Many prospective home buyers want to live where they don't have to fight traffic; others are looking for yardwork-free zones and some aren't satisfied unless their audio system is just right.

If any, all — or even none — of these situations sounds good, then Palmetto Row may be a place to consider.

The new townhome community just south of Summerville will have 85 dwellings when complete.

In the first phase, there will be 13 units. The 1,814 to 2,155 square-foot townhomes cost $234,000 to $278,000. Buyers can choose from five designs, which employ craftsman-style architecture.

"We are targeting (couples) downsizing and young professionals," says Dianne McLawhorn, Realtor with Carolina One Real Estate, which is in charge of sales at Palmetto Row.

Because they are townhomes, the dwellings don't have separate lots. But they come with small yards. "You can put flowers out," McLawhorn said. Each unit has a one-car garage. Neighborhood management handles lawn maintenance, which is helped along by sprinkler systems front and back. Yard care is part of the $130 monthly homeowners association fee.

Marketers of Palmetto Row came up with a few ways to make the community distinctive. Townhome floor plans have names that tie in to the community title. They are Sabal Palm, Sago Palm, Silver Palm, Grand Palm and Royal Palm. The neighborhood has its own slogan: Easy Street meets Main Street.

Palmetto Row is an eco-friendly complex, with tankless water heaters and Energy Star-qualified windows among the standard attractions.

Read more in tomorrow's editions of The Post and Courier.