There are many beautiful areas along the SC coast.
One area just over the bridge from Charleston that you might find interesting is the Old Village of Mt Pleasant:
I am originally from New England, and this unique area reminds me so much of a New England village.
Another great option is Sullivan's Island:
Let me know if I can be of help to you.
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My fellow colleagues have given you some very useful information! When relocating, it's important that you evaluate all of your options--from community areas and specific neighborhoods to the Realtor that you choose. I am a Carolina native, and have 8 years of experience selling real estate along the Grand Strand. I'm also a mother with three active children, so I've experienced a lot of adventure the Myrtle Beach area has to offer families.
The ideal area for you really depends on your price range, as well as how close you want to be to the beach, waterway, golf courses, pools, parks, recreation facilities, etc. Based on the school ratings at http://www.greatschools.net, the highest rated school districts in the Myrtle Beach area are Lakewood, Forestbrook, Carolina Forest, and Ocean Bay. Within these areas are many choices in trendy, family neighborhoods. In the $150k - $250k price range, I would recommend The Farm or Berkshire Forest. For homes less than $350k, you could consider neighborhoods such as Covington Lake, Prestwick, Brighton Lakes, and Waterford Plantation. There are a few luxury communities featuring homes priced from $350k and up. These include Plantation Lakes, The Bluffs, and Carolina Waterway Plantation.
I would be happy to send you a dream home worksheet to complete. This is the first step in making the right move! Once I understand your personal goals and expectations, I will be able to follow-up with listings that meet your search criteria. Please let me know when I can be of further assistance to you!
Thanks so much!
Peggy Cleary, Prudential Burroughs & Chapin Realty, Myrtle Beach SC
Sue Straub, Broker, GRI, Realtor, HUD Agent
You can also go to http://www.homeguidemyrtlebeach.com/ to get details on many of the communities in Myrtle Beach.
Just let us know if we can assist you in any way.
I hope today finds you well. Your question poses a lot of possible answers. As you can imagine, there are many areas that fit your description, however, where in Myrtle Beach you would like to live will certainly determine your answer. On the south end, Prestwick seems to the hot spot, it is on golf course, has tennis club and all the other amenities, and is close to the ocean. In Myrtle Beach, I would think Plantation Point, which is on the waterway and only 2 miles from the beach, has a great neighborhood feel, it is also close to everything since it is in the middle of town(and on the beach side of the waterway). Also there is Plantation Lakes in Carolina Forest, great amenities!, but on the other side of the waterway. Then on the north end, somewhere like Pine Lakes or the Dunes Club area are very nice as well, these communities are very close to the beach and are a bit more established neighborhoods. In North Myrtle Beach, areas like Briarcliffe are gorgeous!, old neighborhoods right on the beach! Let me know if you would like more information on a particular area, I would be happy to send it to you. Thanks again!