Murrells Inlet Real Estate- Front Door Colors


The great front door color debate has been ongoing for the last few months.  My fiancé and I purchased a beautiful new construction home, and I was able to pick out the colors of most things like the siding, the front door, the flooring, and the cabinets.  I love the color gray and that it is on-trend.  I do love a good pop of color, but I feel like the neutrals allow you to change the look of your space by changing less expensive items such as curtains and rugs instead of cabinets and flooring.  Before any of my personal items were inside of the home, it was bland.  Everything was gray!  Except for the front door.  The builder had an option for us to have a red front door, and I ran with it.  Growing up, I always (and still do) loved the look of the traditional colonial style home in all-white complete with columns, black accents, and a bright red door.  I was excited to have a red door of my own.  I had always believed that it was a sign of welcome.  In early America, if a family had a red door that meant that weary travelers were welcome to stop and rest along their journey.  The 6 months of construction goes by, and I finally have my red door.  Yay!  But then I realize that everyone else building in the community was just as excited as I was and also chose a red door.  If I look out from my front porch, you can see 12 other houses with the same front door color.  All the houses have a similar look.  I suppose you could say, “That’s what to expect when purchasing in a new home community.”  And you would be somewhat right.  But that doesn’t mean that I can’t do something to change it, right?  So, with my very gray exterior, I started to think about door colors that would add a pop of color.  I need something with a little personality, but not anything too over the top.  My mother suggested teal, but it just doesn’t fit my style.  My mind immediately turned to yellow.  It is my favorite color after all.  And not a light pastel yellow.  I was thinking more along the lines of a rich golden yellow.  I was thinking that with changing the door to yellow, I could paint my darker gray shutters black giving the home good contrast and creating a look that is a little different than my neighbors' homes.  I went onto Paint 3D and changed the shutters to black and the front door to yellow and sent the picture out to all my close friends and family to get their feedback.  Everyone overwhelmingly voted for the red door.  I am aware that it is my front door, and I can do whatever I want to it, within the confines of the ARB board, of course, but you value your friends and loved one’s opinions.  And that brings us here.  I have the picture that I sent out added so you all can weigh in.  Which one do you like better?   

Front Door Color Change        

July 21, 2021

Crumbl Cookies Coming Soon to Myrtle Beach

Jul 20, 2021

Sweet news! In the coming months, a new cookie store will open in the Myrtle Beach area. Let's be honest, we all love to indulge our sweet tooth cravings. Well, with the new Crumbl Cookies location coming to the Sayebrook Town Center by this September, you'll have a new nearby option for baked goodies. Entrepreneur and franchisee Heather Nelson became enamored with Utah's Crumbl Cookies and decided Myrtle Beach needed the same delicious array of fresh baked treats, which will soon be found at the intersection of U.S. 17 and S.C. 544. Get ready for Crumbl Cookies to open sometime in September. Every week cookie fans can expect to find six new flavors fresh-baked at Crumbl. The store relies on scent to sell its story. Look for Raspberry Cheesecake, Chilled Sugar Cookies, Biscoff White Chip, Neapolitan, Cookies & Cream Milkshake, the Orange Julius or classic Chocolate Chip to be featured along with up to 120 other "flavors" and combinations. Pair your cookies with a glass of milk or scoop of decadent ice cream, Crumbl's two other staples. Choose from "Hot Chocolate,"; "Peanut Butter Chocolate," and "Sea Salt Toffee" ice cream or basics like "Madagascar Vanilla." Crumbl can be found in over 200 locations across 32 states since debuting in Utah in 2017. Use the Crumbl app to order cookies by the dozen and pints of ice cream for takeout, curbside or DoorDash delivery. To learn more, see


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July 9, 2021

Food Lion's Newest Grocery Store Opens on S.C. 707 | Shop & Check it Out

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There's a brand new Food Lion supermarket in the Myrtle Beach area! In mid-June, the Salisbury, North Carolina grocery store chain, famous for its no-frills deals and commitment to sustainability practices, including a 50 percent reduction in food waste and operations' emissions, recently opened its doors to the newest Myrtle Beach area store, this one located at 9616 Highway 707. As a way to introduce itself to its new neighbors, local Food Lion associates brought welcome items to personnel at Horry County Fire Rescue Stations #1 and #20 and Murrells Inlet – Garden City Fire Station #79. But that's not all; welcome items were also delivered to faculty and staff at St. James Elementary, Middle and Intermediate Schools, Burgess Elementary School, as well as staff at the Horry County Treasurer's office and South Strand Recreation Center. The Myrtle Beach market is already home to at least a dozen Food Lion grocery stores. Competitors in the area include national chains like Kroger, Jewel-Osco and Albertson's. However, Food Lion's new customer-centric services like "to-go" ordering and store renovations have helped the chain rise to the top of resident's grocery shopping list. The new Food Lion in Myrtle is open daily from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Also, customers can shop for Gluten-Free, Vegan and Organic products online by visiting the company's website. To learn more, visit

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June 24, 2021

Music on Main Concert Series Livens Up Thursdays in North Myrtle Beach

The sounds of summer are winding their way through Main Street in downtown North Myrtle Beach this year. With public gatherings on the mend, events designed to bring the community together are once again returning. In North Myrtle Beach, this means every Thursday night through October 14, residents are invited to explore the many shops and extraordinary restaurants of North Myrtle Beach's Main Street, from 5 pm to 9 pm. While out for a stroll, take in the smooth jazz or contemporary tunes of musicians scheduled to play live. North Myrtle Beach's "Music on Main Concert Series" will feature the talents of "Black Glass" for 80s hits on June 24; "Blackwater Rhythm and Blues" on July 1; "Bullfrog" for classic rock on July 8; "The Entertainers" for a beachy vibe on July 15; "Chocolate Chip & Co." for song and dance tunes on July 22; and the "Band of Oz" for some more beachside melodies on July 29. Concerts are free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a folding chair or blanket. Performances take place from 7 pm to 9 pm at 1 WW S Ocean Boulevard. For a complete list of upcoming concerts during the Music on Main summer series, visit

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June 11, 2021

Second Conway Location for McAlister's Deli Opening Soon

McAlister's Deli is set to open its sixth location in Horry County later this month. This newest location for McAlister's Deli will be at 1650 Church St. near the intersection of Mill Pond Road, and expected to open June 21. The popular delicatessen chain will occupy the space next to Eugenia's Steakhouse in Conway, which is slated to open later this year. Both upcoming spots will be part of Celebration Square in Conway. County officials expect the project to be a $5 million investment. The newest McAlister's location will look to hire about 50 new employees. Those who are interested can apply online. With the new spot, McAlister's is looking to add to its already county-wide presence. Currently, the fast-casual restaurant already has two locations in North Myrtle Beach, another location in Surfside Beach, another near the Coastal Grand Mall, and one in the new Teal Towne Plaza near Coastal Carolina University. McAlister's is known for its popular sandwiches, soups, salads, spuds and more. The eatery also offers desserts and other deli fares. Customers can place orders online for delivery or pick-up. Plus, McAlister's Deli also offers catering for your next big event. With graduation parties, summer picnics and other celebrations getting ready to heat up, the upcoming McAlister's in Conway will be a welcome addition. For more info, check out

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May 23, 2021

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade to Return on July 4

Murrells Inlet is gearing up for the return of Fourth of July festivities this summer. On Independence Day, July 4th, one of the most popular events along the Grand Strand will make its highly anticipated comeback. The 38th annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade returns this year with an Independence Day theme with the tagline, “Stars, Stripes, and Fireworks.” The parade will start at the point of Garden City Beach and make its way through Murrells Inlet. For this year’s event, the boat entry fee has been waived as officials wanted to encourage more participation. Viewing areas will be positioned along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, at the Belin United Methodist Church, and Morse Park Landing. Parade organizers request participants and spectators not litter or incorporate boat designs that can harm the environment and local wildlife. They discourage the use of water balloons. T-shirts for the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade will be sold at a later date. Proceeds from the t-shirt sale will go to the Belin United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop 396. Last year's edition of the Boat Parade was canceled due to COVID-19. Organizers felt that the challenge of enforcing safety measures was too much of a risk. To learn more about the upcoming parade, visit


Murrells Inlet Boat Parade on July 4th

May 23, 2021

New Brewery and Outdoor Entertainment Area Proposed for Murrells Inlet

Could a new brewery, accompanying pavilion and artisan village take shape in Murrells Inlet? The answer to that question ultimately begins with the Georgetown County Planning Department. This month, owners of the popular Quigley's Pint & Plate locations are hoping county officials will consider their plan for a proposed 4,000-square-foot brewery, as well as an accompanying pavilion and artisan village that consists of repurposed shipping containers on U.S. 17 just south of Wachesaw Road. If the proposed plan were to come to fruition, it would also need to go to the zoning department for consideration of rezoning the land to a flexible design district. Named the CoQuina Project, for a nearby street, the proposed brewery and outdoor entertainment area would be one of a few flexible design districts in Georgetown County should it be approved. The 4,000-square-foot brewery and taproom, which could open as soon as spring 2022 if approved, would be capable of producing 2,000 barrels of beer a year and would also feature a dog park, a pavilion for outdoor community events and private parties, along with the artisan village of repurposed shipping containers. According to Josh Quigley and Billy Davis, partners who own Quigley's Pint & Plate locations and bisQit in the Hammock Shops, the vision for the Murrells Inlet property is to provide a community hub for local artisans and event organizers.


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April 23, 2021

Funplex Plans for Spring Debut in Myrtle Beach!

In early May, a new Myrtle Beach attraction is expected to open along Ocean Boulevard and 15th Avenue North. The Funplex, a new amusement park that crews began working on last October, is tentatively scheduled to welcome families in the park on May 3. The new, multimillion-dollar Myrtle Beach amusement park will feature a tropical theme, seven family rides as well as a walk-up bar. The upcoming Myrtle Beach Funplex will mark the first Funplex outside of New Jersey, where two parks are located. Funplex has taken to social media to unveil the names of new rides that will be available in Myrtle Beach. Soon, Myrtle Beach residents and visitors will be able to try out “Sky Velocity,” where riders experience weightlessness as you twist, turn up and back down 65 feet. You'll be treated to ocean and beachfront views as you ride. Additionally, the Myrtle Beach Funplex will be home to a 50-foot flight simulator, the first of its kind in North America. Get in the cockpit and take off with your favorite co-pilot as you experience the thrill of soaring through the air during this interactive ride. Visit to learn more about the latest news and updates about Funplex in Myrtle Beach!


March 26, 2021

Inlet Bar-B-Que Opening Soon!

Hungry for a new barbeque spot in Murrells Inlet? Here's some news that will have you licking your lips. Inlet Bar-b-que is slated to open in a few weeks at the former Prosser’s BBQ joint at the corner of Highway 17 Business and Sunnyside Avenue. The new barbeque restaurant in town is owned by Stacy Mims. Mims is in the process of renovating part of the building and bringing his equipment into the space. He hopes to continue the legacy left behind by the wildly popular Prosser’s BBQ, which served customers at 3750 Highway 17 for nearly 30 years.

When it opens, customers can expect to see familiar menu options, as well as familiar faces from Prosser's. The business model and buffet style of Inlet Bar-b-que is similar to the former eatery that called the Highway 17 restaurant home, as it features home-cooked country food. Plus, Mims, who is no stranger to the restaurant industry, as he also owns Schoolhouse Barbeque in Scranton, has rehired some of Prosser’s employees.

While there's no exact opening date set for Inlet Bar-b-que, customers can expect a mid-April opening. According to Mims, the plan is to start by being open Wednesday through Sunday and eventually opening things up to seven days per week if business is good. Be sure to check this new barbeque spot out when it opens!

March 12, 2021

Brookgreen Gardens Unveils New Indoor Exhibition Space

On February 27, Brookgreen Gardens unveiled The Brenda and Dick Rosen Galleries as a celebration of its 90th anniversary. The gardens’ newest indoor exhibition space debuted with an expansive first exhibit called "Wild World: 200 Years of Nature in Art." The exhibit encompasses four separate gallery spaces, all decorated with 200 years worth of paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and historic objects reflecting the world of wild and domestic animals, native plants, and the history of the Brookgreen property.

The Brenda and Dick Rosen Galleries are located where the Brookgreen Welcome Center formerly was. These galleries will present permanent exhibits as well as traveling ones. The inaugural exhibit, "Wild World: 200 Years of Nature in Art," will be on display until May 23. Just some of the many animal paintings and sculptures you'll find in the exhibit include buffalo, birds and dogs. There are also a handful of Lowcountry historical relics such as the grand piano that once belonged to the founders of Brookgreen.

According to Page Kiniry, president and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens, the garden is thrilled to present this new space to visitors. Now, Brookgreen can offer visitors even more significant collections of sculpture and other art mediums. To learn more about Brookgreen Gardens and its new indoor exhibition space, check out

Brookgreen Gardens

May 13, 2020

Buying or Selling a Home in the Time of a Pandemic

Buying or Selling a Home in the Time of a Pandemic

You might be wondering if now would be the time to buy or sell your home?  If you live along The Grand Strand in the Myrtle Beach area, the answer would be yes! 


While we are living in uncertain times, and things are changing, this area is still one of the fastest growing areas in the country!  People from other areas of the country are finding new reasons to want to move to The Grand Strand.  Sure, our weather is a big help, but along with the palm trees and gorgeous beaches, people are now also looking to The Grand Strand because it is less populous than the areas that they currently live. 


The numbers indicate a strong real estate market!  The median purchase price of a single-family home in April increased 3.8 percent over April 2019 to $250,166.  Including commercial sales, real estate closings in April totaled over half a billion dollars.  With businesses in the area opening back up, we are starting to see more and more activity.  Inventory in the area is still tight so the time to sell is now!  And while you may think that the time to buy has passed you, there are still good deals available! 


Coastal Key Group prides ourselves on our full-service real estate including effective communication, local knowledge, and skilled instinct for this business.  Our most recent listings went under contract in less than a week.  Coastal Key Group is a local marketing expert, selling more than 42% quicker than the average Murrells Inlet agent.  So, give us a call!  We would be happy to help you!  843-651-KEYS