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?
Feb. 7, 2023
The national retail chain known for selling products for home improvement, agriculture, lawn and garden maintenance, and livestock and pet care recently opened in Little River. Located just near the intersection of S.C. 57 and S.C. 9 in the North Strand Commons shopping center is northern Horry County's newest one-stop shop for farmers and rural life enthusiasts alike, Tractor Supply Co. There are other TSC stores in Conway and the Myrtle Beach area. Customers have come to know TSC stores for their massive product selection, which includes items like boots and workwear, tractor and trailer parts and accessories, power tools, sprinkler and irrigation parts, lawn and garden supplies, fencing, welding supplies, riding mowers, and equine and pet supplies. The Garden Center at the Little River store offers an expanded assortment of products and plants for all of your gardening and landscaping pursuits. Furthermore, the new Little River store includes a pet washing area for pet owners, equipped with professional-grade grooming equipment and high-quality grooming products to keep your pet squeaky clean. Store hours for Tractor Supply Co. in Little River are from 8 am to 8 pm, Mondays through Saturdays, and on Sundays from 9 am to 7 pm. For more information about store services, visit https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/store_LittleRiver-SC-29566_2637/.
Feb. 7, 2023
Get ready for a new family-owned pizzeria opening soon in the local area! River Oaks Pizzeria, a family-owned New York-based restaurant, is set to open a new location in the Myrtle Beach area at the Marketplace at the Mill development in Carolina Forest. The restaurant will offer New York-style pizza, entrees, and craft cocktails for dine-in, takeout, and reservations. The first River Oaks restaurant opened in the Bronx, New York, in 1998 and has since expanded to other locations in the area. Brothers Andrew, Albert, George and Frank now run the business, which was started by their father, Kole. The new Myrtle Beach location will be located in the same shopping center as the newly built Publix Market Place, located off of Sapwood Road. In a Facebook post announcing the forthcoming restaurant at the Marketplace at the Mill, River Oaks Pizzeria notes, "We don't do things the easy way, we do things the right way. We put a lot of love into everything we do, and can't wait to bring our community joy in every bite!" To stay updated on the opening of this family-owned New York-based restaurant, coming soon to the Myrtle Beach area, see https://www.facebook.com/riveroakspizzeria/.
Dec. 29, 2022
Myrtle Beach has a new space for your four-legged furry friends to play freely. On December 12, city officials came together with local dog owners to cut the ribbon for the New Town Bark Park, located at New Town Park on 200 Collins Street. This new addition to the community is split up into two separate sections. One is for small dogs, with another area designated for larger dogs. Funding for the recently opened dog park in the heart of the city came after the Myrtle Beach City Council approved spending $120,000 in August for the bark park and other improvements at area parks. New Town Bark Park is the third off-leash bark park in Myrtle Beach. The other two off-leash Bark Parks are found off 62nd Avenue North, next to the Claire Chapin Epps Family Y, and off Mallard Lake Drive in Seagate Village, near The Market Common. Bringing your dog to an off-leash bark park provides your four-legged friend with great opportunities for exercise and socialization, as well as the chance for dogs and their owners to bond and spend quality time together. To learn more about Myrtle Beach Bark Parks, visit https://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/i_want_to/find/bark_parks.php/.
Dec. 9, 2022
Here's a fun, local way to get in the holiday spirit! Running now through December 30 (closed Christmas day 12/25) is North Myrtle Beach's Great Christmas Light Show. This year, the popular drive-through holiday lights attraction at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex features new displays and a new experience you and your family will want to check out. More than 2 million lights and over 500 magical displays are festively exhibited along your 2-mile drive. Plus, the enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes will have everyone's faces lighting up with smiles. Gates are open from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm for this holiday light spectacular. Visitors can purchase tickets to The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach at the entrance gate before entry. Admission is $20 per vehicle (up to 15 Guests). The cost for visitors arriving with 16 to 30 guests is $30 per vehicle and $60 per vehicle for 31 or more guests. Following your drive through The Great Christmas Light Show, guests are invited to Santa's Village, open nightly from December 15 through 30 (Closed Christmas Day). Park your car and walk through the lighted boardwalk to Santa's Village. There you'll find festive family-friendly activities such as free photo ops, a free petting zoo, visits with Santa, train rides, games, and much more. For more information and details about The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach, see https://www.facebook.com/greatchristmaslightshow/.
Nov. 29, 2022
Nearly 60 townhomes will be constructed once the project wraps up. Crews are nearing completion on the first phase of a new townhome development in Barefoot Resort & Golf, a 2,300-acre golf community in North Myrtle Beach on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway. Townes at Barefoot will be situated next to the resort's golf driving range, spanning 4.76 acres with 57 units constructed by Pulte Home Group. Before the land became a residential subdivision, the property was utilized by Barefoot Resort for various events. Phase one of the low-maintenance, close-knit townhome community will include the initial three-story Byrnes model townhomes. These homes encompass more than 2,100 square feet of space and feature four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and an added one-car garage. In addition, owners receive Barefoot Resort & Golf amenity privileges, including access to its three championship golf courses, boat marina, pool and more. Furthermore, this golf cart friendly neighborhood is also within walking distance from the Putter's Pub restaurant. The three-story Byrnes model townhomes start in the mid-$400,000s. A grand opening for Townes at Barefoot is expected to happen later this year. To learn more about Townes at Barefoot, visit https://www.pulte.com/homes/south-carolina/myrtle-beach/north-myrtle-beach/townes-at-barefoot-210868/.
Nov. 11, 2022
The latest Publix supermarket to open in the Grand Strand is slated to debut at the end of November. Coventry Marketplace on Wood Duck Drive will soon welcome Publix shoppers when the supermarket chain's latest store opens on November 30 at 7 am. According to the grocer's website, the soon-to-debut Myrtle Beach will be the seventh location in the local area. It also will mark the second Publix to open in November, with the most recent debuting in the Carolina Forest area earlier this month. Other Publix stores are located in North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, and Pawleys Island. Publix shoppers who visit the new location in the Coventry Marketplace shopping center will find a store that features a bakery, deli, produce section, seafood selection, meats and cheeses, as well as floral options. In addition, a Publix Pharmacy, Wine & Beer, and Publix Catering will also be offered at the upcoming location. The first Publix Food Store was established in 1930 and, just ten years later, expanded into a full-blown supermarket. Today, Publix boasts a huge following of fans spread far and wide. The privately and employee-owned chain has become a destination for a personal and slightly upscale shopping experience that is frequented for its famous made-in-house subs, take-home soups, deli meats, as well as sushi and live cooking demonstrations. For more information about the Coventry Marketplace Publix store, visit https://www.publix.com/locations/1806-coventry-marketplace/.
Oct. 28, 2022
You'll love exploring the arts in Myrtle Beach! As a way to attract residents and visitors alike to the city's numerous artistic attractions, studios, murals and sculptures, Visit Myrtle Beach launched its Arts & Gallery Trail. This unique tour presents guests with an all-new way to explore the area's 14 unique communities and 60 miles of coastline. Myrtle Beach's vibrant art scene, which boasts hidden gems, secret underground passages filled with art, and popular staples like the award-winning Brookgreen Gardens, will be on full display throughout this tour. Continue reading below to learn more about how the Myrtle Beach Arts & Gallery Trail works. The first step to accessing the Myrtle Beach Arts & Gallery Trail is registering to receive your mobile passport at https://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/artstrail/. Then, your pass will instantly be delivered via text message and e-mail. With the pass on your device, you can use it to track and "check-in" to participating galleries, museums and public art pieces around the Myrtle Beach area. Each check-in will earn you points toward Arts Trail prizes that are redeemable at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum (3100 S. Ocean Blvd.). The Myrtle Beach Arts & Gallery Trail stretches from Little River and North Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, also stopping in many of Myrtle's lesser-known areas, such as historic downtown Conway, the quaint town of Aynor, and the newly-minted Arts & Innovation District.
Oct. 5, 2022
The annual Harvest Home Weekend is quickly approaching. Originally scheduled for October 1 and 2, Brookgreen Gardens rescheduled their popular fall festival following the impact of Hurricane Ian in the local area. Now, Brookgreen's Annual Harvest Home Weekend Festival is slated for Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9. Admission is free with garden admission, and Brookgreen Garden members may also enter at no cost. Hours for the program are 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on both days. Attendees can expect to find family-friendly fall activities like a hay maze, pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting and a scarecrow-making area. Pumpkins to decorate can be purchased for $5 for small pumpkins and $9 for large ones. Furthermore, individually prepared scarecrow-making kits will be available while supplies last, or attendees can also bring their own supplies from home. You can also take your scarecrow home for $5! Providing entertainment for Brookgreen's Annual Harvest Home Weekend Festival is Alabama Theater's Greg Rowles, along with other entertainers performing throughout the day. You'll also be well-fed at the event, with food vendors Let's Ride BBQ, EZ Cheezy, and Kona Ice on-site, as well as the Harvest Restaurant, the Old Kitchen and The Courtyard Cafe open. So bring the whole family out and make memories this fall. To learn more, visit https://www.brookgreen.org/events/harvest-home-weekend/.
Sept. 20, 2022
This year's In the Pink walk will be back in-person after two years of virtual walks. On October 1, 2022, the streets of Murrells Inlet will overflow with a sea of participants adorned in pink shirts, raising awareness and funds for breast cancer. The In the Pink walk serves as the main fundraiser for the Tidelands Health Foundation Breast Care Fund, which helps provide mammograms and other vital breast health services to those in need. Walk organizers say the event can attract as many as 1,200 people! The upcoming in-person In the Pink walk this October will start with musical entertainment and vendors at 8:30 am outside the Tidelands Health Cancer Care Network in Murrells Inlet. Then, after a few words from breast surgeons Dr. Craig Brackett and Dr. Angela Mislowsky, participants will walk to the Marshwalk. Participants can register as an individual or join or start a team. The cost to join as a solo participant is $35. Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in proper fashion at the upcoming In the Pink walk in Murrells Inlet. Visit https://www.tidelandshealth.org/breastcancerwalk/. to register. The online registration deadline is Noon ET on Friday, September 30.