New Construction in Myrtle Beach – Community Spotlight

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New Construction Myrtle BeachThe Grand Strand is booming with new construction communities and brand-new homes. Throughout the state of South Carolina, there are 285 builders at work building in 969 communities. The smallest new construction homes are simple one bedroom/one-bathroom dwellings. The largest new construction home comes in at a whopping 34 bedrooms/25 bathrooms. Let’s take a look at a few of the new construction communities in the popular areas of Socastee, Carolina Forest and The Market Common.


Socastee is known for its yesteryear charm. From historic buildings such as The Cooper House to the famous swing bridge, Socastee is popular with families and those who enjoy a strong sense of community. One of the more affordable areas in the Grand Strand, Socastee has much to offer while still being only a short distance from local hot spots like Surfside Beach and The Market Common. Here are a few new construction communities of interest in this charming historic area:

Farm at Timberlake – The Farm at Timberlake is a master-planned community by D.R. Horton. Homes range from $200,000 to $400,000.

Harmony at St. James – In the sought-after St. James school district, Harmony at St. James features one and two-story homes from just under $200,000 to around $250,000.

Carolina Forest

Carolina Forest is situated between the City of Myrtle Beach and Conway, stretching from the Intracoastal Waterway to Highway 501. A family-oriented planned community, Carolina Forest offers a large number of new construction developments to choose from. Carolina Forest boasts great schools and over 9000 acres of protected forest preserve. Here are a couple of new construction communities to consider in this family-friendly area:

Waterbridge – Waterbridge started with a big splash by building one of the largest pool and water feature complexes in the state. The community is a custom-build community with a large number of custom builders to choose from. The homes are coastal cottage style and range from the mid-$300,000’s to around $1,000,000.

Sago Plantation – A new construction development within the Legends community, Sago Plantation is a newer housing development in Carolina Forest. Homes in this community are also custom-built and range from around $260,000 to $400,000.

The Market Common

The master-planned community of The Market Common is the former home of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The parks and attractions in the area reflect its military heritage while the mix of commercial and residential property provide a bit of something for everyone. Here are a few new construction developments in the heart of this growing hot spot:

Sweetgrass Square and Sweetgrass West – The Sweetgrass communities are notable for their brightly-colored Charleston-style row houses. With access to all of the great amenities residents of The Market Common enjoy, new homes in this area are hot. Homes in both Sweetgrass communities are priced from $300,000 to $475,000.

The Reserve at Market Common – A new construction community by Beazer Homes, The Reserve is a popular development in The Market Common area. Many of these homes feature a Carolina Room and either one or two stories. Homes in this community range from the upper $200,000’s to the mid-$300,000’s.

If you are in the market for a newly built home, these three communities have a number of growing developments and new developments to check out.