Myrtle Beach Real Estate
The Myrtle Beach area supports a large and diverse real estate market. Stretching from the barrier islands of Brunswick County North Carolina to the port City of Georgetown South Carolina, the region’s location along the northern South Carolina coast provides residents and visitors alike with opportunities to enjoy a truly unique southern coastal lifestyle.
Our area is anchored by the beach communities of North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach, Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, and Pawleys Island (collectively known as the Grand Strand) and extends north to the “Brunswick Isles” (Sunset Beach, Long Beach, Ocean Isle, Caswell Beach, Holden Beach, Bald Head Island and South Port), south to Georgetown, and inland to the communities of Conway, Aynor, Loris, Little River, Shalotte and Longs.
The Myrtle Beach area has over 60 miles of fine soft sand beaches, several rivers and natural ocean inlets and acres upon acres of wood lands and farm land. Our southern coastal plains geography combined with a mild but seasonal climate makes Myrtle Beach a natural escape and perfect home for anyone seeking a gentle, friendly, southern lifestyle with all the cultural, shopping, dining and recreational experiences anyone could want.
There is a home for every lifestyle and budget in the Myrtle Beach area. Multi-million dollar ocean front homes, luxury homes on one of our scenic rivers or the ICW, lakeside and golf course executive homes, starter homes, and everything in between. Whether your looking for a vacation beach cottage, second home, or a nice neighborhood to retire to or start a family in, there’s a home in Myrtle Beach for you.
I’ve heard some say Myrtle Beach must be the Condo Capital of the United States. I don’t know if that’s true but we do have an incredible variety of condo communities, styles, sizes, and locations. Resort condos provide a cost effective way for families to own an ocean view, ocean front, or golf course vacation property. From large luxury suites to cozy efficiencies, our ocean front and golf course resorts offer vacation and year round accommodations with a plethora of amenities designed to make your busy life convenient and fun.
Do you want to build your dream home in Myrtle beach? Do you need room to roam? The Myrtle Beach area offers a wonderful diversity of lot sizes, types and locations. We have ocean front lots, water front lots on the ICW or the Waccamaw or Pee Dee rivers, lots on the fairway or overlooking the green, and acreage (small and large tracts) for farming, horses, or recreation. We have some of the country’s top custom builders ready to help make your dream home come true.
The Myrtle Beach area has a large investor presence. Investors from all over the United Sates and Canada as well as Europe, Asia and Australia have discovered income opportunity along our coast. The Myrtle Beach real estate market offers investors a variety of cash flow properties to choose from. Single family fix and flip or buy to rent homes are popular in the inland residential communities. Student housing near Coastal Carolina University is another specialized investment area. Barefoot Golf Resorts and other golf communities offer a variety of homes and condos that cater to the golf vacation market. Ocean resort condos in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach provide affordable and luxury vacation accommodations. Ocean front beach homes and 2nd and third row beach cottages in Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, and Pawleys Island cater to vacationing families looking for more room. These weekly, seasonal, and yearly rental properties offer good returns to savvy investors, Management companies are available in all locations to assist investors and ensure their properties are kept well maintained and productive.
Retiring and Relocating to Myrtle Beach
The Myrtle Beach area consistently ranks high in America’s “best places to retire to” and “low cost places to live” polls and surveys. We’ve been awarded Top 10 and Top 100 status by many leading travel, leisure, retirement, and lifestyle magazines and websites. Many retirees from the New England, Pennsylvania and Ohio regions find our location, which is approximately half way between New York and Central Florida, a great convenience. This “mid way” location allows shorter travel times when the need to return home arises or when friends and family want to visit. Mild winters (no snow or ice) sub-tropical summers, low property taxes, low cost of living, low state income taxes, an abundance of affordable housing options and a plenty of leisure and recreational activities combine to make the Myrtle Beach area a great place to live.