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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 Sumter@Six 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

Ellerbe Estates

If you're house hunting in Sumter, SC and you want to be close to Shaw Air Force Base and to everywhere else that is great to live, you've found the perfect spot! Welcome to Ellerbe Estates... a…

Beach Forest

Beach Forest offers a great location in beautiful Sumter, SC and is full of amenities that will enhance your lifestyle!

Located just minutes from Shaw Air Force Base and located just off…

Bradford Meadows

Welcome to Bradford Meadows!

This new Sumter neighborhood is a favorite among local Sumter and relocation homeowners especially those in the military.  Conveniently located…

Jackson Preserve

The delightful community of Jackson Preserve is located off of Camden Hwy, close to 521 and within a 15 minute drive of Shaw Air Force Base. The neighborhood consists of large lots averaging a 1/2…


This new neighborhood of Southbridge in Sumter, SC is like no other and sure to be the talk of the town!

With various planned amenities such as a pool, pool house, gazebo,…

Stillpointe by Great Southern Homes

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, 3…

Canopy of Oaks at Hunter's Crossing

Canopy of Oaks is a picturesque street of new construction homes nestled within the Hunter's Crossing community  in Sumter, SC.  Located right off 378 and Broad Street, this prime location…

The Cove

In addition to the school zones listed below, this community is a short distance from Thomas Sumter Academy, Laurence Manning Academy, Wilson Hall & Westside Christian Academy.…

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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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