Little River Home Trends
Little River sits opposite the Intracoastal Waterway from North Myrtle Beach at the South Carolina-North Carolina border. This coastal community provides a more laid-back atmosphere than the waterfront cities just minutes away. With endearing marsh views and wetlands that South Carolina’s coastal region is known for and a family-friendly suburban vibe, Little River is quickly becoming a top pick for residents looking to live near the beach but who want to reside outside the tourist buzz of Myrtle Beach. With a median home sale price of $289,500, Little River is in line with North Myrtle Beach, but there’s a greater potential for more single-family residential developments.
Little River Attractions
Home to Eagle Nest Golf Club and Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf, Little River is popular with golf fans. Those who want to test their luck can also set sail on the Big 'M' Casino Ship, a 186-foot yacht packed with casino games and buffet dining. Little River is also a center for fishing in the Myrtle Beach area. Many fishing charters are moored in Little River and use the Intracoastal Waterway for deep sea fishing ventures. Highway 17 houses the bulk of Little River’s dining and entertainment, including fast food options, local steakhouses, diners, and more casual waterfront eateries.
Little River Schools
Little River is part of the Horry County School District, and while there are no educational institutions within the city’s immediate borders, there are several options immediately west in North Myrtle Beach. Riverside Elementary, Ocean Drive Elementary, Waterway Elementary, North Myrtle Beach Middle, and North Myrtle Beach High are all within 10 minutes of the communities of Little River. Quick access to Coastal Carolina University also makes Little River a top pick for students heading off to college but who want to remain close to home.
Commuting in Little River
Little River commuters enjoy a commute time that’s slightly below average for the state of South Carolina: 22 minutes versus 24 minutes. Highway 17 forms the main thoroughfare and connects residents to the Myrtle Beach communities as well as ferrying them across the border into North Carolina. While Little River is a car-dependent city, many residents enjoy biking around the city center.