Walkway onto the shores of Myrtle Beach. Looking onto the blue water and horizon

Living in a vacation destination like Myrtle Beach might not seem attainable, but it is in these 55+ communities.

South Carolina’s vibrant coastal town of Myrtle Beach is full of everything from entertainment and cultural amenities to a myriad of shopping and dining options.

Its convenient location to some of the South’s best beaches only adds to the area’s charm and makes it an idyllic location for active adults looking to retire along the east coast. Luckily, living in one of the most sought-after destinations in the Palmetto State doesn’t have to put a massive dent into retirement or savings accounts — there are numerous active adult communities in Myrtle Beach that offer affordable prices without cutting corners on amenities.

Below we’ve highlighted four of the most affordable retirement communities in Myrtle Beach.

Bridgewater - Myrtle Beach

 High $100s - Low $300s

Spread throughout 540 acres, Chesapeake Homes’ Bridgewater community will feature a combination of 1,550 single-family and attached homes upon completion.

Potential residents can choose between 11 different floor plans that span between 1,586 to 2,860 square feet of living space. Plans feature two to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached garages.

Final plans have the community’s list of amenities including a 5,000 square-foot clubhouse, great room, a number of multi-purpose rooms, and card room. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center for residents to use to help live a healthy, balanced life without ever having to leave the neighborhood.

Outdoor amenities include two resort-style pools, a patio, fire pit, gazebo and outdoor grill. Residents can take up gardening in the community garden, while their four-legged friends can run off access energy in the dog park along the walking and biking trails that wind throughout the property.

Berkshire Forest - Myrtle Beach

Low $200s - Low $300s

Myrtle Beach’s large Berkshire Forest community is set to have 1,500 single-family residences once it’s constructed. 

There are a wide variety of styles and designs to choose from between four home collections and a total of 20 unique floor plans available. Sizes range from 1,656 to 3,200 square feet of living space and can have two to six bedrooms, two to five bathrooms, and two to three-car garages.

Amenities within the neighborhood include a residents’ club, fitness center, outdoor pool and patio, a spa, and several athletic courts. Homeowners’ association (HOA) fees cover general lawn maintenance and upkeep throughout the development — another perk of living in Berkshire Forest.

Cameron Village - Myrtle Beach

Mid $100s - High $200s

Another affordable retirement community in Myrtle Beach is Cameron Village, a 344-home development made up of a mixture of single-family and attached homes.

Attached homes are between 1,446 and 1,582 square feet and can have up to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages. Single-family home models are larger and range from 2,248 to 3,179 square feet of living space. They can have up to four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

HOA fees allow residents to live a low-maintenance life where they can spend more time enjoying the many amenities within the community. The list of amenities includes a clubhouse, multi-purpose room, outdoor pool, two tennis courts, and a basketball court. There are also walking and biking trails, a playground, and scenic ponds.

Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club - Myrtle Beach

Low $100s - High $100s

Rounding out the list of the most affordable retirement communities in Myrtle Beach is the gated Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club. The 1,024-home neighborhood has single-family homes that are available on a resale basis only.

Sizes range from 1,100 to 1,800 square feet and can have up to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Noteworthy amenities within the gates of Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club include plenty of places to socialize like a community center, a number of multi-purpose rooms, an outdoor pool and spa, plus, two tennis courts.

Additionally, there’s a picnic area for residents to enjoy a meal outside on a nice day, a playground that’s perfect for grandchildren to explore while visiting, and walking and biking trails that wind through the neighborhood and past scenic lakes and ponds. Homeowners who like to camp, boat, or fish will appreciate the community’s RV and boat storage.