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10 Reasons to Live in Summerville

  • Enjoy the town's Sweet Tea Trail: This unique trail is located in the heart of downtown Summerville and runs through the five districts of the town, offering tasty southern dining, shopping and much more. From there, the trail visits the storied Azalea Park and features a self-guided walking tour of historic homes.

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  • Take a trolley tour: On the third Friday of each month, starting at 10:30 a.m., enjoy a special trolley tour with Summerville resident and nationally known story teller, Tim Lowry, as your guide who will take you about the town as you enjoy complimentary tastes from a number of Summerville's restaurants and gourmet shops. Check out great places like Oscar's or Eclectic Chef.
  • Take a stroll through Azalea Park: This beautiful park is a 12-acre oasis in the heart of Summerville. Here you'll come face-to-face with peaceful ponds, paths, fountains, tennis courts and an amazing collection of beautiful sculptures. The park is also known for its colorful flowers. Want to buy a bouquet of flowers yourself? The Blossom shop is a great place in town to do it.
  • Have fun at the annual Flowertown Festival: Consistently ranked one of the top 20 events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, this three-day festival features over 200 artists from throughout the country, delicious food, fun activities and rides for children, a farmer's market and more. Best of all, admission and parking to the event are free.
  • View beautiful sculptures during the annual Sculptures of the South: For more than fifteen years, this event has received recognition as one of South Carolina's premier outdoor arts events and is fast being hailed nationally. It allows collectors and first time art enthusiasts a chance to mingle and chat with 35 leading fine art sculptors, representing a wide range of original artworks. If you want to see art in a gallery setting, you can also check out Off the Wall Art Gallery.
  • Check out Summerville's Walking Tour of Historic Homes: This walking tour allows you to see a glimpse of the town's history, which includes approximately 20 majestic homes, well-manicured gardens and a small town atmosphere. These are not rent to own houses, but one can dream, right? The tour begins at the Cuthbert Community Center in Azalea Park and concludes at Squirrel Inn which dates back to the early 1900's.
  • Affordable homes: Summerville offers some of the most affordable homes for sale in the country. This is, perhaps, why the town has seen such a big boost in population growth in recent years. Some communities have brand new homes for under $125,000. Rent to own homes are also available. If you want to look at homes near a park, check out the areas around Sky Dogs Family Park or Colonial Dorchester.
  • Charming older houses: The historic homes of Downtown Summerville offer beauty, simplicity and comfort, surrounded by a never ending selection of things to do within the quaint town. Some of the more elegant properties can be expensive, so look for rent to own opportunities to make getting into your dream home easier. Want to deck out your historic home? A great store to shop at is Marigolds Summerville. Want to rent? You can find three bedroom rental homes for an average of about $1,100 per month.
  • Perfect place to live: Summerville has many excellent amenities as well as rent to own homes. The town of Summerville's Parks and Recreation Department offers quality facilities and recreational and leisure opportunities for town residents and visitors alike. Many also enjoy the freshest local produce, baked goods, and jellies and jams at the town's nearby Farmers Market. If you're looking to buy you'll be in good company. About 60% of homes in town are owned.