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: 173
Average Price: $868,753
Highest Listing Price: $7,500,000
Average Days On Market: 47
Average Price/SqFt: $257

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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
Perfectly positioned on Sullivan's Island between the Intracoastal...

Perfectly positioned on Sullivan's Island between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, this modern masterpiece offers expansive water views, abundant outdoor living spaces, and an exquisitely designed interior filled with contemporary finishes. Built with entertaining in mind, the home features several well-appointed living spaces, two substantial screened porches, and even a rooftop deck--all designed to make the most of its uninterrupted views of the water, Ben Sawyer Bridge, and glimpses of the harbor. Inside this award-winning beauty, you'll discover a brilliantly planned four bedroom, five bath layout built to ridiculously high standards. The open floor plan flows seamlessly from the club room (easily converted into a fourth bedroom), through the dining room, kitchen,

$ 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
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
This luxurious coastal home offers 5,200 square feet on a generous 1+ acre...

This luxurious coastal home offers 5,200 square feet on a generous 1+ acre property overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Newly renovated from top to bottom, you can truly enjoy island living with total ease. Just out your back door, relish in boating off your dock, take a dip in the pool, or a short bike ride to the beautiful beach. 2 Whispering Palms was designed to optimize the gorgeous views. Entering the home you will find an elevated library complete with a rolling ladder and a hanging staircase leading to the main living area. Upstairs is the heart of the home that offers a perfect waterway backdrop with a modern open floor plan conducive to effortless entertaining with family & friends. The impressive kitchen caters to culinary enthusiasts with top notch appliances along with

$ 4,870,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 5200
Located in the prestigious neighborhood of Country Club I, this fabulous...

Located in the prestigious neighborhood of Country Club I, this fabulous deep-water home on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway is just minutes from downtown Charleston and within walking distance of the Country Club of Charleston. Nestled privately among mature camellias and live oaks on a 1.27-acre lot, this expansive, Lowcountry residence encompasses more than 4,400 square feet. A one-story open floor plan features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water with some of the best views in the area. The grand foyer welcomes you to the spacious living room with hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and French doors that spill out onto the beautiful orchard stone patio. It is truly perfect for entertaining with a separate dining room and a chef's kitchen. The kitchen

$ 4,500,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4461
One of the two best waterfront lots on the Isle of Palms. 3/4 of the...

One of the two best waterfront lots on the Isle of Palms. 3/4 of the value is in the lot. Incredible sunset views, sits right on the Intracoastal Waterway, short dock, two boats lifts. Almost a 3/4 acre lot, heavily landscaped, in ground gunite pool, quiet street and year round neighbors. One owner home, perfectly kept in move in condition. Lots of decks on both levels. Home is two blocks away from the recreation center, complete with indoor and outdoor basketball, two baseball fields, two tennis courts, soccer field, programs and team sports galore for kids and adults. Easy walk to the beach. Rarely does a waterfront house like this come up in this particular neighborhood.

$ 4,250,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4684
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

$ 3,500,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2460
A notable 5 acre residence located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach SC,...

A notable 5 acre residence located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach SC, 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 Pawleys Island 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

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.