Barefoot Resort and Golf
4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Road, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
Lush Coastal Community of Barefoot Resort and Golf in North Myrtle Beach Has Four Championship Golf Courses and a Wide Assortment of Condominiums, Town Houses and Single Family Homes
Located on South Carolina's northern coast, North Myrtle Beach is the site of Barefoot Resort and Golf, a resort community with town homes, condominiums and single family homes. It appeals to baby boomers and spreads across 2,300 lush, well manicured acres.
The resort started in the early-2000s and today has 16 town home/condominium sections and 12 single family home enclaves, each with its own distinct character and home styles.
Prices start in the low-$200,000s. The monthly HOA fee ranges from the $300s to the $600s, depending on the home type and neighorhood. Please check with a Realtor to verify these prices as they may change. Many homeowners are part-time residents, and the community has a vacation rental program available.
Barefoot is known for its amenities, including four championship golf courses: the Fazio, the Love, the Dye and the Norman. Each of these courses was designed by the golfer and/or designer after which it is named. The fairways wind throughout the resort so that many homes have views of green expanses. Waterfalls and lakes add to the understated ambiance.
Golfers also enjoy a 40,000 square foot golf club with a pro shop and a restaurant. The Dyer Golf Academy is the place to pick up tips and tricks for improving one's game. Owner membership packages are available.
The Barefoot Yacht Club Marina has a full service marina and Jet Skis are available for use on the resort's three miles of waterways. Barefoot Landing, a large, open air shopping complex with waterfront restaurants and name brand retailers is right next door. A complimentary shuttle runs to and from this shopping Paradise and the resort. Another shuttle runs to the resort's private oceanfront beach cabana. Fireworks from Barefoot Landing light up evening skies.
North Myrtle Beach manages an aquatic center, dog parks, lacrosse fields, tennis courts, boat ramps and paved trails. The white beaches and tidal creeks of Bird Island State Reserve are just across the border in North Carolina.
The town does not have a hospital of its own, but Grand Strand Regional Medical Center is eight miles away in Myrtle Beach and is accredited.
This area has summer high temperatures in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures in the 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, North Myrtle Beach receives 49 inches of rain each year.
Visit www.barefootrealty.com for more information. The HOA fee is $331 per month. Click on the various neighborhood links to see listings for each one.
Francisco de Gordillo explored the present-day South Carolina coast during 1521 but was unable to establish a town. The French also failed to colonize in 1562. The English settled here in 1670, but they moved on to Charleston when the conditions worsened. The two Carolinas split officially in 1729. The state was the first to leave the Union during the Civil War.
South Carolina was once primarily agricultural and still grows peanuts, watermelons, peaches and tobacco. Today, though, it is mostly known for its textile mills. Wood products, asbestos, steel, pulp and chemicals are particularly important. A commercial tea plantation, and the only one in America, lies on an island 20 miles South of Charleston.
Top attractions include Fort Sumter, which is a national monument, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the Cypress Gardens (located in Charleston), Hilton Head resorts, the Cowpens National Battlefield, the Botanical Gardens and the Riverbanks Zoo.
Designed for Aging
Many new retirement developments are being "designed for aging." What does this mean? While baby boomers have every intention of staying active during their retirement years, living with design elements that make one's living space more accommodating is also a good idea. In homes designed for aging, the home has just one story. The path from the master bedroom to the bathroom is short, well-defined and well-lit. Door handles are levers instead of knobs. All thresholds are flush. Toilets are a few inches higher. Bathroom floors are made from a no-slip material. In a well-designed home, these are just a few of the features specifically incorporated for aging bodies.
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