Why buy property in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina?
Many people have asked me this question over the past few years. There are so many reasons why I live and love Murrells Inlet and believe many other people can enjoy it as a permanent residence, or a place to own a second home.
Who does not love the water?
Wherever you live in Murrells Inlet you are very close to the water. When many people think of Murrells Inlet; they think of seafood or the tidal creek that allows many fishermen and boaters the ability to enjoy a day in the inlet or quick access to the Atlantic Ocean. From the public boat landing on the tidal creek, it is only a 10 minute boat ride and you are in the Atlantic. Some people just enjoy floating in the inlet, or catching flounder, speckled trout, or whatever is biting that day. Others enjoy just relaxing at the point on a weekend away from work. If saltwater is not what you are looking for, the public boat landing at Wacca Wachee Marina is only a couple minutes away allowing easy access to Waccamaw River and Intracoastal Waterway. What about the beaches? Garden City Beach and Huntington Beach state park are only a couple miles away. Personally when I decide to spend a day at the beach, I usually go to Huntington Beach state park just 2 miles south of Murrells Inlet. A park pass for a year is only $50 for non residents and $35 for residents of South Carolina; usually the beaches are not as crowded as Garden City and Surfside Beach.
Ready to tee it up?
Murrells Inlet has many of the greatest golf courses on the Grand Strand only minutes away. TPC of Myrtle Beach is in Prince Creek
, a master planned community within Murrells Inlet. If you are a golfer you are familiar with TPC golf courses, these courses are known as some of the best courses around. Thinking about a private club, Wachesaw Plantation in Murrells Inlet is one of the most beautiful and challenging courses around. This golf course is set on an old rice plantation with the 18th
hole overlooking the Waccamaw River. With breathtaking views and beautiful ancient live oaks, any golf enthusiast would be happy to be a member. Just south of Murrells Inlet are Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island, both are well known for there beaches, shopping, restaurants, and the pristine golf courses. True Blue and Caledonia golf course; are two courses that are always voted in the top courses along the Grand Strand. There are many other courses in Litchfield and Pawleys Island that are always voted as the top courses along the Grand Strand. Be on the look out for the Founders Club in Pawleys Island, this golf course is scheduled to open in September 2007 and is talked about as being a great one. With so many great golf courses in or near Murrells Inlet, any golf enthusiast would be overjoyed to call Murrells Inlet home.
Did someone say convenience?
Wherever you live in Murrells Inlet, you can be assured that everything that you could need is only minutes away. Within the last couple of years Murrells Inlet has built a new post office, hospital, grocery store, doctor’s offices, etc… Whether you are young or old Murrells Inlet has everything you need nearby. Thinking about spending a day shopping, Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach is only 20 minutes to north of Murrells Inlet. There are also many great shops scattered throughout Litchfield and Pawleys Island that would make for a great day of shopping. Seafood…. Murrells Inlet has some of the greatest seafood restaurants on the Grand Strand. Not only is the food delicious, the views from many of the waterfront restaurants are breathtaking. You can be assured that whatever you need is only a short distance away, so you can spend your days off enjoying all the activities that Murrells Inlet offers.
A little bit of nightlife!
Murrells Inlet has many restaurants that offer live music, great food, and what is sure to be a good time. Murrells Inlet’s marsh walk connects many of the restaurants in Murrells Inlet; most of these restaurants offer some type of live music, breathtaking views, and cold refreshments. Wahoo’s is a favorite among many locals and tourists alike, this tiki restaurant and bar offers some of the best food, live music, and cold drinks around. Creek Ratz is a favorite among many local and tourists, Sundays they have a band in the afternoon, many people come to enjoy an afternoon of shagging to some good beach tunes. Spuds, Dead Dog Saloon, Hot Fish Club, Drunken Jacks, Dockside, are all great restaurants in Murrells Inlet that offer great food, some good live music and a little bit of nightlife for the young and old to enjoy.
If you like to stay in shape, but would rather not hit the gym. How about rent a Kayak and enjoy an afternoon kayaking in the Inlet? There are several places that offer kayak rentals, Murrells Inlet has many trails throughout the inlet that will be enjoyable to any kayaker novice to advanced. Thinking of taking a morning jog or bike ride, Murrells Inlet has a walking or biking path that takes you through Huntington State Park. Enjoy a morning run or bike ride and not have to worry about the traffic. Maybe you would like to go for a walk, Murrells Inlet’s natural landscape and friendly people make any walk enjoyable. Just be sure to wave at everyone that drives by, they will be expecting it.
Now I know what you are thinking, this all sounds great but who could afford it? When comparing Murrells Inlet to many other waterfront communities the price is hard to beat. Murrells Inlet offers homes and condos on the waterfront, in developments, public roads, gate communities, golf course communities, active adult communities, etc… Let’s talk about price range; I did a search using the local mls to pull up these prices on August 27, 2007. Available houses range from $155,000-$2,900,000 with only 10 of the 390 properties listed over $1,000,000. Available condos range from $95,000 to $629,900, with only 9 condos listed for over $400,000. Available residential lots range from $95,000-$995,000, many of the higher priced lots are waterfront, or large estate lots. So whether you are looking to relocate or searching for a second home, Murrells Inlet offers many opportunities for everyone.
Murrells Inlet truly is a great place to call home, and I am sure anyone would be happy to have a second home in this area. Many of the people that have bought properties in Murrells Inlet as second homes, have come to love the place that used to be and still is a small, quaint little fishing village. So whether you are looking for a home on the golf course, a condo with a view, or a home where you can dock your boat in the back yard, Murrells Inlet has it to offer. If you decide to start searching for real estate in the Murrells Inlet
area, be sure to visit www.CRGCompaniesinc.com
; search all available properties conveniently from your computer. I could write a book about all Murrells Inlet has to offer; this is just a short list. When people ask about amenities within a community, I have to say Murrells Inlet alone is one of the best amenities you could ask for. I know I have left many things out, hopefully I have touched on enough areas to spark your interest, and offer a little bit of knowledge about the Murrells Inlet area.