Located nearby the southern border of North Carolina, along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, North Myrtle Beach includes a wide sandy beach, a large number of golf courses and many shopping, dining and nightlife options. A bustling tourist destination for most of the year, North Myrtle Beach has a variety of event centers and cultural attractions, such as Alligator Adventure, a on the swamp, a zip line/ropes course, and live music venues such as House of Blues and Alabama Theater.
Situated 15 miles north of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach offers many opportunities to get outside and go fishing, whether from a wooden fishing pier, on the marsh/waterway or on a charter fishing vessel. Going swimming, sun bathing or walking on the beach are also good options in North Myrtle, as is a trip to the nearby town of Calabash, North Carolina for fresh local seafood.
North Myrtle Beach Real Estate
North Myrtle Beach was created in 1968 as the result of a merger of four coastal towns, Windy Hill, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive and Cherry Grove. These areas maintain a distinct character to this day, especially for locals who remember when it was possible to drive on the flat, hard packed sandy beaches in the winter months. Ocean Drive has a walkable main street with a commercial district, lined with small restaurants, bars and shops, arcades and a seasonal amusement park; Cherry Grove has an inlet, two nature preserves and several neighborhoods with interior canals that connect to House Creek and the Atlantic Ocean.
There is a variety of real estate available in North Myrtle Beach, from small beach cottages, vacation rentals and single family homes to high-rise oceanfront condominiums and golf course properties. Many of the city’s year-round residents live in the quiet, family-oriented neighborhoods that make up the northwestern portion of Highway 17, or within one of the many country clubs in the area. One of the most popular neighborhoods on the ocean side of Highway 17 is Tilghman Beach, a quiet residential area with few high-rises and a setting nearby the Surf Golf and Beach Club.
Things to Do in North Myrtle Beach
Aside from the many tourist attractions, shopping centers and restaurants, North Myrtle Beach hosts several local parks, including McLean Park, which has a gazebo, a playground, tennis courts and walking trails around a lake, Central Park, and the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, home to an amphitheater, a playground, walking trails, baseball/soccer fields, and Shark Wake Park. The North Myrtle area also has a vineyard with a winery, a large public library, a bowling alley and a small airport.