Wide shot of the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina boardwalk and skyline at sunset

There are several options for buying affordable homes in South Carolina, be it a second home or a permanent residence.

The striking beauty of the South Carolina coast is undeniable. Pair that with its rich history, charming coastal towns, and a wealth of activities and you’ve got one of the most desirable locales in the country for active adults to settle down.

Luckily, there are several options when it comes to buying affordable South Carolina real estate whether you’re looking for a second home or a permanent residence. Here are four communities in coastal South Carolina with homes for sale under $200k.

Lakeside Crossing - Conway

Below $100k - High $100s

Photo of the Waccamaw River in Conway, South Carolina

Lakeside Crossing, an active adult community with plenty of real estate under $200k, is located in Conway.

Lakeside Crossing, located in Conway, is one active adult community along the coast with plenty of real estate under $200,000. Single-family homes within the community range from less than $100k to the high $100s and are available on both a new and resale basis.

This 55+ community offers residents plenty of places to socialize including the neighborhood’s clubhouse, hobby and game room, ballroom, and an on-site pub. Neighbors can also strike up a little friendly competition on one of Lakeside Crossing’s many athletic courts. Staying fit at Lakeside is easy as it boasts a fitness complex with state-of-the-art cardio and weight lifting equipment, an aerobic and dance studio, as well as an indoor pool. Outdoors, residents can stay active by working out on the walking and biking trails or strolling around the scenic lakes and ponds.

Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club - Myrtle Beach

Low $100s - High $100s

A sand pathway leading to an Atlantic Coast beach in Myrtle Beach, Southern Carolina

Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club was originally built in 1985.

Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club is an established, gated community that was originally built in 1985 and is home to 1,024 single-family residences that are available on a resale basis. Several different builders worked to develop this community, giving homebuyers a variety of models to choose from when it comes to the look and feel of their place. Floor plans range from 395-square-foot studio condos to 2,572-square-foot single-family homes with two to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and an attached garage.

Notable amenities include a community center with a multipurpose room. Outside, members of the community have access to a pool, whirlpool spa, two shuffleboard courts, two tennis courts, a picnic area, and walking and biking trails. Residents have a place to park their RVs and boats, as well. There’s also a playground for grandchildren to enjoy while visiting.

Covenant Towers - Myrtle Beach

Below $100k - Low $100s

Exterior photo of a building at Covenant Towers 55+ community in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Covenant Towers provides the unique benefit of an on-site beauty salon and a coffee shop.

More affordable homes can be found in Covenant Towers, a 55+ condominium community. Pricing starts below $100k and ranges up to the low $200s, with units available on a resale basis. Floor plans range from 450 to 1,468 square feet with one to two bedrooms and one to three bathrooms. Studio units are also available and include one bathroom.

Members of the community have access to amenities such as a library, a craft and game room, and a dining room. Outdoors, residents can take advantage of a pool and patio. Homeowners with green thumbs can help with the community garden. Covenant Towers also provides the unique benefit of an on-site hair and beauty salon as well as a coffee shop.

Island Green - Myrtle Beach

Below $100k - Mid $200s

Atlantic coastline in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Rounding off our list is the active lifestyle community of Island Green.

Rounding off our list is the active lifestyle community of Island Green. With a total of 810 residences, both new and resale homes are available with pricing starting from below $100k up to the mid $200s. A wide variety of floor plans are offered, ranging from 480-square-foot condos to 3,468-square-foot single-family homes. 

Island Green makes it easy to connect with neighbors thanks to the selection of amenities homeowners enjoy access to. Residents can mingle in the clubhouse or the social hall, stay active in the fitness center, or take a dip in the indoor pool and whirlpool spa. Options continue outdoors with an additional pool, patio, and tennis courts. Members of the community can also experience their natural surroundings with access to greenspaces and scenic ponds.