Summerville, South Carolina is a favorite spot for those retiring who want to have a peaceful, fun-filled, active lifestyle to spend their golden years.  

Called the "The Flower Town in the Pines", it is an interesting historical town and an ideal place to live if you are seeking a 55 plus community. 

Let’s start with the golf amenities...

Summerville has several golf communities. Westcott Plantation and Legend Oaks Plantation are regarded as some of the best to play a round.

Westcott Plantation has three 9-hole golf courses, thus making it the only 27-hole golf course in the area, that is designed to offer different degrees of difficulty.

Legend Oaks Plantation is an award-winning Golf and Tennis Club. The golf facility was awarded the 2010 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year as selected by the Golf Course Owners Association. And, in 2012 the tennis facility was named the South Carolina Tennis Facility of the Year as selected by the Southern Division of the USTA.

There's the Flowertown Festival which takes place in the spring...

During this time, residents and visitors transcend the affable Southern town and become part of the community taking in the magnificent flowers and hospitality. It's here you can experience what is regarded as the biggest arts and crafts festival held in the Southeast. 

The event is ranked by the Southeast Tourism Society as among the top 20 events held in the Southeast. It’s a three-day festival full of activity, learning and fun.  

There's the Farmers' Market... 

Unlike any ordinary Farmers' Market, the "5 star" Summerville Farmers' Market offers a breathtaking experience when you want to shop for items like fresh local produce, seafood, meat products, baked goods and much more. As if that isn't enough, your shopping experience is complemented with live music in the Market Café between 10 am - 1 pm. 

Summerville has Azalea Park...

This 12-acre garden with a plethora of azaleas and camellias, features a gazebo, bronze sculptures, reflection ponds and a collection of seasonal colors. 

It is an ideal place for leisurely strolls offering a spectacular view and admiration of the year-round beauty of the bronze sculptures and ponds. 

It’s also in Azalea Park where the YMCA Flowertown Festival is hosted as well as other amenities like tennis courts.

Cuthbert Community Center, also in Azalea Park, is a special event venue where residents can rent the facility to host weddings, anniversaries and other memorable occasions. 

If you want an active adult community that fulfills your lifestyle, Summerville has many to choose your retirement home:

Carillon at the Ponds

Cresswind at The Ponds

Del Webb Charleston

Del Webb Nexton

Four Seasons at the Lakes of Cane Bay

The Elms of Charleston

The Pines at Gahagan

From amenities that include social gathering places, nature trails, tennis courts, exercise rooms, private pools, juice bars to paved sidewalks for jogging and biking, you will find a truly interesting and fulfilling experience when you live in one of these active adult communities. 

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Then, give Debra Whitfield, a top 55 Plus agent in Summerville, a call at (843) 367-4845.

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