You may be wondering where Carolina Forest sits in relation to Myrtle Beach. This unincorporated community sits about half way between Conway and Myrtle Beach along US 501. This community is a great place for those who want easy access to the beaches but also need a family friendly community. The schools in this area are among the best in South Carolina. Lying in the beautiful coastal plain, this area boasts several great neighborhoods as well as a business-friendly environment. For those who want a permanent place to settle, Carolina Forest real estate is for you.
The area known as Carolina Forest began as a master planned community the past couple of decades. Originally, this land was part of the historical Buist Tract. In 1937, International Paper bought 30,000 acres of this tract. In 1994, land became available for sale from International Paper. Horry County worked with International Paper and began building roads into the new communities. Today, there are tons of new and existing homes throughout this area. With dozens of subdivisions, families find this area a great place to live. There are local shopping and restaurant options. You can also visit the shops, restaurants, and attractions in nearby Myrtle Beach and Conway for a bit of variety.
Some of the neighborhoods in Carolina Forest include Plantation Lakes, Avalon, Belle Grove, Carolina Waterway Plantation, Covington Lake, Southgate, and The Farm. Each has its own character. Some offer large homes on large lots. Others offer more affordable homes on slightly smaller lots. You can find homes beginning in the low 100s and the prices go just over 1 million in neighborhoods like Plantation Lakes and Black Creek Plantation. With fantastic schools and a small town feel, this community is a big favorite for those who want to bring their family into the Grand Strand permanently. These neighborhoods provide a safe, quiet environment both adults and children enjoy.
Much of the land around Carolina Forest is on preservations to prevent future development. It is open for people to enjoy. For those who love golf, there are two golf courses in this community: The Wizard and Man O' War. You also have easy access to the world-class golf courses up and down the Grand Strand. Horseback riding is a great way to spend a day. Some sections of this community back into the Intracoastal Waterway for boating enthusiasts. Carolina Forest offers something for everyone in the family.