Myrtle Beach

Top Neighborhoods near Myrtle Beach

Most people will likely never see a "Top 10" list that they agree with because the "best" or "top" neighborhoods are mainly subjective statements. We aren't here to try and gain your favor with smoke and mirrors. Instead, we have decided to create a list of popular neighborhoods primarily based on mentions across the internet.

We've tallied reviews of the most highly rated communities and neighborhoods near Myrtle Beach. Information was gathered from many sites including Niche, C21, 10Best, Best Neighborhood, Explore North Myrtle Beach, Reddit, Youtube channels, and various Realtor websites.

Top 3 Neighborhoods near Myrtle Beach

Carolina Forest

Carolina Forest is a planned community stretching 5 miles within the greater Myrtle Beach area. Highly desired neighborhoods, shops, and major franchises make Carolina Forest an inviting place to live. Carolina Forest ranks at the top of our list with 16 mentions across the top lists we reviewed across the internet.

Market Common

Coming in at second place for neighborhoods near Myrtle Beach, Market Common introduces beautiful parks and sports fields adjacent to an adorable center of shops and a movie theater. Market Common presents various events nearly every weekend, from farmer's markets to dragon boat races. We noticed 15 mentions during our review of top 10 lists. 

Grande Dunes 

Locals likely won't be surprised by our third entry. Grande Dunes is known for its golf, beach, and member clubs. This planned community stretches from the Intracoastal Waterway over to the nearly parallel Atlantic Ocean. Grande Dunes received 12 mentions for our research efforts.

Top 3 Regions in the Grand Strand

Murrells Inlet

Enjoy the fishing village named Murrells Inlet, a wonderful town for those who love the outdoors. Many tourists and locals use Murrells Inlet as an opportunity to experience a coastal culture quieter than its big sister, Myrtle Beach. 

North Myrtle Beach

Just shy of Murrells Inlet's 20 mentions across various reviews, North Myrtle Beach is often known as a place where Myrtle Beach locals can escape tourism. Easily access the many activities available within the Grand Strand, even with quick travel time to North Carolina.

Surfside Beach

The tourism departments in Surfside Beach label it as "The Family Beach" due to routine lifeguard services, clean beaches, and general safety. There are highly sought out communities in Surfside Beach for all levels of income. 

Top Neighborhoods:

Carolina Forest 16
Market Common 15
Grande Dunes 12
Barefoot Resort 11
Prince Creek 10
Briarcliffe Acres 8
Arcadian Shores 7
Pine Lakes 6
North Beach Plantation 4
Tidewater Plantation 4
Prestwick 4
Arrowhead 3
Tilghman Shores 2

Top Regions:

Murrells Inlet 20
North Myrtle Beach 19
Surfside Beach 17
Little River 15
Myrtle Beach 12
Garden City 11
Pawleys Island 10
Forestbrook 10
Cherry Grove 9
Conway 9
Windy Hill Beach 8
Loris 8
Atlantic Beach 6
Ocean Drive 4
Crescent Beach 4
Socastee 4
Red Hill 3
Aynor 3
Lichfield Beach 3
Georgetown 2

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