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Garden City Beach

Garden City Beach is part of the famous Grand Strand and is directly south of Surfside Beach. The community of around 9,000 residents straddles both Georgetown and Horry Counties, and partly extends into the peninsula called Murrells Inlet.

While popular with tourists, it is far less rowdy; as such, you can enjoy South Carolina’s signature coastal lifestyle without the hustle and bustle.

If you’re keen on purchasing a home here, here’s what you need to know.


Median List Price
Average Home Size
2,033 square feet
Bed & Bath
3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

Why live in Garden City Beach?

South Carolina may be known for its southern hospitality, but the stunning Grand Strand is a major draw as well. And when it comes to seaside living, few places can rival Garden City Beach. Here’s why you should move to this town:

  • Fisherman’s delight — Located at the intersection of an inlet and the ocean, Garden City Beach is a hotspot for fishing enthusiasts. Many locals head to the iconic pier to cast their lines, but many rent boat charters as well. And there’s truly plenty of fish in the sea, as you can catch everything from rainbow trout, to mahi-mahi, to striped bass.

  • Splashing good time — Living so close to the water means there are endless water activities for you to enjoy. There’s the usual swimming, sailing, jet-skiing, and kayaking, but you can also try more adventurous water sports such as scuba diving and surfing. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing time or an adrenaline rush, you can have it both ways in Garden City Beach.

  • More of what you want — Despite being just 10 miles away from the famed Myrtle Beach, Garden City Beach is far less crowded. That means you can enjoy more space, more privacy, and more peace in this wonderful beachside town. You’ll even get more bang for your buck, as the median listing price in this town is 8% lower compared to Myrtle Beach.

Top attractions in Garden City Beach

Despite having a more laid-back lifestyle, Garden City Beach offers a range of exciting attractions. A visit to the town won’t be complete without stops at these destinations:

  • The Pier at Garden City — You can’t talk about attractions in this town without mentioning The Pier at Garden City, an extensive boardwalk that offers all-around entertainment. Of course, it’s a famous fishing spot, but it’s also home to live music stages, fully stocked bars, karaokes, and an arcade. There are also restaurants that serve all-American favorites such as hotdogs, burgers, and fries.

  • Sam’s Corner — If it’s good food you’re after, Sam’s Corner is a can’t-miss restaurant. Open 24 hours, this joint is known for serving footlong hotdogs and other deluxe sandwiches. It also serves excellent lunch specials, as well as ice-cold beer.

  • Brookgreen Gardens — A short drive away in Murrells Inlet is an urban oasis that lets you reconnect with the splendor of nature. Brookgreen Gardens is truly worth a visit, as it features botanical gardens, over 2,000 sculptures, and a zoo dedicated to Lowcountry wildlife. As relaxing as it is informative, this attraction is perfect for the entire family.

Your dream home awaits in Garden City Beach

Here’s the best part: there are still properties for sale in this ideal community! To know more about the available listings, call our team at 828.217.5812 or send an email to marissabcooper(at)yahoo(dotted)com.

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