About 20 miles north of Charleston, SC, sits the historic town of Summerville. Founded in 1847 and known as Flowertown, the area is a favorite of residents who seek a small-town community feel within commuting distance of the city and area beaches — the best of both worlds. In addition to a growing newer commercial district with modern shopping and restaurant chains, Summerville is home to a beautiful historic district and numerous recreation opportunities. In addition to four golf courses and several public boat landings, the town is full of parks and known for its excellent public schools, making it a favorite among families. Housing in the area is a mix of historic and modern. Homes in the newer planned subdivisions can be extremely affordable.