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Summers Corner reaches century mark in home sales

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These new two-story houses are in Summers Corner in Dorchester County. Interest rates on home mortgages remain near all-time lows, making it a financially worthwhile time to buy a home.

A burgeoning community nestled on the outskirts of western Summerville reached three figures in residential activity as of this fall.

Summers Corner hit the 100 home sales milestone, according to backer WestRock Land and Development. The neighborhood, which opened about two years ago, saw a strong spring selling time, lining up 33 house deals in three months, the company says.

Among other highlights, Summers Corner notes that:

  • A total of 53 families have moved in.
  • Crews finished work on eight parks to date. Every home at Summers Corner will be located less than a five-minute walk from green space.
  • Artist Tom Holmes completed three sculptural bird houses commissioned to lure avian species to the neighborhood.
  • Corner House CafĂ©, billed as "the only food service entity operated out of a community sales center in greater Charleston," logs 13,365 cups of coffee sold.
  • The community's four builders Saussy Burbank, FrontDoor Communities, Sabal Homes and Dan Ryan Builders display five models on-site.
  • Sand Hill Elementary, located in the neighborhood, counts 750 students. Another 665 will arrive early next year at the Rollings Middle School of the Arts.
  • A new performing arts center, scheduled to open in 2018, totals more than 1,000 seats.

"Much talk recently has focused on a cooling sales trend in the Lowcountry," says John Grab, vice president WestRock Land and Development. "But we find Summers Corner continues to attract very interested buyers, who clearly are drawn to the community's Dorchester District 2 schools and our proximity to the area's emerging jobs centers."

In 2016, Summers Corner won a PRISM award for "best new community" from the Charleston Home Builders Association. "Each year, CHBA acknowledges excellence in the field of sales, marketing, construction and promotion of new homes in greater Charleston," the developer says.

Also, Audubon South Carolina recently recognized Summers Corner for its bird-friendly conservation efforts. According to WestRock, the Dorchester County neighborhood is one of just three designated bird-friendly communities in South Carolina.


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