood and The Ponds. We find that our customers love the convenient location and the gorgeous Lowcountry surroundings.

Summerville, nicknamed “Flowertown” for its abundant colorful azaleas that bloom every spring, is close to many things in the Charleston area. Downtown Charleston is just 20 minutes away and it’s even closer to the Charleston International Airport, the Tanger Outlets in North Charleston, as well as a wealth of shopping and dining.

In Summerville’s historic downtown district, you’ll find buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, art galleries, restaurants and cafes, boutiques and shops, and a number of bed and breakfasts. Further out on Highway 61, you’ll find historic southern plantations, including Middleton Place, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and Drayton Hall.

Nature lovers will enjoy the 12-acre Azalea Park downtown with ponds, paths and a sculpture garden, along with nearby Francis Biedler Forest and Cypress Gardens with their swamps filled with 1000-year-old bald cypress and tupelo gum trees.

You’ll also want to take part in the huge annual Flowertown Festival that brings thousands to Summerville for food, music, arts, crafts and more every spring, as well as Sculpture in the South, a family-friendly springtime event focused around sculpture.

Want more information about Summerville or building a new home in our Summerville-area communities? Just visit or give us a call at 843-830-0158.