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:224
Average Price:$760,576
Highest Listing Price:$7,500,000
Average Days On Market:37
Average Price/SqFt:$245

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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
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
Located on desirable Sullivan's Island, this stunning coastal home lives...

Located on desirable Sullivan's Island, this stunning coastal home lives large with beautifully appointed interior rooms, thoughtfully designed outdoor living spaces, and state-of-the-art finishes at every turn. It is perfectly positioned on the island with views of the Intracoastal Waterway and is within walking distance to the beach, shops, parks and popular restaurants. The elevated home welcomes you with a spacious front porch, partially screened to create an inviting outdoor living room complete with a TV, firepit and fan. Inside, the flowing floor plan is filled with upscale finishes including Brazilian cherry walnut hardwood floors, Perrin and Rowe faucets, crystal doorknobs, and extensive shiplap and crown molding. The light-filled second floor is incredibly open and contains

$ 3,500,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 3 Sqft - 2763
25 feet above and overlooking the Intra Coastal Waterway, this 5 plus acre...

25 feet above and overlooking the Intra Coastal Waterway, this 5 plus acre Pawleys Island estate is between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC. One of just 4 exclusive Lower Waverly estates surrounded by 80 acres of protected land, and nestled on the banks of the Waccamaw River, private and hidden behind a stately wrought iron security gate with a winding 300 year old oaks lined drive. The interiors feature solid walnut, cherry, mahogany, hickory, and poplar paneling, beautifully blended into custom millwork, stained lead glass, and brass and crystal chandeliers. Antique English tiles and Italian stairway railings add luxury touches. For entertaining a grand home theater, for your health a home gym, and for work or studying a solid walnut library. While two sumptuous master suites delight, opening to a gorgeous river room and screened porch. The main floor master suite delivers an 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. A covered walkway leads to the two bedroom guest apartment and three car garage, and a private deck and floating boat dock on the short canal lead to the river and waterway. This opulent Pawleys Island estate, inspired by a 1841 Natchez, Mississippi plantation, with great attention to detail, and incomparable views, will excite both the boater and the historian.

$ 3,495,000
View details Beds - 6 Baths - 5 Sqft - 11404
Rich in history, Laurel Hill Plantation is a 70-acre (35 high; 35 marsh)...

Rich in history, Laurel Hill Plantation is a 70-acre (35 high; 35 marsh) waterfront retreat located on Doe Hall Creek which leads out to the Intracoastal Waterway. The property offers exquisite scenery and has been in the same family since the 1800’s. It provides private acreage on a creek with a dock. The long driveway and mature oak trees exude southern charm and tranquility, while the Lowcountry style house has an inviting porch to enjoy a cold drink while taking in the limitless views of the marsh and the intracoastal waterway in the distance. The property offers the chance to see plenty of wildlife like deer and turkey, and the creeks are a fisherman’s dream. The original house was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 but several items including the beautiful wooden beams were salvaged and used in the new house that was built in 1991. There are beautiful pine floors throughout. Old solid wood doors, beams and mantles provide the perfect focal points for new inspiration. The house is elevated with an abundance of parking and storage on the ground level for cars, boats, golf carts, four wheelers, kayaks and paddle boards. For a time, the house was used as a bed and breakfast, so each bedroom is equipped with its own private bathroom. Additionally, there is a small barn for any items needed to maintain the property. It’s not often that something like this comes on the market. Make this the property that stays in your family’s history for generations to come.

$ 2,900,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 4107
Rich in history, Laurel Hill Plantation is a 70-acre (35 high; 35 marsh)...

Rich in history, Laurel Hill Plantation is a 70-acre (35 high; 35 marsh) waterfront retreat located on Doe Hall Creek which leads out to the Intracoastal Waterway. The property offers exquisite scenery and has been in the same family since 1830. It provides private acreage on Doe Hall creek with a dock. The long driveway and mature oak trees exude southern charm and tranquility, while the Lowcountry style house has an inviting porch to enjoy a cold drink while taking in the limitless views of the marsh and the intracoastal waterway in the distance. The property offers the chance to see plenty of wildlife like deer and turkey, and the creeks are a fisherman's dream.

$ 2,900,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 4100
If you've ever imagined Living a Beautiful Life on a subtropical island in...

If you've ever imagined Living a Beautiful Life on a subtropical island in a fabulous custom designed home, You've found it! Park your Car and Slow Down! Everything you've dreamed of in finishes and amenities is centrally located. Take full advantage of all the island has to offer. It's a short walk, bike, or golf cart ride to the: Beach, Recreation center, (tennis anyone?) Shopping, Restaurants, Marina, Golf, Intracoastal Waterway. And so close to downtown Charleston and Mt Pleasant.However, you may not want to venture far from your dream home. Live indoors and out in the open, flowing floorplan, through many sets of French doors which connect the deep, welcoming front porch to the great room which flows seamlessly onto the screened porch where you'll linger with friends overlooking you

$ 2,695,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 3662
Welcome to 6461 Come About Way. Situated on 2 acres, this Deepwater home...

Welcome to 6461 Come About Way. Situated on 2 acres, this Deepwater home provides Lowcountry waterfront living at its finest. The home takes advantage of the spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway and a wide expanse of Bulls Bay. With over 300 feet of water frontage and a private dock, you can take full advantage of the best fishing and boating that Charleston has to offer.The main house is approximately 4,400 square feet with a guest apartment over the detached two car garage. As you enter the front door, you immediately are struck by the spectacular views from almost every room. The main living room is bright and open with vaulted shiplap ceilings. Walk past the double sided fireplace into the open kitchen, dining, and sitting room.

$ 2,685,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 4376

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.