Nexton in the Summerville area of South Carolina is a relatively new community - but don't mistake it for a fledgling neighborhood without much to offer. In fact, in a short time, Nexton has become one of the hottest communities in the Lowcountry to live in.
But, why is that?
It could be the fact that in only a few years it's become an award-winning, nationally acclaimed community. Or could it be that even non-residents will drive from out of town to shop its shops and dine in its great restaurants? Maybe it's because the design of this community makes sure to meld nature, commerce, and entertainment together seamlessly. In this article, we'll lay out why so many folks are making Nexton their home.
While Nexton is conveniently located at I-26 and Nexton Parkway and minutes away from employers like Volvo, Bosch, and others - what's really attractive about the community is simply what's already there. Nexton has its own dining and shopping, areas to hike and bike ride, exercise, and the school district is the most sought-after in the area.
Cane Bay High School
Cane Bay High currently serves 2,116 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. 81% of the teaching staff has 3 or more years of experience.
Cane Bay Middle School
Cane Bay Middle serves 1,182 students in grades 5-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. 79% of the teaching staff has 3 or more years of experience.
Sangaree Middle School
Sangaree currently serves 810 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1 and 96% of the teaching staff has 3 or more years of experience.
Westview Middle School
Westview is a public school currently serving 852 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1 and 97% of the teaching staff with 3 or more years of experience.
Berkeley Preparatory Academy
Berkeley Preparatory is a tuition-free charter school in Summerville serving grades K-8th grade
photo via Nexton Elementary
Nexton Elementary serves 862 students in grades PK-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1 and with 96% of its teaching staff with 3 or more years of experience.
Cane Bay Elementary
This elementary school currently has 1,096 students enrolled in grades PK-4 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1 and 81% of its teaching staff has 3 or more years of experience.
Westview Elementary is located in Goose Creek but serves the Nexton area with 576 students currently enrolled. The student-teacher ratio is 15 to one and 90% of the teaching staff has 3 or more years of experience.
This national chain of preschools has a location just off I-26 on Brighton Park Boulevard. They offer services for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old with operating hours of Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6:30pm.
This preschool offers care for children aged 6 weeks to 8 years old, operating Monday through Friday from 6am to 6pm.
Tiny Tots Tech is a locally-owned preschool serving children from infants to K-4. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 6 am to 6 pm. They also offer military and first-responder discounts with a valid ID
A private K5 through 5th-grade school for students with high-functioning autism.
A private college prep school offering Christian-based education for preschool to high school-age children.
Private Christian school serving PK through grade 12.
Private college preparatory school serving PK through 12th-grade students.
A private Christian school for K-12 age school children with around 175 students.
Private Christian school for grades K-8th grade with a small enrollment of around 37 students.
photo via Nexton.com
This centrally-located neighborhood within Nexton offers the convenience of Midtown Club (see below), concerts, shopping, dining, and more within a short bike or golf cart ride.
Check out the Map of Midtown Nexton for more info.
Del Webb is well-known for its 55+ communities and they've brought the same level of care and detail to Nexton's version while still melding with the rest of the community. Del Webb offers its own exclusive amenities and tons of activities and events to keep you busy.
North Creek Village
North Creek Village in Nexton is located in the northernmost area of the community and offers a smaller more intimate community feel while being a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Nexton... but not too much.
Community Amenities and HOA
The Midtown Club
photo via Nexton.com
This community club is next-level. It has a uniquely-shaped pool that gives things a natural beach-y feel, and multiple outdoor spaces for sports, food trucks, and movie nights. There are also pickleball and tennis courts that are well-lit for night games, too. Finally a covered pavilion and play area for the kids.
Parks and Trails
Nexton offers 46 parks spread throughout the community's four neighborhoods from large green spaces to small "pocket parks" situated like hidden gems to discover. Along with those parks come miles and miles of walking trails to enjoy nature and stretch your legs.
Midtown Club has its own distinct pool area, but the Swim Club also has its own features that draw the crowds as well with its 25-meter competition pool, splash pad for the kids, and plenty of places to catch some rays or grab some shade and read a good book.
While Nexton as a whole is designed to be pet-friendly with miles of trails, sidewalks, and greenspaces for you and your pet to enjoy, they also offer an amazing dog park in the Brighton Park Dog Park available to all Nexton Residential Association owners.
The Property Owners Association at Nexton is focused on the maintenance of the current community as well as the enhancement as it grows by adding additional parks, gardens, and other community-enhancing features as the area continues to mature. Check out the additional information about the POA.
Dining In Nexton
photo via Halls Chophouse
Halls began life in 2009 with a spot in Downtown Charleston and since that time has expanded to include Greenville, Columbia, and (thankfully) Nexton. Halls is one of those stellar spots that have high-quality food and customer service and still have something for everyone.
Our recommendations: For the salad-lover, you can’t go wrong with the Prime Steak Martini aka “The Steaktini”. The Halls Chophouse rack of lamb is consistently tender and seasoned to perfection. When you don’t want a full meal, the calamari, fried green tomatoes, and lump crab cakes are always sure bets.
Fuji Sushi Bar and Grill
Fuji is another staple that’s been around since 2009 and happily has opened a spot in Nexton Square. The atmosphere is always laid-back and cozy with great lunch specials.
Our recommendations: One of our favorites is the Hibachi Combo, everything is always super fresh.
D’Allesandro’s Pizza Nexton
Another spot with its origins in Downtown Charleston that we’re thrilled decided to open in Nexton. We love to take clients here and it’s also a go-to spot for us to grab something quick and delicious when we’re having a busy day.
Our recommendations: Their pizza, of course! The flavors and sauce are fantastic.
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
photo via Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
Although Bad Daddy’s got its start in Charlotte, NC, we can confidently say one of the best decisions they made was to head down to the Lowcountry (for us anyway) When we’re looking for a more casual spot to take clients, this is where we head. Great food and excellent customer service is a simple but 100% accurate ways to describe this spot.
Our Recommendations: Create-your-own burger, fried pickles, wings, and not your momma's deviled eggs - which is true but you’ll be hooked after you’ve tried them.
Nexton Real Estate Market
photo via Nexton.com
Homes in Nexton range from the high $300s to over $1 million within the several distinct neighborhoods. These homes ranging from 1200 square feet to 3500+ square feet are built by award-winning home builders Ashton Woods, Centex, David Weekly, Del Webb, Homes by Dickerson, New Leaf, Pulte Homes, Saussy Burbank and True Homes.
How Far is Nexton to Downtown Charleston?
From Nexton to Downtown Charleston is about 27 miles taking Interstate 26.
Homes for Sale In Nexton
If you're considering a move, check out the available homes for sale in Nexton here.
Clients have asked us before if Nexton is an actual town in the Lowcountry. It's not, but it has almost everything you'd need to be one! Folks who live there often talk about how you'd never have to leave if you didn't want to - and that's a major draw for the community - Everything you'd ever need is pretty much at your fingertips. But the convenient access to so many other amazing places in the Lowcountry really DOES put everything about a coastal lifestyle at your fingertips.
If you're interested in more information about living in Nexton, or would like to tour a listing - get in touch today!