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About Sumter

Sumter County is located in the heart of South Carolina, with the City of Sumter just 44 miles east of the state capital, Columbia. Sumter is encircled by a modern highway system, including interstates 95, 20, 77 and 26. Sumter enjoys easy access to these interstates via four-lane U.S. Highways. Once a sleepy agricultural town, Sumter has become a burgeoning industrial center. With five industrial parks housing about 65 manufacturing facilities and employing about 8,200, the county is a perfect place for both manufacturing and retail expansion, and these keep new homes in Sumter in demand. Shaw Air Force Base is also located here, home to the 20th Fighter Wing, Headquarters Ninth Air Force/United States Central Command Air Forces, and several associate units.


Whether walking the tree-lined streets of downtown Sumter or its various parks, Sumter offers the shade and tranquility perfect for a Sunday stroll. While still industrialized, Sumter has a soft side for the finer things in life. The arts are a rich part of Sumter’s identity, with the annual Arts Festival showcasing works from local artists. Sumter’s Opera House is probably one of our best-known landmarks. With its towering 100-foot clock tower, the Opera House is a legend in its own right. Sumterites know how to let their hair down too. At the [email protected] performances, attendees can hear nationally known bands from the area, such as The Tams or The Headliners, enjoy taste-testing local vendors and do the official state dance, the shag, all night long. Living in your new home in Sumter allows you to enjoy all that this beautiful place has to offer. Sumter also has numerous annual festivals and special events, beginning with the world-renowned Iris Festival each May. In addition to the Iris Festival, Sumter residents enjoy many other cultural events including Sumter-Shaw Streetfest, Scottish Country Fair, The Poinsettia Festival and Fantasy of Lights, Black Cowboy Festival, the Mary McLeod Bethune Birthday Celebration, the Rub O' the Green Golf Tournament, Sumter County Fair and much more. Affordable new homes for sale in Sumter makes this a great place to relocate or retire.

Why Choose Sumter ?

Swan Lake Iris Gardens
The beautiful black waters of Swan Lake form the setting for the spectacular Iris Gardens of Sumter, SC. The only public park in the US to feature all eight swan species, Swan Lake Iris Gardens is also home to some of the nation's most intensive plantings of Japanese iris, which bloom yearly in mid to late May and last until the beginning of June. The garden also boasts many other floral attractions, including colorful camellias, azaleas, day lilies, and Japanese magnolias.
Shaw Air Force Base
Shaw Air Force Base is home to the 20th Fighter Wing, Headquarters Ninth Air Force/United States Central Command Air Forces, and several associated units. Shaw's fighter planes consist of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, which is a versatile multi-role fighter. F-16's dispatched from Shaw were the primary fighters used in the Gulf War.

Communities in Sumter

Pocalla Springs by Great Southern Homes
Pocalla Springs

Relax on your back porch among majestic live oak trees in this one of a kind new home neighborhood.  Developed on a former golf course, Pocalla Springs is conveniently located only minutes from…

Heritage Bay, Sumter, SC
Heritage Bay

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New Homes in Garden Gate Sumter, SC
Garden Gate

You'll imagine you're taking a stroll through Southern Living magazine when you visit Garden Gate, this lovely neighborhood filled with character and charm!

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Hunters Crossing New Homes in Sumter SC
Hunters Crossing (Sumter, SC)

Hunters Crossing is a great neighborhood in Sumter SC with splendid, new construction homes and conveniently close to Shaw AFB!

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Stafford Meadows

You need to see beautiful Stafford Meadows in Sumter, South Carolina! 

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The Bengrass D interior by Great Southern Homes

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Carolina Palms

You will find the lifestyle and home you've been looking for at Carolina Palms in Sumter, SC.  This is a quaint neighborhood remininscent of the charming neighborhoods from years ago. Carolina…


If you’re looking for a great location in Sumter and affordable, elegant living, then you’ve found it at Stillpointe!

Located in the heart of west Sumter, 2 minutes to Sumter High School,…


If you’re looking for a great location in Sumter and affordable, elegant living, then you’ve found it at Stillpointe!

Located in the heart of west Sumter, 2 minutes to Sumter High School,…

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Places in Sumter

Patriot Hall

Patriot Hall is a full-service venue, meaning we offer everything you need to host a beautiful and unforgettable wedding or special event. Whether you are looking for a specific flower arrangement or customizable menu options, we’ve got you covered. For any special requests you might have, we’ve got the services and connections around Vienna to make them happen.

Sumter Gallery of Art

This modern gallery features traditional and contemporary art by local, regional, national and internationally known artists, a permanent collection of works by the late regional artist Elizabeth White, a gift shop, and an education center with classes, including a seven-week Summer Art Camp, taught in all mediums of art.

Thomas Sumter Memorial Park

Thomas Sumter Memorial Park is located in Sumter. Work out when and for how long to visit Thomas Sumter Memorial Park and other Sumter attractions using our handy Sumter online road trip planner .

Sumter County Museum

The Sumter County Museum is a private non-profit institution whose mission is to promote the history of Old Sumter District through the preservation and exhibition of objects, manuscripts, and documents, which relate the story of this area of South Carolina.

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