I'm a Myrtle Beach local for 20+ years and there are definite areas of our coastline that are more popular than others. The biggest attraction to neighborhoods are proximity to the beach accesses, general neighborhood cleanliness and safety, and finally affordable price points.
I've read through the other suggestions and agree with some of them and decided to put the best of all those suggested into one list.
1. The Dunes Club
2. Plantation Pointe
3. Pine Lakes
4. Arcadian Shores
5. Any of the Grande Dunes Neighborhoods
Best of luck JD and anyone else who reads this advice. I'll be more than willing to guide you to your future home.
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Another key point to remember is that a huge part of what makes something worth more is based on supply and demand. As a Realtor one thing I hear a lot from people is "but I don't plan to ever move again, this is it". It doesn't matter if you plan to move again or not, in my opinion you should always keep in mind the "Resale Factor" when you buy a home. Most people don't plan a lot of things they just happen in life. In a Planned Community they never seem to run out of a supply of homes because the builder just adds another Phase, which makes Resale that much harder. But in the City of Myrtle Beach there is only so much land.
If you would like more information on this area of the Myrtle Beach, I am just an email or phone call away and would be more than happy to help you and your family.
We say the Grand Strand covers some 60 miles from North Myrtle Beach all the way down to Georgetown. I work in the southern portion of the Grand Strand primarily. I'd encourage you to check out the Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach opportunities such as single family or condominiums in Litchfield by the Sea as well as The Reserve, Willbrook Plantation and River Club that are golf course communities having access to a private beach. The Litchfield Plantation community has a beach house on Pawleys Island as well as the amenities of the neighborhood itself. The Debordeux Colony is another golf and beach community. The south end is quiet and not as crowded as up the beach. Jason's suggestions are certainly good ones for that end of the Strand. I work at Heritage Plantation where we think what we have to offer is pretty special too. Our community of over 600 acres offers patio, custom and estate lots and we're only a short drive from Pawleys Island or Huntington Beach State Park. There are a little over 500 homesites in what was originally two old southern rice plantations. We have a marina on the Waccamaw River (Intracoastal Waterway) which provides you access to the Atlantic Ocean if you're a boater. We have golf course, tennis, olympic sized pool and owner's clubhouse where you'll find a very active social calendar of events. If you want to be on vacation for the rest of your life, this is where I'd suggest you aim.
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Here's a specific recommendation. I have no idea if this is what the OP wants, but I might help.
My wife and I, independent, with two grown children, were looking for a place on the beach, in a resort setting, with an ocean view.
We wanted to be away from the excitement of the center of town, but close enough to be there in a few minutes if we wanted to.
So, we selected the North Seventies. The area is quiet, with many lovely homes, and very good shopping and restaurants. For example, I can walk to a supermarket, an excellent health food store with a restaurant, and several other notable restaurants. We can walk to both a Talbots and a Steinmart, and even a cigar store.
A pleasant driving distance to Conway, Calabash, and even Georgetown and Charleston.
There are a variety of different neighborhoods in the area. Considerations are the hoa dues you want to pay and the amenities you want in a community. If you want to be close to the beach, The Dunes Club, Pinelakes, Dunes Cove, and homes in the Avenues would be great options. Another choice might be Grande Dunes and there are a variety of different communities which offer membership to The Ocean Club to fill your days with fun by the ocean and different events. If you go farther west and desire a waterway community, The Bluffs, Carolina Waterway Plantation, and Waterway Palms are options. A favorite neighborhood is Plantation Lakes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBY3Dsg5zwY&feature=share which was a top selling area last year and continues this year with a variety of new homes underway. Waterford Plantation is also in Carolina Forest and is a top choice for many buyers. If we can be of any help, please contact us at 843-340-0562 or 843-997-6664. Thank you and congratulations on selecting Myrtle Beach, SC which offers not only beautiful beaches but great tax benefits to homeowners.
Some of the most popular neighborhoods are below with a link to the actual neighborhood detailed info about each community:
Arrowhead Myrtle Beach - http://www.homeguidemyrtlebeach.com/Arrowhead
Covington Lakes - http://www.homeguidemyrtlebeach.com/Covington-Lakes
The Farm - http://www.homeguidemyrtlebeach.com/The-Farm-Myrtle-Beach
Hunters Ridge - http://www.homeguidemyrtlebeach.com/Hunters-Ridge-Myrtle-Beach
Plantation Lakes - http://www.homeguidemyrtlebeach.com/Plantation-Lakes
Spring Lake - http://www.homeguidemyrtlebeach.com/Spring-Lake
Waterford Plantation - http://www.homeguidemyrtlebeach.com/Waterford-Plantation
Hope this information helps with your search.
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Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts
854 Jason Blvd - Unit G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
I think you would be very pleased and agree with me about all the wonderful reasons and features!
Contact me if you would like me to email you the listing and the other's within the community!
Annie Morse-Realtor/Interior Decorator
Some of my favorite neighborhoods are:
The Dunes Club
There are so many nice subdivisions here in the Myrtle Beach area. It is hard to answer your questions without more information from you. But, let me try. My favorite neighborhood might be Seaside Plantation where you can find a 2600 heated sqft home for $494,000 and you are only a few blocks to the ocean. If you prefer Little River (about 6 miles from the ocean), my favorite neighborhood might be River Hills where you can find a couple of beautiful 1800 heated sqft homes in the $245,000-325,000 range. They go up from there. Barefoot Resort has a nice 2300 heated sqft home there for $226,900. It's about 1-2 miles to the ocean plus this neighborhood offers you an oceanfront cabana. Plantation Lakes is about 7-10 miles to the ocean in Myrtle Beach. They have beautiful homes around the lakes. There's a home there about 3300 heated sqft for $499,000 with a view of the lake. Grande Dunes is another great neighborhood. There's a 2600 heated sqft foreclosed home there you can pickup for about $589,000. You can buy a new 1700 heated sqft home at Hidden Lakes in Little River in the $200,000 range. So, you see - there's so much. There are actually almost 5,000 homes listed for sale in the Myrtle Beach area between the prices of $100,000 and $1,000,000. Tell me more about what you have in mind and I can help you further. Contact Sharon Hall at Century 21 Coastal Lifestyles - firstname.lastname@example.org
Top neighborhoods would really be determined by what your personal criteria might be. I did note that you want to be near the beach, but how near is near/
Some highly regarded neighborhoods are:
Pine Lakes neighborhood, located from 60th North to 40th North in Myrtle Beach, SC
Dunes Club, located around 82nd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, SC
Grand Dunes, new development that has very nice properties, but has struggled with sales and resale values.
Plantation Pointe, very nice development around 38th Avenue North, established with little home depreciation.
Surf Club, North Myrtle Beach development that holds it's value near the Ocean
To give you a more complete answer, I would need to know more. You might want to ask our agents on Myrtle-Beach.com
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The answer depends on what your current needs are--there are many wonderful neighborhoods in the Myrtle Beach/North Myrtle Beach area. I am a Realtor who has lived here for 10 years, but also grew up vacationing here, so I have a good knowledge of the area. Some of the best neighborhoods, great amenities and great locations are: Barefoot Resort & Golf (North Myrtle Beach), Berkshire Fores (Carolina Forest), The Grande Dunes (Myrtle Beach), Plantation Lakes (Carolina Forest), Surfside Beach Club... Again, the answer depends on price range, what type of home you are looking for, and what you want from the area.
If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to check out my website to contact me at http://www.BarefootinMyrtleBeach.com.
For a community with golf courses and custom design homes try the Legends Resort http://,www.legendsrealestateinformation.com or a new gated community http://www.sagoplantation.com to build a custom design ranging from 1600 sq ft up.
These are all on the south side of Myrtle Beach. This is coming from someone who likes the feel of the small beach town. If you're looking for the hustle and bustle, then you'll want to head north
1. Are you looking for single family or condo's?
2. Are you looking to use as primary, second home, or rental property?
3. What price point are you looking to stay within?
I think answers to those three questions will help to narrow down the answers you get. Without some sort of parameters you will get all types & prices. If I can be of further assistance, let me know.
Close to the beach is of course subjective. I do most of my business just on the other side of Myrtle Beach, but not quite in Conway, in Carolina Forest. I would rank in the top five communities in the area, still convenient to the beach (around ten mins door to water), but out of the toursit activity as: Plantation Lakes, The Grande Dunes, Plantation Pointe, Barefoot Resort, and Cherry Grove. Of course price point, and type of home also play a role, so it is arguably impossible to come up with a hard and fast list, there will no doubt be many arguments made why other communities are superior to these, and they would be valid depending on the parameters used to select. These are just my opinion off the top of my head.
Hope that helps some.