Barefoot Resort and Golf
4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Road, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
Lush, All Ages 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, an all ages 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 13 town home/condominium sections and 10 single family home enclaves, each with its own distinct character and home styles. For example, Centex is one of the newest builders, and its Willow Bend neighborhood has condominiums in three story buildings with parking in the front. Sizes range from 1,050 square feet to 1,311 square feet, and each unit has an open floor plan and nine foot ceilings. Prices begin in the low-$100,000s.
The Clearwater Bay section has two story town homes with sizes ranging from 1,791 square feet to 2,562 square feet. Prices start in the low-$200,000s. And Leatherleaf, one of the most expensive sections, has beautiful, custom built single family homes. Prices here start in the $300,000s.
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 if needed.
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 and listings. Visit www.brglistings.com/barefoot-resort/willow-bend for Willow Bend listings.
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.
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
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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