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Kickin’ it at The Ponds in Summerville: what’s new, and what’s happening

December 21, 2017

Tagged as: Lowcountry Neighborhood News

Categories: Cresswind Charleston  The Ponds  

If you want to live where there are lots of parties, social activities and events all right in your own neighborhood — planned just for you — you’ve got to know about The Ponds. Want to know more? Read on for the latest news from this Dorchester County development. 

The Ponds is located in Summerville near the intersection of US Highway 17 A and Dorchester Road. A master-planned community, it’s comprised of both traditional homes and Cresswind Charleston active adult homes.

For 2018, Kolter announces new plans and a new phase in The Ponds. John Manrique, Vice President of Marketing for Kolter Homes LLC said, “We have a new Phase coming in early 2018 that is located behind the Farmhouse Social Center, which means it will have super convenient access to the pool, Shady Oak Cottage Coffee House, the tree house playground and the historic Farmhouse.”

He also disclosed the new “family-friendly” home plans.

The Ashley New Home Plan by Kolter Homes in The Ponds Summerville SC
The Ashley, Elevation C


  • Ashley — 3 Bedrooms; 2.5 bathrooms from $247,900. This two-story home’s gigantic 16 x 24-foot family room with optional fireplace is the heart of the lower level. The plan has all bedrooms on the second floor. 
  • Beaufort — 3 Bedroom (with an option for 4); 2.5 bathrooms from $262,990. The Beaufort has a separate dining room as well as a commodious 23.5 x 16.8-foot great room. On the second floor are located an owner’s suite and two bedrooms which share a Jack and Jill bathroom.
  • Cooper — 4 Bedroom; 2.5 bathrooms from $282,990. Space to spare is included in this home with a flex room on the lower level at the front of the home. The great room spans the rear of the house and has easy access to a centrally located laundry room. On the second floor an owner’s suite and three bedrooms give everyone in the family lots of privacy.


The party’s on at The Ponds!

The Ponds is a lifestyle-focused community which builds on the vibrancy and historic ambiance of Summerville. It offers outstanding features which include a YMCA within the community as well as 17 miles of walking, biking and hiking trails and lakes and ponds for paddling. Unique to The Ponds are more than 1,000 acres of conserved lands on which are many archaeologically significant sites.

Manrique announced new YMCA benefits for The Ponds home buyers to help residents get engaged in all the community has to offer. He said, “All new residents receive one month free; and all residents who join [the Y] are exempt from the joining fee and all family members receive a monthly discounted rate.”

The Ponds YMCA Summerville SC
The Ponds YMCA

The Ponds centers on grand, historic Spanish moss draped live oaks guarding an historic landmark farmhouse.

The Ponds Historic Farmhouse Summerville SC
The Schultz-Lotz Farmhouse, Photo Credit: Cheryl Smithem

The Schulz-Lotz Farmhouse serves as the community’s heart. Daily, programs in the farmhouse involve residents in arts, social, fitness and wellness activities.

The Ponds Oak Tree Summerville SC
The Schultz-Lotz Farmhouse, Photo Credit: Cheryl Smithem

You could say this is like living on a cruise ship!

Residents enjoy events planned by their Lifestyle Director in conjunction with their social committee. Regular social events like luaus, cocktail parties and outings are scheduled monthly. A variety of clubs and hobby groups — bunco, fishing, book club, men’s poker group — meet weekly or monthly.

The Ponds Bottles and Brushes Night Summerville SC
The Ponds Bottles and Brushes night at The Farmhouse in December

Recent gatherings have included Mindful Mondays, Wellness Wednesdays where residents enjoy learning how to slow down, center and take care of themselves. Bunco and art events are also popular. Children are not forgotten in the social programming. A teen group meets regularly at the community’s Live Oak Cottage for board games and movies.

At The Ponds, it’s not unusual to see people paddle boarding on The Village Pond or family biking along the bike paths. Annual fitness activities at The Ponds include The Youth Triathlon organized by the YMCA and The Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving fun run and 5K. The Outdoors Club goes on regular excursions around the area.

The Ponds Conservancy schedules monthly programs to educate residents and the wider public about the history, the land and wildlife where The Ponds is situated. In October, The South Carolina Center for the Birds of Prey had an educational program and flight demo at The Ponds Amphitheater which had attendance of more than 300 people.

The Ponds Birds of Prey Event Summerville SC
The SC Center for The Birds of Prey event at The Ponds

With so much to do, it’s easy to comprehend why Ponds residents say, “It's all right here.” 

Find out more about The Ponds on New Homes Guide Charleston.


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Categories: Cresswind Charleston  The Ponds  

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