Summerville & Goose Creek
Carnes Crossroads residents enjoy immediate access to the attractions of Summerville and Goose Creek. Just minutes away, Summerville’s historic downtown district is packed with charming shops and restaurants and beautiful Azalea Park, home of the annual Flowertown Festival (named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast”). Nearby, historic Middleton Place Plantation is home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens and special events throughout the year. Centers for growth within the region, Goose Creek and Summerville offer excellent schools, outstanding new recreational facilities and a distinctive sense of community that has slowly emerged during the area’s long history.
Part of the greater Charleston region, Carnes Crossroads is located just 20 miles from the city’s famed historic district, Atlantic beaches and the area’s vast array of cultural attractions. History buffs, nature lovers, foodies, sports enthusiasts and golfers alike will find plenty of activities to keep them occupied year-round. The area has garnered an impressive collection of national awards and accolades, including being named both the Number One City in the United States and the Top Destination in the World in Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s Readers’ Choice Poll, “Favorite Southern City” (Southern Living) and “Top American Dream Town” (Outside magazine).
Carnes Crossroads is named after Dallas V. Carnes, an early 20th-century property owner who farmed this tract of land. The intersection of the two historic roads that form part of the boundary of our community — St. James Ave. (US Highway 176) and North Main St. (US Highway 17-A) – marks the center of this area’s bourgeoning growth corridor and has historically been referred to as Carnes Crossroads.