Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)
Myrtle Beach is part of the U.S. Intracoastal Waterway, otherwise known as the ICW, that stretches 3,000 miles along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. In South Carolina, the waterway is made of both natural and manmade canals. Residents enjoy watching the boat traffic on the waterway from their screened porches or condominium balconies. The cool breezes ease the hot summers and create a relaxing atmosphere.
The Intra Coastal Waterway is a perfect area for waterfront development. Not only are there wonderful waterfront amenities, but it is also centrally located off Ocean Boulevard, Carolina Bays Parkway and the Kings Highway. There a number of intercoastal waterway homes for sale in Myrtle Beach to choose from.Most developments are also close to the Myrtle Beach International Airport for the discerning buyer who is looking for a vacation home.
There are plenty of homes and condominiums that are for sale on the ICW. Many of the homes are part of beautifully developed communities including Paradise Island. Others are single family residences that front right on the water offering both privacy and beautiful views. If you would rather build your own dream home, consider buying a lot in Palmetto Harbor or Sunset Harbour in North Myrtle Beach.
With home prices starting at $220,000, living on the Intracoastal Waterway is an option for many. It is not wholly uncommon to find private homes that are less than $300,000 that also features a deep water dock and plenty of decking to enjoy the views. When you step-up into the $330,000 + price range, you will be able to find homes that are on the ICW and that also have a boat house and a decent amount of water frontage.
For buyers that love playing on the golf course as much they love playing on the water, they should not over look properties on or near the Grande Dunes and the Barefoot Resort Golf Courses or that are part of the Legends Golf Resort and Ocean Creek Resort. There are active listings in the $400,000 range.
If you are looking for a taste of luxury including spacious homes with custom kitchens, state of the art electronics, pools, extensive landscaping and boat houses with lifts and plenty of frontage, consider looking for homes in the $569,000 + price range. For the buyer who is searching for a magnificent showpiece and the pinnacle of opulent living, there are outstanding real estate listings well above the $3 million dollar marker.
Condominium units that are located on the ICW are surprisingly very affordable. You can find a condo in Riverwalk for less than $90k. The Tidewater Golf Club Resort features a health club, tennis courts, swimming pool with hot tub, golf course and clubhouse. There is also the Yacht Club Villas that are part of the Barefoot Resort & Golf planned community. Lauderdale Bay is an upscale gated condo development with lovely water views.
These are just a few of the many types of homes and condominiums for sale that can be found along the Intracoastal Waterway in and around Myrtle Beach. It seems that new developments are popping up every day making owning waterfront real estate well within the reach of many a discerning buyer.