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Woodlake Village

Wood Lake Drive, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina  29576

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Established, Welcoming 55+ Community of Woodlake Village on the South Carolina Coast Has Attractive, Low Maintenance Homes and Plenty of Activities

On the northern South Carolina coast, charming Murrells Inlet is a fishing village that was once a pirate hideout. Today, it is the setting for Woodlake Village, an established 55+ community with nearly 450 single family homes and duplexes.

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Tidy, well manicured and welcoming, Woodlake Village was built from the mid-1980s to the late-1990s. The homes are all single story with a pitched roof and a low-maintenance vinyl and brick exterior. Sizes range from approximately 1,700 square feet to 2,000 square feet with two to three bedrooms and two to two and a half baths. Some houses have a covered front porch or colorful country shutters, and each home has an attached one or two car garage that faces the street. Lawns range from modest to expansive, depending on location. Many properties overlook the adjacent Indian Wells golf course or back to a densely wooded area.

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Home prices start in the high-$100,000s. Please check with a Realtor to verify these prices as they may change.

The Social Committee ensures that residents always have an event to attend or an activity to enjoy. These may include exercise classes, singles' coffee get-togethers, dances, luncheons, bingo games, a book club, a garden club, trips and cruises. Village Voice, the community newsletter, keeps everyone up to date on what is happening.

The clubhouse is centrally located and has a nice swimming pool, a library, tennis courts and shuffleboard courts.

Life in Murrells Inlet is easygoing and revolves around the water. The town is popular with naturalists, photographers and artists who revel in the scenic juxtaposition of seascapes, marshlands, cypress trees and hazy blue skies. Nearby Huntington State Park boasts pristine beaches and hiking trails, and Wacca Wache Marina, on a stunning stretch of the Waccamaw River, is a popular stop for boaters traveling up and down the river.

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

This area has summer high temperatures in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, Murrells Inlet receives 54 inches of rain each year.

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Visit www.homesinmyrtlebeachsc.com/murrells-inlet/woodlake-village for more information.

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South Carolina:

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.

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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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55+ Communities and Single People

It often seems as though 55+ communities are full of happily married people. This is not always the case, though, as the demographic fact is that women often outlive their spouses. It is true that newer developments draw couples because newer developments tend to draw younger retirees. This is simply because older communities have residents who moved in longer ago. Older developments have more singles, particularly women, because the residents are often older. As to where to find single men, that is out of our area of expertise.

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