The "bedroom" town of Charleston, SC made up mostly of homes, homes and more homes, schools, restaurants, banks and stores. Everything a bedroom town could want. Got its name because rich folk would move "up" to Summerville to get away from the water when malaria was a widespread disease. The town has had the same mayor for 70 years-OMG! He's FINALLY leaving office and maybe the town can move forward. It's a very beautiful place and carries the nickname of "FlowerTown in The Pines." The Flowertown Festival is a huge celebration each year in April and is voted one of the best festivals in the country. If you want a great place to raise children, Summerville is it!
by summerville native April 25, 2011