Welcome to Summers Corner. A place living comfortably in the space between town and country, where several small, distinctive neighborhoods will take shape around iconic parks. Where a walkable village center will one day invite you to shop, dine and perhaps even go to work. And where the spectacular setting of fresh water lakes and pine forests will connect you to a much larger, and wilder, community in nature.
Around the edges, vast expanses of water and woods create a natural buffer between Summers Corner and the rest of the world. They also provide a dramatic sense of arrival: As you turn off Highway 17A onto Summers Drive, the busy world recedes. You’re flanked by fresh water lakes and greeted by the calls of waterfowl. There’s a definite awareness of leaving one place behind and entering another as you drive to your new home.
As you move farther into the interior, a more civilized landscape begins to appear. Water and woods give way to cultivated parks and gardens in surprising frequency and variety. They become the primary elements – the civilizing spaces – around which the neighborhoods of Summers Corner will grow and assume their own distinctive identities.
One of the goals of the plan for Summers Corner is to ensure that every resident will be no more than a minute’s walk from their home to a park or public garden. The idea is simple enough: We want to invite people to come outside and play, to stroll, to jog, to throw a ball to the dog, to expand their idea of home to include garden, park and walking path. The result is not only a beautiful place but an active, healthy place to live.
At Summers Corner, we believe there’s nothing quite like a really good cup of coffee. Or glass of wine. Or a great sandwich. Those who agree with us will find all those things—and then some—at Corner House Café, located in the center of The Commons.
Here, you’ll find fresh fare inspired by seasonal ingredients, local sources and the incomparable flavor of the Lowcountry—like Counter Culture coffee, fresh pastries, sandwiches, 12 organic wines, craft beers by Freehouse Brewery and more. It’s a café where you can gather with with old friends… or meet some new ones. But it’s more than that. It’s also our information center, where you’ll learn about the homes and neighborhoods sprouting at Summers Corner.
Please drop in. The coffee’s on.
This is the place that long summer days were invented for. The neighborhood Pool House at Summers Corner features a full-size swimming pool with a large deck, a shallow children’s area and playground, changing rooms and restrooms, plus shady areas for barbecues and picnics. It’s a great place to meet friends, grill some burgers, soak up some sun and let the kids burn off a few thousand calories of pent-up energy . .
The village center. The marketplace. The crossroads for merchants, shoppers, workers, idle browsers and all those caffeinated denizens of the public spaces, engrossed in their digital screens. It’s the place where business is done – close to home in the village. And, well, Summers Corner will have one, too — at the intersection of Summers Drive and Beech Hill Road (Highway 61).
The long-term plan for Summers Corner calls for a variety of business opportunities ranging from main street retail to corporate and commercial spaces for larger companies.
The Pine Hill Business Campus is located just down the road from the entrance to Summers Corner on US Highway 17A. Designated a South Carolina Certified Industrial site, this 1,100-acre business park features picturesque grounds with ponds and woodlands. And it is now home to the global headquarters of ArborGen, a global leader in forestry biotechnology. Pine Hill offers the strategic advantages of all required infrastructure, build-to-suit flexibility, and plenty of room to grow – assuring that it will become a major contributor to the economic vitality of Summers Corner and the greater Summerville area for many years to come.
Summers Corner homes are located in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry, 40 minutes northwest of downtown Charleston and 30 minutes from Charleston International Airport.