Nexton is thriving, centered at the key crossroads of I-26 and 17A, in the direct path of metroCharleston’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.
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
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.
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 750,000 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
Households & Income
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 2019
Employment by Sector
Largest Private Employers
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 7.0% for income over $13,800. Six income tax brackets are adjusted annually for inflation.
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).
Cost of Living Index
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.
Nursing Homes/Assisted Living
Charleston’s International Airport is convenient for business and leisure travelers. With daily non-stop flights to 17 cities in the U.S., Canada and London, 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.
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