Publisher’s note This is just a sampling of the wonderful things that await you. Summerville and the surrounding communities offer an exceptional quality of life with a charm rarely found today. Call us now to sched- ule your visit and begin the search for your new home! Jana Bantz Publisher JKBantz@earthlink.net L et me be the first to offer you a warm, southern welcome as you consider a move to the Lowcountry. I’ve put together some fun facts you might enjoy as you start to explore all that this region has to offer. For example, did you know... Jana Bantz www.JanaBantz.com | www.ILoveSummerville.com • Summerville was a popular Victorian era retreat and much of the charm of yesteryear is still preserved today in our historic residences • Summerville was given the name “Flowertown” because of its beautiful spring blooms that burst open almost overnight – azaleas, camellias and dogwoods among others • The old fashioned Farmers Market in Downtown Summerville operates from early Spring through late Fall every Saturday morning with fresh produce, baked goods and more • Azalea Park is our central town park and hosts the Azalea Festival with juried artists each year? This event is said to bring in over 200,000 visitors to Summerville! • Area residents have relocated to Summerville from all over the world? Some of our clients have hailed from Germany, Thailand, New Zealand, England and Scotland just to name a few! • There are numerous historic plantations in the greater Charleston area, including Magnolia Gardens, Middleton Place & Drayton Hall • Summerville is home to one of the country’s few 5 star accommodations, TheWoodlands Resort & Inn • There are 9 beaches along the Charleston coastline for surfing, sunbathing, shell hunting, camping, bird watching & more • The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission offers 10 County Parks in the area which include fishing piers, water parks & an equestrian center for outdoor recreation • The Charleston area is a boater’s paradise with over 187 miles of coastline & 2876 miles of shoreline • There is fabulous saltwater & freshwater fishing within 25 miles either way of Charleston? • College of Charleston is South Carolina’s oldest college, established in 1770.