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H O M E , T O W N , N AT U R E
WHER E WILL THE DAY TA KE YO U?
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 Nexton was named 2021 Master Planned Community of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.
A NE W 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 MEET ONE?
HOW ABOUT TACOS, BURGERS, DONUTS, PIZZA, SUSHI OR ICE CREAM?
I LIKE TO PLAY INSIDE
WE LIKE THE WAY YOU PLAY. FOLLOW US.
DUH HEAD TO STARBUCKS TO GET YOUR COFFEE FIX.
NOT FOR ME
LOVE IT GIVE ME THAT SUN
DO YOU COUNT SHOPPING AS BEING PRODUCTIVE?
NOW I’M STARVING
GRAB YOUR LAPTOP. WE HAVE THE SPOT FOR YOU.
FIND A SPOT UNDER THE TREES IN TALL GEE WOODS.
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 Art on the Square.
Pool. Fitness studio. Weight room. Pickleball. Handy work space. Here’s your daily destination, whether you want to swim, play, work or work out.
BRIGHTON PARK VILLAGE
BRIGHTON PARK VILLAGE
BRIGHTON PARK VILLAGE
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?
NEAR THE WATER? BURN BABY BURN
MEANDER TO CHARLESTON, ONLY 26 MILES AWAY.
HOW DOES A GAME OF BOCCE SOUND?
HOW BOUT BOTH
DO YOU HAVE A BIKE?
NOT FOR ME DEFINITELY DO YOU NEED VARIETY?
DO YOU NEED A BIKE OR A BOTTLE OF WINE?
YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS PLACE.
OF COURSE A DANCE IN THE GRASS SOUNDS MORE YOUR SPEED.
NOT SO MUCH
PUT ON YOUR SHOPPING SHOES.
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 home in Nexton.
Have a retail adventure. In Nexton, you’ll find everything from organic dog food to local art to cool fashions to bikes and wine and a whole lot more.
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.
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.
ALL OVER THE PLACE
ROSE & FRONT STREETS
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Like Grandma’s, but better. (Did we say that out loud?) Welcome to Poogan’s Southern Kitchen, a modern old-school diner.
I F Y O U ’ R E L U C K Y E N O U G H T O H AV E G R O W N U P I N T H E L O W C O U N T R Y,
listen up. Your favorite home-cooked meals have made a comeback. But with new freshness, flavor — and maybe a lavender martini on the side. Since 2020, Poogan’s Southern Kitchen has been serving up tasty, Lowcountryinspired diner fare. The name probably sounds familiar, thanks to the Charleston
original, Poogan’s Porch, favorite of locals and tourists alike since 1977. (Not to mention Martha Stewart Living and The Travel Channel.) Of course, the name is memorable all by itself. When the restaurant’s original owners bought the Queen Street Victorian, they discovered it came with a little something extra — a stray terrier. For years, Poogan was a porch regular, beloved by guests.
LET’S EAT, Y ’ALL A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO NEVER COOKING AT HOME AGAIN. JUST KIDDING. SORT OF. BAD DADDY’S BURGER BAR Think you’ve had great burgers? Ha! Try the Magic Mushroom Burger — three kinds of ’shrooms plus truffle aioli and arugula. BKEDSHOP Donuts with a cult following, thanks to brioche dough, yeast-raised for the perfect soft-to-chewy ratio. Good coffee to go with, too. CAROLINA ALE HOUSE Go Tigers! Go Gamecocks! Go pulled pork sandwiches and frosty mugs of IPA at this lively, TV-lined sports bar!
Now his name (and the good food he mooched) lives on at Nexton. That said, Poogan’s Southern Kitchen takes a more downhome detour, reimagining diner classics for a modern audience. Yes, you can have classic biscuits and gravy — or a strawberry shortcake biscuit with vanilla cream cheese spread. Chicken and waffles or a beet or goat cheese salad. Homey meatloaf or herby, sweet-tea glazed salmon. Hungry yet? Executive Chef Jacob Rios explains that the PSK menu also made room for Porch traditions like the iconic she-crab soup, shrimp and grits — and their acclaimed, super-fresh ingredients. “We source locally as much as possible,” he says. “Like Adluh grits, collards from local farms, and flounder from the North Carolina coast.” Slide into a booth or sidle up to the bar. General Manager Melissa Goad says the 10seat bar has turned into a popular lunch spot for Nexton’s work crowd, and for couples relaxing over a cocktail. “It’s great to see familiar faces here,” says Melissa. “Nexton isn’t touristy — it’s a place where people live. So we see regulars coming in for birthdays
and anniversaries.” That neighborly vibe — and fast growth — is what drew Poogan’s to Nexton. “We saw that it was up and coming, and attracting other Charleston restaurants,” Melissa says. “Nexton is a beautiful place and it’s been fun watching it grow up.” So next time you’re in the neighborhood, do stop by. Maybe for the daily Blue Plate Special. Or a delicious pecan pie, all oozy and warm from the bakery. Don’t worry, we won’t tell Grandma.
THE CODFATHER Calling all British expats — or any colonist hankering for proper fish and chips. This Charleston favorite is coming soon. D’ALLESANDRO’S PIZZA All the ingredients of a great neighborhood hangout. Good music. Cold beer. And thincrust, hand-tossed, Philly-inspired pizza. EVER CREAMERY Choosing isn’t easy between ridiculously tasty ice cream flavors like Alphonso mango, tiramisu and Argentine sea salt caramel. FUJI SUSHI From the sizzling drama of hibachi to impeccably composed bento boxes, this is authentic Japanese fare — with creative twists, too. HALLS CHOPHOUSE At this nationally award-winning restaurant, the ribeyes are calling — flawlessly seared and selected from the finest .5 to 1% cuts in the country.
NY BUTCHER SHOPPE Fancy up your dinner table with top quality meat, wine and prepared dishes at this haven for foodies. They cater too. PAGE'S OKRA GRILL When Southern Living features your shrimp and grits, you’re doing something right. Downhome and family owned. SPORTSBOOK Watch sports Vegas-style with tickers and big screen TVs. But eat SC-style with just-caught shrimp on your po’boy. STARBUCKS Remember when coffee was simple? Black with maybe a little cream? Nah, neither do we. All your fancy faves, right here. TACO BOY The struggle is real — but try not to default to the legendary tacos. Opt for a yummy Taco Boy Salad. Plus a marg, since you’re being so good. TROPICAL SMOOTHIE Go ahead, virtue signal. Sip on that kale, coconut and lime smoothie. Or go hearty with a wrap or flatbread. VICIOUS BISCUIT It’s a happy day that starts with a made-from-scratch biscuit. Topped with everything from maple sausage gravy to crab cakes with hollandaise. WOK N’ ROLL Some days, the only answer is a carton of sweet and savory orange chicken. Feed your hungry tummy and soul from 100+ menu items.
WHERE MEETS CHOICE So, how do you like your Lowcountry? It’s a question that goes way beyond finding your personally perfect mix of coastal colors, decorative shutters and friendgathering front porches. (Although honestly, that part of the process is an awful lot of fun.) Here at Nexton, Lowcountry comes in all kinds of lifestyles too. PICK YOUR VILL AGE
Our first village, Brighton Park, may be sold out — but no worries. Midtown is booming, or shall we say, flowing, designed around a lovely network of waterways. North Creek is an intimate enclave tucked among woods and creeks. And Del Webb offers high-fun, lowmaintenance 55+ living. Tough choice, but the good news is that every Nexton home is mere steps away from a beautiful park. S I N G L E-FA M I LY H O M E S
Find them in every village, at every size. Choose from one-story and two, ranging from two-bedroom cozy to six-bedroom capacious. TOWNHOMES
When you crave a home of your own, but also love that carefree, lock-up-and-go lifestyle. Say hello to Midtown’s first townhomes, close to all the fun Central District shops and eateries to come. A PA R T M E N T S
Maybe you’re waiting for your home to be finished. Or homeownership just isn’t your jam. Our wide variety of apartments includes a whole neighborhood of single-family villas for rent.
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A NEW WAY TO NEXTON
AT HOME IN MIDTOWN Here in the Blueway District (Midtown’s first district, named for the canal network that winds through the neighborhood) the home choices are many. And if we do say so ourselves, quite marvelous. In the mood for adorable or dramatic? Searching for family-size or justthe-right-size? In love with the idea of a huge porch in front with garage in back or garage in front and a big backyard in back? Or maybe you’re just looking forward to having no stairs and maybe no yard work. Not only does Midtown have a little something for you, it has a lot of wonderful somethings for you. All handcrafted by the best builders in the region. ASHTON WOODS Single-family homes DAVID WEEKLEY Single-family homes
laces (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 surprise you. 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 hightech smarts and fresh Lowcountry style. And where all of this comes together to give you a richer, healthier, more delightful day.
HOMES BY DICKERSON Townhomes Single-family homes NEW LEAF Single-family homes PULTE HOMES Townhomes Single-family homes SAUSSY BURBANK Single-family homes
THE COLORS OF MIDTOWN Midtown 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.
F O U N TA I N D I S T R I C T
PA R K D I S T R I C T
NEXT UP: LOBLOLLY DISTRICT
Did you know the land of Nexton used to be a giant tree farm for the paper industry? That’s why much of the landscape is filled with row upon tidy row of tall loblolly pine trees. And that’s the inspiration for the next district that will begin to emerge in Midtown sometime in 2023. We just thought you’d be interested to know.
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
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COM I N G 2022
THE EVERYTHING CLUB
or a moment, just consider all the stuff you’d like to have close to home. A really nice swimming pool (naturally). A well-equipped fitness center. A yoga studio. Maybe some
tennis courts. And pickleball courts. And a basketball court. And is it too much to ask for some lounge space, a park and a playground? We think not. In fact, what we’re calling the Midtown Club will soon give you that whole list of goodies and a whole lot more. All just steps from your new home in Midtown’s Blueway District and a short bike ride if you live in Brighton Park Village or Del Webb Nexton.
A meandering resort-style lagoon with lap lanes for you, and fun zones and squirt jets for the kids. Surrounded by abundant deck areas, both sunny and shady. And if you move to Midtown before the club is finished, feel free to enjoy the Swim Club in Brighton Park Village in the meantime. O U T S I D E S PA C E S
An event lawn (think food trucks and movie nights). A bigger lawn for soccer and flag football games. A covered pavilion and inventive
play structures. Lighted pickleball and tennis courts. And for those times when you just want to zen out, benches, a burbling kettle fountain and the serenity of shade trees and lush native plantings. FITNESS, FLEX & YOGA
Not just a fitness room but a studio very nicely outfitted with cardio, circuit and weight training equipment and a window that lets you keep an eye on the kiddos as you’re working out. Not just a club room, but a flex room big enough for banquet
suppers, speaker series and large fitness classes. Not just a yoga studio but a purpose-designed room where the doors can be flung wide for open-air sessions. THE LIVING ROOM
By day, a quiet place where gigabit wifi, fresh coffee and some fresh surroundings boost your productivity. Or in the evening, where cushy furniture and pub tables make your neighborhood happy hours that much happier.
BRING YOUR CLUB TO THE CLUB Whatever you’re into, there’s a spot for you at the Midtown Club. BOOK CLUB
The living room is a readymade conversation pit. CARDS CLUB
Plenty of space for Bunco. ZEN CLUB
Share your love of yoga.
NORTH CREEK VILLAGE
NORTH CREEK VILLAGE LIFE MADE SIMPLE North Creek Village is an intimate enclave — not too big, not too small — tucked into the woods and creeks of Nexton. Things feel more relaxed. More intimate, nurturing and neighborhood-y. (Yes, that’s a word.) Life here is a little easier, with convenient access to parks, community pools, shopping, good schools and I-26. Step onto a trail and roam for miles. Head over to the neighborhood pool with the kids. Or maybe meet your friends at the park for your Saturday evening barbecue ritual. And with True Homes and Centex offering a variety of homes, from family-sized two-stories to no-stair one-stories, North Creek makes life easier in all sorts of ways.
DEL WEBB NEXTON
A NEW KIND OF
Del Webb AT NEXTON, DEL WEBB IS ALL ABOUT SPONTANEOUS FUN AND FRIENDSHIP.
It’s a place where you can catch a trail down to the Core for a few laps in the pool, a long chat with the neighbors or just to hang out with a latte and a good book. There you’ll also find sports courts, a fitness center and rooms for clubs and other activities. And if you’ve been looking at some of Del Webb’s other communities, you’ll recognize the easy-living floorplans available in Nexton. But you’ll be pleasantly surprised by new exterior styles that fit beautifully with Nexton’s fresh take on Lowcountry architecture.
W H AT I S I T ABOUT
International African American Museum will explore the history of African Americans in the South Carolina Lowcountry and examine their impact on the nation and world. 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 gas 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 ‘must see’ landmarks. Like the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, situated on the very spot where the South Carolina colony was founded and where a zoo showcases a variety of animals that inhabited our state before it was a state. The Angel Oak Tree, a 400-year-old live oak with a circumference of over 25 feet. Or the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, 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. Both the South Carolina Historical Society Museum and The Charleston Museum feature clothing, maps and artifacts that tell a fascinating story of the area’s beginnings. And opening in 2022, The
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 musical 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, dolphins, sunset watching or sunbathing, you’ll find the perfect spot.
A fun, eclectic mix of hip surf shops, restaurants, bars and more.
SULLIVAN’S ISLAND BEACH
Soak up the peaceful beauty and authentic charm of this historic island.
ISLE OF PALMS
So friendly, so recreational. And with waters so calm for the kiddos.
Your relaxation prescription: sun, golf and sea turtle sightings.
Perfectly pristine. Think slower pace, trails and unspoiled beaches.
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WORKPLACE o often, the most powerful inventions are based on the most basic ideas. Take Nexton, for example. It has become Metro Charleston’s third major job center, a top-tier location for retailers, restaurants and companies of all kinds. And the whole thing is built on the fundamental premise that what’s good for
Then there’s the closely related idea of connection. In Nexton that means miles of trails and pathways that crisscross the whole community. It means bumping into your fellow humans (socially, not literally) as you’re traveling the trails. And technologically speaking it means community wifi and a 100% fiber network that connects homes and businesses to the larger world at speeds up to 10 gigabits per second. (See sidebar.) Now let’s talk about the power of nature. Multiple studies have shown that giving people access to beautiful outdoor settings — such as the many parks, ponds and wooded spaces of Nexton — actually boosts productivity. It inspires workers. Therefore it inspires the work. Which, of course, is what the evolved workplace is all about.
humans is good for business. What do we mean by “good for humans”? Let’s start with convenience. Life is complicated enough without having to spend your lunch hour driving to the bank or to the barber shop ... or to lunch. That’s why Nexton was planned to work like a classic downtown where everything is close to everything else. You might say that with Nexton, convenience is simply built in. And if both your job and your home are in Nexton, well, your convenience factor is off the charts.
On a sunny morning in early June, a small ceremony marked a big milestone for Nexton. A few speeches were delivered. A few shovelfuls of dirt were moved. And the creation of Downtown Nexton was underway. As you might have guessed from the name, Downtown Nexton will become the urban heart of Nexton. Picture a real walkable Main Street. Buildings with shops and cafés at street level and with offices — and some very sweet lofts — on the floors above. Picture a variety of apartments, from studios to luxury 55+ residences. Picture additional eateries, retailers, offices and services sprinkled throughout the district, creating a vibrant destination for Nexton and the region. It’s coming. Stay tuned.
WIRED FOR SUCCESS WHETHER YOU’RE WFH OR IRL, HOMESCHOOLING OR STREAMING ’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 high-def 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 Netflix 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 STAY
It’s awfully handy having neighborhood hotels for business, visitors and movingto-Nexton families.
CAMBRIA HOTEL Stylish and upscale, with thoughtful amenities and luxuries.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT Style meets hospitality at this 2020 Trip Advisor award-winner.
HILTON GARDEN INN
A getaway vibe with outdoor pool and made-to-order breakfast.
HOMEWOOD SUITES Spacious, home-away-from-home suites with mini-kitchens.
RESIDENCE INN Feels like home — pet-friendly, with kitchens and a fire pit.
LOWCOUNTRY CONFERENCE CENTER Ok, it’s not a hotel. But it is Metro Charleston’s largest and bestappointed conference center.
BRING YOUR SHORTIES. THEY’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
NEVER STOP LEARNING
SUMMER C O N C E RT S
B E CA U S E L I F E N E V E R STO PS T EAC HING
FIRST JOB AT N E XTO N S Q U A R E
RUNNING THE COCOA C U P 5K
TA K I N G M I LO TO T H E D O G PA R K 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 our age, the more we learn and engage with the world, the richer our lives become. That higher quality of life is why Nexton is so committed to lifelong learning, from preschool through adult education at our very own branch of Saint Leo University. PRESCHOOL Nexton KinderCare La Petite Academy of Summerville Tiny Tots Tech Preschool
K-12 (PUBLIC) Nexton Elementary Cane Bay Elementary Cane Bay Middle School Sangaree Middle School Westview Middle School Berkeley Preparatory Academy Cane Bay High School
K-12 (PRIVATE) Charis Academy Faith Christian School and Preschool Northwood Academy Pinewood Preparatory School Ridge Christian Academy Trinity Classical Academy of Summerville
O U R FAV O R I T E C O L O R I S
When it comes right down to it, sustainability is just a fancy word for smart. It’s a way of thinking about how to make the future as bright as possible.
nd yet, Nexton’s approach to healthy
and efficient living has 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 dose of nature (proven to lower blood pressure
and boost your immune 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. 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
OH SAY CAN YOU SEE?
engineered to handle 100-year flood events. But we look at water as more than something to manage. Our ponds and waterways are designed to add beauty to the community. And our landscaping, already
car. Keeping it local means keeping
resplendent with trees, is cultivated with native plants
traffic off the road and reducing pollution.
to promote a healthy ecosystem. This combination
It also means a healthier lifestyle.
of organic waterflow and native vegetation provides
And the homes in Nexton are no ordinary homes.
habitat for wildlife. Again, creating meaningful
They are eco-friendly, meeting strict energy-efficiency
connections between people and nature. See? Smart.
and green-building standards. GigaFi™ technology
And we’re just getting started.
brings ridiculously high-speed internet to Nexton homes and businesses. Built into this technology is
Nexton is, by design, more than a stunning mix of homes in a beautiful setting. It’s a thriving business
the ability to optimize energy and water consumption.
district that lets residents get to work, school and
That’s layering benefit on top of benefit. Or more to
dinner at their favorite restaurant without getting in a
the point, layering green on top of green.
Look up from your evening walk, and you’ll probably spot shooting stars and constellations that go way beyond your basic Big Dipper. Nexton’s dark, gorgeous skies come from street lights designed to reduce light pollution. And with energy-efficient LED lamps to help brighten the future of our 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.
CONCERTS ON THE SQUARE OYSTER ROAST COCOA CUP 5K HOLIDAY PART Y SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER PART Y 4TH OF JULY GOLF CART PARADE COMMIT TO BE FIT FRIDAY NIGHT FOOD & FIRE CHALK WALK SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT
WHAT DO YOUR DUES DO? Your moderate investment gives you perks aplenty.
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 seems to get more beautiful, fun and life-enriching every year. That’s not by accident. Built into the plan for Nexton is a set of funding programs that allow Nexton to invest in itself (in other words, our awesome lifestyle) as the community matures. One of these programs, the Nexton Improvement District, simply replaces a city property tax. And the Nexton Property Owners Association and community enhancement fund are what help Nexton feel so … Nexton. These resident-supported programs fund community-bonding festivals and clubs, and the good care of so many places to play — like swim clubs, playgrounds, trails, and parks for people and their dogs too. So as wonderful as life in Nexton is now, it’s only going to keep getting better. GET THE DETAILS AT
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NEXTON INFO COTTAGE What can you expect during your visit? Everything. We'll tell you all you want to know about Nexton, serve up some snacks, and set up your model home tours. You might also stay for lunch or dinner at one of our 10 restaurants. And squeeze in a little shopping and trail walking, too. We're here seven days a week, so feel free to drop by. Or schedule an appointment by contacting us at email@example.com or 843-900-3200. 116 CLEARBLUE LOOP | SUMMERVILLE, SC 29486
SUMMER IN A GLASS Welcome to frosty-cocktails-on-theporch season. Our good neighbor Poogan’s Southern Kitchen has come to the rescue, kindly sharing their signature Lavender Martini recipe. Feel free to pay it forward and share a summery pitcher or two with your neighbors. PSK'S L AVENDER MARTINI
2 Tbsp. dried lavender or 3 Tbsp. fresh lavender blossoms 1 cup white sugar 1 cup water
Map not to scale and is provided for information purposes only.
¾ oz. of lemon juice
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1.5 oz. vanilla vodka
Make a simple syrup by bringing lavender, white sugar and water to a boil, then simmering for 15 minutes. After cooling for one hour, strain the lavender from the syrup with a small colander. For the cocktail, combine ½ oz. of the simple syrup with the vodka, lemon juice and a scoop of ice in a shaking tin. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh lavender.
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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 ©2021 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. (7/21)