How to Choose a New Construction Home Near Myrtle Beach

Buying a newly built home in Myrtle Beach is exciting, but there are so many things to consider. From locating the community that fits your lifestyle to selecting the right floor plan, how do you go about choosing the perfect home for you and your family? Read on to discover our top tips to guide you along your Myrtle Beach new home construction journey.


Living in Myrtle Beach

Ah - sea, sand, and sunshine. It sounds lovely, doesn't it? And living in Myrtle Beach is an excellent choice if you love being around friendly people. You'll find southern hospitality around every corner. No wonder this seaside community is a major tourist destination. Visitors come from all over the world. But what’s it like living here full-time or enjoying a second home here?


There’s plenty to do year-round:


Nighttime strolls - Walking along the beach at night and enjoying the crisp evening air. You'll delight in the hundreds of twinkling lights from Ocean Boulevard. When you're a local, you can take advantage of being so close. In a few quick minutes, you can enjoy the feel of the sand under your feet and breeze in your face.


Golf heaven - Enjoying a round of golf with friends at one of the 100 world-class courses in the area. Here are the four most popular:

1. Tidewater Golf Club

2. Myrtle Beach National

3. Myrtlewood Golf Club

4. Kings North Golf Course


Shopping galore - We had to include this favorite pastime. Myrtle Beach has some of the best shopping on the East Coast. Here are our top two favorites areas for shopping:


1.  Broadway at the Beach - Covering over 350 acres, this isn't just any shopping destination. You'll discover:

  • Every store you can imagine
  • Live entertainment
  • Dining that will delight every taste bud


2.  Barefoot Landing - Located right on the water, you'll find:

  • Over 20 restaurants
  • Live performances and attractions
  • Unique boutiques
  • Upscale national retail brands


The other thing to keep in mind is that Myrtle Beach cost of living is low compared to other seaside towns. For example, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is 24.5% more expensive. And Charleston, South Carolina, is 31.5% more costly.


Proximity to Popular Attractions

One of the things that attract people to Myrtle Beach is the number of nearby attractions and fun things to do. From the 60 miles of incredible beaches to over 100 golf courses and every type of shopping you could desire - you'll find it here. 


Check out these new construction homes in Myrtle Beach and the exciting things there are to do within a few short miles.


Berkshire Forest

Single-family homes start at $222,990 with multiple floor plans to choose from offering 2 to 6 bedrooms and 2 to 5 bathrooms. Amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, bocce ball, and basketball. Close to the Myrtle Beach International Airport and just a few miles from:

  • Beaches: Myrtle Beach State Park, SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
  • Shopping: The Market Common, Coastal Grand Mall, Broadway at the Beach
  • Golf: TPC Myrtle Beach, World Tour Golf Links, Myrtlewood Golf Club, Grande Dunes Golf Club


Devaun Park

Single-family homes start at $245,990, 6 designs to choose from offering 2 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms. Amenities include a clubhouse, pool, and beautiful parks.

  • Beaches: North Myrtle Beach, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Windy Hill Beach
  • Shopping: Galleria, Coastal North Town Center
  • Golf: Barefoot Resort & Golf, Grande Dunes Golf Packaging and Tee Times


Crow Creek

Single-family homes in this gated community are starting at $275,990, 5 designs to choose from offering 2 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3 bathrooms. Amenities include a clubhouse and world-class restaurants, pool, hot tubs, tennis, and pickleball.

  • Beaches: a short trip from Ocean Isle Beach and North Myrtle Beach
  • Shopping: an easy drive to Barefoot Landing and Coastal North Town Center
  • Restaurants: Hoskins Restaurant, Drift Coffee and Kitchen on the beach



Single-family homes are starting at $330,990, 5 designs to choose from offering 3 to 6 bedrooms and 2 to 5 bathrooms. Easy commuting to Wilmington, close to the beach, shopping, and dining.

  • Beaches: short drive from Ocean Isle Beach and North Myrtle Beach
  • Shopping: Independence Mall, The Forum, The Cotton Exchange
  • Golf: Beau Rivage Golf & Resort, The First Tee of Greater Wilmington


Choosing a Home Builder

Once you’ve decided that you want to live in the beautiful Myrtle Beach South Carolina area, you’ll need to select a builder. It’s good to start out with three major items on your list.


1.  Floorplans - When selecting a builder, look at their floor plans, and see if what they offer provides you and your family with the lifestyle you’re looking for.

2.  Guarantee - When choosing a home builder, make sure you select a contractor that stands behind their work and gives a 10-year warranty.

3.  Quality - Building a  home is exciting, and it’s essential to make sure your builder has the experience to create a high-quality home you’ll enjoy for years to come.


Whether you already live in beautiful Myrtle Beach or are moving here, make sure to come and visit all of Pulte’s new construction homes in Myrtle Beach and fall in love with our communities in person. Visit Pulte Myrtle Beach to learn more.



Contributed to Your Home blog by Carol Youmans

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Published 2.23.2020

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