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:159
Average Price:$892,598
Highest Listing Price:$7,500,000
Average Days On Market:29
Average Price/SqFt:$292

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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
Perfectly positioned on Sullivan's Island, this stunning coastal custom...

Perfectly positioned on Sullivan's Island, this stunning coastal custom home exudes charm with a well-appointed interior, numerous outdoor living spaces, and unbeatable views of the scenic tidal marsh, Intercoastal Waterway, Sullivan's Island lighthouse, Ben Sawyer Bridge, and Ravenel Bridge. The home is located on a corner lot on a quiet, residential street, but it is still just a short walk or golf cart ride to the island's picturesque beaches and popular local restaurants. Upon entering the home, you will notice the level of craftsmanship throughout the property with Georgia pine floors, detailed wainscoting and moldings, shiplap, and numerous doors and windows designed to capitalize on the views. The flowing floor plan includes an entry hall, a formal living room, a formal dining

$ 5,750,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 4770
Newly constructed island home. Designed by Carl McCants of MC3 Designs,...

Newly constructed island home. Designed by Carl McCants of MC3 Designs, this beautiful home offers modern elements both inside and out. Main level was designed for the entertainer with its spacious gourmet kitchen and large family room offering beautiful views of the intracoastal waterway. Step out onto the elevated patio and cool off in the pool. Take the steps or the elevator to the upper level where you will find the primary bedroom, flex room with wet bar and beverage cooler. Open the doors from the flex room and enjoy approx. 1,272 sq.ft of outdoor living with incredible views and spectacular sunsets. Additional features include: 3 secondary bedrooms with ensuites, 48'' Wolf range, subzero fridge, wide plank flooring throughout, custom molding package and designer fixtures.

$ 3,925,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 3981
CHARMING Beach Cottage built in the early-mid 1900's, rich in history and...

CHARMING Beach Cottage built in the early-mid 1900's, rich in history and potential located on a, street to street corner lot, at the west end of beautiful Sullivan's Island. Cottage has a L/R, D/R, Kitchen, 3 B/R, 2 B/A, Laundry area and screened Front Porch and is just minutes from convenient beach access to Sullivan's Island & Ft. Moultrie beaches.This .35ac parcel has road frontage on three sides, providing an excellent opportunity for construction of a new home facing Poe St., overlooking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean with its salty ocean breezes and gorgeous sunsets. Also, enjoy unbeatable views of the Intracoastal Waterway, more.

$ 3,650,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 1 Sqft - 1062
Welcome to this luxury coastal-modern waterfront home overlooking the...

Welcome to this luxury coastal-modern waterfront home overlooking the marsh and Intracoastal Waterway along the Stono River! Nested in a cul-de-sac in a conservation area with 180 degree waterfront views from all rooms, you can spend your days watching motor yachts putz along the waterway, admiring spectacular sunrises from one of five outdoor porches and nesting egrets and ospreys in the bird rookery. Rushland is an exclusive community that feels that like an escape but is a beautiful, easy drive to downtown Charleston. Custom built by Arnett Custom Homes and designed by the Middleton Group, the home's reverse floor plan maximizes the sprawling view from every room in the home and feels like you are in a living in a tree house. Enjoy the convenience of a separate shared dock

$ 3,495,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3236
Welcome to 47 Waterway Island Drive, a beautifully designed coastal home...

Welcome to 47 Waterway Island Drive, a beautifully designed coastal home located on the Morgan Creek Marina of Isle Of Palms. This home includes a 60 foot deep water floating dock, one of the largest docks on the marina. This is the perfect home for boating enthusiast with easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway.Enter the home through the large foyer and move into the expansive great room with a beamed cathedral ceiling and wall of windows framing the beautiful water view. The room features a large wood burning stone fireplace with space for storing logs, built-in cabinetry and skylights. This room is a showstopper. The large dining room just off the foyer, on the front of the home, overlooks the beautifully landscaped front yard.The circular flow from the great room to kitchen

$ 3,400,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 4132
Enjoy the breathtaking Intracoastal Waterway and golf course views from...

Enjoy the breathtaking Intracoastal Waterway and golf course views from almost every room of this spacious family beach house! Beautifully constructed an carefully maintained, this home has all the modern conveniences one could want including an elevated gunite pool, gourmet kitchen, dual master suites, elevator, wet bar, gas fireplace, and much more!! The house is basically maintenance free with a new metal roof, new HVAC condensors, Ipe decking, and Hardi-plank siding! The beach and marina are just a short golf cart or bike ride away, and the rec. center is just around the corner, and being located on the quiet, back side of the island, the neighborhood can't be beat!

$ 3,275,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 4422
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 Dye Estates at Barefoot 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 North Myrtle Beach.

$ 2,899,900
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.