If you’re looking for a suburban, small town atmosphere with friendly neighbors and beautiful natural surroundings, Summerville is the place for you. The town is only a short drive away from Charleston, pristine beaches and good schools. A rich history, safe streets and a tight-knit community are just some of the factors that make living in Summerville great.
Before it was dubbed Summerville in 1847, the town was known as Pineland Village. It was originally used as a seasonal settlement area by Charleston residents. Two local laws were passed that prohibited cutting down trees of certain sizes, historically becoming some of the first environmental preservation laws ever created in America. Aside from lush greenery, Summerville is particularly beautiful in the springtime. Tourists have been drawn to the town since the 1900’s to witness millions of beautiful spring blooms across the town’s gardens and many parks.
Living in Summerville is great for young professionals and families with children. The average age of residents is 36 and town is known to be a nurturing community. It’s a safe community with a below average crime rate. There’s also plenty of entertainment. You’ll never run out of things to do. From an abundance of dining options to art galleries, golfing or even plantation tours, there’s always something going on in Summerville.