Historic Summerville ... "Flower Town in the Pines," she is called, once a retreat for plantation owners wanting to escape the balminess of the low-country marshlands (and no doubt the sand-fleas or no-see-ums indigenous to low-country marshlands). Summerville has a very quaint historic district featuring local shops, a delightful small-town bookstore complete with a (mostly) friendly cat, and the Flowertown Players at the Summerville Community Theater. If you're looking for a place to move near the Charleston Area, you can get a lot of house for the money in Summerville. Summerville also offers some of the best schools in South Carolina. The recently renewed shopping corridor on Route 17A near I-26 and Dorchester Road brings all of the necessities near your doorstep including a movie theater, Discount Stores, TJ Max, Marshalls, Belk, Kohls, restaurants, grocery stores, and of course the dueling Home Depot and Lowes home improvement centers.