Summers Corner grand opening set for Sept. 19

SUMMERVILLE, SC – Inspired by the region’s natural beauty, architectural styles and a culture of neighborly connection, Summers Corner will open to the public on Saturday, September 19.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the community will throw a housewarming party complete with live music, a native plant sale, games and tours. The stars of the show are six new, model homes from four builders: Dan Ryan Builders, Eastwood Homes, FrontDoor Communities and Sabal Homes.

Ranging in size from 1,300-to 3,600-plus square feet, home designs channel the enduring charm of Summerville and Lowcountry architecture. Every home in the community will be less than a five-minute walk or bike ride from a park.

This inaugural neighborhood is also within walking distance of two schools (Sand Hill Elementary and the Middle School for the Arts – both opening in 2016), and a 1,000-plus-seat community performing arts center. Translation: this place is designed to maximize neighborliness.

Amenities already in place include: a community garden, parks, shared event space, nature trails, neighborhood pool and Buffalo Lake.

One key feature is The Commons, a connection point for numerous exciting amenities. The Corner House is an airy, multi-use café, information center and meeting facility. Likely to be the heart of the community in its early days, the Corner House carries specialty coffee, craft beers and wines, and light lunches and baked goods.

At Summers Corner, Carolina Yards will enhance many homes. The Clemson University-certified program ensures naturally sustainable planting plans. The gardening ethos will be further enhanced by the presence of the Dorchester County Master Gardeners’ office, situated on The Commons and offering copious advice and insight.

Located at Highway 61 and Summers Drive, Summers Corner is unique among area communities, carefully straddling urban and suburban, rural and settled. And in a nod to how people live today, all homes and businesses have access to the new, 1 Gigabit Internet system by HomeTel.

The community’s 6,495 acres will include a network of freshwater lakes and gathering spots that invite connection. Buffalo Lake is a private freshwater amenity with a canoe/kayak launch. More than 10 miles of trails thread through Summers Corner.