Homes for sale on the intercoastal waterway SC. Really it is actually the Intracoastal waterway but hey who cares right. The Intercoastal Waterway also known as the ICW, runs from the bottom of South Carolina all the way north into North Carolina and it probably comes as no surprise there is much available real estate for sale on this highly desirable deep water system that also connects to the rivers of coastal SC. If you’re an avid boater, fisherman, or just want a gorgeous waterfront view to wake up to owning a home on the ICW – Intracoastal Waterway in SC the place to be. However, beware of the price for these properties on the Intercoastal Waterway (as many of us incorrectly say) are oftentimes the most expensive homes in SC. The very popular neighborhood of Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach is one you’ll want to check out. BOAT SLIP MARINA COMMUNITIES

Most of the houses for sale on the ICW in South Carolina (specifically the man-made sections) will be in the towns of Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Georgetown & Pawley’s Island.

MLS Listings Data

Total Listings:133
Average Price:$958,486
Highest Listing Price:$7,500,000
Average Days On Market:34
Average Price/SqFt:$272

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Perched 25 ft above the Intracoastal Waterway, this Barbados-influenced...

Perched 25 ft above the Intracoastal Waterway, this Barbados-influenced home is designed so that every room has at least three light changes throughout the day. Making great use of salvaged bricks, it is constructed on the footprint of the original house that stood on this site until the 1800s, and with four bedrooms and four and one half baths, the residence offers plenty of living space. Ideal for entertaining, the superb layout benefits from a stunning kitchen and dining area, plus multiple French doors that open to a riverside porch and terraced lawn. Custom lighting and paint colors are used throughout —the principal gathering room is characterized by a hunting lodge aesthetic, perfect for more intimate or group gatherings. The estate feels connected to the land, with ground level terraces and sensational views taking in pastures on one side and a river on the other, as well as historical rice fields and private boat dock. Spacious guest quarters over the carriage house garage and a separate artist’s studio complete this idyllic scene ~ 7 Lower Waverly. This property is under a Conservation Easement which includes: 59 Acres [approx. 44.681 Acres Highland / 2 Acres Pond / 12 Acres Wetland located in River/Former Ricefields]

$ 7,500,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 8900
Perched 25 ft above the Intracoastal Waterway, this Barbados-influenced...

Perched 25 ft above the Intracoastal Waterway, this Barbados-influenced home is designed so that every room has at least three light changes throughout the day. Making great use of salvaged bricks, it is constructed on the footprint of the original house that stood on this site until the 1800s, and with four bedrooms and four and one half baths, the residence offers plenty of living space. Ideal for entertaining, the superb layout benefits from a stunning kitchen and dining area, plus multiple French doors that open to a riverside porch and terraced lawn. Custom lighting and paint colors are used throughout --the principal gathering room is characterized by a hunting lodge aesthetic, perfect for more intimate or group gatherings.

$ 7,500,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 6335
Nestled among majestic oak trees on over an acre overlooking the pristine...

Nestled among majestic oak trees on over an acre overlooking the pristine Intracoastal Waterway, this 6,200 square foot home features 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms & 2 half baths. Brilliantly designed by Atlanta architect Linda MacArthur & impeccably built by Brown-Glaws Construction, this striking architectural treasure is one of the finest ever to be constructed on the Isle of Palms. Inspired by shingle style architecture along the salty coastline of New England, the character showcased in every detail displays a wealth of impressive craftsmanship that will truly stand the test of time. 2401 Waterway Boulevard raises the bar with exquisite design & superior quality, where timeless architecture blends seamlessly with relaxed Lowcountry waterfront living.

$ 6,995,000
View details Beds - 6 Baths - 6 Sqft - 6200
Perfectly positioned on Sullivan's Island between the Intracoastal...

Perfectly positioned on Sullivan's Island between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, this modern masterpiece offers expansive water views, abundant outdoor living spaces, and an exquisitely designed interior filled with contemporary finishes. Built with entertaining in mind, the home features several well-appointed living spaces, two substantial screened porches, and even a rooftop deck--all designed to make the most of its uninterrupted views of the water, Ben Sawyer Bridge, and glimpses of the harbor. Inside this award-winning beauty, you'll discover a brilliantly planned four bedroom, five bath layout built to ridiculously high standards. The open floor plan flows seamlessly from the club room (easily converted into a fourth bedroom), through the dining room, kitchen,

$ 5,850,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4012
Situated on a corner lot on one of the island's quietest streets, this...

Situated on a corner lot on one of the island's quietest streets, this bright and spacious home brings the beauty of Sullivan's Island inside with its phenomenal views of the marsh, the Intercoastal Waterway, the Ben Sawyer Bridge, the Ravenel Bridge, downtown Charleston and the SI lighthouse. With more than 2,500 square feet of porches, decks and rooftop spaces, the views from this home cannot be duplicated anywhere on the island.This custom-built 4,770 square foot, 4 bd, 4 1/2 ba home combines the elegant details of classic southern design with casual low-country features reminiscent of the charm of old Sullivan's Island architecture. Entering the home through a beautiful mahogany door with beveled glass, the Georgia pine floors, deep moldings, and wainscoting capture you as you step

$ 5,800,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 4770
A notable 5 acre residence located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach SC,...

A notable 5 acre residence located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach SC, one of just 4 exclusive Lower Waverly estates surrounded by 80 acres of protected land, is nestled ceremoniously on the banks of the Waccamaw River, elegantly hidden behind a stately wrought iron gate with a winding 300 year old oak lined drive, exuding privacy. A mesmerizing showcase of exquisite design and craftsmanship, the interiors feature walnut, cherry, mahogany, hickory, and poplar paneling, beautifully blended with custom millwork, stained lead glass, and brass and crystal chandeliers. Fabulous imported antique English tiles and Italian stairway railings add further luxury touches. Meanwhile, a grand home theater, designed as a nod to the 1920s, combines a historical aesthetic with the latest technology. Elsewhere, a superb kitchen exudes sophistication with custom cherry cabinetry, while two sumptuous master suites delight— both opening to gorgeous outdoor covered spaces. The main floor master suite delivers a splendidly opulent en suite bath and sitting room. Double terraces take sublime advantage of the breathtaking natural landscape, overlooking a mile of unspoiled Intracoastal Waterway and Waccamaw River. This opulent Pawleys Island estate, inspired by an 1841 Natchez, Mississippi plantation, with attention to detail at every turn and sweeping, incomparable views will delight the discerning art & real estate connoisseur.

$ 3,495,000
View details Beds - 6 Baths - 5 Sqft - 11404
DEEPWATER home on Hamlin Creek near the Intracoastal Waterway is a well...

DEEPWATER home on Hamlin Creek near the Intracoastal Waterway is a well maintained one-family owned residence. The private dock has a grandfathered 50' floating dock with concrete pilings that is perfect for a large yacht, paddle boards, kayaks and all water sports. 1 Myrtle Blvd's central island location offers quick access to Mt. Pleasant as well as a short walk to the Island Center and less than 5 minutes to the beach. This updated home features 3 large bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a very open floor plan on the upper main living level, plus a flex space that can be utilized as a den or a 4th/guest bedroom. The great room features a floor to ceiling stone fireplace with pecky cypress walls, a beamed ship lap ceiling, and a spiral staircase to the loft above. The dining room is . . . (MORE)

$ 3,200,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3354
Amazing Isle of Palms home with some of the most breathtaking views and...

Amazing Isle of Palms home with some of the most breathtaking views and sunsets on the island! This well maintained, custom, elevated home offers so much! The incredible views of Hamlin Creek, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Ravenel Bridge immediately catch your eye. A five-minute walk to one of the most desirable stretches of beach on the East Coast. Huge saltwater pool in the backyard with an amazing 650 sq ft +/- pool house (not included in total square footage). The reverse floorplan maximizes the panoramic views with the kitchen, living, and dining area being on the top floor. Two covered front porches allow plenty of space to sit back and enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail while taking in the natural beauty that surrounds.

$ 2,599,999
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 2980
Amazing single story plan being built directly on the waterway. This...

Amazing single story plan being built directly on the waterway. This custom home is over 4800 heated square feet all on one floor with over 7500 square feet under roof. 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, 1 half bathroom plus a pool bathroom. This home is located in the Palermo Section of Grande Dunes which offers the best views of the intracoastal waterway. The outside of this home will feature a private dock with a covered 16k lb boat lift, infinity edge pool with the illusion of water flowing into the intracoastal. The interior of the home features 12'-17' coffered ceilings in the living room, dining room, family room, dinette, kitchen and covered lanais. Custom kitchen complete with 48" Commercial Gas Range, oversized pantry, separate freezer and refrigerator, and custom cabinets. The owners suite has a private sitting area overlooking the waterway. It is complete with 2 separate closets, soaking tub, oversized vanity, and a large walk in shower. This home was designed with view in mind. The rear of the house is almost all over-sized bronze windows and doors. You will love the outdoors with the 1540 square feet of covered lanais overlooking the waterway. This home is located in South Carolina’s premier Gated Waterway community in Myrtle Beach. Grande Dunes is a 2200 acre development with amenities galore. Owners at Grande Dunes enjoy a 25,000 square foot Ocean Club that offers excellent dining, oceanfront pools with food & beverage service, along with meeting rooms and multiple activities. Grande Dunes also has two 18-hole golf courses along with several on-site restaurants, deep water marina, tennis facility and miles of trails!

$ 2,495,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 7508

ABOUT THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY SC

The intracoastal waterway of the United States east coast is a 3,000-mile in-land waterway that runs North from Boston Mass., down the entire eastern coastal rivers, wetlands, bays, & inlets all the way southward along the Atlantic Seaboard to the southern tip of Florida, then around the gulf of Mexico to Brownsville Texas. 

What you may not know is this was man-made and man-conceived (well partially). In 1808 the United States proposed the ICW (aka intercoastal waterway [incorrect]), to create natural coastal and inland which allows for a waterborne circumnavigation of the eastern continental United States, using minimal ocean travel. This would provide a better supply line for coastal trading and travel for the development of a growing new nation. 

While much of the ICW is natural formed over millennia from rivers, bays, sounds & inlets the United States also helped connect them to facilitate this endeavor of making a safer navigable trade route and thus the Intracoastal Waterway was born. 

When purchasing property on any coastal wetland, marsh, or water system in South Carolina you must be very prudent about understanding the very real risk of flooding. As this is an ever-present concern that comes with living in a flood plain but using knowledgable local real estate professionals can help you mitigate the risks. 

Homes with raised foundations built on either concrete columns or pilings are the norm and should always be your first option if you’re considering a home that is waterfront, creekfront, riverfront, or on the intercoastal (ICW). That will be your first line of defense and keep your flood insurance to a minimum. Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do about the risk of a hurricane the heavy winds that come from it, but if your house is raised you are likely good to go if flooding occurs.