North Myrtle Beach SC
Search North Myrtle Beach Properties For Sale -- Homes, Condos, Land, etc. -- by Keyword, Neighborhood, Street Name, Price, Features, MLS #, and many more. If you’re looking for a great place to retire or to purchase an investment property, look no further than North Myrtle Beach. It’s a beautiful city with friendly locals, excellent weather and fabulous opportunities for good living. North Myrtle Beach is close enough for residents to enjoy the attractions of neighboring Myrtle Beach. It's far enough away to maintain the peacefulness and seclusion of a small town.
North Myrtle Beach is a little bit of paradise for those who love the sea. This South Carolina haven is blessed with miles of pristine white-sand beaches. It’s a tourist magnet that swells with visitors throughout the summer and fall. The weather is wonderful with mild winters and pleasant summers. North Myrtle Beach enjoys over 200 sunny days each year. It is one of the beach towns and barrier islands called the Grand Strand that run along the South Carolina coast from Little River to Georgetown. Like any other seaside Atlantic town, there are occasional hurricane threats.
North Myrtle Beach was originally populated by the Waccamaw and Winyah Indian tribes. During the 1700s, Blackbeard and other pirates trolled the beaches and shoreline. The isolation provided a perfect hideaway for the pirates and their precious booty. Some folks still look for treasure that was buried by the buccaneers. North Myrtle Beach was formed from four existing townships located north of Myrtle Beach. Forward-thinking railroad magnate Franklin Burroughs built the Conway and Seashore Railway after he purchased some 80,000 acres. He sold coastal timber to inland customers. Burroughs also intended to build a vacation destination, but he died before he could start the project. His sons followed through on his dream, however. They opened the first seaside hotel in 1901, which got the ball rolling. The town kept growing from that point because visitors became enchanted by the weather, the relaxed living and the seashore.
North Myrtle Beach offers a bevy of sports and recreational activities. Thanks to its seaside location, water sports are abundant. Tourists and locals enjoy beach fishing, deep sea fishing, boating, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing and jet skiing. Playing golf is practically required at this golfer’s Mecca. The weather also accommodates tennis, horseback riding, hiking and bicycling. Numerous parks and gardens provide a sumptuous setting for picnics, leisurely walks and family gatherings.
The Carolina League Myrtle Beach Pelicans play in nearby Myrtle Beach. You can see the minor league players honing their skills before moving up to the Atlanta Braves. Stock car racing rules at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. NASCAR stars like Dale Earnhardt Jr. have cut their teeth on this half-mile semi-banked asphalt track.
North Myrtle Beach is snugly nestled into a golfer’s paradise. There are almost as many golf courses in the area as there are grains of white sand on the beaches. The North Myrtle Beach/Myrtle Beach region has so many world-class golf courses that the area is known as the "Seaside Golf Capital of the World.” Tourists flock to the area to experience the world-class golf courses that dominate the countryside. Over four million rounds of golf have been played on the 120-plus golf courses. Many of these courses were designed by golf champions and the best course architects, including the great Arnold Palmer, Masters Champion Jack Nicklaus and even heavy-hitting John Daly.
In the immediate North Myrtle Beach area, you’ll find several excellent golf courses. The Barefoot Resort alone has four awesome courses. The Love Course was designed by Davis Love III. Greg Norman designed the Norman Course. Tom Fazio designed the Fazio Course. The Dye Course was designed by Pete Dye.
Many professional golf tournaments in the North Myrtle Beach area are held throughout the summer and fall. Two of the best are the Monday after the Masters tournament and the Veteran’s Golf Classic. If you owned a home in North Myrtle Beach, you could simply load your clubs, take a short drive to golf heaven and enjoy 18 holes of great golf.
North Myrtle Beach has numerous parks with a wide variety of recreational offerings. The J. Bryan Floyd Recreation Center has tennis courts, four athletic fields, a roller hockey rink, a paved trail, three outdoor basketball courts, one indoor basketball court, a recreation center, picnic tables, two playgrounds and restroom facilities. Cherry Grove Park and Boat Ramp has a double boat ramp that accesses the ocean and the marsh. If you enjoy walking on the beach, try City Park, which sits right on the Atlantic Ocean shore. McLean Park has a spacious lake, grills, picnic tables, baseball fields, a roller hockey rink and tennis courts on ten acres. Yow Park has a basketball court, a picnic zone, a playground and restrooms crammed onto its single acre. Hill Street Park also has a playground, a tennis court and an area for picnic lovers.
North Myrtle Beach is a quiet, serene coastal town. It gets a little crowded during the summer when the tourists invade, but it settles down as soon as the tourists return to their homes. Traffic during the off-season is light. Many residents use alternative transportation to get to their jobs. Residents make good use of the beaches, ocean, parks and other nearby communities.
Barefoot Landing has a wide assortment of family attractions for the sunny days and cool nights. Alligator Adventure is home to lots of alligators, tropical birds, tortoises and other reptiles. Barefoot Carousel is an old-school ride that’s popular with everyone. The MirrorMaze challenges you to enter and find your way back to the entrance.
North Myrtle Beach has a vibrant nightlife, including theaters and nightclubs. Barefoot Landing is home to the House of Blues and the Alabama Theater. Top-notch music acts also play at Calvin Gilmore's Carolina Opry, the Palace Theater and Legends in Concert. How many towns can boast that they have their own dance? In the 1930s, local teens created the Beach Shag dance. Classic rhythm and blues draws locals and tourists from far and wide to the Ocean Drive Shag Club. Nearby Myrtle Beach is home to many nightclubs in Celebrity Square. There is a New Orleans-style boulevard with 10 nightclubs where folks can have a cold beer, dance until dawn or show off their karaoke skills.
The City of North Myrtle Beach has many annual celebrations and festivals, such as a Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade, a St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Howl-o-Scream Halloween Celebration, a 9-11 Candle Light Vigil and an Easter Egg Hunt. Some 20,000 people attend the Irish Italian International Festival each September. The celebration features live acts, vendors of arts and crafts, street performances and a friendly competition between local restaurants. McLean Park hosts a free summer concert series where families bring a picnic to enjoy the music.
Neighboring Myrtle Beach has even more events and festivals to enjoy. The largest single motorcycle and Harley-Davidson rally in the Carolinas is held there during the Spring Bike Week and Bike Rally. Oktoberfest and St. Patrick's Day are celebrated on Myrtle Beach’s boardwalk. There are also free concerts on every Tuesday and Saturday. The Sun Fun Festival kicks off the Summer of Celebration from June to September. The festival packs four days with air shows, live acts, a professional sand sculpture contest, beauty pageants, a parade, a children’s fair and sporting events.
North Myrtle Beach has outstanding dining. The southern-style barbecue is outrageous. You’ll also find terrific Italian bistros, Japanese steakhouses and classic American restaurants. All-you-can-eat seafood buffets that feature fresh fish dishes are plentiful.
North Myrtle Beach has six miles of beautiful, wide beachfront at Ocean Drive, Windy Hill, Crescent Beach and Cherry Grove. You can relax or play to your heart’s content. Kids can frolic in the sand and build sandcastles. Adults can lounge in the sun while they work on their tan. The World’s Largest Inflatable Waterslide is three stories tall. The Hippo is located between South First and Second Avenues. The beaches offer all the water sports you can handle.
North Myrtle beach is ideal for a summer or winter getaway. It's a great location for an investment property. You'll find more things to like about North Myrtle Beach when you examine the investment opportunities closely.