Apartments for Rent in Summerville, SC(show city information)
Known as “The Flower Town in the Pines,” Summerville began as a destination to escape from the heat of the Low Country summers. Since its settlement over 200 years ago, Summerville has burgeoned into a premier Charleston area address while still maintaining its connection to the beauty of nature that inspired its original settlers. Boasting its own historic district with over 700 buildings on the national historic register, Summerville rivals only downtown Charleston for the area’s southern charm. Plantations, historic homes, museums, and gardens coexist with new neighborhoods, community buildings, restaurants, and businesses to create an atmosphere that is seldom so balanced and harmonious.
Azalea Park plays host to the annual Flowertown Festival, known throughout the region and even world-wide as a celebration of arts, crafts, entertainment, food, community, and the springtime beauty of the flowers that Summerville is so well known for. Other fun events throughout the year include the Sculpture in the South Exhibit, Taste of the Town, Red, White, and Blue celebration, Scarecrows on the Square & December’s Holly Days, further emphasizing Summerville’s commitment to festive community events. Additional parks offer a variety of recreation such as playgrounds, ponds, walking trails, picnic pavilions, and more. Sun worshippers can head to Edisto Beach for fun in the sun, or golf enthusiasts can tee off at Legend Oaks, Wescott Plantation, Pine Forest, or Miler Country Club golf clubs. Jessen Boat Landing with its river access, fishing pier, kayaking, and boating round out the fun and relaxing activities available at every turn. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are in no short supply, and boutiques both contemporary and classic, major chain stores, and antique shops are part of what makes living in Summerville so enjoyable. Families also love Summerville for its location in the top-rated Dorchester County School district.
With a quick hop onto I-26 from Summerville, you are an easy distance from the major economic centers of Boeing, MUSC, Charleston Air Force Base, Naval Weapons Station, Bosche, Vought, Mead Westvaco, and the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Headquarters as well as a stone’s throw to other Charleston area city attractions. A drive down Ashley River Road and you’ll land on the doorsteps of three of the most significant plantations in Charleston history: Magnolia, Middleton Place, and Drayton Hall are all open to the public for touring. Summerville offers a contemporary and convenient lifestyle blended with the comfort that comes from living with our history and tradition. It truly has something for everyone!