Summerville was built in the 1780s, and established as a separate village from the city of Augusta.

During the mid to late 1810s, downtown Augusta experienced a small epidemic of malaria, which caused little effect in Summerville. In 1820, a major outbreak of fever nearly wiped out the entire garrison at the U.S. Arsenal. After a recommendation from an officer, the U.S. Arsenal purchased land that is the present-day site of Georgia Regents University.

By 1850, Summerville became a four-season community. More permanent buildings and year-round homes sprang up as the town prospered. In 1861, Summerville was officially incorporated as a city with the boundaries defined as a circle for one-mile.[2] Later on, Summerville became a fashionable luxury resort and golf capital with the construction of many hotels. This caused a large transformation — from a small summer resort for local residents to a winter playground for wealthy industrialists and politicians from the northern United States. Two hotels, The Partridge Inn and the Bon Air Hotel, hosted captains of industry and former presidents of the United States. Some built winter homes in the area, while others stayed permanently, escaping the harsh winters of the northern U.S.

When the city of Augusta annexed Summerville in 1912, it lost its status as a separate town. Four years later, a fire swept through downtown Augusta, destroying much of the business district and neighborhoods along lower Broad Street. This caused a housing boom for Summerville. Summerville Market Report

Newest Homes in Historic Summerville

$999,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 505559 MLS
In 1736 Augusta, Ga was discovered by James Oglethorpe! In 1750 St. Paul's Church was established in Augusta. In 1760 King George III became King of Great Britain/Ireland, and the MAGNIFICENT ESTATE OF 914 MILLEDGE RD WAS BORN! Established by Peter Carnes, estate was known as the Carnes House! Well Respected within the original 13 colonies, Mr. Carnes was selected to greet George Washington on his first arrival to Augusta in 1791! Prestigious home is celebrated at the library of Congress in Washington DC, as well as The Gardening of GA history Books! Important, historic home resting on an incredible 1.41 acres in the heart of Augusta has been respectfully preserved and updated in keeping with its original charm! New roof to be installed 8-5-2022 on main home and cottage! Fresh paint exterior and interior, New $17,000 Boiler installed 2020, Chef kitchen w/ modern appliances including gas stovetop w/ vent hood, double ovens with eat in kitchen! Large open rooms abound through out home! Incredible 262 year old molding, exposed beams, and flooring adorn this magnificent property! Prestigious home for entertaining with luxury gardens, coy pond, in ground 28k gallon gunite pool, fruit bearing trees, and established well maintained private grounds! Remodeled guest cottage over 1200 Sq. Ft/ 2 units/ perfect for annual rental or included in Master Rental of main home! A Rare opportunity to own a piece of History! Must see to appreciate!

914 Milledge Road, Augusta

$849,900
4 Beds 4 Baths 508811 MLS
On desirable Henry Street in historic Summerville! Completely remodeled and furnished! Freshly painted inside and out and refinished original wood floors. Ready for corporate rental and Masters- complete with towels and sheets. The colorful living room, cozily arranged for social hour with friends, boasts 1 of the 3 fireplaces in the house, plantation shutters, and an original Ulla Darni chandelier. The spacious dining room awaits its next dinner party which will be made easier by the open, renovated kitchen with an enormous island, top of the line blue granite, and a first class Zline 6-burner gas stove with blue gloss finish. The kitchen also has brand-new cabinets with soft-close drawers and new spill-proof floors. A door from the kitchen leads to a 4th bedroom/mother-in-law suite/rental studio apartment. The 4th bedroom has a totally renovated en suite bathroom, cedar closet, a wood-burning fireplace and a door to outside. A kitchenette can easily be added to make it rentable. The master suite upstairs has plantation shutters and a brand-new bathroom with a beautiful tile shower and 2 closets. 2 more bedrooms can be found upstairs. Lots of natural light graces the very comfortable family room. New custom sliding doors in the family room lead to a great deck. New roof, new gutters, new HVAC, all new appliances and new water heater. A fenced in area within the .66 acre fenced backyard works well for pets or playground equipment. New driveway and retaining wall currently being put in. Floors to be refinished upon accepted offer. Everything currently in the house stays! Show today!!!

2651 Henry Street, Augusta

$750,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 507084 MLS
Take a look at this great home and come be a part of the Glenn Avenue Family! The second ''youngest'' house on the block, this 1980s built home is a perfect opportunity for those looking for a place in town with low maintenance. The all brick home offers all the finest features and has been impeccably kept. Inside you'll find beautiful heart pine floors, tall ceilings and gorgeous built ins. The inviting foyer leads you throughout the home, and connects the formal living spaces with the informal family spaces. The kitchen, which opens to the den, offers granite counters, custom wood cabinetry and upgraded appliances (to include Bosch dishwasher and Viking Fridge). It also leads you to a large screened in porch overlooking a blue slate patio, water feature and grilling area. Outback you have an oversized garage(very rare on the hill) and a fully functioning efficiency apartment (480 additional square feet). Upstairs in the main house, you'll find three large bedrooms, a beautifully updated master bath, and customized closet that leads to an amazing laundry. The attic access is a big surprise, with a finished and conditioned space not included in the square footage. Located within walking distance of the college and the uptown restaurant/shopping area, this house is a must add to your home search list. All in all this home boasts over 3,200 square feet(not including the attic) and 4 beds with 3.5 baths. The private setting is a perfect place to unwind and enjoy life!

1208 Glenn Avenue, Augusta

$399,900
4 Beds 2 Baths 509931 MLS
Rare opportunity to own an updated beauty in the heart of Summerville. Conveniently located to downtown, medical district, Augusta University, and all that Augusta has to offer. This historic home has been meticulously updated and features 10 ft ceilings on the main level. The home features fresh paint inside and out. The large windows give this home tons of natural light. The main level features refinished pine floors through out. The large kitchen has beautiful granite counter tops, tile backsplash, and all stainless steel appliances including counter depth fridge (not pictured). Off the kitchen you will find a large walk in pantry and a separate butlers pantry connecting the dining room and kitchen. The downstairs bathroom has been completely remodeled with all new plumbing and fixtures, custom tile and walk in shower with beautiful frameless glass door and new vanity. All new light fixtures throughout give this home a classic yet contemporary feel. The upstairs Master Suite features nearly 1000sf of space dedicated to the owner of the home. oversized bedroom, 2 walk in closets, office, large bedroom, laundry, and master bathroom complete with tub, walk in shower, double sink vanity with granite counter tops, and separate toilet room. To top it all off the master suite also features a private walkway to its own deck complete with hot tub! Lastly, the cozy/private backyard includes a nice sized storage building and is surrounded by a newly installed privacy fence. This rare opportunity will not last!

1429 Stovall Street, Augusta