Top 10 Most Popular Myrtle Beach Communities
The Golf Capital of the World has seen more than its share of large, master-planned communities, and multi-neighborhood subdivisions. Many amenities such as pools, tennis courts, parks, and sometimes a golf course are offered within these "resorts." The HOA fees in a housing community are fairly low and include lawn maintenance, street upkeep, and the management of ponds or parks nearby, as well as the pool or other amenities. This new lifestyle in Myrtle Beach has proven to be quite popular, and here are some of the most desirable ones.
Best Neighborhoods in Myrtle Beach
1. Grande Dunes
This master-planned community is the largest and most desired in the entire Grand Strand, and it only continues to grow. The original subdivisions of Grande Dunes on the west side of an impressive bridge are all gated, crossing the Intracoastal Waterway. Expanded to include blocks of oceanfront land, homes in the area are located between Business and Bypass 17, stretching further down than the Bypass. A recent addition is a senior community by the name of Del Webb that was built. Think luxury when you think of Grande Dunes, and expect pricing at $500,000 and up.
2. Dunes Club
Located on the ocean side of Highway 17 near the hospital and close to the Grande Dunes communities is where you will find the Dunes Club. The "original" home of the rich and famous in Myrtle Beach. Older than the Grande Dunes, it is not any less desirable or lower priced in most cases. Homes here are mostly "plantation style" and have stunning views of the Dunes Club Golf Course and lakes.
A decidedly popular place to live in the Grand Strand, Carolina Forest is a 9000-acre master-planned community. With about 30 distinct neighborhoods and prices to fit any budget, this neighborhood is a great place for those with large families. Located right off of Highway 501, Carolina Forest has its schools, post office, medical offices, and shopping center. It is truly a town within its own.
The crowning glory of Myrtle Beach, Market Common was years in the making. Located where the old Myrtle Beach Air Force used to stand, the many neighborhoods in the master-planned marvel revolve around both a shopping and dining business district. There are amazing restaurants, stores, boutiques, services, parks, water everywhere, joggers, dog walkers, and families alongside an amazing landscape here at Market Common. Prices in this community fit every budget. Choose between your pick of brightly colored Charleston-styled homes, traditional brick executive homes, condos, townhomes, and work-and-play condominiums.
Prestwick is located on the south Strand next to Surfside Beach and is the prize to every avid tennis player. Not only does it have 13 tennis courts on the acreage, but it has an award-winning golf course, swimming pool, and clubhouse. With many views of the ponds around the greens, and features 24-hour gated security. Each beautiful home in Prestwick comes with 3-6 bedrooms, with prices starting around $350,000.
Best Communities in North Myrtle Beach
Barefoot Resort is home to four of the most popular golf courses in the Grand Strand, sitting on 2300-plus acres of land surrounding it. There are about 12 single-family home communities and 17 condominium and townhouse communities. Many more are still being added. There are four luxury high-rise waterfront condo complexes, including a marina, the largest saltwater pool to be found, and a lavish shopping complex called Barefoot Landing. All neighborhoods have access to the pool and a shuttle to private oceanfront cabanas, with many sporting their private pools and clubhouses.
Located on a 60-acre master-planned community North Beach Plantation includes two luxury oceanfront towers, miles of townhomes, patio homes, condos, and single-family homes. Stretching from the oceanfront to Highway 17, this community is adjacent to Barefoot Resort. Brightly colored homes with tropical landscaping can be found in North Beach Plantation. Prices range from several hundred thousand to over a million for homes in this subdivision.
Seabrook Plantation is one of North Myrtle Beach's newest subdivisions and has several incarnations. It sits adjacent to the newest and most impressive shopping complex on the far north end, located between Highway 17 North and North Ocean Blvd in Cherry Grove Beach, this community covers several acres of land. These homes tend to average around $400,000, and the builder, Lennar Homes, is partnered with Amazon, producing homes that are completely Wi-Fi certified, and controlled. The community has five lakes, a 4900-square-foot oceanfront amenity center, and access to the Tidewater Golf Course.
Tidewater Plantation is yet another majestic golf course community located in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach. The Tidewater Golf Course is one of the top-ranked by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Gated and secure, there are 6 neighborhoods full of elegant single-family homes joined with 5 condo and townhome communities that represent the best golf course living in the Grand Strand.
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Listing information last updated on December 8, 2023 at 3:30 AM EST.