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.

 

521  Acadian Way Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

521 Acadian Way
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The lakes

MLS# 1610568 / Active
5 br, 2 ba, 2 half bath, 4100 sqft
type: Detached, year built: 1989

Don't miss out on this stunning all stucco and brick home that sits on over an acre of land! with the privacy of a cul-de-sac and gorgeous views of... 

$364,900 Residential
Provided courtesy of Beach Realty Group
123  Ashley River Rd Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

123 Ashley River Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The lakes

MLS# 1611213 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 4700 sqft
type: Detached, year built: 1988

Click the virtual tour link for: floor plans, hd video, picture gallery, interactive map, area attractions, and more. spacious all brick home in gr... 

$319,900 Residential
Reduced -$10,100
Provided courtesy of Power House Realty
504  Seneca Court Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

504 Seneca Court
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The lakes

MLS# 1523704 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 4700 sqft
type: Detached, year built: 1996

Reduced! this beautiful 4-bed, 4-bath home in the lakes features gorgeous hardwood floors, a full-width front porch perfect for a fleet of rocking ... 

$302,900 Residential
Reduced -$2,000
Provided courtesy of Sloan Realty Group
272  Wateree River Road Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

272 Wateree River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The lakes

MLS# 1611657 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 3500 sqft
type: Detached, year built: 2014

A gorgeous 5 bedroom home on the knoll of a calming lake and priced right. step out back and catch a big ole bass. spot-on and in the most popula... 

$299,900 Residential
Reduced -$4,600
Provided courtesy of Garden City Realty, Inc
462  Reedy River Road Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

462 Reedy River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The lakes

MLS# 1610693 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 3700 sqft
type: Detached, year built: 1992

This 4br/3ba brick home with vinyl accent is located on a large cul-de-sac lot giving you a nice private setting to enjoy from your 17x16 patio and... 

$269,900 Residential
Provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker ChicoraSeagate
433  Reedy River Rd Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

433 Reedy River Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The lakes

MLS# 1608359 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2500 sqft
type: Detached, year built: 1992

Sit on your deck at the lake or sit in your screened porch and watch nature’s beauty. situated on a 5 ac lake that is home to swans, fish and ducks... 

$259,900 Residential
Provided courtesy of BHHS Myrtle Beach Real Estate
139  Cooper River Rd Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

139 Cooper River Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The lakes

MLS# 1611411 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 3000 sqft
type: Detached, year built: 1989

The view is spectacular on the large lake. this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home, quiet neighborhood, with a beautiful yard that backs up to the large lake.... 

$249,900 Residential
Provided courtesy of Fitzgerald Realty Inc
511  Reedy River Rd Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

511 Reedy River Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The lakes

MLS# 1603807 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2600 sqft
type: Detached, year built: 1990

Your opportunity to own a lake front home just a short drive from the beach has arrived! sitting on almost half of an acre at the end of a quiet cu... 

$239,990 Residential
Reduced -$9,910
Provided courtesy of Century 21 The Harrelson Group
100  Cooper River Rd Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

100 Cooper River Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The lakes

MLS# 1607544 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2900 sqft
type: Detached, year built: 1999

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom located in the lakes. the exterior is accented with real river stone. it is very uniquely decorated with a touch ... 

$239,900 Residential
Provided courtesy of Century 21 The Harrelson Group

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