The Nexton community is debuting six new home designs in its Brighton Park Village and working with three new builders to create Lowcountry-style homes nestled in a master-planned community.

Home to about 700 households, the planned development company intends to build several hundred homes each year over the next 20 years. The growing community also contains businesses and schools at its location off Interstate 26 Exit 199 in Summerville.

Brent Gibadlo, vice president and general manager with Newland Communities, said the success of Nexton allowed Newland to “hand-pick” additional builders with a goal of adding specific characteristics to new homes in the community.

He said Nexton’s new model homes serve as a builder’s storefront, allowing buyers to browse each furnished home and choose which builder suits their needs.

Nexton’s original builders; Pulte Homes and Saussey Burbank, are now joined by Ashton Woods, David Weekley and Homes by Dickerson.

Gilbadlo said David Weekley homes bring a well established style and quality, Homes By Dickerson is friendly for those looking to customize and Ashton Woods offers luxury homes at a higher price point.

Gilbaldo said Nexton works with home buyers to introduce them to the “vision” of the master planned community first to ensure buyers learn that the community is over ten years in the making to plan, design and permit the entire 5,000 acres.

Surrounding homes there are hiking trails, pools, restaurants, an elementary school and offices. Harris Teeter has purchased a lot to build a grocery store in the Brighton Park Village.

After buyers understand Nexton’s concept and future plans, then they’re taken to view the six new model homes located inside Brighton Park Village.

Gilbaldo said Nexton is creating a “third regional job center for this area,” bringing jobs closer to where people live and “breaking up commuting patterns” so that everyone isn’t headed to the peninsula.

“That’s rare, that you don’t see everyday because it’s usually just about the homes,” Gilbaldo said.