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Carolina Forest

This amazing community has grown to become one of the more popular areas to live in the Grand Strand. Just outside of the city limits of Myrtle Beach, this unincorporated group of neighborhoods started as a 9000-acre master planned community and now has neighborhoods in every budget for every lifestyle.
Carolina Forest now spreads from Hwy 501 to Hwy 31 making it easy to quickly access most parts of the Grand Strand from Conway to Murrells Inlet to North Myrtle Beach. Residents have grown this incredible development to include their own schools, shopping centers, many restaurants, and medical offices.

Living in Carolina Forest
Carolina Forest residents enjoy the best of both worlds with close proximity to everything Myrtle Beach has to offer like sandy beaches, Broadway at the Beach, Market Common, award-winning restaurants, parks, and outdoor activities. It is close enough to everything the Grand Strand has to offer but far away enough from the busyness of downtown Myrtle Beach that residents enjoy a low-key suburban life.
The natural greenery and wildlife make this master-planned community an attractive place not only for residents who want peace & quiet during their morning coffee break but anyone who wants to enjoy a quiet morning run with a beautiful view. The naturally protected areas and the moderate weather year-round makes outdoor activities easy.

Neighborhoods in Carolina Forest
Carolina Forest offers over 30 neighborhoods with more than 30 distinct neighborhoods, each with their own unique personality and style. The communities have their own HOA to give residents a voice for their neighborhood’s lifestyle.

Popular Neighborhoods in Carolina Forest
The Farm
Berkshire Forest
Bluffs on the Waterway
Waterway Palms Plantation

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Belle Grove
Berkshire Forest
Black Creek Plantation
Bluffs on the Waterway
Brighton Lakes
Carolina Waterway Plantation
Covington Lake
Covington Lake East
Grey Plantation
Plantation Lakes
Reserve at Walkers Woods
Spring Lake
The Battery on the Waterway
The Farm
The Orchards
Waterford Plantation
Waterway Palms Plantation

How close is Carolina Forest to the beach?
Residents can easily access International Drive or Hwy 501 to drive only 10-15 minutes to the beach. In the busiest part of summer, Hwy 31 offers a way to skip most of the beach traffic to visit quieter parts of the beach along the Grand Strand.

How many neighborhoods are in Carolina Forest?
With over 30 neighborhoods, it has been growing for decades now and continues to add new neighborhoods.
What schools are located in Carolina Forest?,br> Schools here include Ocean Bay Elementary School, Ocean Bay Middle School, Ten Oaks Middle School, and Carolina Forest High School.

Do the neighborhoods in Carolina Forest have amenities?
The great thing about Carolina Forest is the wide variety of neighborhoods available, each with their own amenities. Most of the neighborhoods include at least one pool, but Waterbridge boasts the largest residential swimming pool in South Carolina!

Explore Nearby Grand Strand Communities
Market Common
Located where the old Myrtle Beach Air Force was once stationed, Market Common has been ideally planned to sit within minutes of the quieter stretches of beach, Myrtle Beach State Park, and Hwy 17 for easy access to most areas of the Grand Strand from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island.

Grande Dunes
Grande Dunes offers luxury homes in private communities with some of the best amenities along the Grand Strand. Grande Dunes Golf Club, Marina at Grande Dunes, the clubhouse with dining, swimming pools, spas, and a fitness center, and more are available to residents of Grande Dunes.

Intracoastal Waterway
If you’re looking for a luxurious home with an intracoastal view, this is the perfect place to live. Homeowners looking for a quick escape from their busy lives will find themselves at home on one of the many luxurious properties along the Intracoastal Waterway. The waterway offers gorgeous views and easy access, whether you’re coming or going!
Barefoot Resort
Set away from the busyness of North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Resort is a four-course luxury golf community and a remarkable place to call home. It’s designed around gorgeous courses and offers beautiful views of the water. Enjoy living in any of the well-designed neighborhoods with plenty of amenities and nearby attractions whether you want to stay active or relaxed.
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