Located just 24 miles from downtown Charleston, Summerville (in beautiful Dorchester County) is one of the most charming and quaint communities you’ll find with a pace of life that is a little more relaxed. People are friendly and like to say hello, and maybe chat if you’re so inclined. Come to Summerville to experience our “small town” feel while enjoying some very sophisticated amenities. Stroll the sun-dappled sidewalks and parks, browse the turn-of-the-century shops and boutiques, and have lunch or dinner in one of the many quaint restaurants in town. Visit a nearby plantation, go kayaking on pristine tidal waterways, or play golf on one of our manicured championship courses. And with so many lodging choices, you can extend your visit in style. Named one of 50 best small towns in America by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and with more than 700 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places Summerville is a true treasure trove of charming Victorian homes and delightful parks and gardens.