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: 266
Average Price: $645,872
Highest Listing Price: $6,495,000
Average Days On Market: 53
Average Price/SqFt: $215

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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
Deep water, short 100' DOCK, COVERED PIER HEAD, NEW FLOATING DOCK (2019)...

Deep water, short 100' DOCK, COVERED PIER HEAD, NEW FLOATING DOCK (2019) and BOAT LIFT. **NEW Virtual Tour Available! Come live the ultimate island life in this spectacular newly renovated home on deep water on the Intracoastal Waterway. This stunning Isle of Palms home is one of only a few on the island with a short dock (100 feet) and was expertly redesigned in 2018 with a whole house renovation down to the studs complete with new plumbing, electrical and new HVAC units! It's outside this gorgeous waterfront home where island living truly happens! Invite guests over by boat, go for a dip in the custom pool complete with in floor vacuum system, or enjoy the breeze in the shade of the covered lounge area by the pool all while watching the boats cruise up and down the ICW.

$ 4,500,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 3825
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
This luxurious home has exquisite views over the marsh and Intracoastal...

This luxurious home has exquisite views over the marsh and Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy summer and fall evenings entertaining friends and family while having dinner on the deck or catching crabs off the dock. The sunsets are magnificent. Entering the home you will find a beautifully done library complete with a rolling library ladder and a hanging staircase leading to the main living area. The gathering place in the home is on the second floor to take advantage of the views. It consists of one bedroom and bathroom, an open spacious gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances and stone countertops, a dining area that will seat 14 and a living area with a fireplace.

$ 3,700,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 6 Sqft - 4976
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 - 11404
Prepare to daydream while enjoying the 360 degree views from every level...

Prepare to daydream while enjoying the 360 degree views from every level of this home! Whether you start your day watching a shrimp boat head out to sea on the Atlantic Ocean, or you are admiring the sun setting over the Intracoastal Waterway as the Ravenel Bridge disappears into the night, every day creates a new scene. 526 Palm Blvd is on the south end of Isle of Palms, close to Breach Inlet and Sullivan's Island. Newly constructed in 2017, this custom home sits on a spacious corner lot, just across Palm Blvd from Hamlin Creek and has amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean on the other side as it is just steps away from easy beach access. Uniquely designed to maximize views with a reverse floor plan, the layout is ideal for a private residence or investment property. ($200k+/year.

$ 3,300,000
View details Beds - 6 Baths - 6 Sqft - 4426
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. Enjoy the spectacular sunrise and dynamic marsh views from the double front porches and wall of windows in the main living area.This home features a newly remodeled gourmet kitchen with beautiful custom cabinetry. Striking granite countertops have a distinctive waterfall

$ 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
Experience stunning and breathtaking panoramic views of the SC Lowcountry...

Experience stunning and breathtaking panoramic views of the SC Lowcountry from this magical 14.4+/- acre parcel on the Intracoastal waterway. Entering through the iron gates, the driveway winds down to the water, surrounded by majestic live oaks and lush native woods. 4180 Chisolm Road features a private island with a deep water dock offering a large pier head & 3 boat lifts. The home sits on a high bluff overlooking the waterway and salt marsh, with a large pool benefiting from the beautiful views. Inside the 2-story contemporary home find a first floor family room overlooking the pool, full kitchen, and two guest bedrooms sharing a full bath. Up the stairs, you'll find another full kitchen, family room, breakfast nook, the current master suite with an attached room being utilized as an

$ 2,850,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2460

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.