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Summerville, South Carolina

scenic photo of Summerville, SCLocated amid thick pine forests 30 miles inland from the South Carolina coast, 18th century Summerville was a vacation spot for Charlestonians seeking relief from the oppressive summer humidity and tormenting swarms of mosquitoes.

In the 21st century, a combination of affordable housing, excellent schools, numerous recreational alternatives and charming architecture has made this small city one of the best places to settle down in South Carolina.

Centuries ago, the low incidence of mosquitoes in Summerville was attributed to the pine trees that blanket the area, launching the love affair between the town’s residents and the many species of indigenous pines that thrive in the sandy soil. Meanwhile, as the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the International Congress of Physicians declared Summerville to be one of the best places in the world for people suffering from lung disorders. At the time, the prevailing medical belief was that the powerful scent of pine trees, still omnipresent in the area today, contained special healing properties. Thousands with respiratory ailments flocked to Summerville, and many fell in love with the beauty of the small town and the forests that surround it.

Though it is no longer a destination for people with lung problems, Summerville has remained a popular choice for families and retirees relocating to the sunny South. But to this day, there are laws against cutting down Summerville’s “fever-preventing” pine trees.

For one week every spring, “The Flowertown in the Pines” lives up to its nickname in a big way. The city is awash with color during the annual Flowertown Festival, held during the first week of April. The world-renowned Festival, which draws artists and craftsmen from across the United States, is the second biggest draw in the area, behind Charleston’s Spoleto Festival.

Summerville offers its residents and visitors excellent local eateries and a variety of chain restaurants, retail shopping and health care facilities. The area is by no means short of recreational opportunities, from golf and tennis to hunting, fishing and boating. And the beaches of the Carolina coast are within a 30-minute drive.

The Francis Beidler Forest, owned and operated by the National Audubon Society, is also a short drive away, and, on a rainy day, the Dorchester Museum is home to some of the oldest fossils discovered in South Carolina.

Properties for Sale in Summerville, SC

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$432,000 • Active • 2791 sqft
504 Tidewater Chase, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Carolina One Real Estate
MLS# 19023564


$429,900 • Active • 2790 sqft
408 Ashby, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Sabal Homes LLC
MLS# 19026187


$429,000 • Active • 3533 sqft
248 Ribbon, Summerville, SC 29483
Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate
MLS# 19010512


$427,900 • Active • 3129 sqft
219 Seaworthy, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: D R Horton Inc
MLS# 19004989


$427,900 • Active Contingent • 3129 sqft
228 Seaworthy, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: D R Horton Inc
MLS# 19018119


$425,000 • Active • 3567 sqft
215 Carolina, Summerville, SC 29483
Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office:
MLS# 19014767


$425,000 • Active • 2854 sqft
244 Warbler, Summerville, SC 29483
Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Carolina One Real Estate
MLS# 19017724


$425,000 • Active • 2398 sqft
386 Oak Park, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Carolina One Real Estate
MLS# 19018968


$425,000 • Active • 2300 sqft
251 Calm Water, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: iSave Realty
MLS# 19024925


$423,859 • Active Contingent • 4174 sqft
283 Saxony, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 6 Baths: 4 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: Carolina One Real Estate
MLS# 19026692


$423,517 • Active • 3554 sqft
123 Boots Branch, Summerville, SC 29485
Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: Crescent Homes Realty LLC
MLS# 19023303


$422,076 • Active • 2595 sqft
361 Oak Park, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Weekley Homes L P
MLS# 19016058


$420,000 • Active • 2885 sqft
110 Scotland, Summerville, SC 29483
Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: AgentOwned Realty Co. Premier Group, Inc.
MLS# 19020132


$420,000 • Active • 2920 sqft
107 Parish Farms, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Coldwell Banker United, Realtors
MLS# 19025969


$419,990 • Active • 3158 sqft
103 True Grit, Summerville, SC 29483
Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Dan Ryan Builders South Carolina LLC
MLS# 19011030


$419,000 • Active • 2390 sqft
311 Bright Leaf, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: Carolina One Real Estate
MLS# 19010831


$417,900 • Active • 3165 sqft
222 Seaworthy, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: D R Horton Inc
MLS# 19012480


$415,000 • Active • 2785 sqft
625 Van Buren, Summerville, SC 29486
Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: Eastwood Homes
MLS# 18018333


$415,000 • Active • 2288 sqft
214 Sumter, Summerville, SC 29483
Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Full, 1 Half
Listing Office: REMAX Alliance
MLS# 19022401


$415,000 • Active • 3246 sqft
101 Elery, Summerville, SC 29485
Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Full, 0 Half
Listing Office: BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate
MLS# 19025733


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