Dorchester County, SC, blends southern charm with modern amenities, just 25 miles from Charleston. Top-notch schools, affordable housing, excellent healthcare, and a low cost of living make it a sought-after locale in the Southeast.

Do More Dorchester

Where will your next weekend take you? Cruising down a country road on 600ccs, or down a wooded pathway on 10 speeds? Floating with friends on a warm, gentle river or paddling in the sun with your best, four-legged pal? You can hit 18 award-winning links, or picnic in a sculpture-filled park. Explore centuries-old settlements, or tuck into unforgettable country cooking. Why choose just one thing – when you can do it all? Learn more below.

Limitless Adventures Await

If you crave outdoor excitement, Dorchester County has it all. The array of recreational options is boundless, with its inviting coastlines, “charming” community parks, and expansive state parks and forests offering an idyllic setting for activities like swimming, community gatherings, bird watching, and exploration. In Dorchester County, the possibilities for outdoor recreation are endless. Whether your interests lie in golfing, beachcombing, lakeside relaxation, or wandering through parks and state forests, there’s a little something for everyone to relish and discover.

Explore Summerville

Dorchester County Parks

Summerville Dream

Summerville Parks & Recreation

Givhans Ferry State Park

Francis Marion National Forest

Francis Beidler Forest

Edisto River Adventures

Beaches & Island Communities

Explore Summerville

Middleton Place

Colonial Dorchester Site

Indian Field Campground

Explore Charleston

The Charleston area encompasses a rich tapestry of varied cities and towns. Within the city of Charleston itself, districts such as West Ashley and Daniel Island present as distinct municipalities, despite being integrated. One thing is clear: each possesses its own distinctive charm. Visit the websites below to learn more.