Slated to open 2020 in Summerville’s premier destination – Nexton.

Nexton is coming to life at the key crossroads of I-26 and 17A, in the direct path of metro Charleston’s most energetic growth.

In the midst of a lively mix of offices, restaurants, shops, and open air plazas, our hotels will offer the largest hotel and conference center in all of Summerville.


By Emily Williams |

THE ONE TO WATCH: Nexton area developing rapidly

The master-planned Nexton community is growing rapidly. Less than 10 percent of the development, which is as large as the Charleston peninsula, is located within Summerville’s town limits, but it could one day have as many residents as the current populations of Clemson or North Myrtle Beach, roughly between 16,000 and 20,000 people.
So far, $175 million has been invested at Nexton, and more development is on the way. Already, Charleston restaurants Taco Boy and Halls Chophouse have opened Nexton outposts. The shopping center where they’re located, Nexton Square, is 70 percent leased.
Poogan’s Southern Kitchen also plans to open at a site across from Mount Pleasant favorite Page’s Okra Grill, which promised its customers shorter lines and private event space at a roomier Summerville restaurant.

A dual-flagged Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites hotel, which will feature a two-story conference center, has been under construction since July of last year. Choice Hotels’ third Charleston-area Cambria Hotel is also rising at Nexton. Both lodgings are expected to start welcoming guests in 2020.

Baker Motors plans to open a car dealership in the development where outdoor retailer Cabela’s once considered building, and a supermarket is planned once more residences and businesses are in place to support it.

Last year, the five-mile Nexton Parkway was completed with two lanes opening at the same time the road’s new juncture with I-26 opened. In about five years, two more lines will likely be added.

Brent Gibadlo, the vice president and general manager of Nexton, said he will shift his focus next year to a new section of the development: Northeast Village, a complex of thousands of homes that rise next to parks and trails.

The new section also includes 40 acres where the Medical University of South Carolina plans to build a 128-bed hospital and medical offices.


Nexton, big as a small city, is rapidly developing as Charleston’s next job, home center.

Source: Post and Courier