North Myrtle Beach Real Estate
Founded in 1968, North Myrtle Beach is known for its beautiful beaches and rustic beach cottages. While it is a tourist destination, much of the area also offers residents quiet, secluded retreats. The city was formed when four communities, Windy Hill, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive, and Cherry Grove were incorporated.
In North Myrtle Beach, there is always something to do. The city hosts arts, crafts and food festivals year-round as well as music concerts and other festivities. It is also home to the dance “The Shag” that originated in the area. Some clubs, like Fat Harold’s Beach Club, even offer free shag dance lessons every once in a while.
Homes for sale in North Myrtle Beach include everything from cozy beach cottages to furnished condos to larger family homes surrounded by mature trees and carefully landscaped gardens. While many choose to live in North Myrtle Beach year-round, there are also many seasonal residents who come just to soak up the summer sun. Whatever the preference, North Myrtle Beach can accommodate.
Shopping and Dining
Diners delight in North Myrtle Beach’s thousands of options. The city offers every type of food to please every type of palate imaginable; from seafood restaurants to French fare, foodies from all over the world love to eat here. There are locally owned restaurants, like the Duffy Street Seafood Shack, which has been locally owned and operated for more than 16 years and serves seafood and more. There are also several national chain restaurants.
The North Myrtle Beach area also features locally owned artisan shops and boutiques, souvenir shops, antique stores, along with regional and outlet malls. Stores like Stability Skate Co. and North Shore Surf Shop, the Peanut Patch and Ocean Treasures Resort Wear cater to residents and visitors, while boutiques like Straight from the Heart offer unique souvenirs like heart pendants with two shag dancers engraved in the middle.
Parks and Recreation
North Myrtle Beach offers residents and visitors nine miles of beaches, some quiet and secluded, others with bustling social scenes. There are also 85 golf fairways that boast some of the best courses in the country and bring in players from all over the world. Those wanting to spend time on the water can enjoy both onshore and offshore fishing, boating excursions, and casino and riverboat cruises like that of the Barefoot Princess. Many homes for sale in North Myrtle Beach are within easy access of most or all of these attractions.
North Myrtle Beach offers lots of recreational attractions, including miniature golf at Mayday Golf, Mutiny Bay, Hawaiian Rumble, Lost Treasure, Molten Mountain, and Black Pearl Mini Golf, as well as water parks, amusement parks, and theaters.
North Myrtle Beach has a climate that makes it attractive year-round. With lows in the winter averaging in the 60s and highs in the summer averaging in the 80s, residents enjoy the outdoors almost every day. The city also averages well over 200 days of sunny weather, another reason that people look for homes for sale in North Myrtle Beach.
The population in 2009 was slightly less than 20,000 and steadily growing. Median housing prices in the area were approximately $300,000. The cost of living is slightly lower than the state average. Homes for sale in North Myrtle Beach include rustic beachfront cottages, vacation homes and condos, homes with acreage, and more. Prices range from below $100,000 for some condos to into the millions for large homes with land, and North Myrtle Beach is considered one of the nation’s real estate hot spots. It was a contender for Money magazine’s Best Places to Live in 2007.
Schools, Health, Transportation
There is one university within a 30-mile drive of North Myrtle Beach and two junior colleges. North Myrtle Beach schools are located in the neighboring city of Little River and include a primary, elementary, intermediate, middle and high school. The Grand Strand Medical Center serves North Myrtle Beach residents but is located on 809 82nd Parkway in Myrtle Beach. There is an international airport in Myrtle Beach and a regional airport called the Grand Strand Airport in North Myrtle Beach. The city also includes taxis and limousines but does not currently have a bus system in place. Most residents commute to work via one of the highways that are easily accessible from the city, or the bike or walk if they work locally.
If you are looking for homes for sale in North Myrtle Beach and thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at(843) 839-9870 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.
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