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Located just west of South Carolina’s largest city, Dorchester County, SC, land and farms combine urban amenities with a small-town rural landscape. Dorchester County splits North Charleston with Berkeley and Charleston Counties, benefitting from proximity to the city’s economy while offering ample support to surrounding municipalities. Dorchester’s top industries include manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and education. The county’s position on I-95 connects it to the entirety of the Eastern Seaboard, providing connections as far as Miami, Florida, and Portland, Maine. About half of Dorchester County’s population commutes to Charleston, letting them participate in the city’s diverse economy from the comfort of Dorchester County’s affordable properties and beautiful natural landscapes. Land and farms in Dorchester, SC, include estates of all sizes and price ranges, historical properties, farmland, commercial and recreational land, and acreages.
Dorchester County’s small towns prove that arts and culture aren’t limited to big cities, hosting many hidden gems worth exploring over a weekend or holiday. County seat St. George hosts an annual World Grits Festival every April, drawing 10,000 people annually. Neighboring Summerville is famous for hosting the largest arts and crafts festival in South Carolina, the Flowertown Festival, which hosts 200 artists and draws 200,000 visitors every year. In addition, Dorchester County is home to thirteen sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including parts of the ghost town that gave Dorchester County its name. Dorchester County’s Parks & Recreation Department offers plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities for residents of Dorchester County. Named a South Carolina Scenic River, Dorchester County’s Ashley River offers fishing, kayaking, canoeing, walking trails, and bird-watching amid one of the most serene river views in South Carolina's Lowcountry.
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