Welcome to Summerville
A bedroom community in Charleston with friendly neighbors and lovely homes
Summerville, South Carolina, is a town in Dorchester County. Home to approximately 55,000 residents, Summerville has become one of the most popular Charleston suburbs over the past two decades. Its excellent schools and family-friendly atmosphere make it a popular place for those looking for a great neighborhood close to Charleston. Portions of Summerville are located in Charleston County and Berkeley County. Summerville contains a unique downtown area that is great for walking.
The small-town atmosphere in Summerville attracts many people from across the country. Dining and shopping are abundant in Summerville, and both large malls and small boutiques can be found. The arts and culture are also prominent in Summerville. Residents enjoy exploring historic homes and attending unique events throughout the year. Azalea Park is a great place to kayak. Residents love being a part of the amazing community in Summerville.
Those who live in Summerville are also close to Charleston and all the amenities offered by the city. Warm weather every month of the year is one of Summerville's best aspects of life. As one of the most beautiful and pleasant communities in the United States, Summerville has something to offer everyone who chooses to call this wonderful place home.
What to Love
The lifestyle in Summerville is similar to that of a small town in the Carolina Lowcountry. However, Summerville has all the amenities you would look for in an urban area. Shopping, cafes, great restaurants, and cultural events can be found throughout Summerville. Exciting things are going on every day of the year, and residents love being a part of this supportive and positive community near Charleston. Those who reside in Summerville prefer a slower pace of life, but they also prefer living in a town that offers them opportunities to have fun and celebrate special occasions. Summerville offers the best of both worlds, and those who call this city home appreciate living in one of the best places in the Carolina Lowcountry.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Oscar’s is one of the coziest restaurants in Summerville. Dine on the porch and enjoy happy hours and the lunch buffet that is popular among residents of all ages and tastes. The Red Pepper serves Italian cuisine in a traditional dining room featuring booth seating.
Things to Do
Middleton Place is a great place to visit to explore colonial-era history in Summerville. The Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site is another great place to learn about the long history of Charleston, Summerville, and the Carolina Lowcountry. These historic sites are great places to walk and hike throughout the year.
Enjoy rounds of golf at the Golf Club at Wescott Plantation and spend the day taking in the natural beauty of the Carolina Lowcountry. Summerville-Dorchester Museum is one of the greatest museums in the greater Charleston area. Visitors can learn about the colonial history of Summerville and its connection to the development of Charleston, South Carolina.
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