Exterior view of a single-family home at Berkshire Forest in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Budget-minded homebuyers have plenty of attractive options in South Carolina.

Prospective homebuyers looking to purchase real estate in South Carolina will find a wide range of housing prices. While the state is a desirable retirement destination for retirees, there are plenty of affordable options to consider, especially when it comes to active adult communities.

Here are some South Carolina communities with homes for sale under $200k.

Berkshire Forest - Myrtle Beach, SC

Low $100s - Low $400s

Upon completion, Berkshire Forest will feature 1,500 single-family residences with some for sale under $200k. The community has a wide variety of housing options, offering almost 20 floor plans varying from 1,588 to 3,200 square feet with two to six bedrooms, two to five bathrooms, and two- to three-car garages.

Residents of Berkshire Forest have access to several amenities, including a clubhouse with a fitness center and a multipurpose room. Outdoor amenities include a pool, a patio, a spa, walking and biking trails, and bocce ball, tennis, and basketball courts.

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Covenant Towers - Myrtle Beach, SC

Below $100k - Low $100s 

Covenant Towers is a condominium complex in Myrtle Beach that’s made up of 150 units with options for sale well under $100k. There are five floor plans ranging from a 450-square-foot unit to a 1,468-square-foot unit with two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a den.

The development’s amenities include a beauty and hair salon, a library, a craft and game room, a dining room, and a coffee shop. Residents also have access to a number of outdoor amenities, including a pool, walking paths, and a community garden.

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Edgewater The Cottages - Lancaster, SC

Mid $100s - Mid $300s

Edgewater The Cottages is a tight-knit community that consists of 92 homes with options starting in the mid $100s. The neighborhood offers potential residents five floor plans between 1,149 and 2,149 square feet with two to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and two-car garages.

The community is amenity-rich with an 18-hole golf course, a pro shop, an outdoor pool with a patio and cabanas, a fitness center, and tennis and pickleball courts. Other outdoor amenities include walking and biking trails, a park, a marina with a boat launch, and designated space for RV and boat storage. 

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Lakeside Crossing - Conway, SC

Below $100k - High $100s

Located outside of Myrtle Beach in the town of Conway, Lakeside Crossing is a 692-home community that’s gated and age-restricted. Potential buyers interested in the neighborhood have a choice between four floor plans ranging from 1,397 to 1,907 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den, and attached one- or two-car garages.

Amenities within the community’s clubhouse include a pub, a ballroom, a multipurpose room, a library, a business center, a catering kitchen, billiards, and hobby and game rooms. There’s also an entire fitness center with an indoor pool, an aerobics and dance studio, and a massage therapy room. Additionally, there are tennis and shuffleboard courts as well as walking and biking trails.

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Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club - Myrtle Beach, SC

Below $100k - Mid $200s 

The Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club is ideal for active adults looking for affordable real estate options in South Carolina. The community features more than 1,000 single-family homes with prices starting under $100k. Floor plans within the community range from 1,100 to 1,800 square feet with two to three bedrooms and one to two bathrooms.

Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club residents have access to a host of amenities, including a community center, a multipurpose room, an outdoor pool, tennis and shuffleboard courts, a picnic area, and walking and biking trails. There’s also a playground as well as RV and boat parking.

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Myrtle Trace - Conway, SC

Mid $100s - Low $200s

With most residences for sale under $200k, the age-restricted Myrtle Trace community consists of 518 single-family homes, making it ideal for anyone who wants to stick to a strict budget. The ranch-style homes have two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached garages.

Myrtle Trace’s amenities range from a clubhouse and an outdoor pool to a number of athletic courts and a library.

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Spring Forest - Murrells Inlet, SC

Low $100s - Mid $100s 

Spring Forest is another affordable community in South Carolina with properties under $200k. The gated and age-restricted neighborhood is home to 126 single-family homes. Available floor plans range from 1,056 to 1,800 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages.

Spring Forest’s amenities include a clubhouse with exercise and game rooms as well as a library. Outside, residents will find a pool, RV and boat storage, and scenic ponds spread throughout the property.

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Sun City Hilton Head - Bluffton, SC

High $100s - High $800s

The gated and age-restricted community of Sun City Hilton Head plays host to more than 8,200 new construction and resale homes with a wide range of price points. There are several homes available for under $200k, and there are dozens of floor plans that range from 1,039 to 2,948 square feet.

The list of amenities at Sun City Hilton Head includes an expansive 45-acre town center with restaurants and retail shops, a number of fitness centers, and a variety of studios for photography and art. Other noteworthy amenities include four pools, a 20-acre fishing lake, a dog park, and athletic courts. Residents who like to golf will also appreciate the community’s three 18-hole golf courses.

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The Elms of Charleston - Charleston, SC

Low $100s - Low $200s 

Situated close to historic downtown Charleston, The Elms of Charleston is an established, gated community with 325 resale homes. The development has both single-family and attached homes on the market, with a number of homes for sale under $200k. There are a variety of floor plans ranging from 1,474 to 1,977 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. 

Along with the community’s desirable location, homebuyers will have access to a myriad of amenities, including a clubhouse with an exercise room, a lounge for socializing, card and game rooms, billiards, table tennis, and a library. Additional perks include an outdoor pool, a gazebo, tennis and shuffleboard courts, lawn croquet, and walking and biking trails.

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