Murrells Inlet lies South of the city of Myrtle Beach, straddling Horry County and to the South, Georgetown County. To the West, it borders the wild and beautiful Waccamaw River, a slow, deep river with abundant flora and fauna, especially the South’s famed live oak trees that drip Spanish moss. Murrells Inlet is a quintessential sleepy little fishing village with a population around 8,000. It has a down-to-earth feel and a true home-town vibe. People are friendly, everyone seems to know everyone else’s name, and if you’re new to the area, you’ll soon feel amongst old friends.
It’s alive with local stories and legends, both recent and long past. (Visit www.coastalinsider.com and search for “Captain Jim.”) The infamous pirate Blackbeard, as well as less legendary ones, used the tidal creeks of the inlet to ensconce their ships from the eyes of the law for around 200 years. Those same creeks today, rife with marsh grass and home to an abundance of aquatic life, are what lend Murrells Inlet so much of its charm. There is a lot of nature in this 7.5 square mile area, and a distinct feeling of peace permeates. The area’s shops, restaurants, and houses are quaint. It is rich with history and culture. It is a bird-watchers paradise, a fisherman’s sanctuary, a nature-lovers boon, and a seafood-lover’s heaven.
Open air restaurants cluster along the public Marsh Walk which winds its way along the water for a half of a mile. Passersby can watch fisherman at the dock returning with their day’s catch, while just across the street, several local fish markets offer the day’s fresh haul. Pirate-themed restaurants keep the area’s history alive in the minds of patrons, and live music and bars keep things lively at night. Boat culture abounds here; there are several docking options, and public outfitters offer excursions like private fishing charters, jet skiing, kayaking, and more.
Also in Murrells Inlet is Brookgreen Gardens, founded by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1931. The Huntingtons were patrons of the arts, and left Brookgreen Gardens as a gift to the community upon their passing. It contains over 9000 acres of landscaped gardens and natural areas, dotted throughout with a renowned collection of American sculpture that draws visitors from around the Globe. Across the street, Huntington Beach State Park is an expansive 2500 acre preserve with hundreds of acres of salt marsh, its sandy 3 mile shore-line graced by the stillness of ancient trees.
Champions Village at Prince Creek is a Port City Homes-built community located minutes from Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Homes feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, covered rear porches, and tank-less water heaters. This community offers one and two-story homes with 3-6 bedrooms, living spaces of 1605 to 2709 heated sq ft, and attached 2 car garages start at $250,000 and go up to around $450,000. Amenities of this community include a clubhouse, pools, tennis courts, fitness centers, boating facilities, access to local gyms, a post office, and grocery stores nearby. Children living in this community will be in the St. James School District, which has Saint James Elementary School, Saint James Middle School, and Saint James High School. Murrells Inlet is also a wonderful location, near Myrtle Beach and all the entertainment, shopping, restaurants, Market Commons, more golf and close to Brookgreen Gardens, Huntington Beach State Park, the boutiques in Pawleys Island, your choice of beach, and much more.
Creek Ridge Plantation is a small luxury home community in Murrells Inlet, SC, located between Collins Creek and the International Golf Course and just off Highway 707. The majority of the houses are three to five-bedroom brick homes with wide porches and balconies. It’s difficult to locate a home for sale in Creek Ridge, but when you do, expect to pay between $300,000 and $400,000 for a home with a half-acre property, beautiful landscaping, and mature trees. Many people have swimming pools in their backyards. These magnificent homes also provide access to a lighted boardwalk and a private pier. Children will attend Saint James Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Murrells Inlet is known as South Carolina’s Seafood Capital, with many award-winning restaurants. There is a wide range of public golf courses to choose from, and Huntington Beach State Park has the Atalaya Castle, a nature center, trails, marshland, and a pristine beach.
Cypress Estates is an all brick, custom home community just off Tournament Blvd. in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. This community’s homes are 3 and 4 bedrooms and provide spacious floor plans—homes in this neighborhood range in size from 1,800 heated sq ft to over 3,000 heated sq ft. Prices range from the high $200,000’s to the mid $300,000s, and HOA fees in Cypress Estate average $90 per month. The Tom Fazio-designed TPC of Myrtle Beach golf club is just a short distance away, and other nearby attractions include Brookgreen Gardens, Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, and the white sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
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