Nexton

This bustling community has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and popular villages.

Welcome to Nexton

A vibrant and hip neighborhood in the Charleston area
 
Located in Summerville, South Carolina, Nexton has been bestowed with the “Best in American Living” award by the National Association of Home Builders. This bustling community has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and popular villages in the Charleston metropolitan area and one of Summerville’s most desirable places to live.  
 
Only a half-hour away from the cultural hub of downtown Charleston, Nexton is a perfect hybrid of modern convenience and quaint Southern living, making it great for families and visitors from all around.
 

What to Love

  • A perfect balance of energetic activities and small-town living
  • 25 minutes from downtown Charleston
  • A central district of shops and restaurants, ideal for after-dinner strolls
  • Local financial district with banking, staffing, and healthcare services 

Local Lifestyle

Thanks to its location, Nexton is a great balance of relaxed, small-town living and the energy of a major city. With access to the culture of Charleston, as well as the many surrounding areas of Summerville, Nexton is an ideal urban village for families and individuals of all ages.
 
Since half of the entire community of Nexton is devoted to public parks and nature preservation, many residents enjoy the great outdoors. Nexton has a large network of rich nature trails winding throughout the entire community, offering numerous excellent spots for local hikers. Likewise, the Brighton Park Swim Club is fun for both the young and young-at-heart, with a pool, fire pit, and game areas. Although Nexton is a gorgeous little village on its own, the town’s location puts it in easy proximity to many of Summerville’s most scenic spots.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

For those who enjoy fine dining, the renowned steak house, Halls Chophouse, has one of its four locations in a beautiful spot right in the heart of Nexton Square. Poogan’s Southern Kitchen first opened in 1976 as “Poogan’s Porch,” and has since become a familiar staple of Southern cuisine for all of Charleston, and remains one of the city’s most popular eateries. Here, you’ll find all the best and most authentic Southern entrees. While the fish tacos at Taco Boy are already famous among Nexton locals, visitors can enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine at this hip restaurant indoors, outdoors, or at the bar year-round.
 
Nexton also offers unique shopping experiences for visitors, featuring many locally-owned shops and boutiques. For example, Southern Cuties Boutique specializes in local styles of outdoor and activewear, as well as playful accessories with Southern charm. Throughout Nexton Square, you’ll also find stores and boutiques for men, women, and children alike. At one of Nexton’s most popular gift shops, Simple to Sublime, you can browse through the many fun and unique items, including clothing, housewares, and locally themed collectibles. For nature-lovers, Wild Birds Unlimited offers a chance to observe various local birds in their habitat, or even purchase one to take home.
 

Things to Do

Nexton is a growing community and its place within Summerville guarantees tons of fun community events throughout the year. Since 1973, the Flowertown Festival has been hosted by the local YMCA for various health and wellness programs. As a spring event, Nexton visitors can walk among the white dogwood and purple wisteria plants as they enjoy the three-day weekend arts and crafts festival. 
 
As the winter months approach, Nexton readies itself for the Cocoa Cup, a 5K run raising money for different charities every December. Beginning at the Brown Family Park at Nexton, runners head out on the scenic course with thousands of others, then head back for hot cocoa, a holiday costume contest, and even an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus. 
 
Residents of Nexton aren’t the only ones to have recognized the scenic charm of their modern village. HGTV featured the town on its hit reality competition show, HGTV Rock the Block. Of course, at the heart of the community is Nexton Square, which serves as the community’s hub for both the shopping and restaurant areas and the financial district. All the services needed by residents and visitors alike can be found throughout the streets of Nexton Square.
 

Schools

Nexton is served by Dorchester School District 2
 

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