Located in Dorchester County, Summerville is about 23 miles northwest of Charleston, South Carolina. At an elevation of 72 feet above sea level, Summerville is situated on a series of very low hills
surrounded by relatively flat wooded land. It is considered a residential, bedroom community to Charleston and is closely tied to the tri-county area. With Charleston International Airport located 12 miles away, you have easy access to destinations throughout the world on major air carriers.
Interstates I-26, I-526 and I-95 with connections to I-20 and I-77; four major U. S. Highways; and seven State Highways serve Summerville. The South Carolina Ports Authority (SPA) is no more than 20 minutes away.
In 2005, the Port of Charleston was the busiest container port along the Southeast and Gulf coasts. It is
recognized as one of the nation's most efficient and productive ports. The Charleston Customs district ranks as the nation's sixth largest in dollar value of international shipments, with cargo valued at more than $46 billion annually.
More than 1,800 vessels call on Charleston each year, representing service to 150 countries spanning the globe. Plans to expand the Port are ongoing. The SPA has several major projects underway to serve its customers and the state's business community. The Port is served by a dedicated rail system that travels to more major cities than any other southern port.