Carolina Forest Condos for Sale
Created as a planned community in the early 1990s by International Paper Company and local government, Carolina Forest is situated on a 9600-acre tract midway between historical Conway, South Carolina, and Myrtle Beach. The unincorporated area, which includes Carolina Forest condos for sale as well as single-family homes, apartments, shopping, and dining, is expected to have more than 20,000 housing units with 56,000 residents when it is completed.
Shopping and Dining
Shopping in Carolina Forest continues to evolve as the community grows, with the majority of the commercial buildings located at the periphery in keeping with the community plan. Current shopping venues include Forest Village shopping center and a new shopping plaza currently under construction, anchored by a Food Lion grocery store.
In addition to shopping within Carolina Forest, residents can find virtually anything they need in nearby Myrtle Beach. For bargain shopping, the 100-store Tanger Factory Outlet Mall is just minutes away from Carolina Forest, along SR 501 and features such upscale retailers as Ralph Lauren, Coach, Michael Kors, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Dining out is a favorite pastime in Carolina Forest, and the area offers a variety of eateries. Among the most popular area restaurants are Grumpy Monk pub, Panera Bread, or Ginos Pizza.
Parks and Recreation
One of the advantages of living in Carolina Forest is the many parks and green spaces that dot the community. Carolina Forest condos for sale are all near one of more parks or community sports areas. In addition to the parks, playgrounds, tennis courts and swimming pools offered by the individual developments, Carolina Forest has four golf courses and is adjacent to the massive Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve, a leading wildlife and bird sanctuary.
Carolina Forest sits on the Intercoastal Waterway, which leads to Florida to the south and the mid-Atlantic states to the north. The area also boasts several recreational lakes.
One of the fastest growing areas in the Grand Strand area of South Carolina, Carolina Forest offers a variety of condos. Carolina Forest condos for sale range from modest, apartment-style units to lavish, free-standing condos. Prices for condos in this area range from under $100,000 to more than $250,000. Amenities vary widely from complex to complex but include swimming pools, community clubhouses, and gated entrances.
Condo owners in Carolina Forest enjoy all of the community amenities, and four of the 21 subdivisions (called plantations) include Carolina Forest condos for sale mixed with single-family homes.
Schools, Health, Transportation
The Horry County School District, where Carolina Forest children attend school, is one of the best-ranked school districts in the state. The Carolina Forest attendance area is made up of eight schools – five elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school.
Residents’ health care needs are handled by an urgent care facility and several out-patient offices right in Carolina Forest. For more serious medical issues, the 219-bed Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach is just 10 miles away, and the newly-expanded Conway Medical Center is 15 miles away.
The Carolina Forest community plan ensures that there is little traffic congestion in the area. Traveling around the region is also easy. State Route 501 connects Carolina Forest with historical Conway to the north and Myrtle Beach to the south. Also, State Route 17 travels up and down the coast, connecting the area with Georgia to the south and North Carolina to the north.
For longer trips, Myrtle Beach International Airport is just ten miles away from Carolina Forest. The facility, which serves more than 700,000 passengers each year, offers daily, non-stop flights to nine cities, from Boston to Fort Lauderdale.
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