Situated on the western side of the Intracoastal Waterway, in close proximity to Myrtle Beach and Conway, Carolina Forest boasts a large number of golf courses to choose from, high-end shopping at Tanger Outlets and a highly convenient location. With U.S. Route 501 allowing easy access to everything that Myrtle Beach has to offer, and SC Highway 31 allowing a rapid connection to points north and south, Carolina Forest is a popular location for both vacationers and residents.
As a master planned community that was a collaboration between International Paper and Horry County, Carolina Forest has a number of well-planned subdivisions along the Intracoastal Waterway, numerous golf course properties and a number of large, undeveloped green spaces nearby. The available real estate includes everything from waterfront condominiums and starter homes to vacation rental properties and sprawling custom estate homes, located in gated communities.
One of the most popular neighborhoods in Carolina Forest is Carolina Waterway Plantation, a gated community with a private boat launch, boat storage, a pool/spa, tennis courts and a clubhouse. The community of Berkshire Forest is another favorite, as it features a 32 acre lake with a white sandy beach, an expansive residents club with a pool/spa, fitness center and sport courts, plus an oceanfront beach club, complete with an indoor pool, a lazy river and a hot tub.
Carolina Forest is home to many other luxury developments of newly built custom homes, town homes and condominiums on the Intracoastal Waterway. A few more highly sought-after communities in Carolina Forest include The Bluffs on the Waterway, The Battery, Brighton Lakes, Avalon, Summerlyn, and Black Creek Plantation.
Things to Do in Carolina Forest
In addition to the many golf courses that are located both inside of Carolina Forest and nearby, the area is home to the Myrtle Beach Speedway and Wheels of Yesteryear auto museum, as well as numerous local eateries, boutiques, bars and pubs, fine dining and seafood restaurants. Going to the beach for a day spent swimming or sunbathing is an easy option, as Myrtle Beach is a short drive away.
Nature enthusiasts will appreciate that the approximately 9,000 acre Lewis Ocean Bay Nature Preserve is located adjacent to Carolina Forest. There are many opportunities for boating, kayaking or fishing on the Intracoastal Waterway; the nearby Horry County Bike Run Park offers an additional means of getting outside and exploring the area.