Welcome to the City of Summerville, South Carolina is just 24 miles outside of Charleston, making it the perfect day trip location to add to your itinerary. Great shopping and dining establishments add to Summerville's character, and you'll be pleased with the variety of accommodations (including quaint bed-and-breakfasts and charming inns). But we believe it's our Southern charm and historic flavor that makes Summerville and Dorchester County a 'must-see' destination. Summerville, South Carolina is a fantastic place to live, very family oriented and with lots of family activities and well-known annual events such as the Flowertown and Sweet Tea Festival. The city has many small local businesses as well as major chain stores and restaurants. You can take a stroll through the historic downtown area and embrace the city's charm and southern hospitality.