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Spring Forest

1300 Spring Forest Parkway, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576

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Comfortable, Gated 55+ Community of Spring Forest is in Charming Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and Has Single Family Homes, Canals, a Swimming Pool, RV Parking and Reasonable HOA Fees

Along the northern South Carolina coast, peaceful Murrells Inlet was once a pirate hangout. Today is a quaint but fast growing fishing village and the site of Spring Forest, an established, gated 55+ single family home community. The development was built in the 1980s and 1990s and has just 126 residences.

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This is a quiet, comfortable community. All properties feature single story living and have between 1,050 square feet and 1,800 square feet with two to three bedrooms. Each home has an attached or detached one or two car garage or carpor and a vinyl siding exterior. Most dwellings have a front porch, a Carolina room (an enclosed back porch) and a small treed lot that backs to a pond, shallow canal or wooded area. Some homes are a little dated, while others are up to date with modern features. Lanes meander and are curved, ensuring little traffic noise. The development has no sidewalks.

Prices start in the mid-$100,000s, and the HOA fee is about $85 per month. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are bound to change.

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Amenities include a nice clubhouse, a swimming pool, RV parking and boat storage. Residents gather regularly for card games, coffees, book discussions, pot lucks, holiday parties and more.

The Murrells Inlet way of life is leisurely and revolves around fishing and boating. Commercial fishing boats venture out in the early morning each day and return with catches of shrimp and flounder, mimicking the easy comings and goings of daily life. The annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival brings in more than 100 artists and large crowds for a celebration of food, music and art. The Low Country Herb Society Fall Herb Festival is for anyone who loves learning about herbs, vegetables and other plantings. Brookgreen Gardens is a nationally-recognized garden museum and zoo.

Waccamaw Community Hospital is award-winning for patient safety and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

This area has summer high temperatures in the low 90s and winter temperatures in the 50s and 60s. On average, Murrells Inlet receives 54 inches of rain per year.

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Visit www.myrtlebeachrealestatepros.com/spring-forest for more information.

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South Carolina:

The Palmetto State was one of the original 13 Colonies and a major player in the American Revolution. It was the eighth state to enter the Union on May 23, 1788. South Carolina's early agriculture economy was dependent on slave labor. The first state to secede from the union in 1861, South Carolina was also where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired.

South Carolina is comprised of three geographic regions. Its Lowcountry (the Atlantic Coastal Plain) includes the Sea Islands, salt marshes, estuaries, bays, and the Sandhills. Up Country begins with the Piedmont. Rivers here helped encourage the growth of Columbia, the capital city. The Blue Ridge Mountains contain Caesar's Head State Park and Sassafras Mountain, the state's highest point. Weather across all areas can be humid. Winters can be mild, summers hot. Snowfall is rare. Tropical cyclones can be a problem.

The state continues to be an agricultural powerhouse. Peaches, pecans, broilers, turkeys, and cattle are leading products. Shrimp, clams, crabs, oysters, and snapper contribute to the economy. Thanks to the state's tourism business, service industries have become important. Myrtle Beach is one of the nation's primary resort destinations and hosts more than 100 golf courses.

Musicians James Brown, Chubby Checker, and Dizzy Gillespie are native South Carolinians. Visual artist Jasper Johns studied at the University of South Carolina. The Columbia Ballet, founded in 1961, has grown from a small community troupe into a national force.

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Stats:

Population - 4,961,018

Persons 65 years old and over - 16%

High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 25%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 5%

White persons, not Hispanic - 64%

Median household income - $45,483

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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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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