One of the largest cities in Dorchester County and located on I-26 just north of Charleston is where you'll find this charming place known as Summerville, South Carolina. The secret is out because this community has grown to a population of just around 51,692 (2020).

Many fall in love with Summerville for several reasons, and the historic district is top on the list. It is home to buildings dating back to the Civil War era, and so it, therefore, is a draw to those who like character and unique architecture. 

There's also the fact that Summerville offers a variety of things to do for both locals and visitors. We thought we would share a few examples of those activities with our readers.


  1. Free Shag Lessons. Time to cut a rug and join the Summerville Shag Club every Monday at 7 PM at the Summerville Country Club and learn the Carolina Shag Dance!! Visit website. 
  1. Summerville Winter Farmer's Market. A great fill in for those missing the summertime Farmer's Market. This one is every Saturday, until April 11th, and runs from 9 AM through 1 PM indoors at Coastal Coffee Roasters, 108 E. 3rd North St., Summerville. Further info.  
  1. Flowertown Festival. This 3-day festival attracts visitors from all over. In 2020, the festival is April 3rd through April 5th. It has been named as one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society. It is also known as one of the LARGEST Arts & Crafts Festivals in the Southeast! Visit website.
  1. Sculpture in the South. Residents and visitors love discovering the sculptures tucked in select places around Summerville, and the uniqueness of each one. Visit website. 
  1. Summerville Walking Trail of Homes and Flowers. A lovely way to spend a day is strolling through the impressive historic homes and gardens. Bring your camera! Visit website. 
  1. Summerville Farmer's Market. This particular market is located at 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, and is held every Saturday from Easter through Thanksgiving. You'll find everything from fruit and veggies to potted herbs and more. Visit website.
  1. Summerville Skates. One doesn't think of ice skating along with living in the South. Still, Summerville does, and they accomplish this through a temporary ice rink that was open from Saturday, November 23rd to Saturday, January 11th, this past year. Visit website.
  1. Homegrown Brewhouse and Oak Road Brewery. If you're thirsty, then why not try some local brew! No one does it better than these two breweries. Both are located in the heart of Summerville's downtown district. Visit Homegrown Brewhouse's websiteVisit Oak Road Brewery's website.
  1. Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail. Located along the Sawmill Branch Canal, this is a popular destination for outdoor lovers. Enjoy walking and biking on the 6.5-mile-long trail. What's nice is that it connects with several neighborhoods. Visit website.
  1. Francis Beilder Forest. This is another outdoor lover's favorite destination and is located just outside of Summerville. Walk the 1.75-mile boardwalk or take a canoe or kayak trip. Lots to do here. Visit website.

There is definitely more to do in Summerville then the ten we listed. These were just the first that we thought of as they are very popular. If Summerville is a community that interests you and you are thinking of making it your home, please consider giving Infinity Realty a call. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to guide you to a place that meets your needs and desires. We are happy to assist you in deciding on the best place for you. Contact us today! We are ready and waiting to help you find your perfect home!