Pine Forest, Summerville, SC

As the 19th century rolled over into the 20th, Summerville, South Carolina’s Pine Forest Inn was among the most popular resorts on the entire East Coast. Visitors with money to spend frequented the 200-room inn to play golf, hunt, watch horse races or simply enjoy the soothing scent of the area’s ubiquitous pine trees, claimed by some to be a cure … [Read more...]

A Legend in Summerville: Legend Oaks Plantation

Golf magazine Travel Editor Brian McCallen has compared the approach to the neighborhood and clubhouse at Legend Oaks Plantation to Magnolia Drive, the famed road leading to the icon of golf, Augusta National in Georgia, home of the Masters. Reaching the neighborhood and golf course, down an avenue of 300-year-old live oak trees, will soon be a … [Read more...]

Summerville’s History in Pictures

Descriptions of antebellum Summerville are charming and involve narrow roads winding around tall trees and connecting yards where fires flickered and illuminated neighbors gathering on the broad porches of their rustic homes. “In time, apparently tiring of the back-and-forth moves and encouraged by the sociability of the closer quarters, … [Read more...]

Summerville is Open For Business: Economic Development, It’s a Good Thing

Summerville is open for business. that’s the message from Madelyn Robinson, director of planning and economic development and zoning administrator for the town of Summerville. “It’s a town that’s getting bigger population-wise and area-wise, but it does a fantastic job of still retaining its charm and its small-town feeling,” said Robinson. … [Read more...]

Focus on the Future: Mayor Bill Collins – Summerville, SC

Summerville is a special place, and I will work with every ounce of my being to make sure it remains a special place.” Those words were spoken by Bill Collins after the announcement that he had been elected mayor. “There’s a lot to be done. And it’s going to take the efforts of a lot of people. I just want to be one of those people doing … [Read more...]

The Pines at Charleston Park, Summerville, SC

According to Ned Beck, director of marketing for KB Home, Charleston Park is in an optimum location. "It's near everything people need," says Beck. "Charleston Park is near shopping, jobs and good school districts." Great location aside, the town homes at The Pines at Charleston Park have much to offer. With six floor plans to choose from and … [Read more...]

The Ponds, Summerville, South Carolina

The Ashley is more than just a river to the residents of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Because of its length and innate beauty and the sense of direction it provides, it is more like a gift of Nature. The Ponds, a spectacular 2,000-acre community in Summerville, is at the headwaters of this historic river, at Schulz's Lake. "We are the highest … [Read more...]

Legend Oaks, Summerville, SC

The Legend Oaks golf community in Summerville is an apt reflection of Charleston's golfing heritage. Golf has been a way of life in Charleston longer than in any other American city. Back in 1786, a year before the Founding Fathers laid out America's political and legal systems in the Constitution, Charlestonians laid out the country's first … [Read more...]

Blackberry Creek, Summerville, SC

Snuggled comfortably between the small, quaint town of Jedburg and fast-growing Summerville, South Carolina, the new neighborhood of Blackberry Creek is all about quality of life. The development, a project of KB Home, one of the nation’s leading home-builders, eventually will include 183 homes. Those who buy at Blackberry Creek will have a … [Read more...]

Daniel`s Orchard, Summerville, SC

The homes in Daniel’s Orchard, ranging from just over 1,500 square feet to nearly 4,000 square feet, feature a wide range of extras... As the end of the 18th century approached, wealthy Lowcountry plantation owners were among the first to be lured to the pine forests of what is now Summerville, temporarily moving inland to escape the oppressive … [Read more...]