If you are looking for affordable coastal living, you can find it in Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina. Known as "the Seafood Capital of South Carolina," this former fishing village is now home to over 8,500 residents and has become popular with tourists, families, and retirees. With a median housing price of $232,000, it is slightly more expensive than the national average, but a bargain to live this close to the beach.
Murrell’s Inlet is located in Georgetown County between Myrtle Beach and Georgetown close to the resort communities of Pawley’s Island and Litchfield Beach. When you come to Murrell’s Inlet, you will be drawn in by the beautiful marshes, Spanish moss-draped oaks, and that Carolina sunshine. Not only is it blessed with beautiful weather throughout the year, Murrell’s Inlet also has a low crime rate and plenty of restaurants and outdoor activities to enjoy. Dine at one of the award-winning restaurants along the Marshwalk, and then stroll along the boardwalk as you listen to live music and watch egrets dive for fish. Take in the impressive collection of sculptures at Brookgreen Gardens, or just spend a day walking along the shore at Huntington State Park.
All the amenities you need- shopping, groceries, medical services, even an international airport-are surprisingly convenient to this area. In Murrell’s Inlet, every day can feel like vacation. Housing options range from affordable condominiums to small patio homes in retirement communities to glorious beach front homes. The student to teacher ratio is 16:1, with both public and private school options nearby. Not surprisingly, tourism and hospitality are the main industries in Murrell’s Inlet, but nearby Georgetown has more manufacturing and other industrial work. If you want a balance between work and play in a quaint coastal town, please look through our listings for sale to find the perfect home for you in Murrell’s Inlet.