Living near a fun, beachside town like Myrtle Beach is more affordable than you'd think.

As one of the Southeast’s most popular retirement locations, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has garnered a lot of attention from the 55+ crowd — and all for good reason. Between the town’s beautiful coastal setting, mild year-round temperatures, and the major South Carolina tax incentives for retirees, there are plenty of reasons to hold Myrtle Beach in such high regard.

Oh, and, let’s not forget the virtually unlimited amount of championship golf courses in the area. But, just because the popular beach town has a lot to offer residents from its desirable location and many attractions and entertainment, doesn’t mean that there aren’t affordable housing options to choose from. Below we’ve highlighted three active adult communities in Myrtle Beach that currently have homes with prices that come in under $250k.

Bridgewater - Myrtle Beach

 High $100s - Low $300s

This newly constructed community features a combination of attached and single-family homes that were built by Chesapeake Homes. Bridgewater has several homes on the market at a great value with prices starting as low as the high $100s. Once completed the expansive 540-acre property will have a total of 1,550 homes spread throughout as well as many enviable homesites that boast picturesque lake views.

Potential residents will have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to the look and feel of their new home with 11 different floor plans available. The living space in each home will range from approximately 1,582 square feet to 2,860 square feet in size. And, while all of the floor plans will differ, they will each have first-floor master suites, open layouts, and gourmet kitchens.

The community’s final plans also feature a 5,000 square-foot clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center, resort-style pools, a grilling area, and designated dog park for residents’ favorite four-legged friends to run around.

Woodlake Village  - Murrells Inlet

Mid $100s - High $200s

Woodlake Village currently has seven homes for sale, five of them are priced below $250k. The Murrells Inlet community has single-family homes ranging from 1,700 to 2,800 square feet of living space. They have two or three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and one- or two-car garages.

Amenities include a clubhouse, outdoor pool, and tennis and shuffleboard courts for staying active. Social options in Woodlake Village include fitness classes, line dancing, potlucks, poker, and trips off site to wineries or even cruises. Homeowners are just minutes from the beach and never far from Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Trace - Conway

Low $100s - Low $200s

Myrtle Trace is an established 55+ community in Conway offering affordable homes. Active adults can choose from 10 different current listings with prices below $250k, a few even going below $200k. Low-maintenance homes in the community range from two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached garage.

Amenities include a clubhouse with hobby rooms and a library. Outdoors, residents enjoy the outdoor pool, shuffleboard courts, bocce, and horseshoe pits. Myrtle Trace's location means homeowners are a quick drive from Myrtle Beach and all the fun the city brings.

Lakeside Crossing - Conway

Below $100k - High $100s

Another 55+ community in Conway, Lakeside Crossing is a bit larger with just under 700 homes. Homes come in four different floor plans ranging from 1,397 to 1,907 square feet. They have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one- or two-car garages.

The community has two separate amenity centers, one for being social and one for staying in shape. The clubhouse has a pub, library, a game room, and tennis and shuffleboard courts outdoors. The fitness complex hosts a state-of-the-art exercise room, indoor pool, massage therapy, and aerobics and dance studio.