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Summerville is famously nicknamed “Flowertown in the Pines” for its scenic setting along the Ashley River in Dorchester County.

It was a small village that became popular in the late 19th century as a Summer retreat for Charlestonians eager to escape to its lush, forested serenity. Graced with acres and acres of towering pines, Summerville was renowned for the healthful qualities of its resin-filled air, and spas were developed during the Victorian era that brought visitors from around the world.

Many grand houses were built along winding streets emblazoned by banks of flourishing azaleas. Today, the heart of the old town is still one of the most gorgeous residential areas in South Carolina, with a quaintness of architectural style and a stunning, colorful landscape that inspires artists and photographers.

Such charm and beauty could not be kept a secret, and Summerville has grown considerably in recent years as an ideal place to live. Excellent schools, wonderful parks, classic homes, challenging golf courses, and a charming town center make Summerville a mesmerizing address.

Each Spring, the town is dazzling with its famous flowers, and the Azalea Festival in April has become a showcase event that draws tens of thousands to this remarkable community.

Business opportunities are expanding in the Charleston area with a host of vibrant industries and employers, and nearby commercial parks and sites in Dorchester and Berkeley counties have added to the desirability of homes in Summerville area, where planned communities afford homeowners the luxury of living in this natural haven and being close to jobs and services.

Take a paddle trip down the Ashley Rives from Old Fort Dorchester State Park, play a round of golf amid moss-covered oak trees at the stunning Westcott Golf Club, or drive past antebellum homes crowned with florid azaleas on Central Avenue, and find the timeless allure of Summerville.

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