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: 228
Average Price: $607,814
Highest Listing Price: $6,500,000
Average Days On Market: 51
Average Price/SqFt: $209

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This one of a kind, contemporary, legacy property is located on the...

This one of a kind, contemporary, legacy property is located on the exclusive west end of Sullivan's Island on a street to street lot. Custom designed to take advantage of the unobstructed Lowcountry views of the marsh and Intracoastal Waterway. Interior design is breathtaking with open, airy rooms with 10' ceilings on both floors filled with light and amplified by white walls to highlight the owners' extensive art collection. Beautiful award winning architecture at every turn leads to a dining area with seating for ten, highlighted by a glass enclosed wine wall and a beautiful light fixture hanging over a glass stairwell.

$ 6,500,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4012
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 - 11404
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
Enjoy panoramic views of the Charleston Harbor, Intracoastal Waterway, and...

Enjoy panoramic views of the Charleston Harbor, Intracoastal Waterway, and the Sullivan's Island lighthouse from this lovely home that sits on a half-acre lot and includes a brand new dock on a tidal creek! This well-designed, elevated home is tucked away on a private cul-de-sac in the Old Village. With ample outdoor living space, this home is something special! Features include: *4 br, 3.5 bath, 3000 sq ft *Front porch that wraps around to a massive back porch with water views, spacious backyard and private dock *Main floor includes a newly renovated kitchen with gorgeous granite island and countertops *All new stainless-steel appliances including gas range with hood, farm sink, and ample cabinetry *A wall of windows and french doors open to the deck which has a covered area that is

$ 2,499,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3014
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.

$ 2,395,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 5003
Nestled along the banks of a salt water lake, this private Lowcountry...

Nestled along the banks of a salt water lake, this private Lowcountry estate offers a peaceful getaway while still being about 30 minutes from historic downtown Charleston. The property has 50+ acres filled with grand oaks, palmetto trees and magnolias and can be subdivided. An outdoorsman's paradise, Flounder Lake offers abundant flounder, redfish and shrimp, and reaches to the Intracoastal Waterway. A log cabin is located on the property and offers an open floor plan with nice finishes including hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, wood walls, exposed beams and a fireplace. The cabin contains three bedrooms and two and a half baths. The primary bedroom suite is located on the upper floor and includes a walk-in closet and an en suite bath with a shower and separate bath. A full front

$ 2,299,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2000
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!

$ 2,295,000
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.