What’s next for Nexton?

We’re looking at what’s next for Nexton + what’s already here.


Nexton was named the Best Mixed-Use Community by Charleston Home Builders Associations.

Photo by CHStoday

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What do Carnes Crossroads, Cane Bay, and Nexton all have in common? They’re relatively new inland communities not far from Charleston that are absolutely exploding with growth. Over the next few months, we’ll head to Berkeley County to explore these areas + what they have to offer. Up first is Nexton.

A mix of nature + modern developments, Nexton is a Summerville community rapidly expanding with new homes, schools, restaurants, and retail.


This Master-Planned Community, nestled among tall pines, is situated just off Charleston’s I-26 corridor and connected by a network of walking and biking trails. Currently, there are four main areas where the dining and retail spots are located.

  • The Hub at Nexton
  • One Nexton
  • Downtown Nexton
  • Nexton Square


Here is this solid list of open retail locations + below is a list of what’s on the way.

  • 1933 Wine and Spirits
  • Lowes Foods
  • Harris Teeter
  • Publix
  • Packie Liquors


Check out the spots open for you to break a sweat. Below is a peek at some gyms on the way.

  • Basecamp Fitness
  • HYLO Fitness
  • Revive Wellness Studio
  • Stretch Zone
downtown Nexton rendering

Downtown Nexton is already buzzing with new places to explore.

Image via Lou Hammond Group


Explore restaurants and dessert shops that are open for business + here’s a glance at some spots on the way.

  • The Backyard (a Biergarten Concept)
  • Catrina’s Cantina
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • Woodhaven Pizza
  • Ruby’s Bagels
  • La Minerva Mexican
  • East Bay Deli
  • Naan Appetit
  • Dulce Churros
  • Poke Bros
  • Ritas Italian Ice
  • Summit Coffee
  • Wakey Bakey Bagels


  • Nexton Elementary
  • Nexton Middle School (Berkeley County School District broke ground on the new school in December and is set to open in August 2026)
  • The Goddard School (expected to open in the summer of 2024)

From self-care to health services and even spots to spoil the pup, we recommend taking a trip to Nexton to see what all it has to offer.
Did we miss something? If you know of a project in the Nexton community we should have on our radar, tell us.