View of the outdoor pool at Covenant Towers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach has affordable real estate available to active adults seeking a coastal retirement.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina attracts active adults for many reasons, from its mild year-round climate and picturesque shoreline to its championship golf courses and abundance of live entertainment options. Whether you’re looking for a permanent residence in Myrtle Beach or you want to purchase a second home near the ocean, there are plenty of extremely affordable housing options in the area, from studio apartments to large, single-family homes.

Here are the five best lowest-priced communities in Myrtle Beach.

1. Berkshire Forest - Myrtle Beach, SC

Low $100s - Low $400s

Upon completion, Berkshire Forest will feature 1,500 single-family homes with prices starting in the low $100s. The expansive neighborhood offers 20 floor plans varying between 1,656 and 3,200 square feet with two to six bedrooms, two to five bathrooms, and attached two- or three-car garages.

Berkshire’s residents have access to several amenities on the property, including a clubhouse, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a patio, a spa, athletic courts, and walking and biking trails.

Learn more information about Berkshire Forest here.

2. Carillon at TuscanyMyrtle Beach, SC

Low $200s - High $200s

Carillon at Tuscany is a gated and age-restricted community the features 85 single-family homes. Built by D.R. Horton, the development offers prospective buyers 10 floor plans ranging between 1,460 to 2,747 square feet with three to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. A number of plans also include a den area.

Homeowners have access to a wealth of amenities at Carillon Tuscany, including a clubhouse, a 2,000-square-foot fitness center, and an expansive game room with billiards, card tables, and a TV. There’s also a 24-seat movie theater where residents can enjoy watching a film with neighbors. Outdoor amenities are even more impressive, with two pools, a lazy river, two lighted tennis courts, a covered veranda, 10 miles of walking trails, and a 40-acre fishing lake.

Learn more information about Carillon at Tuscany here.

3. Covenant TowersMyrtle Beach, SC

Below $100k - Low $100s

Covenant Towers is an established condominium community built in 1985. The 55+ neighborhood spans nine acres and features more than 150 condominiums priced from below $100k to the low $100s. There are five floor plans to consider, ranging from a 450-square-foot studio to a 1,468-square-foot, two-bedroom, three-bathroom condo.

Residents of Covenant Towers have access to a number of desirable amenities, including a library, a craft and game room, a dining room, a coffee shop, and a beauty and hair salon. Outdoor amenities include a pool patio, walking paths, and a garden where residents can grow their favorite herbs and vegetables. Along with the community’s amenities, Covenant Towers is blocks away from Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand. Also, residents who like to golf will appreciate that the property sits adjacent to the Pine Lakes Country Club.

Learn more information about Covenant Towers here.

4. Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht ClubMyrtle Beach, SC

Below $100k - Mid $200s 

With houses available for under $100k, Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club is another low-priced community to consider. There are more than 1,020 resale single-family homes within the development, and they range from 1,100 and 1,800 square feet with two to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and an attached garage.

There are many noteworthy amenities within the neighborhood, including a community center, a clubhouse, an outdoor pool, a playground, and two tennis courts. There’s also additional space on the property available for RV and boat parking.

Learn more information about Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club here.

5. Myrtle Trace - Conway, SC

Mid $100s - Low $200s 

The age-restricted Myrtle Trace rounds out the list of the best low-priced communities in Myrtle Beach. This community features 518 single-family homes with prices starting in the mid $100s. Residences are ranch-style with low-maintenance exteriors, two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached garages.

Amenities include a clubhouse that boasts a multi-purpose room, a catering kitchen, and a hobby and game room. Outdoors, residents have access to a pool, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts, and horseshoe pits.

Learn more information about Myrtle Trace here.