A Longtime Resort
CNN Money recently named Summerville among its Top 25 Places to Retire. But this “Flower Town in the Pines” was first inhabited in the 1700s by Charlestonians and other residents of the Lowcountry, who came here for a cool, shady retreat from the summer heat. Proof that it’s always been a pretty spectacular place to live.
Welcome to Main Street
Whether your pleasure is fresh-roasted coffee, craft beer or a world-class hot dog, Summerville’s Main Street district has it all (including Perfectly Frank’s hot dog joint, which was featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives”). For those more interested in the arts (and crafts), there’s also an art gallery and quilt shop.
Steeped in History
There are certain things that make Summerville…well, Summerville. Like Middleton Place—home to the oldest landscaped gardens in the U.S., and one of 700 registered historic landmarks in town. Or the fact that it’s the birthplace of Sweet Tea (with a long lists of events and tours to prove it.)