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2,374 Apartments for rent in Summerville, SC

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Check out 2,374 verified apartments for rent in Summerville, SC with rents starting as low as $800. Some apartments for rent in Summerville might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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11 Units Available
Latitude at Wescott
9580 Old Glory Ln
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
$995
833 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,070
1143 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,365
1438 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Live easy at Latitude at Wescott, come home to your one, two or three bedroom apartment and feel instantly relaxed. Take advantage of our poolside bar with friends or hit the strength training gym to burn off a long day at work.
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52 Units Available
Gates at Summerville
1225 Boonehill Road
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
$840
990 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$920
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,045
1240 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Welcome to The Gates At Summerville The Gates at Summerville offers spacious 1,2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes featuring plush carpet, a beautiful hardwood look throughout, and washer/dryers*! Come in and see our newly upgraded units.
Verified
25 Units Available
The Grove At Oakbrook
325 Midland Pkwy
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
$979
880 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,139
1158 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,339
1292 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Located in Dorchester County II School District, close to major employers Bosch and Boeing. Community offers residents poolside sundeck, 24-hour fitness center and clubhouse. Apartments include plush carpeting, spacious walk-in closets and central A/C.
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11 Units Available
Summerville Station
1660 Old Trolley Rd
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
$974
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,088
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,272
1200 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
We've Gone Virtual! We are offering virtual and self-guided tours so that you can still visit us while practicing social distancing! Current residents, please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Verified
43 Units Available
Bellary Flats
11000 Eagle Hall Lane
Summerville, SC
Studio
$1,185
779 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,227
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,359
1194 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:25 PM
Inspired by its Bellary sheep namesake, Bellary Flats is designed for those looking to join a flock crafted around comfort, connectivity, style, and a high attention to detail in the low country.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Westbury Mews
1425 Old Trolley Rd
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,005
1002 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated November 26 at 07:16 PM
Westbury Mews is a quiet apartment community reflecting the natural beauty of the Low Country. The variety of well-designed 1, 2 and 3 bedroom floor plans blend traditional Southern living and contemporary comforts in a naturally landscaped setting.
Verified
14 Units Available
Treehaven
400 Pinewood Dr
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
$889
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$989
852 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated November 26 at 06:28 PM
Discover the Darby Difference at Treehaven Apartments where conveniently located, spacious living awaits you at this Summerville community.
Verified
58 Units Available
The Hudson
900 Owl Wood Ln
Summerville, SC
Studio
$999
547 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,095
694 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,380
1156 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Opening Fall 2020 in the Cane Bay Plantation of Summerville, SC, The Hudson offers spacious studio, one, two, and three-bedroom layouts with your choice of two premium finish packages.
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184 Units Available
South City Summerville
50 Cheryl Lane
Summerville, SC | Piety Corner
1 Bedroom
$1,175
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1176 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,775
1338 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Live carefree every day. At South City, coming home feels like you're on vacation. With impressive finishes and resort-quality amenities, our apartments make it possible to live beyond your expectations.
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22 Units Available
Arbor Village
10825 Dorchester Rd
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
$900
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,185
1161 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,470
1371 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Spacious apartments with nine-foot ceilings, modern kitchens, just 30 minutes from Downtown Charleston. The community has a fitness center with swimming pool, grill area and dog park. Charleston Airport is 14 miles away.
Verified
22 Units Available
Bryant at Summerville
325 Marymeade Dr
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,005
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,120
992 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,525
1276 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Welcome to Bryant at Summerville, the premier apartments in Summerville, South Carolina, where you'll find an oasis of luxurious living. Bryant at Summerville has everything you've been looking for including location, lifestyle, and amenities.
Verified
9 Units Available
Oakbrook Village
111 Springview Lane
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1178 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
1417 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
From the luxury that you'll enjoy daily in your apartment home to the grand amenities throughout the community, the lifestyle at Oakbrook Village is unmatched.
Verified
28 Units Available
Arrogate Village
195 North Creek Drive
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,074
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,316
1150 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,705
1371 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
We are now accepting in-person and self-guided tours via scheduled appointments only. Our virtual tours are also available.
Verified
26 Units Available
Elevate at Brighton Park
115 Great Lawn Drive
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
$994
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,305
1218 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,610
1515 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Raise your standard of living at Elevate at Brighton Park. Experience luxury style in a charming suburban setting with our one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes in Summerville, South Carolina.
Verified
32 Units Available
Parks at Nexton
2000 Front St
Summerville, SC
1 Bedroom
$996
686 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,518
1200 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,473
1428 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Located just off I-26 for convenient commuting, and close to some of the best restaurants and shopping in Summerville. Modern units feature walk-in closets, in-home w/d and private patio/balcony.
1 Unit Available
402 Sandlewood Drive
402 Saddlewood Drive
Summerville, SC
3 Bedrooms
$1,225
1455 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:47 PM
Beautiful townhome in Summerville, highly sought after DORCHESTER II SCHOOLS! Laminate flooring, tile flooring in kitchen/dining/baths. 3BR 2.5Ba over 1400 Sq. Ft. of living space! Living room has a fireplace.
1 Unit Available
194 Avonshire Drive
194 Avonshire Drive
Summerville, SC
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1654 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:47 PM
Beautifully redone 3 bedroom home in Weatherstone with gorgeous new flooring, even in the closets, and paint throughout including the ceilings and baseboards. This home has been done top to bottom inside.
1 Unit Available
211 Southport Drive
211 S Port Dr
Summerville, SC
5 Bedrooms
$2,000
2700 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:47 PM
Beautiful recently renovated home just minutes from exit 199. This home is on a pond with great views from the screened porch. Great neighborhood with a community pool and playground. 5 bedroom, 3.
1 Unit Available
138 Luden Drive
138 Luden Drive
Summerville, SC
2 Bedrooms
$995
1143 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:47 PM
This charming home is in a top rated school district (Dorchester II). End unit. Downstairs features family room with upgraded lighting fixtures, laminate flooring, crown moulding, and a wood burning fireplace.
1 Unit Available
210 Germander Avenue
210 Germander Avenue
Summerville, SC
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
2415 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:49 PM
Gorgeous Executive Home located in the award-winning neighborhood of White Gables in Summerville. This home offers 4 large bedrooms (with Master Suite on 1st floor) and 2.
1 Unit Available
138 A Luden Drive
138 Luden Dr
Summerville, SC
2 Bedrooms
$995
1250 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:27 AM
Charming 2 bedroom townhome in The Arbor @ Planters Village!! - This charming home is in a top-rated school district Dorchester II. End Unit.
1 Unit Available
104 Old Trolley Rd
104 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC
Studio
$2,100
2500 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 08:35 AM
Great 2,500 sq. ft. of roadside Retail on Old Trolley Rd. Summerville SC
1 Unit Available
407 Grand Palm Ln
407 Grand Palm Lane
Summerville, SC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1567 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
New luxury townhome near downtown Summerville - Property Id: 228861 BRAND NEW construction townhome with all new appliances included even washer and dryer! This is a beautiful home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths located upstairs and a powder room
1 Unit Available
491 Dolphin Dr
491 Dolphin Drive
Summerville, SC
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
2226 sqft
Last updated December 9 at 08:30 AM
Welcome to this spacious home located off of Bacon's Bridge Road! This 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home features a large main living space with a ample room to entertain friends and family. There is a formal dining room towards the front of the home.

Median Rent in Summerville

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Summerville is $902, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,260.
Studio
$1,344
1 Bed
$902
2 Beds
$1,260
3+ Beds
$1,433
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Summerville?
In Summerville, the median rent is $1,344 for a studio, $902 for a 1-bedroom, $1,260 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,433 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Summerville, check out our monthly Summerville Rent Report.
How much is rent in Summerville?
In Summerville, the median rent is $1,344 for a studio, $902 for a 1-bedroom, $1,260 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,433 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Summerville, check out our monthly Summerville Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Summerville?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Summerville.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Summerville?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Summerville.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Summerville?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Summerville apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Summerville?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Summerville apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Summerville properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Summerville properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Summerville?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Summerville.
How much should I pay for rent in Summerville?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Summerville.
How can I find off-campus housing in Summerville?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Summerville. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Charleston Southern University, College of Charleston, Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, and Trident Technical College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Summerville?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Summerville. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Charleston Southern University, College of Charleston, Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, and Trident Technical College.

Median Rent in Summerville

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Summerville is $902, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,260.
Studio
$1,344
1 Bed
$902
2 Beds
$1,260
3+ Beds
$1,433

City Guide

Summerville
Strange as it may sound, you can take it from good authority the Tuberculosis Congress -- that the combination of pine trees and dry, sandy ridges in Summerville is therapeutic. This finding paved the way for a golden era in the history of this town. No wonder that the town has long regarded pine trees as sacred and there will be hell to pay for desecrating them!
Strange as it may sound, you can take it from good authority the Tuberculosis Congress -- that the combination of pine trees and dry, sandy ridges in Summerville is therapeutic. This finding paved the way for a golden era in the history of this town. No wonder that the town has long regarded pine trees as sacred and there will be hell to pay for desecrating them!

Aptly dubbed the "Flower Town in the Pines", Summerville is home to the Annual Flowertown Festival, the largest celebration of arts and crafts in the state. This 15.4 square mile town is home to 44,000 people. It wasn't always the thriving community that it is now it was once the quiet land of refuge for people trying to get away from the insects and swamp fevers that plagued Charleston. Currently, with its mild climate and vibrant community, this town is the epitome of small-town values, which is the very substance of its charm. Think you’d feel right at home here? Let’s get you your own comfy abode first.

Home Hunting is as Easy as 1 2 3

Renting an apartment in Summerville won't cause too much of a dent in the pocket and it can be a very straightforward process. However, even with a not-so-challenging task, it helps to know some tips to make it downright easy-peasy. Here are some:

Prepare to pay the extra fees

Aside from a months advance on rent, agent, and deposit fees, prepare to pay for miscellaneous things, such as maintenance fees and a credit history or background check. Most landlords require that they run their own check on you and charge you for it. Also, if pets are allowed and youre planning to bring along your beloved dog, you may have to shell out a pet deposit.

Moving soon? Get busy

Although the rental market in Summerville is quite favorable for renters, you need to give ample time to home hunting. Unless the thought of temporarily moving into your parents' or friend’s house is an acceptable prospect, you need to give it at least a month or two before your scheduled move. Don't fall behind and miss out on a great place!

Prepare these as well...

Aside from a background check, you will be required to give references from your previous landlords, proof of employment or income; and for good measure, prepare your pet's records too. Some landlords require more paperwork on top, but these should get the rental application going. It may be a hassle, but it'll all be worth it.

Home Hunting is as Easy as 1 2 3
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Renting an apartment in Summerville won't cause too much of a dent in the pocket and it can be a very straightforward process. However, even with a not-so-challenging task, it helps to know some tips to make it downright easy-peasy. Here are some:

Prepare to pay the extra fees

Aside from a months advance on rent, agent, and deposit fees, prepare to pay for miscellaneous things, such as maintenance fees and a credit history or background check. Most landlords require that they run their own check on you and charge you for it. Also, if pets are allowed and youre planning to bring along your beloved dog, you may have to shell out a pet deposit.

Moving soon? Get busy

Although the rental market in Summerville is quite favorable for renters, you need to give ample time to home hunting. Unless the thought of temporarily moving into your parents' or friend’s house is an acceptable prospect, you need to give it at least a month or two before your scheduled move. Don't fall behind and miss out on a great place!

Prepare these as well...

Aside from a background check, you will be required to give references from your previous landlords, proof of employment or income; and for good measure, prepare your pet's records too. Some landlords require more paperwork on top, but these should get the rental application going. It may be a hassle, but it'll all be worth it.

Summerville Neighborhoods

The type of neighborhood you chose to live in reflects your values and lifestyle. Choose with the same discrimination as when you choose your apartment.

Town Center: This neighborhood wouldn't make it to peoples list of "Most Livable Places". However, because of its low rental rates, as well as the abundance of small and medium-sized dwellings, people employed in sales and service jobs flock to this place.

Brownsville: This suburban neighborhood has an abundance of 3 or 4 bedroom apartments. However, this is one area where renters don't have that much of a place, since most homes are owned and there are not many vacant dwellings for renters to occupy.

S Main St/W Carolina Ave: If you live in this neighborhood and you're anything like most residents here, you probably won’t know your next-door neighbors, and it won't be for lack of social skills. Most likely, it'll be because youre both too busy and occupied with your jobs. Residents here are the classic go-getters: driven, successful, and wealthy.

Dorchester Estates: If you crave that deep sense of belonging, this neighborhood has the right atmosphere for you. The community spirit is so palpable, youd reckon even pets feel they belong here. Another thing that easily noticeable here is the dominance of medium-sized single family homes.

Jedburg: If the sight of military servicemen provides a sense of safety, this neighborhood is perfect for you. Additionally, you might like to do away with conventional homes while youre here. Mobile homes are popular housing options in this side of South Carolina, so you might just well experience living in a mobile home park.

Clubhouse Crossroads: If you live in this area, you’ll find yourself hosting a backyard get-together for your neighbors before long.

Lotts Crossroads: More than half of the real estate properties here are relatively new compared to other areas in Summerville. If you don’t care for dilapidated houses with peeled-out paints, youll find this area heavenly. That is, if you dont have anything against military in uniforms, since there are many of them in this neighborhood as well.

Knightsville: A good percentage of professionals here are working for Uncle Sam. So if youre in the same boat, youll find a lot in common with your neighbors here. You will find that this area has a good mix of housing options, which includes single family homes, high rise complexes and apartments, as well as mobile homes.

Long Ridge: A mix of people from college students, to young professionals, to families, and even retirees call this place home. They are employed in a wide range of occupations. That’s why regardless of your background, you can make a home here.

Bacons Bridge Rd/State Hwy S: If you want a 3 or 4 bedroom established apartment that’s in close proximity to a country club, you’ll feel right at home here. The Summerville Country Club is within this neighborhood, so you dont have to drive too far to enjoy a game of golf.

Stallsville:This urban neighborhood is home to a mix of renters and homeowners. With rental properties predominantly consisting of small and medium-sized single family homes, high rise condos, and apartment complexes, theres always something to suit your taste and budget. The 9.6% vacancy rate is not too bad either, as that gives you ample room to choose and decide on the best abode for yourself.

Summerville Neighborhoods
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The type of neighborhood you chose to live in reflects your values and lifestyle. Choose with the same discrimination as when you choose your apartment.

Town Center: This neighborhood wouldn't make it to peoples list of "Most Livable Places". However, because of its low rental rates, as well as the abundance of small and medium-sized dwellings, people employed in sales and service jobs flock to this place.

Brownsville: This suburban neighborhood has an abundance of 3 or 4 bedroom apartments. However, this is one area where renters don't have that much of a place, since most homes are owned and there are not many vacant dwellings for renters to occupy.

S Main St/W Carolina Ave: If you live in this neighborhood and you're anything like most residents here, you probably won’t know your next-door neighbors, and it won't be for lack of social skills. Most likely, it'll be because youre both too busy and occupied with your jobs. Residents here are the classic go-getters: driven, successful, and wealthy.

Dorchester Estates: If you crave that deep sense of belonging, this neighborhood has the right atmosphere for you. The community spirit is so palpable, youd reckon even pets feel they belong here. Another thing that easily noticeable here is the dominance of medium-sized single family homes.

Jedburg: If the sight of military servicemen provides a sense of safety, this neighborhood is perfect for you. Additionally, you might like to do away with conventional homes while youre here. Mobile homes are popular housing options in this side of South Carolina, so you might just well experience living in a mobile home park.

Clubhouse Crossroads: If you live in this area, you’ll find yourself hosting a backyard get-together for your neighbors before long.

Lotts Crossroads: More than half of the real estate properties here are relatively new compared to other areas in Summerville. If you don’t care for dilapidated houses with peeled-out paints, youll find this area heavenly. That is, if you dont have anything against military in uniforms, since there are many of them in this neighborhood as well.

Knightsville: A good percentage of professionals here are working for Uncle Sam. So if youre in the same boat, youll find a lot in common with your neighbors here. You will find that this area has a good mix of housing options, which includes single family homes, high rise complexes and apartments, as well as mobile homes.

Long Ridge: A mix of people from college students, to young professionals, to families, and even retirees call this place home. They are employed in a wide range of occupations. That’s why regardless of your background, you can make a home here.

Bacons Bridge Rd/State Hwy S: If you want a 3 or 4 bedroom established apartment that’s in close proximity to a country club, you’ll feel right at home here. The Summerville Country Club is within this neighborhood, so you dont have to drive too far to enjoy a game of golf.

Stallsville:This urban neighborhood is home to a mix of renters and homeowners. With rental properties predominantly consisting of small and medium-sized single family homes, high rise condos, and apartment complexes, theres always something to suit your taste and budget. The 9.6% vacancy rate is not too bad either, as that gives you ample room to choose and decide on the best abode for yourself.

Got Spare Time to Burn? Try These

Tourists and residents alike can get busy with all sorts of entertainment, attractions, and events in Summerville and the rest of Dorchester County. Have a love for the outdoors? Try canoeing and kayaking in one of the rivers in the area. Love to shop 'til you drop? This town has many specialty shops, antique stores, and boutiques for your picking. Give in to your wanderlust spirit and explore different areas of this town to see historic homes and landmarks, Antebellum plantations, gardens, museums, and country clubs. Some notable places of interest include: Legend Oaks Plantation Country Club, Miler Country Club, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, Summerville Dorchester Museum, Azalea Park and Sculpture Garden, as well as Pine Forest Country Club, to name a few.

If you prefer to be just a spectator to all the action, then sporting events, Flowertown Festival, art exhibits and sales are the perfect avenue to do just that. And this town is a bird watchers paradise as well. Excited yet? It's time to move over here and get hold of some of the excitement!

Got Spare Time to Burn? Try These
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Tourists and residents alike can get busy with all sorts of entertainment, attractions, and events in Summerville and the rest of Dorchester County. Have a love for the outdoors? Try canoeing and kayaking in one of the rivers in the area. Love to shop 'til you drop? This town has many specialty shops, antique stores, and boutiques for your picking. Give in to your wanderlust spirit and explore different areas of this town to see historic homes and landmarks, Antebellum plantations, gardens, museums, and country clubs. Some notable places of interest include: Legend Oaks Plantation Country Club, Miler Country Club, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, Summerville Dorchester Museum, Azalea Park and Sculpture Garden, as well as Pine Forest Country Club, to name a few.

If you prefer to be just a spectator to all the action, then sporting events, Flowertown Festival, art exhibits and sales are the perfect avenue to do just that. And this town is a bird watchers paradise as well. Excited yet? It's time to move over here and get hold of some of the excitement!

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City Guide

Summerville
Strange as it may sound, you can take it from good authority the Tuberculosis Congress -- that the combination of pine trees and dry, sandy ridges in Summerville is therapeutic. This finding paved the way for a golden era in the history of this town. No wonder that the town has long regarded pine trees as sacred and there will be hell to pay for desecrating them!
Strange as it may sound, you can take it from good authority the Tuberculosis Congress -- that the combination of pine trees and dry, sandy ridges in Summerville is therapeutic. This finding paved the way for a golden era in the history of this town. No wonder that the town has long regarded pine trees as sacred and there will be hell to pay for desecrating them!

Aptly dubbed the "Flower Town in the Pines", Summerville is home to the Annual Flowertown Festival, the largest celebration of arts and crafts in the state. This 15.4 square mile town is home to 44,000 people. It wasn't always the thriving community that it is now it was once the quiet land of refuge for people trying to get away from the insects and swamp fevers that plagued Charleston. Currently, with its mild climate and vibrant community, this town is the epitome of small-town values, which is the very substance of its charm. Think you’d feel right at home here? Let’s get you your own comfy abode first.

Home Hunting is as Easy as 1 2 3

Renting an apartment in Summerville won't cause too much of a dent in the pocket and it can be a very straightforward process. However, even with a not-so-challenging task, it helps to know some tips to make it downright easy-peasy. Here are some:

Prepare to pay the extra fees

Aside from a months advance on rent, agent, and deposit fees, prepare to pay for miscellaneous things, such as maintenance fees and a credit history or background check. Most landlords require that they run their own check on you and charge you for it. Also, if pets are allowed and youre planning to bring along your beloved dog, you may have to shell out a pet deposit.

Moving soon? Get busy

Although the rental market in Summerville is quite favorable for renters, you need to give ample time to home hunting. Unless the thought of temporarily moving into your parents' or friend’s house is an acceptable prospect, you need to give it at least a month or two before your scheduled move. Don't fall behind and miss out on a great place!

Prepare these as well...

Aside from a background check, you will be required to give references from your previous landlords, proof of employment or income; and for good measure, prepare your pet's records too. Some landlords require more paperwork on top, but these should get the rental application going. It may be a hassle, but it'll all be worth it.

Home Hunting is as Easy as 1 2 3
+

Renting an apartment in Summerville won't cause too much of a dent in the pocket and it can be a very straightforward process. However, even with a not-so-challenging task, it helps to know some tips to make it downright easy-peasy. Here are some:

Prepare to pay the extra fees

Aside from a months advance on rent, agent, and deposit fees, prepare to pay for miscellaneous things, such as maintenance fees and a credit history or background check. Most landlords require that they run their own check on you and charge you for it. Also, if pets are allowed and youre planning to bring along your beloved dog, you may have to shell out a pet deposit.

Moving soon? Get busy

Although the rental market in Summerville is quite favorable for renters, you need to give ample time to home hunting. Unless the thought of temporarily moving into your parents' or friend’s house is an acceptable prospect, you need to give it at least a month or two before your scheduled move. Don't fall behind and miss out on a great place!

Prepare these as well...

Aside from a background check, you will be required to give references from your previous landlords, proof of employment or income; and for good measure, prepare your pet's records too. Some landlords require more paperwork on top, but these should get the rental application going. It may be a hassle, but it'll all be worth it.

Summerville Neighborhoods

The type of neighborhood you chose to live in reflects your values and lifestyle. Choose with the same discrimination as when you choose your apartment.

Town Center: This neighborhood wouldn't make it to peoples list of "Most Livable Places". However, because of its low rental rates, as well as the abundance of small and medium-sized dwellings, people employed in sales and service jobs flock to this place.

Brownsville: This suburban neighborhood has an abundance of 3 or 4 bedroom apartments. However, this is one area where renters don't have that much of a place, since most homes are owned and there are not many vacant dwellings for renters to occupy.

S Main St/W Carolina Ave: If you live in this neighborhood and you're anything like most residents here, you probably won’t know your next-door neighbors, and it won't be for lack of social skills. Most likely, it'll be because youre both too busy and occupied with your jobs. Residents here are the classic go-getters: driven, successful, and wealthy.

Dorchester Estates: If you crave that deep sense of belonging, this neighborhood has the right atmosphere for you. The community spirit is so palpable, youd reckon even pets feel they belong here. Another thing that easily noticeable here is the dominance of medium-sized single family homes.

Jedburg: If the sight of military servicemen provides a sense of safety, this neighborhood is perfect for you. Additionally, you might like to do away with conventional homes while youre here. Mobile homes are popular housing options in this side of South Carolina, so you might just well experience living in a mobile home park.

Clubhouse Crossroads: If you live in this area, you’ll find yourself hosting a backyard get-together for your neighbors before long.

Lotts Crossroads: More than half of the real estate properties here are relatively new compared to other areas in Summerville. If you don’t care for dilapidated houses with peeled-out paints, youll find this area heavenly. That is, if you dont have anything against military in uniforms, since there are many of them in this neighborhood as well.

Knightsville: A good percentage of professionals here are working for Uncle Sam. So if youre in the same boat, youll find a lot in common with your neighbors here. You will find that this area has a good mix of housing options, which includes single family homes, high rise complexes and apartments, as well as mobile homes.

Long Ridge: A mix of people from college students, to young professionals, to families, and even retirees call this place home. They are employed in a wide range of occupations. That’s why regardless of your background, you can make a home here.

Bacons Bridge Rd/State Hwy S: If you want a 3 or 4 bedroom established apartment that’s in close proximity to a country club, you’ll feel right at home here. The Summerville Country Club is within this neighborhood, so you dont have to drive too far to enjoy a game of golf.

Stallsville:This urban neighborhood is home to a mix of renters and homeowners. With rental properties predominantly consisting of small and medium-sized single family homes, high rise condos, and apartment complexes, theres always something to suit your taste and budget. The 9.6% vacancy rate is not too bad either, as that gives you ample room to choose and decide on the best abode for yourself.

Summerville Neighborhoods
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The type of neighborhood you chose to live in reflects your values and lifestyle. Choose with the same discrimination as when you choose your apartment.

Town Center: This neighborhood wouldn't make it to peoples list of "Most Livable Places". However, because of its low rental rates, as well as the abundance of small and medium-sized dwellings, people employed in sales and service jobs flock to this place.

Brownsville: This suburban neighborhood has an abundance of 3 or 4 bedroom apartments. However, this is one area where renters don't have that much of a place, since most homes are owned and there are not many vacant dwellings for renters to occupy.

S Main St/W Carolina Ave: If you live in this neighborhood and you're anything like most residents here, you probably won’t know your next-door neighbors, and it won't be for lack of social skills. Most likely, it'll be because youre both too busy and occupied with your jobs. Residents here are the classic go-getters: driven, successful, and wealthy.

Dorchester Estates: If you crave that deep sense of belonging, this neighborhood has the right atmosphere for you. The community spirit is so palpable, youd reckon even pets feel they belong here. Another thing that easily noticeable here is the dominance of medium-sized single family homes.

Jedburg: If the sight of military servicemen provides a sense of safety, this neighborhood is perfect for you. Additionally, you might like to do away with conventional homes while youre here. Mobile homes are popular housing options in this side of South Carolina, so you might just well experience living in a mobile home park.

Clubhouse Crossroads: If you live in this area, you’ll find yourself hosting a backyard get-together for your neighbors before long.

Lotts Crossroads: More than half of the real estate properties here are relatively new compared to other areas in Summerville. If you don’t care for dilapidated houses with peeled-out paints, youll find this area heavenly. That is, if you dont have anything against military in uniforms, since there are many of them in this neighborhood as well.

Knightsville: A good percentage of professionals here are working for Uncle Sam. So if youre in the same boat, youll find a lot in common with your neighbors here. You will find that this area has a good mix of housing options, which includes single family homes, high rise complexes and apartments, as well as mobile homes.

Long Ridge: A mix of people from college students, to young professionals, to families, and even retirees call this place home. They are employed in a wide range of occupations. That’s why regardless of your background, you can make a home here.

Bacons Bridge Rd/State Hwy S: If you want a 3 or 4 bedroom established apartment that’s in close proximity to a country club, you’ll feel right at home here. The Summerville Country Club is within this neighborhood, so you dont have to drive too far to enjoy a game of golf.

Stallsville:This urban neighborhood is home to a mix of renters and homeowners. With rental properties predominantly consisting of small and medium-sized single family homes, high rise condos, and apartment complexes, theres always something to suit your taste and budget. The 9.6% vacancy rate is not too bad either, as that gives you ample room to choose and decide on the best abode for yourself.

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Tourists and residents alike can get busy with all sorts of entertainment, attractions, and events in Summerville and the rest of Dorchester County. Have a love for the outdoors? Try canoeing and kayaking in one of the rivers in the area. Love to shop 'til you drop? This town has many specialty shops, antique stores, and boutiques for your picking. Give in to your wanderlust spirit and explore different areas of this town to see historic homes and landmarks, Antebellum plantations, gardens, museums, and country clubs. Some notable places of interest include: Legend Oaks Plantation Country Club, Miler Country Club, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, Summerville Dorchester Museum, Azalea Park and Sculpture Garden, as well as Pine Forest Country Club, to name a few.

If you prefer to be just a spectator to all the action, then sporting events, Flowertown Festival, art exhibits and sales are the perfect avenue to do just that. And this town is a bird watchers paradise as well. Excited yet? It's time to move over here and get hold of some of the excitement!

Got Spare Time to Burn? Try These
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Tourists and residents alike can get busy with all sorts of entertainment, attractions, and events in Summerville and the rest of Dorchester County. Have a love for the outdoors? Try canoeing and kayaking in one of the rivers in the area. Love to shop 'til you drop? This town has many specialty shops, antique stores, and boutiques for your picking. Give in to your wanderlust spirit and explore different areas of this town to see historic homes and landmarks, Antebellum plantations, gardens, museums, and country clubs. Some notable places of interest include: Legend Oaks Plantation Country Club, Miler Country Club, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, Summerville Dorchester Museum, Azalea Park and Sculpture Garden, as well as Pine Forest Country Club, to name a few.

If you prefer to be just a spectator to all the action, then sporting events, Flowertown Festival, art exhibits and sales are the perfect avenue to do just that. And this town is a bird watchers paradise as well. Excited yet? It's time to move over here and get hold of some of the excitement!

Rent Report
Summerville

December 2020 Summerville Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Summerville Rent Report. Summerville rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Summerville rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Summerville rents decline sharply over the past month

Summerville rents have declined 1.0% over the past month, but have increased marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Summerville stand at $903 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,261 for a two-bedroom. Summerville's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.5%, but exceeds the national average of -1.3%.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Summerville

    As rents have increased marginally in Summerville, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Summerville is less affordable for renters.

    • Summerville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,261 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 0.7% increase in Summerville.
    • While Summerville's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Summerville than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $885, where Summerville is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    December 2020 Summerville Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Summerville Rent Report. Summerville rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Summerville rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Summerville Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Summerville Rent Report. Summerville rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Summerville rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    Summerville rents decline sharply over the past month

    Summerville rents have declined 1.0% over the past month, but have increased marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Summerville stand at $903 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,261 for a two-bedroom. Summerville's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.5%, but exceeds the national average of -1.3%.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Summerville

      As rents have increased marginally in Summerville, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Summerville is less affordable for renters.

      • Summerville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,261 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 0.7% increase in Summerville.
      • While Summerville's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Summerville than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $885, where Summerville is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.