South Carolina Loan Scheme Leader brought to Justice

 

I am glad to see that those involved in the SC Loan Scheme have been brought to justice. Proverbs 13: 7 says ” There is that maketh himself rich and has nothing, and there is that maketh himself poor yet hath great riches…”  The Leader of the SC Loan Scheme has been sentenced to three years in jail.

What happened in this Loan Scheme in South Carolina?

This loan fraud grew out of the last real estate boom and it costs mortgage lenders over 24 million dollars.  A group of mortgage brokers was skimming off the top of the mortgages they were selling and stealing large amounts of money. They would inflate the price of the mortgage and only lend part of it and keep the rest for themselves. Thankfully, their crimes were discovered and they are going to prison. One of the fraudsters said ” I have lost every dime. I have lost it all.”

How does this affect my real estate clients?

Another boom of real estate is happening right now in Summerville SC Real Estate. I am always mindful that I am educating and protecting my buyers and sellers from loan fraud and similar scams.  When you are going to buy a Summerville home or sell your Summerville home, make sure you have someone in your corner that has weathered the ups and downs of the market and can guide you through the process.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.
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Christmas Events in Charleston, SC 2014

Looking for Christmas Events in Summerville 2016?

Christmas Events abound in Charleston, SC!  It may not be snowing, but there is plenty of Christmas Spirit and cheer in the city of Charleston.   Here are a few of my top picks for the upcoming Holiday Season. Hope to see you at some of them!  If you are looking for Christmas Events in Summerville, SC hop over here.

Holiday Festival of Lights

November 14-January 1, 2015

James Island County Park,

Every year the James Island County Park lights up over 500,000 lights to provide you with an enchanting 3-mile driving tour. Fun for everyone – in fact, they also offer a marshmallow roast and a 54 passenger train ride through the park to view the lights. To tour the lights in your car is $15/car and if you’d like you can ride the train around the lake for approximately $3/person and children under 2 are free if they sit in the lap of an adult.

I went with my kids and grandkids two years ago and it was a lot of fun for all the ages. You can read about my experience at the James Island Festival of Lights here.

Free Christmas Events in Charleston, SC 

The Reindeer Run 

December 6, 2014

Downtown Charleston, SC

This is a fun 5K run/walk through the streets of downtown Charleston during the Christmas season.  Take in gorgeous Charleston decked out in Christmas fanfare!  If you don’t like to run, just walk. If the kids want to come, they can dress up and compete in the “Most Original Holiday Costume” contest!  My daughter is going to be running this year, so I’ll be there.

 

Charleston Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Charleston, SC

December 6, 2014 2-5 PM (Parade) 4:30-6pm (Christmas Tree Lighting)

Marian Square, between King , Meeting & Calhoun Streets

This great holiday tradition is fun with bands and performers parading through downtown Charleston.  After the parade, join the Mayor of Charleston, SC and Santa Claus in lighting the magnificent 60 foot Tree of Lights, the official City of Charleston Christmas Tree at Marion Square.

 

North Charleston Christmas Festival – Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in North Charleston, SC

December 7, 2014 4:30-9pm, Call 843-740-5854

Marian Square, between King , Meeting & Calhoun Streets

The city of North Charleston puts on a festival, parade and Christmas lighting all in one night! Experience dozens of beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local churches, schools, businesses, and civic groups. Enjoy rides, dancing troupes, hayrides, pony rides, visits with Mr. and Mrs. Clause and the annual Christmas parade. Admission is free.

Events that Require Admission Fees:

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in North Charleston, SC

The Nutcracker Ballet is a staple of the Holiday Season and the Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is in North Charleston this year! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas tree and life-sized Matrushka Dolls.

Columbia City Ballet’s The Nutcracker

If you don’t want to see the Nutcracker on Christmas Eve, come see the Columbia City Ballet perform The Nutcracker earlier in December at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

 

Charleston Sleigh Ride

No, we don’t have snow, but since 2008, we have the Charleston Sleigh Ride!  Travel along the Charleston Peninsula for 1.5 hours and look at Christmas Decorations, hear stories of Charleston’s Christmas Traditions and sip on hot cocoa as you go!

Fourth of July Events in Summerville & Charleston, SC 2014

Fourth of July Events in the Summerville & Charleston area are AMAZING! You’ve got your choice of Fourth of July Events to choose from.

Summerville – Red, White & Blue on the Green  in Summerville, SC & Fireworks 
Location: Hutchinson Town Square (Red, White & Blue on the Green) & Gahagan Sports Complex (515 West Boundary St.) (Fireworks)

Date: Friday, July 4

5-8pm Historic downtown Summerville will be transformed into an Independence Day street festival. Summerville D.R.E.A.M. (Downtown Restoration, Enhancement and management) will be hosting the annual Red, White and Blue on the Green.  This Summerville event features games, face-painting, and jump castles along with a watermelon-eating contest sponsored by businesses and community organizations. Food vendors will be on hand to offer lots of summer favorites for purchase. There will be a costume contest for the best patriotic garb. The winners will help the mayor lead off the annual crowd favorite – our non-motorized parade. Decorated bicycles and wagons as well families parade around the park and the most original and best decorated entrants are awarded prizes.

8pm – The Fireworks for the Summerville crowd will be later in the evening once it is dark, usually around 9pm.  After you enjoy time downtown, head over to Gahagan Sports Complex for the fireworks show.

Directions to the Red, White and Blue on the Green Celebration:  1-26 West to Hwy. 17 South. Take Hwy. 17 South for about 4.5 miles until you reach the center of Summerville, SC at Hutchinson Square.

 

North Charleston – Riverfront Park -3-9 pm

The city of North Charleston always puts on a wonderful show for the residents of North Charleston.  The North Charleston Fireworks and celebration will take place at Riverfront Park from 3 – 9PM this year.  Enjoy local live music provided by the Blue Dogs as well as a few other local talented acts.  Bring the whole family for an exciting 2014 4th of July in North Charleston! There will be traditional 4th of July food vendors on site and plenty of activities to keep everybody feeling patriotic, and full!

Charleston – Patriot’s Point-Yorktown

Last year 35,000 people came to America’s National Carrier Aviation Museum to watch a dazzling fireworks display, listen to terrific live bands, enjoy our Kidz Zone, and feast on some of the best summer holiday food in the Charleston area. This year’s Patriots Point 4th of July Blast should prove to be even more entertaining! With Patriots Point and its partners making their largest investment ever in pyrotechnics, this year’s fireworks display should rate as the most spectacular ever to be launched from the deck of the aircraft carrier YORKTOWN.

Admission: Free for landside entertainment, Kidz Zone and fireworks.

Directions: I-26 to downtown Charleston. Take Hwy. 17 North, cross the Cooper River Bridge and follow signs to Patriots Point.

Goose Creek – Fourth of July Festivities

The city of Goose Creek has a fabulous Fourth of July celebration planned for the residents of Goose Creek! Live music from the Local Motion Party Band, free kid’s area, food vendors and a great grand finale fireworks show.  Free parking and free admission. Parking is limited, so try to carpool and arrive early.  No pets, coolers, alcohol or fireworks.

Friday, July 4th 6:30-9:30pm

Marguerite H Brown Municipal Center

519 N Goose Creek Blvd. Goose Creek, SC 29445

 

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Charleston, SC

Memorial Day Weekend starts tomorrow and Charleston has lots of events to celebrate!  Before I share the events, I want to share an interesting fact about Memorial Day and Charleston SC.  Did you know that the first widely publicized event for Memorial Day, then called “Decoration Day”, was held in Charleston to honor the Union dead in what is now Hampton Park.  Charleston had been a holding place for captured Union Soldiers and at least 257 soldiers died while in the custody of Confederate soldiers. These soldiers were remembered during the ceremony on Decoration Day which now is commemorated through Memorial Day and includes all fallen soldiers from all of the wars. The city of Charleston is still doing a lot to celebrate Memorial Day….

Memorial Day Concert
Monday, May 26 12pm
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Charleston

As part of the Piccolo Spoleto Special Events Series, the Charleston Men’s Chorus will present a somber and celebratory tribute to our veterans and current armed forces members at its annual Memorial Day Concert.
Memorial Day Band Concert
Monday , May 26 3pm
Marion Square Park, Charleston SC
The combined community bands of Charleston (director Basil Kerr) and Columbia (director Bill Ackerman) will be performing a free one hour concert of patriotic music at Marion Square at 3 p.m.

Share Our Suzy Memorial Day Weekend Party
Saturday, May 24 6pm
Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, Mount Pleasant SC

Share Our Suzy presents the 10th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Party on Saturday, May 24 at 6 p.m. Enjoy music from Indecision & Five Way Friday while helping SC breast cancer patients…

Memorial Day at Magnolia Plantation
Monday, May 26 9am
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston SC

Free admission to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will be offered on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, to active duty military personnel and their immediate family.

Summerville Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 26 10:30am
Summerville Cemetary, Summerville
Robert E. Besal, a retired Navy rear admiral and decorated veteran will speak at this ceremony honoring veterans and active service members, followed by a reception and fellowship

Nancy D Hawk Memorial Day Concert
Monday, May 26 4pm
Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner SC

The Ensemble of St. Clare at Mepkin Abbey and featured soloists will perform works by Bach and Villa Lobos, followed by a reception.

Memorial Day Concert: Piccolo Spoleto
May 26, 3pm Free Admission
This concert features rousing marches and Broadway show tunes, and concludes with a patriotic musical tribute to each of the Armed Forces of our great country. Features Charleston Community Band and Columbia Community Concert Band. Marion Square, King & Calhoun Sts.

Family Day at Marion Square – 
May 24, 10-3pm Admission Free

Our Family Day at Marion Square is a community kick-off for the Festival, with preview performances and family-friendly fare all morning and afternoon, punctuated mid-day by the cacophonous arrival of the Feed and Seed Marching Abominable.  Fun for all, alongside the Charleston Farmers Market and our Outdoor Art Exhibition.
Marion Square, corner of Calhoun & Meeting Sts.

 

Summerville SC Real Estate Market Conditions for 2014

The Real Estate Market Conditions in the Charleston and Summerville, SC continue to improve as we move into 2014!  Summerville, SC Real Estate as well as Charleston, SC Real Estate  climbed 8-8.5 percent in 2013.  The local area saw an increase of 24%  in number of  houses sold and closed in 2013.

I was able to personally close 24% more last year than the previous year placing me in the top 5% of agents in the Charleston SC area.  I am extremely grateful to all of my loyal clients who trusted me to serve as their Summerville realtor last year. I look forward to working with more of you in this next year ahead.

For a complete list of available Summerville SC Real Estate, visit Homes for Sale in Summerville SC.

If you have any questions please call me at 843-974-6029 or 1-800-942-18280*6029  or email Foster@HomesofSummerville.com so we can discuss your Charleston SC real estate needs.

Things to Do in Summerville, SC

There’s No Place Like Home
We’ve gotta admit we’re a little mystified by this concert name, but we’ll probably go — the program looks pretty awesome, so if the name is clarified, bonus, but if not, we still get a great show. Score. WHO: Summerville Community Orchestra WHEN: Pre-concert talk, 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday WHERE: Northwood Baptist today, Summerville Baptist Friday, Nov 1st
Awendaw Blue Crab Festival
This is your all-inclusive crab experience. If you want to learn about crabs, you’re good. If you want to eat crabs, you’re good. Not sure if you can adopt a crab, but you probably shouldn’t be doing that anyway. WHO: Families and fans of the Brachyura order WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Camp Sewee, 7407 Doar Road, Awendaw
Reggae on the Cistern
BYOB (B is for blanket) and lie back on the lawn. Let your spirit wander into thoughts of peace, unity and love. So relaxing, it’s almost hypnotic. We think you’ll probably be getting very sleepy… WHO: Reggae fans and Mystic Vibrations WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Friday WHERE: College of Charleston cistern
Newington Elementary PTA Presents 12th Annual “Run with the Dolphins”
Run with the dolphins
Saturday, October 26
5k race/walk – 8:00 am
Mile Fun Run – 9:10 am
This race is part of an overall effort to promote fitness in the school and entire community. Proceeds benefit the Newington Elementary PTA with a portion dedicated to the “Dolphin Tree” project. The 5k race course is certified: SC02026BS.
Race runs entirely through the Newington Plantation Neighborhood in Summerville. Race begins and ends at The Newington Elementary School.
Check out the Scarecrows on the Square and enjoy one of Summerville’s best Fall events.
You  have until Sunday, October 27th, to vote for your favorite display. Winning ribbons will be placed on Scarecrows on Wednesday, October 30th by 5:00 pm. Scarecrows will be taken down by Saturday, November 2nd, at 4:00 pm.
Community Halloween Event & Safety Day
(a “Spooktacular” Halloween event)
Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Summerville Medical Center
295 Midland Parkway, Summerville
Presented by
Summerville Medical Center Pediatrics
Children can grab their favorite costume and “trick or treat” in a safe environment. Prizes will be given away including a new Wii U Deluxe Bundle for the best costume. When kids aren’t “trick or treating” they can enjoy a jump castle, balloon animals, refreshments, face painting and tour Summerville Medical Center’s new Pediatric Center. Kids and Cars will be on hand offering a kids safety demonstration. A children’s “Zumbathon” will also take place at 10:30 am. The Summerville Fire Department and Dorchester County EMS will be offering tours of a fire truck and ambulance. “Spooktacular” is free and open to all ages.  
2013 Miles for Missions
5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, October 26
5K Start 8:00 am; 1Mile Start: 9:00 am
Pasta Dinner Friday, October 25, 2013 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
505 Gahagan Road, Summerville
Online Registration-  www.active.com or www.cccrunwalkministry.org
for more details and a printable form. Phone: (843) 276-7013 or (843) 871-2755    
Ashborough Holiday Marketplace
Vendor & Craft Fair
Saturday, October 26th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ashborough Civic Building
208 Ashborough Avenue, Summerville
There will be a variety of local and name brand vendors with wonderful wares including baked goods, handcrafted clothing, accessories & original items, crocheted accessories & apparel, innovative recycled craft items, jewelry, photography, original paintings, art and more!
Stop by & get a jump start on your HOLIDAY Shopping … see you there!
Summerville Evening Lions Club
Annual Bar-B-Que Fundraiser
Saturday, October 26, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bank of South Carolina Parking Lot
(Next to the railroad tracks on the corner of Main and Luke Streets)
$8.00 a plate — Pork Bar-b-Que, Hash and Rice, Slaw, Pickles, Bread and Dessert
Drive thru pickup (delivery available for five or more plates)
Tickets available from any Summerville Lion, at Simmons Barber Shop, 139 N. Main, Summerville, and at Lions Stand at Farmers’ Market
All proceeds help the vision and hearing impaired of South Carolina. Donations accepted. For more info, call David at (843) 871-1556 ot Clay at (843) 873-5449.
Lowcountry Festa Italiana…Italian Festival
Fundraising Italian Dinner
Saturday, October 26, 7:00 pm
Bucca’s
1000 Tanner Ford Blvd, Hanahan
Appetizer, Lasagna w/2 meatballs entree, salad, bread, tea, tiramisu
50/50 Raffle, music, sing-a-long
$20 donation per person, nonprofit organization.
Win a free bottle of wine (2 prizes)!
Best Friend Train Replica Stopping by Summerville Dorchester Museum
100 East Doty Avenue, Summerville
Monday, October 28, 12 noon to 6:00 pm
The Summerville Dorchester Museum is pleased to announce that the Best Friend Train replica will be stopping in Summerville on its return to Charleston.  There will be music and food vendors.  This will be the last chance to see the Best Friends before it makes its final home at the museum in Charleston. The Summerville Dorchester Museum will be hosting the events.
Click here for more information.
MMTC Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event
Thursday, October 31, 3:00 pm – 5 pm
Miller-Motte Technical College
8085 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston
Take the kids to Miller-Motte Technical College for a FREE, SAFE and FUN Halloween celebration! Kids and their adults are welcome for trick-or-treating, games and popcorn. A costume parade will take place at 4:00 pm, and prizes will be given to the most creative, scariest, and cutest boy and girl in each category. This event is open to the community. Call (843) 574-0101 for more information. Happy Halloween!
AlignLife Gives Back
This month, AlignLife Chiropractic of Summerville is getting a jump on the giving season.
For the entire month of October, Dr. Thomas Mercante is offering complimentary
consultations, exams and a free one-hour massage to new patients who bring
three canned goods, which will be donated to The Palmetto House. Contact Ami Rutelonis,
Office Coordinator, (843) 376-5858, for more information.
Pinewood Prep Shadow Day
Tuesday, November 5, 8:00 am to 2:00 m
Pinewood Prep invites interested students to register for their autumn Shadow Day. Students in four year-old pre-kindergarten through tenth grade are invited to spend the day on campus with a Pinewood student.  Guest students can explore classes, meet students and faculty, tour the campus and experience clubs and athletics.  Advanced registration is required.  Registration runs through October 29.  To register, contact Nicole Bailey at (843) 376-0142 ext. 2001 or
FREE Guided Bird-watching Walks in Azalea Park and on the Sawmill Branch Trail
The Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest is excited to announce that it will begin offering FREE bird-watching walks in the town of Summerville! These walks are designed to engage the public in learning more about the common birds that live in our part of the world. No registration is required; all age and experience levels are welcome! To participate, just meet the Audubon naturalist at the designated parking area at 7:45 a.m. on the morning of the walk. For questions and more information, contact Matt Johnson at Francis Beidler Forest (843-462-2150 or mgjohnson@audubon.org). See the schedule below for dates and specific locations.
Azalea Park (Meet at West 5th South Street Parking Lot)
2nd Saturday of each month, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Nov 9, Dec 14
Sawmill Branch Trail (meet at Bacon’s Bridge Access parking area)
3rd Saturday of each month, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
 Nov 16, Dec 21   Sweet Tea Trolley Tour Historic Summerville, SC
Third Fridays of each month
  Nov 15, Dec 20
Times: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm
Tour Departs/Arrives at the Summerville Visitor Center and begins on the hour.
Take a trip down the Sweet Tea Trail in Historic Summerville,
The Birthplace of Sweet Tea. This 1½ hour guided tour will take you through our
small southern town where tea isn’t the only thing that’s sweet.
You’ll see our lovingly preserved downtown, historic homes, and where
sweet tea first started. Tour starts in the Visitor Center with a
history film from 1939. Summerville’s very own local historian will give a
guided tour on the trolley with a stop at the historic Linwood Gardens.
In case of rain Linwood owner will board the trolley and give oral tour.
Price: $20 plus tax and handling fees. Click here to reserve your seat.
Any questions please call Summerville Visitor Center, (843) 873-8535.
Southern Raconteur Tim Lowry to Perform
Fridays, November 15 and December 20, 3:00 pm
Timrod Library, Catherine Stewart Room
217 Central Ave, Summerville
Fresh from the main stage of the National Storytelling Festival, Storyteller Tim Lowry has been named the “resident storyteller” of the historic Timrod Library. Each ninety-minute performance will be a different program for adult audiences. Tickets are $15 per person and include delicacies and drinks from Summerville’s famous “Sweet Tea Trail.” Seating is limited and advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended. To purchase tickets visit www.storytellertimlowry.com.
Click here for more details.
Summerville Bully Walk!
 2nd Sunday of each month, 12:00 noon
Hutchinson Square, downtown Summerville Do you have a dog who is considered a “bully breed”? Would you like to socialize with other upstanding citizens who also own a bully breed? Come to the Summerville Bully Walk. We will walk as a group throughout the area to show people that bully breeds are normal, family pets. Other breeds of dogs are also welcome! Contact Patti at tkiraly@sc.rr.com
 if you have questions. See you on the Square!
8th Annual YMCA Oyster Shindig
Friday, November 15, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Pine Forest Country Club
1000 Congressional Blvd, Summerville
Food, entertainment and fun featuring the East Coast Party Band!
Tickets: $30/Adults, $15/Children(5-12) Children 5 and under FREE!
Tickets available at any YMCA location. All tickets purchased may be redeemed for
one free round of golf courtesy of Pine Forest Country Club. All proceeds benefit the Summerville Family YMCA Annual Campaign.
The Garden Gathering at Cypress Gardens
Saturday, November 16, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner
Join Clemson Extension and Cypress Gardens for the 2nd Annual Garden Gathering focused on gardening for wildlife and pollinators! Choose from great lectures and workshops.Registration includes a catered lunch, handouts and free entry to Cypress Gardens.  Registration is $60/individual (South Carolina Master Gardener Discount $55).  Details here
Register here
National Memory Screening Day
Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
206 Central Ave, Summerville
Presented by The ARK and Trident Senior Health
This event provides FREE confidential memory screenings to anyone with concerns about their memory. Walgreens will also provide flu shots, free blood pressure screenings, and medication reviews and counseling. About 20 other organizations will be there to answer questions and provide information. To make an appointment for the screening, contact (843) 797-3463.
For more information, call The ARK, (843) 832-2357, or visit http://TheARKofSC.org.
National Memory Screening day is a national event coordinated by the Alzheimer’s
Foundation of America. For more information on this event, visit www.nationalmemoryscreening.org or call 866-AFA-8484.
Happy Tails 5K Signup Dog Mile Fun Run
Saturday, December 14
5K Race at 8:30 am, Fun Run at 9:30 am
Packet Pick-up and Late Registration on Friday, December 13
at the SPCA from 10am – 5pm and on the day of the race beginning at 7:30 am.
Entry Fees: 5K- $25 if registered by December 7, $30 after December 7
Fun Run Only- $10 if registered by December 7, $15 after December 7
Spirit Runner (t-shirt only) – $15
 More details and registration
Town Hall Juried Fine Art Photography Show
Exhibit through January 10, 2014
Presented by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Greater Summerville
Be sure to stop by Town Hall  to view the wonderful exhibition of photos submitted by our local folks.  Enjoy the Sweet Tea Festival in downtown and appreciate the art of the camera when aimed by people with “the eye”.
Summerville Shag Club
Free Shag Lessons
Every Monday night
Adult lessons, 7:00 pm
The Summerville Country Club
400 Country Club Blvd, Summerville
Contact Lee Hoff, (843) 214-0242 or hoff5224@bellsouth.net
 Shag Club details
  Town of Summerville Recreation Programs
The Town of Summerville offers adult as well as youth programs: everything from Private & Group Tennis Lessons all year-round to Junior Team Tennis and Adult League Teams. For all questions, please contact Nancy Sumersett at (843) 270-1017 or the Parks and Recreation Office at (843) 851-5211. Also, click here for more information.
Summerville farmers market
2013 Summerville Farmers’ Market  Saturdays, through November 23rd
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
First Citizens Bank Parking Lot adjacent to
Summerville Town Hall, 200 S. Main St Shop for fresh local produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and more

Things to do with Children in Summerville -Middleton Gardens

Middleton Place - Summerville SCIf you are moving to Summerville, SC, Middleton Gardens is something to get very excited about!   When my children were young, this was one of their favorite places to visit and take a picnic.    Between the sheep roaming the grounds, the gorgeous peacock in the live stable yard, and the skilled artisans at work, we all felt like we had stepped back in time.

Middleton Place - Summerville SC

Living in Summerville, South Carolina has many perks: beautiful weather, proximity to the ocean, gorgeous scenery, but the history of Summerville and the land that surrounds it is really an under appreciated perk!  Whenever I sell a home for sale in Summerville, SC or talk to people about Summerville, SC real estate, I make sure they know about this aspect of living in the Charleston area.

Middleton Place - Summerville SC

Middleton Place is one of these historic landmarks that I am talking about.  It is home to America’s oldest Landscaped Gardens and there is something blooming, literally all year round!  The home on the grounds of Middleton was built in 1755 and has a museum with historic antiquities on display.  Something my kids thought was really interesting when they were studying the Revolutionary War was the fact that Middleton was the birthplace of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence!

 

Middleton Place - Summerville SCHistory aside, I hope your children will enjoy something mine always did….the huge hill that ended at the Butterfly Lakes.  (Two identical lakes that look like butterfly wings.)  The races would go on forever, rolling, running, skipping all happened with great excitement from my four kiddos.

Butterfly Lakes at Middleton Gardens

If you have just moved to Summerville, or are planning to move to Summerville, SC make sure you put Middleton Gardens on your to-do list.   With something blooming all year, you are sure to enjoy a great time!

View Homes for Sale in Summerville, SC or Historic Homes for Sale in Summerville, SC at www.HomesofSummerville.com.  Don’t hesitate to call 1-843-974-6029 or email me at Foster@HomesofSummerville.com with any questions you may have about the Summerville & Charleston, SC area.

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