Socastee, SC Homes & Real Estate

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This unincorporated region of Horry County, just west of the Myrtle Beach International airport, is one of the most popular residential areas in Myrtle Beach. And it's no mystery why. there's plenty to see and do, home prices are affordable, and it's an easy commute from Conway, Surfside Beach, and Carolina Forest. 

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Socastee Real Estate

Though it shares an address with Myrtle Beach, Socastee has forged a distinct and desirable real estate profile. Only minutes from nearly everywhere in the Grand Strand, Socastee offers a central location and affordable housing. It is an area approximately 13.9 square miles and a population of around 22,000 people. Large communities of single family homes, multi-family units, condos, and land draw consistent interest in this up and coming locale.

If you are undecided about living on the north or south end of the Grand Strand, Socastee offers the best of both worlds, and it's only becoming more convenient, thanks to recent construction creating easier access to Market Common and the beach.

Where is Socastee, SC?

Socastee is an unincorporated community and thus a jurisdiction of Horry County. It is governed by the county council and served by the county police and fire departments.

It follows the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, north of Holmestown Road, South of Forestbrook Road, East of the Waccamaw River, and west of Bay Road. The community is centered about 3 miles from Peachtree landing on the Waccamaw river and “Sawkestee” creek, the original native american namesake of “Socastee”.

The colonial history begins with land grants to Percivell Pawley and land deeds recorded as early as the 1770s. After the Civil War, a turpentine distillery and tar kiln existed in the Peachtree Landing area due to the vast access to primal pine forests in the area. Most of the buildings left in the Historic District were built after the Civil War and can be visited today. Its location, much like Carolina Forest, is central to the county and allows for easy access to the coastal areas in Myrtle Beach and Surfside

Where and What to Eat in Socastee, SC

Along with common regional and national chains and franchises, be sure to check out some of the local restaurants based in socastee. If you love a good pizza and Greek food, check out Athens Pizza. Located in the Braves Village shopping center for over 30 years, it has offered up some of the best gyros the Grand Strand. If you aren't feeling pizza, give Socastee Station a try, with a little bit of everything on the menu, it offers a great local diner experience. Its a great community to start looking for Socastee homes for sale.

Schools in Socastee, SC

Public Schools are managed by the Horry County school district and include Burgess Elementary, Socastee Middle School, and Socastee High School. 

the historic Socastee swing bridge, an iconic bridge that crosses the Intracoastal Water Way

Socastee National Historic District

The Socastee National Historic District is a part of the national register of Historic Places. It is one of the Grand Strand’s few remaining examples of Post Civil War development. It represents some of the commercial enterprises and architecture that prevailed in the late 19th century, early 20th century south. These buildings include a store, two homes, a Methodist Church and Swing bridge.

The T.B. Cooper general store, located west of the swing bridge near the Sarvis-Ammons House, was built in 1905. It served as a center of the Socastee community between its operation in 1905 to 1930. The architecture is a shotgun style building that also served as the area’s post office; whose wire cage remains in the store today. The historic Pecan Grove is located behind the store. Next to the store is the T.B. Cooper house. Built in 1908 by Robert M. Prince. It comprises two stories with a two tiered, turned baluster front porch. After the construction of the swing bridge, it housed the first bridge operator.

The Sarvis-Ammons House is located on the corner of Dick Pond Road and Peachtree Road. Built by Samuel Scarborough, a Confederate Army veteran, returning to the area after the Civil War. Built in 1881, it still remains owned by the Sarvis Family. It is an “L” shaped structure with natural unfinished batten siding. The interior is modern, however the exterior remains as it was built originally.  There is a beautiful garden with a pecan and magnolia tree that predates the construction of the house.

The Socastee Methodist Church and Cemetery are located east of the Intercoastal Waterway off US Highway 544. Beginning as a log cabin in 1818 on what is now a part of the cemetery, it is considered one of the oldest churches in the county. The existing church’s original structure was built in 1875 by W.T Goldfinch. In 1957 it was remodeled and enlarged. Most recently in 1987, the congregation’s growth led them to build a new Sanctuary next to the older church.

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Socastee portion is about 24 miles long, 90 feet wide and 12 feet deep. It was dug by the US Army Corps of Engineers connecting Little River and Socastee Creek. It was the longest man-made ditch in the entirety of the project. The dig and construction of the swing bridge was completed in 1936. Initially designed for commerce, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is now used mostly for recreational boating. The swing bridge was renovated in 2003 and is still in use today.

Should I buy a house in Socastee, SC?

If you are looking for a community with great schools and a bit of history, this residential section of Horry County is a great place to look for houses to buy. Mixing the historic charm of Conway with the coastal proximity of Myrtle Beach and Little River, Socastee is the perfect match for potential homebuyers who want to have easy access to the fun of the beach while steering clear of resorts and tourist traffic.

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