A new, fresh and vibrant community in the heart of Summerville. Nexton is committed to creating a better tomorrow for the residents and daily visitors. Providing a place where people can work, live and thrive, Nexton is connecting the world through leading-edge technology. Grab a bike and enjoy cruising through miles of trails and parks or walk to the square for some shopping at local boutiques. Nexton is a safe community just 25 miles from Historic Charleston and 5 miles to downtown Summerville.
Summerville was founded shortly after the American Revolution as an escape for locals who were looking to get away from it all in the rolling hills of South Carolina. Not much has changed since then when it comes to Summerville being a special place for locals and visitors alike to take a break from our bigger “sister cities” of Charleston or Mount Pleasant and connect to the charming spirit of the South.
One of the biggest claims to fame for Summerville is as the “Birthplace of Sweet Tea and Southern Charm”. If you don’t believe us, just visit the local tourist attraction affectionately known as “Mason.” The proud 15-foot tall mason jar held the “World’s Largest Sweet Tea” with over 2,500 gallons of the tasty beverage, earning its rightful place on the Guinness Book of World Records. If you are looking to tap into the historical side of town, you will enjoy strolling through Historic Downtown Summerville. The architectural storefront facades are like moments from times gone by. Visitors can spend hours discovering the local boutique shops, cafés and restaurants that line the picturesque streets.
Art lovers also have a special place in Summerville. The newly inspired Art’s District and dedicated community arts center is home to an 11,500 square foot facility that includes two exhibition halls, 14 artist studios, a stage for music and an educational space.
Located a little over 30 minutes from our property are the exciting cities of Charleston and Mount Pleasant. When you’re ready to take on these “big cities,” you’ll find countless world-famous attractions of the Great South to keep you occupied for days. Start your visit at Rainbow Row in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. Restored in the 1930s and 1940s and painted the pastel colors that make them unmistakable today has made this row of 13 historic row houses easily one of the most photographed places in the entire state.
From there, you can easily catch the ferry to visit Fort Sumter National Monument located in the Charleston Harbor. Built after the War of 1812, this famous sea fort has a tale to tell having been an important location in two significant battles, one of which started the American Civil War.
If you wish to learn more about the history of the South while connecting to the beauty of South Carolina’s landscapes, plan a daytrip to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Located on Ashley River, the historic house and gardens will motivate you to reenact scenes from the movie Gone with the Wind. The plantation was built in the mid-1600s and has been owned by the same family for 15 generations.
Treat yourself to a day of fun when you head toward Folly Beach. Located approximately 30 minutes southwest of downtown Charleston, this beach is a local favorite for families who want to spend time reconnecting to refreshing waters, time in the sun and good times that are only possible in the good ol’ South.