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. 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. 

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:
307
Average Price:
$595,731
Highest Listing Price:
$6,495,000
Average Days On Market:
63
Average Price/Sqft:
$217

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Number of MLS Listings 1 - 9 of 307

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. Click More...

$ 6,495,000
View details Beds - 6 Baths - 6 Sqft - 6200
This is an ideal situation - the last house on a short dead end street...

This is an ideal situation - the last house on a short dead end street willafford you the privacy and quiet of the highly coveted west end of Sullivan'sIsland. The inviting front porch is the gateway to a home that is showcased by a large living area with views enhanced by the infinity edged pool, the serene marsh area and the Intracoastal Waterway. A wood burning fireplace and wet bar makes this room great for entertaining. To one side of the living area is a large kitchen with custom made cherry cabinetry, a desk, sitting area and island with bar stool seating. The appliance package includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Dacor six burner stove over a dual fuel oven, Dacor microwave, Dacor warming drawer, Miele dishwasher and a fabulous Miele coffee center. An elevator with garage access i

$ 3,950,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3093
A notable 5 acre residence, one of just 4 exclusive Lower Waverly estates...

A notable 5 acre residence, 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 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 -
Beautifully renovated waterfront home with magnificent views of the...

Beautifully renovated waterfront home with magnificent views of the Intracoastal Waterway from every room! The pool and dock were recently redone and are great places to hang out and enjoy the marsh breezes and views! The gourmet kitchen has all stainless, high-end appliances and gorgeous marble counter tops. The master suite is upstairs with even more dramatic and panoramic views, and there is outside access to a screened porch as well as an open deck. You need to come see for yourself how expansive the views are as well as the quality of construction and the materials that were used ion this stunning renovation!

$ 3,450,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 3341
Stunning Sullivan's Island home with unobstructed, panoramic views for...

Stunning Sullivan's Island home with unobstructed, panoramic views for miles down the intracoastal waterway at the Ben Sawyer Bridge. This home is one of the tallest homes on Sullivan's, offering views of the Atlantic Ocean, Downtown Charleston, Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, and Morris Island from the rooftop deck. This Charleston single, with reverse floor plan, is located on the popular West End of the island. Remarkable 13 ft vaulted and beamed ceilings welcome you into this open floor plan, ideal for entertaining and dolphin watching from your family room. Enjoy the spectacular sunrise and dynamic marsh views from the double front porches and wall of windows in the main living area.

$ 2,999,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4032
Exceptional, deepwater living in the heart of the Lowcountry! If you've...

Exceptional, deepwater living in the heart of the Lowcountry! If you've been dreaming of waterfront living & a secluded feel while also being close to shopping, dining, area beaches, & historic Downtown Charleston, then your dream is about to become a reality! With nearly 50 acres and over 600 feet of Intracoastal Waterway frontage, a dock with a pierhead, floating dock, & boatlift, this property is a water-lovers dream! This sprawling property offers over 34 acres of highland & includes a spacious 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home. As you turn down the driveway, you'll notice a beautiful wooded entry & cleared fenced area. The lovely ranch-style home can be found at the end of the driveway. The exterior offers attractive landscaping & a dual stairway to the front porch.

$ 2,990,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4325
Simply one of the finest built homes in Charleston, located in Awendaw, SC...

Simply one of the finest built homes in Charleston, located in Awendaw, SC in a picturesque setting with wonderful outdoor spaces overlooking the intracoastal waterway. Cypress siding exterior, metal roof, elevated pool, and antique heart of pine flooring with clear cypress walls and extensive molding throughout. Gorgeous landscaping, vines, and terraced planters. Welcoming porches surround this home that include open, covered, and screened with expansive views of the waterway and pond. The screened in porch off the kitchen and living area has an incredible brick wood burning fireplace. The main living space has an open floorpan that is an entertainers dream with water views from every window.

$ 2,450,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 5003
This magnificent waterway estate is paradise! Located in the gated...

This magnificent waterway estate is paradise! Located in the gated community of Bal Harbor at Grande Dunes, this 5 bedroom 5 and 1/2 bath home is situated on 2 lots totaling 1.47 acres with 228' of waterfront directly on the Intracoastal Waterway. There are two docks on the property with one 13,000 lb. boat lift in place. The large resort style infinity swimming pool has an oversized spa with waterfall, rockfall, water slide and beach (zero) entry. The over 1,000 square feet of outdoor living space and covered summer kitchen are a dream! The front yard has a beautiful circular driveway with live oaks and azaleas all the way around a large putting green. The side yard has a full sand volleyball court and 4 elevated tee boxes which turns the putting green into a 100 yard par 3.

$ 2,449,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 4601
This magnificent waterway estate is paradise! Located in the gated...

This magnificent waterway estate is paradise! Located in the gated community Bal Harbor at Grande Dunes, this 5 bedroom, 5 and 1/2 bath home is on 2 lots totaling 1.47 acres with 228' of waterfront directly on the Intracoastal Waterway. There are two docks on the property with one 13,000 lb. boat lift in place. The large resort style infinity swimming pool has an oversized spa with waterfall, rockfall, water slide and beach (zero) entry. The over 1,000 square feet of outdoor living space and covered summer kitchen are a dream! The front yard has a beautiful circular driveway with live oaks and azaleas all the way around a large putting green. The side yard has a full sand volleyball court and 4 elevated tee boxes which turns the putting green into a 100 yard par 3. Inside the large master suite has two closets, two showers, a large whirlpool tub and high ceilings. Plantation shutters throughout. The oversized 3 car garage has garage doors on front and back so that you can drive through one side and out the other. Other features include a home theater, game room with wet bar, 8 exterior security cameras with night vision, security system, outdoor speakers and landscape lighting throughout the entire property. Ownership in Grande Dunes includes membership to the Grande Dunes Ocean Club. Grande Dunes has a public resort golf course and a private members course, a deep water marina, on site restaurants and more.

$ 2,399,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft -

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.