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Surfside Beach Real Estate

Surfside Beach real estate is located in a small seaside town in Horry County, South Carolina. Surfside, often called ‘The Family Beach’ is south of Myrtle Beach and has a population of 3,837. The beach is considered to be part of the Grand Strand. The town was incorporated in 1964 and was previously called Roach’s Beach. In the 1920s it was known as Floral Beach and in 1952 when a group purchased and partially developed the land, the name was changed to Surfside Beach. Many Surfside Beach homes for sale were built from 1970 to 1994 to the present. In 1954, Hurricane Hazel destroyed 18 of the 65 houses on Surfside Beach. Major growth did not occur until after 1956. By 1964, the area was a popular family beach and place for retirees.

Surfside Beach real estate includes 1,000s of homes and condos that are owned by people who live elsewhere and rent the homes weekly to vacationers. The residents of Surfside Beach – full and part time – have numerous recreational and entertainment options. As a part of the Grand Strand, there are a variety of restaurants, shopping, theme parks and more. Myrtle Beach hosts many events and concerts. Attractions such as golf courses, an aquarium, an IMAX theater, nightclubs, tourist shops, shopping complexes and Myrtle Waves, one of the eastern seaboard’s largest water parks are located here.

Residents of Surfside Beach real estate are served by the Horry School District, one of the top school districts in the state. The area is easily accessible with major routes located nearby including U.S. 17 and S.C. 544. The Myrtle Beach International Airport and Conway-Horry County Airport also serves residents.

Myrtle Beach State Park is only five miles north of Surfside Beach and provides a great place for relaxing. The park includes a nature trail and Myrtle Beach pier fishing. A campground with cabins that were constructed in the 1930s are available for rental. Visitors enjoy the biking trails, a picnic area, playground, bird watching and swimming. Waccatee Zoo, located nearby has more than 100 species of animals on 50 acres. The zoo is only 15 minutes from Myrtle Beach.

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