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WHERE WILL THE DAY TAKE YOU?
Go with the flow We like that advice. Whether you’re planning your afternoon or a whole community, it’s a good idea to stay loose. On your toes. Open to the possibilities. Here in Nexton, we’re paying attention. We’re watching the world, especially our own little corner of it here in greater Charleston. And we’re responding with new ideas. New ways to live and work and gather and stay healthy. We’re even creating new ways to let you take your evening walk alongside a cool, calming waterway. In other words, you can literally go with the flow. SO DIVE RIGHT IN AND DISCOVER WHY THE NEXT CHAPTER OF NEXTON IS THE MOST EXCITING EVER.
A NEW WAY TO LO WC O U NT RY
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A DAY TO MATC FEELING PRODUCTIVE?
READY TO PLAY? RIGHT THIS WAY
LET’S GET MOVING
DO YOU LIKE FUN IN THE SUN?
FIRST THINGS, FIRST. ARE YOU HUNGRY? NO
WHAT ABOUT A NICE SHADY SPOT?
SUNBATHING OR FRISBEE TOSSING FRISBEE F’SHO
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT FRIED CHICKEN? WE THINK SO TOO. FOLLOW US.
HOW ABOUT WORKING OUT?
DO YOU HAVE A FURRY FRIEND/WANT TO MAKE ONE?
HOW ABOUT TACOS, BURGERS, DONUTS, PIZZA, SUSHI OR ICE CREAM?
I LIKE TO PLAY INSIDE
WE LIKE THE WAY YOU PLAY. FOLLOW US.
NOT FOR ME
LOVE IT GIVE ME THAT SUN
DO YOU COUNT SHOPPING AS BEING PRODUCTIVE?
NOW I’M STARVING
HEAD TO STARBUCKS TO GET YOUR COFFEE FIX.
GRAB YOUR LAPTOP. WE HAVE THE SPOT FOR YOU.
FIND A SPOT UNDER THE TREES IN TALL GEE WOODS.
MIDTOWN REC & WELLNESS
A resort-style destination for lap-swimming, kid-splashing, sunworshipping, friendchatting, party-throwing and general fun-having.
Welcome to doggy nirvana. Jumps, tunnels and obstacles. Separate areas to keep your Maltese from mixing with the Mastiffs. And trees. Lots of trees.
Can “cool” and “convenience store” be in the same sentence? It would seem so. Fill up with gas, fried chicken, whatever you need to refuel.
Fitness and fabulous food. Services and boutiques. Over 30 businesses, from Halls Chophouse and Taco Boy to Title Boxing and The Bicycle Shoppe.
Pool. Fitness studio. Weight room. Pickleball. Handy work space. Here’s your daily destination, whether you want to swim, play, work or work out.
IN BRIGHTON PARK VILLAGE
IN BRIGHTON PARK VILLAGE
ON BRIGHTON PARK BOULEVARD
ON NEXTON SQUARE DRIVE
IN MIDTOWN NEXTON
H YOUR MOOD WANT AN ADVENTURE?
NEED TO RELAX?
GO FOR IT
FIND YOUR CHILL
DO YOU LIKE TO WANDER?
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR PEACE AND QUIET? NO NO
BURN A FEW CALORIES OR SAVOR THEM? STAY CLOSE
CLOSE TO HOME OR TAKE A DRIVE?
BURN BABY BURN LET’S GO!
MEANDER TO CHARLESTON, ONLY 30 MINUTES AWAY.
HOW DOES A GAME OF BOCCE SOUND?
NEAR THE WATER?
HOW BOUT BOTH
DO YOU HAVE A BIKE?
NOT FOR ME DEFINITELY DO YOU NEED VARIETY?
HOW ABOUT A GOOD IMAGINATION?
YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS PLACE.
OF COURSE A DANCE IN THE GRASS SOUNDS MORE YOUR SPEED.
NOT SO MUCH
TALL GEE WOODS WILL BE THE SPOT FOR YOU.
JUST A CHILL SPOT
ELBOW PARK WILL BE THE SPOT FOR YOU.
BROWN FAMILY PARK
They’re everywhere and they’ll take you just about anywhere. To lunch. To yoga. To the bank, the office or simply to an invigorating run or ride.
THE place for outdoor concerts, picnics and frisbee-tossing. Steps from Nexton Square and an easy bike ride from your new home in Nexton.
Big parks. Little parks. Sunny parks. Shady parks. Grassy fields, gardens and playgrounds. Many with community wifi. Just pick a park to fit your fancy.
The defining feature of the Blueway District. A network of waterways that adds a touch of serenity to your morning bike ride or evening stroll.
A whole corner of Long Meadow Park devoted to lying back and gazing up at the sky above you. (That cloud looks like a pineapple.)
ALL OVER THE PLACE
OFF OF ROSE DRIVE
IN MIDTOWN NEXTON
IN LONG MEADOW PARK
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CARPE NEXTON A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO GOOD EATS, SUNRISE TO SUNSET
Alas, there aren’t enough hours in the day — or room in your tummy — to hit all of Nexton’s eateries. May we suggest a few items for your first visit? (’Cause we know you’ll come back for seconds.) VICIOUS BISCUIT
8am Face the day with fire in your belly, aka the Flamethrower. A cheddar and jalapeno biscuit, plump with crispy fried chicken breast, Frank’s Red Hot, candied bacon and yes, more cheddar. TACO BOY
Noon The struggle is real — but try not to default to the legendary tacos. Opt for a yummy Taco Boy Salad. Mixed greens, roasted corn, avocado, queso fresco. Plus a marg, since you’re being so good.
A TASTE OF
3:30pm Yawn. Time for your PM-pick-me-up. Go old school with an espresso. Or adventurous with a lavender latte. Either pairs well with a handcrafted, just-toasted pretzel or pop tart.
BAD DADDY’S BURGER BAR
7:00pm Think you’ve had good mushroom burgers? Ha! Try the earthycreamy-crunchiness of a Magic Mushroom Burger — sautéed morel, shitake, chanterelle and oyster mushrooms, fine-tuned with truffle aioli and arugula.
HALLS CHOPHOUSE, NOW SERVING UP ITS MAGIC IN NEXTON
It was 2009, the height of the financial crisis. Strolling down Charleston’s eerily quiet Upper King Street, Bill Hall had an idea for a new steakhouse. A bad idea, he was told. Not just the timing, but the not-so-hopping location. Intuition said otherwise,
though. Opening night may have earned a mere $58 (with money
9pm The doors close at 10pm, so give yourself plenty of time to choose between their ridiculously tasty ice cream flavors, like Alphonso mango, tiramisu or fan favorite, Argentine sea salt caramel.
borrowed for the cash drawer), but Halls Chophouse quickly became one of the most award-winning restaurants in the U.S. And part of a thriving new downtown district. Happily, intuition struck twice. As early as 2013, Hall had his eye on Nexton for the restaurant’s first not-downtown location. “Mr. Hall knew Nexton was going to boom — it was a plan full of vision,” says Brent Register, General Manager at Halls Chophouse Nexton. “And Nexton has blown away our expectations. We are so happy to be here.”
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THE HALLS HOSPITALIT Y RECIPE:
A welcome from general manager, Brent Register (left), a four-diamond AAA award-winning meal, and a signature cocktail served by mixologist, Alexandra (below).
The feeling is mutual. Drop by at noon and you’ll find lunching neighbors, as well as executives from nearby Boeing and Volvo. Evening is prime time for everything from family dinners to date nights to marriage proposals. “People come to Halls to celebrate. On any given night, there might be eight anniversaries and 15 birthdays,” says Brent. So, what’s the draw? Amazing food, of course. Let’s start with the steaks, sourced from Allan Brothers in Chicago. Perfectly aged, artisan butchered and prime grade, this purveyor’s beef represents the country’s top 2% in quality. Halls’ specifications are even more stringent — their cuts are among the finest .5 to 1%. Along with your impeccably seared ribeye with truffle butter, you might choose legendary side dishes like lobster and smoked bacon mac ‘n cheese or delicately breaded fried green tomatoes. And never, ever skip dessert, namely the caramel cake. A bona fide Southern classic. Hungry yet?
But great food is only half the story. Exceptional service is the other. Halls is a family business, and people feel hugged right into it with hospitality that goes way beyond the expected. Even for the South. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself chatting it up with folks at the next table. More than likely, Brent or one of the Halls
“W E WANT PEOPLE TO LEAVE HALLS FEELING LIKE THEY’RE FAMILY.” — BRENT REGISTER, GENERAL MANAGER
seated you there intentionally, knowing you’d hit it off. They’ll get to know your preferences and anticipate your needs, just as if you were a member of the family. Even the food is served home style — brought to the table in sizzling skillets, creating moments as shareable as the dishes. If you’ve been to Halls in Charleston, this all may sound familiar. Exactly as
planned. Halls Chophouse Nexton was meticulously designed to provide the same menu, hospitality, look and vibe of its downtown location. With just a few important differences: patio dining and plenty of free parking. (Score one for the suburbs.) Charleston really isn’t all that far away, but having one of its nationally acclaimed restaurants just down the street? Now that’s a tasty proposition.
WHERE CHARM MEETS CHOICE “L O W C O U N T R Y S T Y L E . ” The very
phrase conjures up images of covered front porches perfect for tea-sipping and neighborly conversation. Large windows, to let in cool breezes. Coastal colors and decorative shutters. Homes that look as if they have great stories to share (and very likely do). At Nexton, we let this architectural language be our guide. But we’ve added a little present to the past. With energy efficiency, open floorplans and contemporary lines that help the charm of yesterday feel very much ‘today.’ And here’s another beautiful thing about our homes. There’s a perfect option for
however you like your Lowcountry. Maybe your family is large and needs 4, 5 or even 6 bedrooms. Maybe you and your furry four-legged kiddo need the smaller, lowmaintenance space a townhome provides. Maybe you’re an active adult looking for single-level living with no yardwork (and no stairs). Maybe you’re a busy professional or on-the-go empty nester who finds apartment living to be more your style. We could go on (and on and on). But the happy truth is that, here in Nexton, the choice really, truly is yours. And with everybody making different choices, you get a neighborhood that feels really, truly diverse.
MIDTOWN NEXTON A FRESH MIX OF HOME, TOWN AND NATURE
Places (at least the interesting ones) are a lot like people. They don’t sit still. They evolve. They find fresh inspiration. They grow in wisdom and character. They
F O U N TA I N D I S T R I C T
In the years since we first launched the Nexton community, we’ve learned a lot. Yes, about what makes a community beautiful, livable and lovable. But we’ve discovered even more about us humans. What makes us happy, keeps us healthy and helps us feel a sense of belonging. What gets us up in the morning, ready to face … no, to embrace … a new day. The vision for Midtown is the embodiment of all these lessons. And that’s why Midtown is more than the newest village in Nexton. It’s the next level of Nexton. A place where the great outdoors is even greater. Where the pleasures and conveniences of town are even closer. Where a wider variety of homes offers more high-tech smarts and fresh Lowcountry style. And where all of this comes together to give you a richer, healthier, more delightful day. S O, W E L C O M E T O M I D T O W N . A N E W WAY T O N E X T O N .
LIFE IN THE BLUEWAY DISTRICT n Midtown’s first district, you may find yourself taking a different approach to your day. Instead of getting in the car and driving to the office, you hop on your bike and head to the Midtown wellness center for a yoga class. Don’t worry, your work will get done. And probably with more inspiration. You pedal down the trail next to the Blueway, a sun-sparkled waterway that meanders through the whole neighborhood. The air is cool. The birds are singing. So even before you assume your first pose, you have a feeling of serenity. As usual, the class is deeply restorative. And with your post-yoga clarity of mind, it’s time to take on that budget report. Thanks to the comfy work space and gigabit wifi at the wellness center, there’s still no need to go to the office. Sitting in a comfy chair with your laptop and an organic protein bar, you knock out the budget report in record time and to resounding applause from the CFO. It’s tempting to celebrate with a few laps in the pool, but you decide to save that for tomorrow. On the other hand, maybe you’ll
MORE BETTER HOMES
The good news is, all the homebuilders of our inaugural village, Brighton Park, are bringing their award-winning home design artistry to Midtown. The better news is, the home choices in Midtown will be even more exciting, with a number of all-new home plans and Nexton’s fresh, one-of-a-kind interpretation of Lowcountry style.
PA R K D I S T R I C T
L O B L O L LY D I S T R I C T
B L U E WAY D I S T R I C T
come back this afternoon for a pickleball break. And suddenly it hits you: this is how everybody should work.
THE COLORS OF MIDTOWN Midtown Nexton will grow into a vibrant bouquet of community. A mix of five distinct districts, each with its own character, including a Central District of shops, eateries and convenient services. And of course “Midtown Nexton” means “smack in the middle of Nexton.” Which means you’ll be surrounded by good food, good coffee, good music, good … well, everything.
COMING SOON: MIDTOWN REC & WELLNESS
A combination fitness studio, spa, pool, park, event center, racquet club and wifi-powered work space in a beautiful spot overlooking the Blueway.
W H AT I S I T ABOUT
museums. Two worth noting: the South Carolina Historical Society Museum and The Charleston Museum, which both feature clothing, maps and artifacts that tell a fascinating story of the area’s beginnings. And that’s just a very small start.
CHARLESTON IS A MAGICAL MIX OF OLD AND NEW, THE PAST AND THE POSSIBILITIES. hen you hear Charleston has been named the #1 small city in the U.S. for nine straight years, it’s easy to say “of course.” But it’s hard to describe the essence of this place, what makes it so special. We will defend ourselves by saying that when a city has been around for 350 years, there’s a lot to cover. If you’re a visitor here (or luckier yet, a local), you see the cobblestone streets. The columns and shutters and copper lanterns that hold years … no, make that decades … no, make that centuries … of stories about the area. So, we suppose that’s where we’ll start. With a few of the big stories and ‘must see’ landmarks. Like the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, a state park situated on the very spot where the South Carolina colony was founded — and where you can visit a 22-acre zoo that showcases a variety of animals that inhabited our state back before it was a state. The impressive Angel Oak Tree, a 400-year-old live oak that has a circumference of over 25 feet and provides over 17,000 square feet of shade. Or the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, the site of some of the most important events in South Carolina’s history, where you can hear tales of patriots and pirates. And though it’s not technically a landmark, the 90 miles of coastline is a destination all its own. Then there are the museums. Oh-so-many
Of course, you don’t have to visit an attraction to soak in the very “Charleston-ness” of Charleston. An accidental turn down a jasminescented secret alleyway, the discovery of a hidden garden, or a stroll past a row of rainbow-colored homes transports you to a different time, if not a different world altogether. But here’s another beautiful thing about Charleston. It honors the past but it’s not stuck there. Maybe that’s why major businesses like Volvo and Mercedes-Benz and Google have set up shop here. Why foodies flock to the city’s restaurants, for the dockside seafood every bit as much as for the James Beard Award-winners. (And the grits. Always the grits.) Why serious shoppers will not be disappointed. And why there are endless galleries and art festivals and music venues and theatre groups — and the state-of-the-art North Charleston Performing Arts Center, home to touring Broadway productions and chart-topping music artists. It’s this magical mix of old and new, the past and the possibilities, the storied shores and the southern hospitality, that have helped Charleston earn its spot in the hearts of tourists, the souls of residents, the pages of magazines, and the lists of best cities. And as sure as the magnolia blooms come out every summer, we think you’ll love it here too.
TRY TO STAY HUMBLE, CHARLESTON #1 SMALL CITY
Condé Nast Traveler, 2011–2019 #1 CITY IN THE U.S.
Travel + Leisure, 2013–2019 #1 BEST CITY IN THE SOUTH
Southern Living, 2017–2020 #1 FRIENDLIEST CITY IN THE SOUTH
Southern Living, 2019 #1 MOST JOB OPPORTUNITIES
WalletHub, 2020 #7 BEST FOODIE CITIES IN THE U.S.A.
U.S. News & World Report, 2019 #10 TOP CITY IN THE WORLD
Travel + Leisure, 2018
HAVE YOU BEEN TO SUMMERVILLE?
It’s like a little slice of Charleston. Except it may have more azaleas. And it’s closer to Nexton. Enjoy quaint shops, great dining, farmers markets and outdoor adventure. Spend an hour taking a historic home walking tour. Tube down the East Edisto River. Find a treasure in one of the antique stores. And since Summerville is the birthplace of sweet tea, don’t leave without tipping back a cold glass.
BEACH CHEAT SHEET South Carolina has 90 miles of coastline. So whether you’re into shelling, surfing, sunset watching or sunbathing, you’ll find the perfect spot.
A surfer’s (or sheller’s) dream
SULLIVAN’S ISLAND BEACH
ISLE OF PALMS
Calm water for the kiddos
Sun, golf and sea turtle sightings
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WELL GOOD &
AT N E XTO N, B U S I N E S S I S H E A LT H I E R T H A N E V E R. L I T E RA L LY.
link twice, it seems, and another business has decided to locate in Nexton. You might call it “healthy growth.” Especially when you consider that more and more businesses here are specializing in health and wellness. In other words, the doctor is in. And the dentist and physical therapist, too. For example, our state’s #1 ranked hospital, Medical University of South Carolina, will be building a 128-bed hospital and medical campus in Nexton. (Until it’s ready, residents can drive just five miles to Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital.) Soon, Palmetto Primary Care Physicians will open a 100,000-square-foot medical complex with primary care doctors and a wide array of specialists. This is in addition to Nexton’s already robust lineup of healthcare providers, from orthodontists to fertility specialists to a 90-physician surgery center. Healthcare is just one aspect of Nexton’s quickly filling commercial areas, though. WorkPlace@Nexton has leased 100% of its first phase of small business offices. CoOp@Nexton is still under construction, but already home to several high-profile businesses like Home Telecom, as well as Refuel, convenience store extraordinaire. (Two words: fried chicken.) Nexton’s five
hotels include one of metro Charleston’s largest and bestappointed conference centers. And of course, Nexton Square is buzzing with boutiques and eateries including two of Charleston’s foodie-friendliest outposts, Halls Chophouse and Taco Boy. So how did such a relatively young community become metro Charleston’s next major employment hub? Think of it as a virtuous circle. Business wants to be where people are. People want to be where business is. From day one, Nexton was thoughtfully designed for both. Weaving together offices, homes, shops, schools, parks and restaurants. In other words, all 24 hours of your day, intelligently — and healthfully — linked by tree-lined trails, parks and nature. And as the employees of Baker Automotive, South Carolina Research Authority and Nexton’s other businesses are discovering, the healthiest lunch hours don’t happen behind a desk. But at sidewalk cafés with a friend. On head-clearing hikes. In the park, next to a pond, stretching upward in tree pose. Maybe best of all, they’re discovering that the healthiest commute is the one that happens on a bike … because your job and your home are in the same neighborhood.
WIRED FOR SUCCESS WHETHER YOU’RE WFH OR IRL, NAVIGATING ONLINE SCHOOL OR ’90s ROMCOMS, YOU WANT FAST INTERNET. REALLY FAST INTERNET.
Good news, tech-lovers (and aren’t we all?). You’ve come to the right place. Powered by GigaFi™, Nexton is South Carolina’s first gigabit community, supplying every home, apartment and office with a 100% fiber connection. And internet speeds 40 times faster than the U.S. average. Think hundreds of channels of content. Crisp, ultra highdef movies. Almost-like-you’re-there videoconferences. Seamless telemedicine. Crazy-fast cloud storage. And the latest in home automation, security and voice. Oh, and most of Nexton’s public spaces provide free wifi. So work — and series binging — can carry on, even at the park. GET THE GIGADETAILS AT
www.hometelecomgigafi.com. FUN FACT: GigaFi is provided by Home Telecom, whose offices are located right here at Nexton. Thanks, neighbor.
WAYS TO S PE N D YO UR L UN C H H O UR
RUN ERRANDS: Get your tan on, grab a toy for Fluffy and get your bike tuned up.
GRAB A BITE: Tacos, burgers, cheesesteaks, sushi? Check out the lunch specials at Nexton Square.
GET FIT: Take a yoga class or go boxing just around the corner.
CHECK EMAILS: Get some fresh air in the park while you work.
TAKE A NAP: Head to the hammock garden for a relaxing snooze.
BRING YOUR SHORTIES. THEYâ€™RE GOING TO LOVE IT HERE.
S TA R G A Z I N G IN THE HAMMOCK GARDEN
S P LA S H PA D!
FRONT PORCH P LAY D AT E S
F R I E N D LY NEIGHBORS ( I T TA K E S A V I L LA G E )
LOT S O F K I DS TO P LAY W I T H
S AT U R D AY T RA I L R I D E S
A F T E R- S C H O O L R O B OT I C S TEAM
B I K I N G TO THE ICE CREAM SHOP
SUMMER C O N C E RT S
NEVER STOP LEARNING B E CA U S E L I F E N E V E R S T O P S T E A C H I N G FIRST JOB AT N E XT O N S Q U A R E
R I P E TO M ATO E S AT T H E S C H O O L GARDEN
RUNNING THE COCOA C U P 5K D O U B L E-D E C K E R S’M O R E S B Y THE FIREPIT
We’re born curious. And just get curiouser and curiouser. (Peaking, some might say, at age five with 92 questions a day.) But the truth is, no matter how many trips we’ve made around the sun, the more we learn and engage with the world, the richer our lives become.
TA K I N G M I LO TO T H E D O G PA R K
At Nexton, lifelong learning starts early. KinderCare offers quality daycare and preschool right in the neighborhood to help de-crazy your morning routine. When kids are ready for that next step (sniff), Nexton Elementary provides state-of-the-art K-5 instruction. Like all schools in the respected Berkeley County School District (BCSD), Nexton Elementary gives every student a tablet computer for personalized digital learning, both at school and at home. (And at the park, thanks to Nexton’s community wifi.) Besides earning awards, our neighborhood school is proud of its diverse enrichment opportunities, from coding to nature clubs. Other nearby BCSD schools, as well as private schools, give families plenty of excellent options, too. P.S., students-for-life: BCSD welcomes you to serve in their schools as mentors. Living this close to Charleston opens up more possibilities, from studying culinary arts at Trident Technical College to neuroscience at the College of Charleston. And a new branch of Saint Leo University, right here in Nexton, offers A+ access to higher learning. Spruce up your resume with a class in social media marketing. Or channel your inner Shakespeare (or Dr. Seuss?) with a poetry writing class. Whatever. Because the joy is in the learning. And at Nexton, it can go on for a lifetime.
When it comes right down
And yet, Nexton’s approach to
to it, sustainability is just
healthy and efficient living has
a fancy word for smart. It’s a way of thinking about how to make the future as bright as possible.
immediate and measurable benefits, too. For instance: over 2,000 of Nexton’s 5,000 acres are designated as woodlands, wetlands, parks and open space, which bodes well for native flora and fauna.
And a growing network of trails gives you ready access to these scenic areas and a daily invitation to get out and get a daily dose of nature (proven to lower blood pressure and boost your immune
Homes at Nexton feature the latest in energy-efficient technology, so you save money every month and help preserve our natural resources for future generations at the same time. Each home meets strict green-building standards in five categories:
system, btw). Speaking of nature, Nexton is home to thousands of mature trees. So many, in fact, that Nexton has its own full-time Town Forester, Mac Baughman. Of course, the long-term benefit is that the trees devour CO2. The immediate benefit is that these stately longleaf and loblolly pines add character to streetscapes and shade to Nexton’s many parks.
energy efficiency healthy indoor air quality resource efficiency environmental responsibility water conservation
Some of the things you might never think about are things we think a lot about. Like stormwater. Here in the Lowcountry it’s an important topic. Nexton is engineered to handle
THIS COMBINATION OF ORGANIC
100-year flood events. But we look at water as
WATERFLOW AND NATIVE VEGETATION
more than something to manage. Our ponds
PROVIDES HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE. AGAIN,
and waterways are designed to add beauty to the community. And our landscaping, already resplendent with trees, is cultivated with native
To ensure these standards are met, Nexton’s builders certify their homes using various thirdparty inspection programs.
CREATING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE AND NATURE.
plants to promote a healthy ecosystem. This
homes. They are eco-friendly, meeting strict
combination of organic waterflow and native
energy-efficiency and green-building standards.
vegetation provides habitat for wildlife. Again,
(See Smarty Homes.) GigaFi™ technology brings
creating meaningful connections between
ridiculously high-speed internet to Nexton
people and nature. See? Smart. And we’re just
homes and businesses. Built into this technology
is the ability to optimize energy and water
Nexton is, by design, more than a stunning mix of homes in a beautiful setting. It’s a thriving business district that lets residents get to work,
consumption. That’s layering benefit on top of benefit. Finally, our street lights. They’re illuminated
school and dinner at their favorite restaurant
by energy-efficient LED lamps and capped to
without getting in a car. Keeping it local means
reduce light pollution. Because it’s nice to look
keeping traffic off the road and reducing
up and see the stars at night, knowing you’re
pollution. It also means a healthier lifestyle.
doing all you can to brighten the future on our
And the homes in Nexton are no ordinary
SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU?
PO UN D S O F CA R B O N E MIS S IO N S AVO ID E D
MO R E E N E RG Y- E F F IC IE N T TH A N A TYPICA L H O ME
G A L LO N S O F WATE R S AV E D A N N UA L LY
AV E RAG E A N N UA L H O ME E N E RG Y S AV IN G S
own little planet.
MEET MAC, THE TOWN FORESTER MAC K N OWS T HE T REES ARO UN D HERE LIK E O LD FRIEN DS. BECAUS E HE PLAN T E D MO S T O F TH E M.
Before Nexton was … well, Nexton … it was a tree farm. For over 100 years the land was managed by a team of foresters, growing and re-growing loblolly and longleaf pines to meet South Carolina’s pulp, timber and paper mill needs. Forest management continues today but for a different purpose, to create healthy habitat for both human and wildlife populations. In fact, second-generation forester Mac Baughman continues to do for Nexton what he did for the Lowcountry’s pine populations over the past few
decades – carefully balancing the needs of nature with the needs of humans. His work trimming, thinning and maintaining the trees helps them grow tall and strong enough to resist heavy winds, with healthy water-absorbing root systems, and full crowns that provide just the right amount of shade while letting sunlight reach the forest floor so native plants can grow and wildlife can thrive. With 1,000 acres of woods and wetlands within Nexton, preserved in perpetuity, Mac has a big job to do. And it keeps on growing.
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THE NEXTON LIFE There’s the community of Nexton. And then there’s the Nexton community. The feeling — among your friends, co-workers and neighbors — that you’ve all happened upon something kind of special. A place that naturally brings people together. In the parks, on the trails, at the pools … and at a full calendar of events, both organized by the full-time Lifestyle Director, and those that spontaneously pop up on front porches and in backyards. Here are a few of our signature events.
COMMIT TO BE FIT
A community-wide fitness festival with activities such as spin bikes, kettlebells, yoga and strength classes — followed by massages, biometric screenings and healthy food truck fare. Nexton jumpstarts the New Year with actual jumping (as in rope) along with pushups and endurance challenges in this fun, annual fitness event. At Nexton, we’re all about healthy living. Which to us, means fun living.
COCOA CUP 5K
Every December, 2,000 runners gather in Brown Family Park for the start of Charleston’s favorite winter 5K, which follows a scenic course along the streets of Nexton. It starts with a mile-long kid’s fun run, followed by the certified 5K and festivities that include an awards ceremony and, of course, delicious hot cocoa along with other cool weather treats. Fun fact: the Cocoa Cup 5K was the first event ever hosted at Nexton.
SOUNDS ON THE SQUARE
Nothing brings people together like good music and good food. And it doesn’t get much better than live music — from classical to southern rock — and bites from your favorite restaurants and food trucks at Nexton’s signature summer concert series.
A NEXTON BITE-SIZE EVENT SAMPLER
OYSTER ROAST AND HOLIDAY PARTY
FRIDAY NIGHT FOOD & FIRE
SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER PARTY
SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT
VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT
4TH OF JULY GOLF CART PARADE NAILED IT DIY WORKSHOP
HOW THE BEAT GOES ON
With all our outdoor concerts, maybe Brown Family Park should have been named Brown Musical Park.
A comment we hear a lot is that Nexton just seems to get more beautiful, fun and life-enriching every year. Thatâ€™s not by accident. Built into the plan for Nexton is a set of funding programs that allow Nexton to invest in itself, adding new parks, events and other good stuff as the community matures. One of these programs, the Nexton Improvement District, simply replaces a city property tax. And a long list of recreational facilities, neighborhood festivals, fitness classes and other benefits is supported by residents through the LiveNexton Property Owners Association and a community enhancement fund. What does it all add up to? Simply that as wonderful as life in Nexton is now, itâ€™s only going to get better. GET THE DETAILS AT
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HAVE A SIP OF NEXTON
YOU’RE INVITED At Newland, we’ve been creating award-winning neighborhoods for 50 years. Part of our success comes from never losing sight of the people who live in our communities. We offer ways for them to connect with nature and each other — whether that’s through an invigorating hike, a neighborhood wine tasting or live music under the stars. After all, we believe it’s our responsibility to create enduring, healthy places where people can live life in the ways that matter most to them.
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Half a fresh South Carolina peach, puréed 2 oz. Hometown Vodka, High Wire Distilling Co., Charleston 4 oz. Ginger beer A big squeeze of fresh lime juice Mint and/or a peach slice for garnish
17 MONCKS CORNER
Francis Marion National Forest
Just mix, pour over ice, garnish, and enjoy a taste of Nexton. (If peaches are out of season, you can use frozen. But it will just make you look forward to the return of summer.)
Nexton Pkwy Exit 197B
THE NEXTON MULE
A classic with a Lowcountry twist
Charleston International Airport
BBQ TIPS AND TRICKS
Smoky barbeque flavor without a smoker?
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Nexton Info Cottage* 116 Clearblue Loop Summerville, SC 29486 843.900.3200 *A small cottage with a big story to tell.
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It’s easy. On a gas or charcoal grill, just use indirect heat and a pan of wood chips. Soak applewood, hickory, mesquite or other hardwood chips in water for 30 minutes. Light only one side of your gas grill’s burners or push your coals to one side. Drop the wood chips in a metal pan (an iron skillet works well) and place on the hottest side of the grill with your meat (prepped with classic barbeque dry rub) on the other side. While the meat cooks “low and slow,” the chips will smolder and infuse the meat with tasty smoky goodness. This technique takes longer but will make you happier.
Newland is the largest private developer of mixed-use communities in the United States. With our partner, North America Sekisui House, LLC, we believe it is our responsibility to create enduring, healthier communities for people to live life in ways that matter most to them. newlandco.com | nashcommunities.com NASH Nexton, LLC (“Owner”) is the owner of the Nexton community. This is not an offering of real estate in any jurisdiction where prior qualification is required unless Nexton has been so qualified or an extension is available. Homes at Nexton are built and sold by Builders unaffiliated with Owner or Newland Real Estate Group, LLC (“Newland”). Owner and Newland do not warrant or guarantee obligations of Builders. Owner is responsible only for development of certain infrastructure, which is complete and such obligations run solely to persons buying property from Owner. Copyright ©2020 NASH Nexton, LLC. All Rights Reserved. No reproductions, distribution, or unauthorized transmission of any portion is permitted without written permission of NASH Nexton, LLC. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. WARNING: THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE HAS NOT INSPECTED, EXAMINED, OR QUALIFIED THIS OFFERING. The information herein is not an offering for sale of homes in the Community, nor a solicitation to residents of New York State or residents of any other jurisdictions where prior registration of out-of-state real estate offerings are required unless the Community in question has been so qualified or an applicable exemption is available. (9/20)