Murrells Inlet is not only known for its cuisine but also for its many attractions. This community makes great use of its natural beauty and opportunities for water sports. Visitors can rent kayaks, jet skis, and paddleboards to explore the many marshes and waterways throughout the community. Another option utilizing the natural resources of the water is deep sea fishing charters. Multiple companies operate within the community that offer daily charters for those looking to fish the Atlantic Ocean.
Larger, more established attractions such as Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park are also available in Murrells Inlet. Brookgreen Gardens is a 9,100 acre property that offers botanical gardens, sculptures, a zoo, and more to visitors. In addition to traditional exhibits, the gardens also offer special nighttime displays throughout the year. Huntington Beach State Park provides natural beauty and is highly revered National Historic Landmark. The park offers beach access to three miles of undeveloped coastline along with many trails and walkways throughout the marshes. Atalaya Castle is also located within the park. The historic landmark hosts the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival each September that draws thousands of visitors to the area. Atalaya Castle is also open daily for self-guided and professionally guided tours.
The Real Estate Market in Murrells Inlet has experienced the same growth that much of the Grand Strand as a whole has also experienced. The above listed history, attractions, and restaurants all are driving people to this Grand Strand community. Homes are selling quicker and at higher prices than just a few, short years ago. The average sales price in September 2021 has increased over $90,000 from $273,512 to $364,152 from 2016 to 2021. Even with the increase in sales price, homes are selling over a month quicker on average. Homes now sell on an average of 84 days instead of 137 days in September of 2016. The market in Murrells Inlet is currently a sellers market with the majority of homes selling at list price. As of September 2021, homes are selling for 97% of list price. With ever-rising prices and a growing market, Murrells Inlet is set to become one of the most desirable communities in the Grand Strand.
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