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Myrtle Beach New Construction

Myrtle Beach new constructionWhen searching for a new home, so many decisions go into the process – decisions about location, home style, size of home, amenities available in the community, and so many more. One of those decisions is whether or not to consider a newly built home or one currently under construction. For buyers who would like the ability to choose some features or certain design options, a home under construction or soon to be built might be the best option. Here are some fantastic communities to consider along the Grand Strand if you are interested in a brand new home in one of the Myrtle Beach new construction communities

Little River
Close to the North Carolina state line, Little River offers small town charm with a ton of history and a laid-back feel. A few notable new construction communities in Little River are:

Pelican Bay – Pelican Bay is a gated community featuring large and wooded home sites. The community also has access to the Intracoastal Waterway and features amenities for boaters.
Homes start at around $350,000 and are provided by H & H Home Builders.

Waterfall – Waterfall is a gated community centered around a large 8.5 acre lake called Tranquility Lake. The all-brick homes offer unique designs and custom features through local home builder, Waterfall Construction Group. Homes in Waterfall start around the low $300,000s.

Northwest of Myrtle Beach is the town of Longs. Longs has quiet southern living, yet close to major highways such as 90, 31, 9 & 17. So, you can live the country life with only a short commute to North Carolina or the beaches of the Grand Strand.

Palm Lakes Plantation – Palm Lakes Plantation is a new construction neighborhood in Longs built by Benchmark Communities with 1900 square feet single family homes starting at $158,990.

Palmetto Greens – H&H Home builders have single-family homes on the beautiful Palmetto Green Golf course located off Highway 9. These homes start at 1500 square feet and $194,900.

North Myrtle Beach
Home of “the Shag” state dance and known for entertainment and nightlife, North Myrtle Beach is ideal for the young at heart and buyers who like a little touch of luxury in their lifestyle. A few interesting new build communities in North Myrtle Beach are:

Seabrook Plantation – Seabrook Plantation is located east of Highway 17 in the desirable area of Cherry Grove, only 1 mile from the ocean. This is a gated neighborhood with boat and RV parking area, a community pool and clubhouse. Homes start at $370,990, heated square footage 2200-3500, offered by DR Horton.

Tuscan Sands – Tuscan Sands is located in the heart of the desirable Barefoot area and features Mediterranean style homes with all of the extra features that provide that custom feel buyers are looking for. Homes in Tuscan Sands are offered by Bill Clark Homes from the $360,000s.

Ocean Hill – Ocean Hill is a cozy community of raised beach houses just a block from the Atlantic Ocean. Homes in this community start in the high $300,000s and are offered by R.S. Parker Builders.

Carolina Forest (Myrtle Beach)
Known as the most up-and-coming family-friendly community in the Grand Strand, and one of the fastest growing areas of Myrtle Beach, there are lots of new build home options to choose from in Carolina Forest.

Waterbridge – Boasting the largest residential swimming pool in the entire state of SC, Waterbridge is a new construction community for buyers who like lots of fun amenities. Homes in Waterbridge start in the lower $300,000s and Intracoastal Land Sales has a lengthy list of approved custom builders available for buyers to choose from.

The Bluffs on the Waterway – The Bluffs is one of the Carolina Forest communities with direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Home prices typically start in the low $300,000s and buyers can work with a large variety of custom builders to make their dream home a reality.

Waterway Palms Plantation – Like The Bluffs, Waterway Palms Plantation offers direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway and a plethora of views, builders, and options to satisfy even the most design-savvy homebuyer. Home prices in Waterway Palms Plantation start in the mid-$300,000s.

Indigo Bay – A new community along Carolina Forest Blvd. called Indigo Bay, is offered up by R.S. Parker Homes.  Finished houses are around the $300,000 price point.


When you think of new construction communities in the Myrtle Beach area, the first ones that come to mind may be in Carolina Forest, the Market Common or North Myrtle Beach. The historic town of Conway might not be top of mind when you think of new construction, however there are several communities currently under construction to consider. The hundred year oaks draped in moss, the charm of historic downtown Conway and the scenic Conway Riverwalk are just a few of the perks to living just a few more miles inland.

While we can’t cover every new construction community in Conway, here are three highlight communities to give you a taste of the laid back lifestyle and small town feel that will make you want to give Conway a serious look.

Chandler’s Run – Mungo Homes
Chandler’s Run is off Highway 66 near Highway 905. This new build community features homes with one and two story floor plans with up to six bedrooms. With flexible floor plans and optional bonus rooms, homes range from 1,400 to 3,300 square feet at an affordable price point between $150,000 and $235,000. Homes in Chandler’s run are built with conservation and energy efficiency in mind. The homes feature Energy Star appliances and HVAC systems, coupled with an insulation package that includes an insulated attic space and insulated exterior doors. Low VOC (volatile organic compounds – an indoor air quality factor) paint and carpet keep your family breathing easy while water-saving showerheads and faucets help you conserve water – and save money.

Glenmoor – Benchmark Communities
Glenmoor is a natural gas community just off Highway 90 with easy access to Highway 22 and Highway 31. Homes in Glenmoor offer both one and two story options with between three to five bedrooms and 1,500 to 3,000 square feet for a very reasonable price range of $160,000 to $250,000. The builder offers 10 open style floor plans with vaulted ceilings and an eye toward saving you money over time. The homes feature insulated windows and glass doors, Energy Star heat and hot water and Energy Star appliances as well. Low VOC paint and Shaw carpeting that is 100% recyclable means your home is environmentally friendly too. Add in the extra protection of Home Team’s TAEXX in-wall pest control tubing to protect your home against costly repairs caused by pest damage and you’ve got a home that is built to last.

Shaftesbury Estates – H & H Homes
Located by the Waccamaw River with quick access to Highway 905, Shaftesbury Estates offer a touch of luxury while still keeping long-term ownership costs in check. With 7 floor plans ranging from 2,000 to 2,463 square feet, buyers will find plenty of options to choose from between $230,000 and $295,000. The estate-style homes are HERS tested and rated (Home Energy Rating System) to make sure you get the maximum energy efficiency available. These EcoSelect homes feature 2×6 foot R-19 insulated walls and fiber cement exterior siding along with top energy-efficient systems and appliances inside the home. As an added perk, buyers who choose a newly built home in Shaftesbury Estates receive free golf for life at the nearby Shaftesbury Glen Golf Course.

If you are looking for a newly constructed home at an affordable price, spend some time looking at Conway. New construction communities in Conway may not have been the first to come to mind, but these energy-efficient options just off the beaten path could be exactly what you had in mind.

Market Common (Myrtle Beach)
For buyers who enjoy a more village-living lifestyle, the master-planned community of the Market Common with its mix of residential, restaurants, and retail, may be the best place to call home.

The Estates at Withers Preserve – The Estates borders a protected wooded preserve, one of several such preserve areas in the Grand Strand. With easy access to both the South Strand attractions and everything Myrtle Beach has to offer, this is one new construction community homebuyers will want on their list. Homes in The Estates at Withers Preserve start in the $300,000s and are provided by the builders at CalAtlantic Homes (Ryland)

Balmoral at Market Common – The estate-size homesites and coastal-style exteriors make the natural gas community of Balmoral at Market Common a popular choice with buyers looking for a spacious newly constructed home. Offered by Beazer Homes, prices in Balmoral start in the low $300,000s.

Myrtle Beach
While much of the new construction is happening in communities surrounding the city limits of Myrtle Beach, there is still a bit more room in the more traditional areas of Myrtle Beach.

The Preserve at Green Lakes – This new build community in the exclusive Arcadian Shores area of Myrtle Beach, a stone’s throw away from the impressive Grande Dunes, is perfect for a homebuyer looking for affordable luxury in one of the most sought-after sections of Myrtle Beach. In construction by Mungo Homes, prices in this community start in the low to mid-$300,000s.

Socastee & Surfside Beach

The decision to buy a newly constructed home (or a home currently under construction) may give the buyer a unique opportunity to choose options that work best for them, without additional expense of remodeling to add features they want. While areas like Carolina Forest and North Myrtle Beach are known for having a greater number of new construction neighborhoods, buyers looking to go a little bit south of Myrtle Beach have options too. Here are a few options to consider in the areas of Socastee and Surfside Beach.

Cypress River Plantation
Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, this gated community features a boat dock and many homesites with waterway views. Other amenities include an over-sized pool for adults and a kiddie pool for the young ones, tennis courts, basketball courts, clubhouse, workout room and children’s playground. Homes in this community start in the mid $300,000s and span to homes with a price tag over $1 million, with the average home around $500,000. Close proximity to the Market Common and a short drive to the beach gives this community a bit of something for everyone.

The Gates
The Gates is a master-planned community consisting of four sections: Sommerset Cove, Villas at The Gates, Charlestowne Village and The Estates. Homes through these four sections range from just under $200,000 to around $350,000. Close to shopping, parks and the beach, the community also features a community pool and clubhouse, as well as plentiful sidewalks and walking trails.

Surfside Beach Club
The gated community of Surfside Beach Club is a charming, amenity-rich neighborhood with homes ranging from $325,000 to $400,000. The community boasts a junior Olympic size swimming pool, sidewalks lit by colonial style street lamps and a popular clubhouse featuring a card room, high-tech fitness center and fully-stocked lending library. Plentiful fishing, lots of community parties and activities and living in harmony with nature are all part of what makes this community so desirable.

If you are looking to buy a new construction home but prefer areas to the South of Myrtle Beach, you have some great options in these communities located in Socastee and Surfside Beach.

Murrells Inlet
Known for its legends, as well as its seafood, Murrells Inlet is the perfect section of the Grand Strand for nature lovers. From the exquisite Marsh Walk, watersports, and those furry fellows on Goat Island, Murrells Inlet offers just the right combination of tranquility and whimsy.

Champions Village – Located along the 16th through 18th greens of the TPC golf course and also situated on one side along a wetlands nature preserve, Champions Village is ideal for golf lovers and nature lovers alike. Homes start from the $250,000s and are built by Port City Homes.

Hammock Pointe – With easy access to Huntington Beach State Park, Hammock Pointe is popular with buyers who like to explore! Scenic trails for biking and walking weave among the moss-draped oaks and beach-style homes. With prices from the $280,000s, this affordable new construction community from CalAtlantic Homes (Ryland) offers plenty of options while keeping close to the things that make Murrells Inlet feel like home.

Pawleys Island
At the far south end of the Grand Strand is the charming and “arrogantly shabby” community of Pawleys Island. Known for its small town feel and laid-back pace of life, this area is a great choice for buyers who like the beach but prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle.

Assembly Lakes – Assembly Lakes is a gated community less than a mile from the beach. Homeowners in Assembly Lakes have access to the Litchfield by the Sea amenities as well as a short drive to the historic city of Georgetown, SC. Provided by CalAtlantic Homes (Ryland), the elegant homes in Assembly Lakes start around $320,000.

The Colony at Pawleys Island – Nestled in between world-class golf courses, pristine beaches, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the charming Hammock Shops, The Colony at Pawleys Island has access to all that this small town has to offer. With home prices starting around $270,000 from builder Lennar Carolinas, this is the new construction community that should be on every buyer’s list.

Contact one of our experienced agents at CENTURY 21 Broadhurst to help you navigate through the choices in Myrtle Beach new construction communities.