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Socastee, S.C.

Area Overview

Socastee, a residential community along the Intracoastal Waterway, is home to the historic Socastee Swing Bridge

Located in unincorporated Horry County around the junction of Highways 544 and 707, Socastee lies along the Intracoastal Waterway and abuts the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.

Once a bedroom community for soldiers stationed at the base, Socastee has forged its own identity since the closing of the base in 1994 and developed into a residential and commercial center.

Large single-family neighborhoods and multi-family complexes make up most of Socastee’s housing market, and the expansion of Highway 31 to Highway 544 (and future plans to extend the thoroughfare to Highway 707) have sparked development in more rural areas.

Waterfront homes on the Intracoastal Waterway with private docks are in high demand for boaters looking for the least expensive real estate on the water.

The Horry County Police and Fire & Rescue cover the area, but there is no city government in place despite recent talks of incorporation.

Socastee has its own elementary, middle and high schools through Horry County Schools, as well as parks and recreation facilities, a library and other amenities.

Current construction will give residents a straight shot across Highway 17 Bypass to Market Common and the beach.

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Restaurants & Attractions in Socastee

Here's a look at some of the best places to eat and things to do in Socastee:

The Cooper House

Known in the Myrtle Beach area as one of the top locations for weddings and special events, the Cooper House has a …

Waterway Power Sports

Operating from a huge dock next to the swing bridge in Socastee, Waterway Power Sports offers visitors the chance t …

Waccatee Zoo

What affectionately began over 20 Years ago as a private collection of exotic and domestic animals has become a del …

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Someone in the audience is the killer and, if it’s not you, you better have a really solid alibi. That’s the ba …

Anthony’s Pizza & Pan Pasta

The Original Anthony is back in the kitchen and Anthony’s Pizza and Pan Pasta will reopen in April of 2016 in …

Freewoods Farm

As the only African-American historical living farm museum in the United States, Freewoods Farm exists to recognize …