The Lakes - Surfside Beach, SC

Surfside Beach, South Carolina, has been a hidden secret of a community for four generations; overshadowed for decades by Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach has provided access to nature hikes through the Intracoastal Waterways regions of South Carolina, one of the best cypress riverine ecosystems in the US. This profusion of natural beauty includes every kind of water sport from fishing and recreational boating, plus the obligatory swimming holes out of Norman Rockwell paintings.

Because of the relative difference in growth between Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach has retained its own sense of style and charm. Surfside beach, until very recently, retained a lot of the Carolina Banks culture, with the local communities geared around crabbing and oystering and fishing. With the broadening of the highway to Myrtle Beach, it's become much more attractive to developers, who see it as an opportunity to make a bedroom community that has drivable access to the sights and draws of Myrtle Beach, but with lower (and more accessible) home prices.

One example of this trend is the recently redeveloped set of properties called The Lakes. Designed to give its residents and home owners most of the advantages of Myrtle Beach without the costs of Myrtle Beach, the Lakes involves a number of  built homes,  they all showcase modern, spacious designs with 1800 feet or more of floor space, open areas on the lot for children to play, and enough woodlands and natural oaks to keep the charm of the area intact. The development is built around a smattering of lakes.

Most of the houses in the area are wired for all the modern amenities from DSL lines to cable TV. Quite a few are built with energy saving additions or components to their design - ultra-modern furnaces and air conditioning systems, and integrated breezeways to let the home cool itself. Extensive development happened in the real estate boom of three years ago, and several of those properties are now up for sale at a significant discount.

With a name like Surfside Beach, you know you are going to get access to the beautiful white strand beaches of South Carolina's calm and beautiful coast, and it's close enough to the Intracoastal Waterway to provide a lovely venue for pleasure boating. While the surfing isn't quite what you'll see on ESPN, there is an avid community dedicated to it in the area, wake boarding and playing in the sand are a common pass time.

Surfside Beach hasn't quite been taken over by the golf course designers the way Myrtle Beach has, but it's still got a couple of excellent courses, all within easy and affordable drives - with less crowded tee times, and lower membership fees. And , of course, Myrtle Beach is just a few miles up the coast if you need something from a larger town.

If you've been looking to enjoy the sunsets on the South Strand coast, consider The Lakes of Surfside Beach.

 

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508 Reedy River Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Residential

MLS# 1713172 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5900 Sqft
Type: Detached, Year Built: 1993

Southern Charmer with incredible lake views and close to 6,000 total square feet !!! Your new Low Country Style Home located on a quiet cul-de-sac ... 

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$449,900
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams MB South Realt

703 Waccamaw River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Residential

MLS# 1710362 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 3400 Sqft
Type: Detached, Year Built: 1991

All Brick home on the lake in a park-like setting. 3BR/2BA on first floor and 4th bedroom/bonus room upstairs with closet. Open floor plan, famil... 

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$295,000
Provided courtesy of Sellers Choice Real Estate

829 Waccamaw River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Residential

MLS# 1712423 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 3100 Sqft
Type: Detached, Year Built: 2014

Welcome home! This beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home is in the NEW section of The Lakes community! This desirable "Stockton" floor plan home has al... 

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$294,900
Provided courtesy of Beach & Forest Realty

522 Saluda River Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Residential

MLS# 1710071 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2900 Sqft
Type: Detached, Year Built: 1991

 

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$289,900
Provided courtesy of US Realty.com, LLP

255 Catawba River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Residential

MLS# 1712599 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2700 Sqft
Type: Detached, Year Built: 2008

Meticulously maintained all brick home on large corner lot in The Lakes awaits you! The split bedroom plan has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and feature... 

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$269,900
Provided courtesy of Century 21 The Harrelson Group

100 Cooper River Rd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Residential

MLS# 1707037 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2900 Sqft
Type: Detached, Year Built: 1997

.Spacious 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home on a beautiful corner lot in The Lakes! The front of the home is accented with gorgeous river stone , beautiful m... 

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$239,900
Increase +$10,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams MB Central

600 Hatteras River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Residential

MLS# 1707556 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2000 Sqft
Type: Detached, Year Built: 1991

The Lakes is a desirable location and this charming waterfront home offers 3 bedrooms with a split floor plan. The large kitchen with breakfast bar... 

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$225,000
Reduced -$3,500
Provided courtesy of CB Chicora Advantage PI

624 Hatteras River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Residential

MLS# 1712086 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2000 Sqft
Type: Detached, Year Built: 1998

Waterfront living! This single story split bedroom plan home is located in The Lakes subdivision, minutes from the "family beach" of Surfside Beach... 

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$189,999
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Southern Shores GC

1.75 Waccamaw River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Land

MLS# 1702133 / Active
1.75 Acres, n/a Lot(s)
Type: Acreage, Est. Lot Size: n/a

1.75 acre lot located at the old entrance to The Lakes. This property is currently zoned Highway Commercial and has many possibilities. The propert... 

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$75,000
Provided courtesy of Garden City Realty, Inc

Edisto River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Land

MLS# 1604914 / Active
0.30 Acres, 1 Lot(s)
Type: Residential Lot, Est. Lot Size: 100X140X100X140

Large lot in The Lakes community about 4 miles from the beaches. Lot is rectangular and there will be a lake behind it as development continues. Ve... 

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$70,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Southern Shores GC

541 Saluda River Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Land

MLS# 1706310 / Active
0.50 Acres, 1 Lot(s)
Type: Acreage, Est. Lot Size: 180x95x189x125

Beautiful 1/2 acre building lot in the Lakes Community of southern Myrtle Beach. The property is location on the corner of 2 quiet dead end streets... 

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$69,500
Provided courtesy of Isave Realty

Broad River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Land

MLS# 1705874 / Active
0.65 Acres, 1 Lot(s)
Type: Residential Lot, Est. Lot Size: see survey

Custom builder on board and ready to build your dream house plan on this unique waterfront lot that affords many, many options. Only 1600 sf minim... 

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$61,900
Reduced -$2,900
Provided courtesy of Coast Real Estate SC

1009 Lynches River Ct
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Lakes
Land

MLS# 1712321 / Active
0.50 Acres, 1 Lot(s)
Type: Residential Lot, Est. Lot Size: n/a

One of the few lots left in The Lakes subdivision. Fantastic location in the community nice wide buildable lot with a creek and woods for the back... 

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$60,000
Provided courtesy of The Trembley Group, Inc.

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