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Summers Corner: The Best of Both Worlds

Summers Corner is a growing new home community in Summerville, South Carolina. Saussy Burbank is on the team of Summerville, SC homebuilders building new homes in Summers Corner. Summerville is a historic small town that was first inhabited in the late 1700s, mostly by wealthy Charlestonians looking for a haven from the heat and mosquitos in summer. The town grew over time, even claiming status as one of the best places in the world to recover from lung disease.

Visitors flocked to this charming town, and inns and restaurants grew in response. Known as “The Flower Town in the Pines,” Summerville offers cool breezes, lush and fragrant pine forests, and few tourists – all with easy access to Charleston and Lowcountry beaches.

Summerville Today

Today Summerville is home to 46,000 people and dozens of businesses. Downtown is bustling with locals enjoying restaurants such as Five Loaves Café, Swig & Swine, Matt’s Burgers, Eclectic Chef, and Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar.

You don’t have to leave the community to do your shopping either – Summerville has all of the conveniences you need, plus local jewelers, hair salons, clothing boutiques, art galleries, wine shops, and gourmet groceries.

Summerville is also home to the world-famous Flowertown Festival, an annual arts and crafts event that celebrates art, nature, and delicious Lowcountry food. The festival was voted as one of the Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism board and is highly anticipated by locals and visitors every year.

Summers Corner: A Community Built Around Nature

Summers Corner can be found near the intersection of highways 17-A and 61. Distances to other areas of interest are:

  • Downtown Summerville: 15 minutes
  • Downtown Charleston: 45 minutes
  • The beach: 50 minutes
  • Columbia: 90 minutes

The community was built to offer the best of country living with in-town style and amenities. Small neighborhoods are centered around shared parks, which encourage people to get outside and play and socialize. Parks are bird-friendly and butterfly-friendly with native food plants and custom-built birdhouses and habitats.

If you enjoy walking or jogging, Summers Corner features short paths, perfect for a twice-daily dog walk, and longer loops that span nearly 4 miles. Parks include lush gardens blooming with native flowers and trees.

Love to paddle, kayak, or fish? You’ll love Buffalo Lake. This 95-acre freshwater lake has an open-air pavilion for social actives, picnics, or just hanging out on a sunny day. There’s also a fishing dock, canoe and kayak storage, and launch. The lake is kept stocked with largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Near the lake, you’ll spot a sweet little custom-built bat house. Summers Corner bats help control the mosquito population naturally, as do the resident martins and other insect-loving birds.

The Commons is the heart of the community with the Corner House Café, and vegetable gardens maintained by master gardeners. On weekends you may find a gathering of food trucks and live bands.

This is an active, connected community that loves to get together for social and educational opportunities. Past events include:

  • Nightcap yoga
  • Craft lessons such as chalk art and woodworking
  • Fishing clinics
  • Rum tasting
  • Storytime with the Tooth Fairy
  • Kid’s birdhouse building workshops
  • Sweetgrass basket workshops
  • Family nature walks with the Audubon Society
  • Mommy & Me tea parties
  • Craft beer tasting
  • Gardening lessons

The weekly farmer’s market is a massive hit with homeowners, with vendors offering local and handmade products such as honey, pastries, coffee, vegetables, and boutique crafts.

Award-winning Schools

Dorchester District was recently awarded the State Department of Education’s Red Carpet Award, which recognizes schools that have outstanding family-friendly environments. Summers Corner elementary students have a short walk between home and a brand-new building. Sand Hill Elementary has national accreditation as a Quality School System of Excellence.

Middle school students can walk to the brand-new Rollings Middle School of the Arts. The school accepts students in grades 6 – 8 by audition and offers specialties in band, dance, piano, strings, theater, visual arts, or vocal music.

Students who don’t attend Rollings will attend Gregg Middle School, an eight-minute drive from the neighborhood. Gregg takes pride in offering kids the latest in learning technology and a comprehensive Fine Arts program.

High school students go to Ashely Ridge High School, a five-minute drive from the neighborhood, and one of the best in the state. Ashley Ridge has a Good Agricultural Practices certification from the Department of agriculture, so Summers Corner students can sell their produce to local businesses, including the school cafeteria.

New Home Plans & Features

Homebuilder Saussy Burbank’s new homes in Summerville’s Summers Corner start in the low $200’s, with floor plans that range in size from 1580 square feet to 3065 square feet. Our houses are built with a modern farmhouse aesthetic that includes open floor plans, wrap porches, optional downstairs master bedrooms, generous outdoor entertaining space, flexible loft space, and two car garages (depending on plan).

Want to learn more? Check out this Post & Courier article about Summerville and Summers Corner. Or, just come for a visit and let us show you around.

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