Myrtle Beach Real Estate

by Natalie Rakoci 07/01/2019

Officially incorporated as a city in 1957, Myrtle Beach is the “heart” of the Grand Strand. Previously known as Long Bay, Withers and later New Town, the area was originally home to the Waccamaw Native American Tribe. Around 1900, the town was renamed Myrtle Beach in honor of the abundant Southern Wax Myrtle growing in the area. Today, the Myrtle Beach real estate market offers buyers a variety of options, from newer up-and-coming communities to more established neighborhoods. Residents enjoy a wide array of attractions, golf courses, shopping centers, family entertainment, museums, live theaters and more.

Myrtle Beach encompasses both the main city as well as several nearby communities just outside city limits, providing residents and homebuyers with many great neighborhoods to choose from, all with unique identities and special amenities to offer. More established communities like Pine Lakes, The Dunes and Dunes Cove offer quiet neighborhoods with mature landscaping and lush foliage. All feature a mix of traditional and modern home styles conveniently close to the beach and nestled among many of the top golf courses in the area.

Two of the fastest growing communities in the area are The Market Common and Carolina Forest. The Market Common is a mixed commercial and residential urban village community situated on the site of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The neighborhood features a plethora of shops, boutiques, eateries and parks in harmony with a variety of residential options including condominiums, townhomes and single family houses.

Situated between downtown Myrtle Beach and Conway, Carolina Forest is one of the fastest-growing communities in the Myrtle Beach real estate market. Carolina Forest is bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway and the 9,000 acre Lewis Ocean Bay Preserve. The up-and-coming community boasts one of the top school districts in the state as well as its own library, recreation center and fire station. Despite its rapid growth, approximately half of the land in Carolina Forest is reserved conservation area that will not be developed.

Of course, no description of Myrtle Beach would be complete without mentioning the city’s love affair with golf. With more than 100 area courses and over 4 million rounds of golf played each year, Myrtle Beach has rightfully earned the nickname “Golf Capital of the World.” While many of the area’s golf courses are open to the public, golf aficionados will find a tremendous selection of homes affiliated with top golf courses and private country clubs.

With quick access to the beach, world-famous golf courses and exciting attractions, Myrtle Beach real estate is a perfect fit for buyers looking for a little bit of everything all in one place.

About the Author

Natalie Rakoci

It is more important than ever to have a real estate professional by your side who understands the unique, vibrant communities within the local real estate market. One who proudly works with only the highest ethical and legal standards, while having an optimistic and enthusiastic nature you will appreciate. Prior to becoming a licensed Realtor, Natalie was a Clinical Administrator for the largest healthcare system in Western PA. During nearly two decades of experience in clinical, business development and Administration in healthcare, she learned invaluable lessons about the daily operations of a business that is truly all about people. There are many people involved in a real estate purchase or sale and treating each with the utmost respect, exceptional communication and the highest ethical practice is Natalie’s highest priority.

Natalie first fell in love with the Grand Strand at ten years old during frequent family beach vacations. She moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 2012, and immediately began her full-time career as a real estate professional. Natalie ensures she is well equipped to serve the needs of her clients by consistently attending educational and leadership training, networking events, obtaining various certifications and enjoys serving the surrounding communities.

Natalie’s number one goal is customer satisfaction and she looks forward to the opportunity to earn your business. She understands that buying or selling a home can be a time consuming and emotional experience; her goal is to provide a positive, easy, and seamless process for each of her clients.