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Heart of the Lowcountry

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Nexton is thriving, centered at the key crossroads of I-26 and 17A, in the direct path of metro Charleston’s most energetic growth. Also as a part of Summerville, South Carolina, Nexton is in the heart of the Lowcountry in both location and spirit.

Nexton Area Map

 

Distance to Popular Cities:

Columbia, SC – 96 miles
Myrtle Beach, SC – 103 miles
Hilton Head, SC – 122 miles
Charlotte, NC – 185 miles
Atlanta, GA – 282 miles
Savannah, GA – 127 miles
Orlando, FL – 399 miles
Miami, FL – 606 miles
Washington, DC – 508 miles
New York, NY – 744 miles
Boston, MA – 956 miles

Bridge to Folly Beach at sunset

Weather

Summerville has a “temperate to semi-tropical” climate, offering year-round outdoor fun for residents and visitors. We've gathered the data for you. Click below to view the high/low temperatures (°F) and average number of days of rain by month.

  • Winter

    January 59° / 36° 6 days | February 62° / 39° 6 days | March 69° / 44° 6 days

  • Spring

    April 77° / 52° 6 days | May 83° / 61° 6 days | June 88° / 69° 8 days

  • Summer

    July 91° / 72° 10 days | August 90° / 71° 10 days | September 85° / 66° 7 days

  • Fall

    October 77° / 55° 5 days | November 70° / 44° 5 days | December 62° / 40° 7 days

Annual bridge run in Charleston SC.

Demographics

The Charleston Lowcountry is one of the top spots for relocation in the southeastern United States. The population of the region’s tri-county area has grown to more than 800,000 people living in three counties, making it the largest city in South Carolina and one of the fastest growing in the U.S. Average household incomes in the region are among the highest in the state.

  • Charleston Area Population

    Berkeley County – 227,907 | Charleston County – 411,406 | Dorchester County – 162,809 | Metro Area – 802,000

  • Households & Income

    Total Households – 294,424 | Median Household Income – $64,283 | Average Household Income – $89,473


    Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2020, Census Population Estimates Program (PEP); CRDA

Boeing airplane, one of the area employers in Charleston SC

Employment

The Charleston metro is thriving with unprecedented business growth and economic diversification, with both multinational corporations and fast-growing startups taking advantage of our globally competitive business environment. In addition to the port, aeronautics and automotive manufacturing, other leading economic drivers include healthcare, higher education, high tech and tourism.

Source: CRDA 2020

  • Employment by Sector

    Transportation & Utilities – 18.4% | Government – 17.9% | Professional & Business Services – 15.5% | Leisure & Hospitality – 13.4% |  Education & Health Services – 11.3% | Manufacturing – 8% | Natural Resources & Construction– 5.8% | Financial Activities – 4.2% | Other Services – 4% | Information – 1.4%

  • Largest Private Employers

    Boeing SC – 6,900 | Roper St. Francis Healthcare – 5,700 | Trident Health System – 2,600 | Walmart – 2,300 | Robert Bosch LLC – 1,600 | Volvo Car USA – 1,600 | Mercedes Benz Vans – 1,600 | Blackbaud - 1,400 | BenefitFocus - 1,250 | Publix Supermarkets – 1,200 | iQor – 1,200

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Taxes + Cost of Living

Compared to many other thriving coastal communities, Charleston offers residents a reasonable cost of living, and the area’s state and local tax burden is significantly lower than the national average.

 

  • Personal Income Tax

    South Carolina features a personal income tax structure that is competitive and affordable. The state has a tiered, indexed personal income tax that ranges from 0% to a maximum rate of 7% for income over $15,400. Six income tax brackets are adjusted annually for inflation.

  • Property Tax

    In South Carolina, only local governments levy property taxes. There is no state tax on real or personal property. Residents of Nexton pay Berkeley County property taxes. Real Estate Tax (Annual) 4% for qualified, owner-occupied residential real estate (must be completed within 90 days of purchase).

  • Sales Tax

    The sales and use tax rate in South Carolina is 6%. Some counties assess a local option sales tax and/or a capital project sales tax, which currently range from 1 to 2.5%. Proceeds of such local taxes go toward infrastructure improvements or a rollback of property taxes. Charleston County – 9% Berkeley County – 8% Dorchester County – 7% For more tax information, visit the Berkeley County Tax Estimator.

  • Cost of Living Index

    Atlanta, GA – 102.4 | Austin, TX – 99 | Boston, MA – 150 | Charleston, SC – 97 | Charlotte, NC – 98 | Denver, CO – 111 | Jacksonville, FL – 91 | Miami-Dade, FL – 114 | Nashville, TN – 99 | Raleigh, NC – 95 | San Diego, CA – 141 | Seattle, WA – 157


    Source: C2ER Cost of Living Index, 2020

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Healthcare

With a strong commitment to medical research and access to top healthcare professionals, the Charleston region offers a vital health and wellness community. Several nationally recognized hospital systems serve the region, as well as numerous medical centers considered among the best in the nation, including the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) – with the first medical school established in the southern United States.

  • Area Hospitals

    Medical University of South Carolina (23.5 miles from Nexton)
    171 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29425
    (843) 792-2300


    Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital (4.2 miles from Nexton)
    300 Callen Blvd. Suite 330 Summerville, SC 29486
    (854) 529-3070


    Sweetgrass Pediatrics (3 miles from Nexton)
    2016 1st Avenue Summerville, SC 29486
    (843) 832-8606


    Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Medical Center (23.6 miles from Nexton)
    109 Bee Street Charleston, SC 29401
    (843) 577-5011


    Summerville Medical Center (7.4 miles from Nexton)
    295 Midland Pkwy Summerville, SC 29485 Summerville, SC
    (843) 832-5000


    Trident Medical Center (7.2 miles from Nexton)
    9330 Medical Plaza Drive Charleston, SC 29406
    (843) 797-7000

  • Nursing Homes/Assisted Living

    The Village at Summerville
    201 W 9th N St, Summerville, SC 29483
    (843) 804-7033


    Magnolias of Summerville
    335 Midland Pkwy, Summerville, SC 29485
    (843) 821-4122


    Royal Oaks Senior Care
    950 Travelers Blvd, Summerville, SC 29485
    (843) 832-8481

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Travel

Charleston’s International Airport is convenient for business and leisure travelers. With daily non-stop flights to 17 cities in the U.S. and Canada, plus quick connections to international hubs in Atlanta and Charlotte, the recently renovated and expanded Charleston International Airport makes it more enjoyable and easier than ever for both area residents and visitors to travel to and from Charleston.

Relocating to Nexton?

Check out our Relocation Guide, full of area information and fun things to see and do.