Published By: Beckham Realty Group, Inc Friday October 28, 2016

Myrtle Beach is a great place for anyone looking to retire for obvious reasons – low taxes, great golf, senior benefits, not to mention our great weather. Housing is available in every area of the Grand Strand to meet a variety of budgets and needs. 55 and older communities can be beneficial to retirees by providing low maintenance yards and living, amenities, homes suited for senior living needs, and even sometimes options to buy or rent along with health benefits. There are dozens of communities for retirees and some assisted living, but we are going to focus on 4 in the area that are non assisted living and great for that laid back retired lifestyle.

  1. The Seasons in Prince Creek, Murrells Inlet

The Seasons at Prince Creek is a designated 55+ community with beautiful homes situated near the TPC Myrtle Beach Golf Course with a variety of homes for different budgets, some move-in ready. At least 10 different models with a variety of floor plans allow newer homes to meet custom needs. As a member of the community, you can enjoy membership at the Clubhouse, a fitness facility, and even an art center. The community is expanding with other neighboring similar communities, so even if you are interested in making a trip to check this one out, you may find something else of your liking in the area.  

  1. Cresswind at the Market Commons, Myrtle Beach

Cresswind offers great new homes starting from the low $200,000- $300,000 range and is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach near the Market Common shopping and dining district and only 5 minutes from the airport and right near the beach as well. Although age is not a requirement, the community caters to active seniors in a resort style setting with many perks including pools, fitness center, and proximity to the Parks and biking areas of the Market Commons. Two different collections of homes with over 4 models in each are available.  

  1. The Bays of Prince Creek, Murrells Inlet

The Bays of Prince Creek is another more established and large development in the Murrells Inlet area. Five different communities that make up the developments include The Bays, Shallow Creek, Laurel Bay, John’s Bay, Palm Bay & Waverly Bay. This neighborhood like Cresswind, does not require residents to be 55 and older, although most of the residents tend to fair into the baby boomer and older tier. Amenities include a pool, playground, tennis court and pavilion. Both single story and townhome style make up a large portion of the homes here, but there are so many more varieties.


  1. Myrtle Trace, Conway


Myrtle Trace is a large community situated closer inland on the Grand Strand in the outskirts of Conway. The community features very well priced single-family homes starting in the $100,000 range to $200,000. As it is an older community, homes are available for resale with ranch style floor plans and very low maintenance properties. There is a full calendar of events for members including holiday parties, bocce tournaments and movie nights just to name a few. They also feature amenities including but not limited to a pool, game room, library and even shuffleboard courts.