Covington Lake of Carolina Forest Real Estate and Information
Covington Lake Homes For Sale
Covington Lake of Carolina Forest is an exclusive community made up entirely of brick and concrete finished homes, located approximately 12 miles northwest of beautiful downtown Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Boasting a relaxing subtropical climate, sandy beaches that stretch to the horizon, and a relatively modest population of 27,109, Myrtle Beach is the lively heart of the Grand Strand, a ribbon of mostly uninterrupted beach lands that stretch for more than 60 miles and welcome approximately 14 million visitors each year.
Carolina Forest is a highly desirable unincorporated enclave made up of more than 20 peaceful, serene residential neighborhood communities, like Covington Lake and Covington Lake East, nestled comfortably between the Horry County cities of Conway and Myrtle Beach.
The layout and design of the 25.4 square mile development primarily adhere to the Carolina Forest Master Plan drawn up through a cooperative agreement between International Paper and Horry County.
Carolina Forest real estate includes a variety of townhomes and condos, one to four-bedroom single-family homes and upscale estates with ample acreage. The median home price in Carolina Forest was $310,000 in 2011; however, it’s important to recognize that the price tag on homes here can range from about $200,000 to beyond $1 million.
The total population of the Carolina Forest communities jumped up from 3,400 in 2000 to well over 21,000 today. The area continues to grow as more homes are built.
Homes for sale in Covington Lake
Initially developed in 1996, Covington Lake real estate consists of 250 single-family, residential lots of up to a half acre in size. The majority of the brick and concrete homes for sale in Covington Lake are in the low $200,000s to $300,000s, with two and three-car garages, and custom floor plans are beginning at about 1,800 square feet and ranging up to about 3,000 square feet.
Most of the three-bedroom and four-bedroom houses provide pastoral lake views and large landscaped yards. And inside you will find glossy hardwood floors, cozy fireplaces, and clean, classy granite countertops.
Covington Lake amenities include a safe children’s playground, lighted sidewalks, 12 acres of fully stocked lakes and a pool with cabana.
Covington Lake East
The relatively new (developed in 2006) neighborhood of Covington Lake East is one of the few gated communities in Carolina Forest. Here, the pristine sidewalks and peaceful residential streets run along or very near lakes, ponds and lush, green wilderness.
Covington Lake East covers more than 10 acres, contains three lakes and contains 200 home sites, many of which are available for only about $40,000.
Carolina Forest Lifestyle
The Covington Lake and Covington Lake East neighborhoods are a short, two-mile drive away from the Highway 501 shopping strip, and adjacent to a local fire department station, which could have a positive impact your homeowner’s insurance.
Thanks primarily to their proximity to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, residents of the Carolina Forest communities also enjoy short drives to the following incredible attractions:
- Coastal Carolina University
- Horry Georgetown Technical College
- Myrtle Beach Airport
- Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – the nation’s No. 3 boardwalk, according to National Geographic
- Myrtle Waves – one of the East Coast’s most significant water parks
- Coastal Grand – South Carolina’s largest shopping mall
- The Carolina Opry
- Barefoot Landing – large shopping center in North Myrtle Beach
- Myrtle Beach State Park – several miles of forest along the Atlantic Ocean
- Gay Dolphin Gift Cove – 26,000 square foot gift shop, boasting 70,000 items
- Broadway at the Beach – huge entertainment complex, featuring:
- NASCAR SpeedPark
- IMAX Theater
- Legends in Concert
- Planet Hollywood
- Hard Rock Cafe
Carolina Forest contains or is very near to three golf courses, various health care providers, such as Carolina Forest Family Medicine, Pediatrics At Carolina Forest, Carolina Forest Family Eyecare, Conway Medical Center, and Carolina Forest Senior Health. Carolina Forest public schools are contained within the Horry County School District. Some schools included are Ocean Bay Elementary School, Ocean Bay Middle School, and Carolina Forest High School.
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