Socastee is a residential community located inland between Highway 17 and the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. It lies along the Intracoastal Waterway, adjacent to the Market Common, near the junction of Highways 544 and 707. As of the 2010 census, the population of Socastee hovered just below 20,000.
The unincorporated community is comprised of neighborhoods of large, single-family homes, town houses, and multi-family complexes. The area is home to some of the most affordable waterfront real estate along the Grand Strand— featuring homes with private docks along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The expansion of Highway 31 to Highway 544 has made Socastee more accessible to other areas along the beach, and has inspired an increase in development of the town. Socastee has its own elementary, middle and high schools which are part of the Horry County school system, as well as parks and recreation facilities and a library. It is an historic town that features a still-functioning swing bridge that crosses the Intracoastal Waterway; the bridge was built in 1935.
The history of Socastee stretches back to the Native Americans who lived in the area and called the land Sawkastee. A small skirmish between American and British troops occurred here during the American Revolution. In later years, the area was a hub for the production and distribution of goods such as turpentine and tar due to it’s geographical location as well as the inhabitants’ access to acres of pristine pine forests. This area included a saw mill, turpentine distilleries, cotton gin, grist mill, cooper shop and a general store. Socastee was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
Every April, crowds gather for the Socastee Heritage Festival; and Island Adventure Watersports offers jet skiing and boating adventures along the Intracoastal Waterway
Brandy Mill is a small community located in the Socastee area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This community offers various home styles and price ranges to choose from, and there are 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans in sizes ranging from approximately 1200 to more than 2500 heated square feet. The homes in this community feature formal dining rooms, vaulted family rooms with fireplaces, and covered rear porches. Brandy Mill’s children attend Socastee High School, which is approximately 1 mile away from the neighborhood. Homeownership in the Brandy Mill community puts you in the middle of all of the activities that Myrtle Beach has to offer.
Bridge Creek is a single-family home community located in the Socastee area of Myrtle Beach. Bridge Creek homes are typically older homes and constructed mainly of wood frame or brick exterior. Bridge Creek is one of the Socastee neighborhoods that do not have HOA fees or the typically involved restrictions with these associations. Even though some of the properties feature only a one-car garage, the proximity to all of the surrounding attractions and activities of Myrtle Beach make this a perfect location if you enjoy being close to community events and fun things to do in your spare time.
Bristol Pines is a new community of affordable single-family homes not far from the Intracoastal Waterway and off of Hwy 707, located in the Socastee area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The floor plans in this subdivision have three or four bedrooms with two or three bathrooms, and some floor plans offer a bonus room and available with either two-car, single car, or no garage. Children will be in the Socastee school district, and the builder is offering traditional and ranch-style homes starting in the $130,000’s. This subdivision features newer homes and lots open for development, all within proximity of U.S. Highways 501, 17, and the Carolina Bays Parkway, so it is close to everything the Myrtle Beach area has to offer.
Brynfield Park is a Beazer Homes built subdivision located near Highway 707 and Big Block Road in the Socastee area of Myrtle Beach. There are three, four, and five-bedroom homes within the community, and homes range in size from 1500 heated sq ft to 2800 heated sq ft in single or two-story styles. The average price for a home in this community is approximately $245,000 and features a community pool. Children within this neighborhood attend Burgess Elementary, St. James Middle School, and St. James High School. This community is also close to the Wacatee Zoo, the Post Office, and Enterprise Boat Landing.
Cameron Village is a Beazer-built, single-family home development located just off Highway 707 in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Homes in this community feature lakefront sites with berms for privacy between homes backing up to one another. The 1 and 2-story homes feature various 3-, 4- and 5-bedroom floor plans and range in size from around 1,450 sq ft to almost 3,200 sq ft in size, and prices range from the low $100,000’s to the low $200,000’s. Cameron Village also includes a large amenity center with a pool and pool house, a pavilion, tennis and basketball courts, and a park area. Cameron Village is minutes away from Myrtle Beach and all of its world-renowned shopping, dining, amusements, nightspots, and other attractions.
The Cascades community is a small community of ranch-style homes located off Hwy 17 Bypass between Market Common and Hwy 544. This neighborhood features landscaped lawns, lots of flowers, and custom add-ons available, including backyard pools and extra-large garages. Floorplans range from three to four bedrooms, and homes range in size from around 1900 to 2600 sq ft and are priced ranging from the low $200,000’s to about $300,000. Kids in this community will attend Lakewood Elementary, Forestbrook Middle School, and Socastee High School. It is also centrally located to several newly built retail stores, great restaurants, and the Market Common District.
Cimerron Plantation is a neighborhood located in Socastee near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The majority of the homes in this neighborhood are 20 years old or older, but some are younger. The houses are all different in style and design, and there are 3 and 4 bedroom homes that are reasonably priced, there are no HOA taxes, and the lots are generous in size. Shopping, eating, concerts, nightlife, tennis, and outdoor activities are all available to residents of the city, and residents are still convenient to many of Myrtle Beach’s fantastic attractions. The recently built Market Common District, with its various restaurants, boutiques, salons, and other amenities, is just a short drive away.
Glenmere is a well-established neighborhood of homes in Myrtle Beach’s Socastee district, conveniently located between Highways 544 and 707. The majority of the houses in the neighborhood feature two-car garages and all have 6-foot perimeter fences. The homes vary in size from just under 1300 sq ft to just over 2600 sq ft. During the hot summer months, residents have access to a lovely swimming pool area. The homeowners’ association in Glenmere does a fine job by ensuring that residents take good care of their homes and lots, making the neighborhood preserve a pleasant appearance. Residents are next to first-class shopping, eating, and entertainment if you buy a home in Glenmere. The new Saybrook Town Center, with its diverse shopping and restaurant array, is only a quick drive away from the community’s key intersection of Socastee and the new Saybrook Town Center.
Harbour Town is a small single-family home community off of Highway 17 Bypass, just north of the old Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. This neighborhood extends all the way from the Bypass to the Intracoastal Waterway. The Intracoastal Waterway plays into the picture and brings a premium price for real estate in Harbour Town, so the price range depends on the location, but the average price is just around $189,000. The size of the homes in Harbour also varies greatly. Some of the houses have small ranch-style floor plans with no or little garages. Nonetheless, some of the homes in Harbour Town have a heated area of over 4,000 sq ft. This community’s location is highly desirable and convenient for getting around Myrtle Beach. The Myrtle Beach International Airport, Coastal Grand Mall, and Market Common are all within 3 miles. Oak Forest and Stonebridge are two nearby communities.
Hidden Woods is a small single-family home subdivision off Highway 544 in Myrtle Beach’s Socastee area. Homes in this community feature kitchens with cutting-edge technology, luxury cabinetry, granite countertops, and ample counter space. Hidden Woods’ homes are affordable and luxurious, with prices varying from $150,000 to $200,000. Residents of Hidden Woods Homes do not have to pay any HOA fees. Three and four-bedroom homes with two-car garages are available in sizes ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 heated sq ft. The neighborhood is conveniently located near Broadway at the Beach and the beach, shopping, entertainment, and fine dining.
Jackson Estates is a lovely neighborhood in the Socastee part of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Residents can choose between single story ranch style homes and two story traditional homes and r esidents have a variety of floor plans from which to choose. The bulk of the homes were built by Bridges Homes, a well-known local home builder. The houses are all designed to have a low-maintenance lifestyle, making it one of the most sought-after new home communities in the area. The houses are between 1300 and 2500 sq ft, with prices ranging from the $170,000’s to the low $200,000’s.
Lake Park Plantation is a community located off of Highway 544 in Myrtle Beach’s Socastee neighborhood, near the up-and-coming Sayebrook Town Center. A ll of the homes in Lake Park Plantation are three bedrooms, they differ in size ranging from 1140 sq ft to 1948 sqft. Lake Park Plantation is conveniently located along Highway 31, Bypass 17, Highway 501, and Business 17. These big thoroughfares connect the Grand Strand to the rest of the state. Closer to home, you’ll find all of the supermarkets, banks, colleges, medical centers, restaurants, movies, and grocery stores you’ll need to keep your household running smoothly.
Lawson’s Landing is a younger neighborhood in the Socastee area of Myrtle Beach, between Market Common and the Intracoastal Waterway. The homes in Lawsons Landing come with all of the bells and whistles you’d expect from a high-end residence. Granite countertops, stainless steel fixtures, crown molding, and vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans can all be found in these homes. Large manicured lots, 2-car garages, underground plumbing, and vinyl siding are features in these three and four bedroom houses. The average home is 1,600 to 1,700 sq ft and costs about $200,000. Lawsons Landing students attend Socastee Elementary, Forestbrook Middle School, and Socastee High School. The neighborhood is adjacent to the Market Common District and has easy access to everything Myrtle Beach has to offer. It’s also south of the city limits, which means low taxes! The beach is just 6 miles away, the Coastal Grand Mall is just a quick drive down Highway 17, and you can’t beat the spot for easy access to the airport and all the Market Common has to offer. Along a wooden boardwalk that connects to the Waterway, there’s a nicely landscaped lake, a gorgeous retention pond, and even a boat dock. Residents also have access to a small private pool and are only 6 miles from the beach.
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