Litchfield Beach takes its name from Litchfield Plantation—an enormously successful rice plantation once-upon-a-time. Perched on edge of the Waccamaw River (perhaps better known as the Intracoastal Waterway), the setting is so beautiful it’s a lot like stepping into a postcard.
Thoughtful planning shaped the affluent neighborhoods that comprise Litchfield and North Litchfield Beaches. Even the main thoroughfare that is Highway 17 is landscaped and beautifully maintained. There are shops and galleries, more than a few outstanding restaurants, an acclaimed bike path, multiple golf courses, a couple of health clubs, a riverfront marina (less than a half hour to open ocean!), a state-of-the-art library and a splendidly wide, crescent-shaped beach.
Resident or guest, there’s a lot to long for in Litchfield. Starting out, beginning again or winding down –there’s a place here that’s precisely what you’re looking for. The diversity of smart real estate options will make it possible to follow your head and your heart. Let our sales executives help you find your own perfect place.
One stop North of Pawleys Island on Highway 17, The Litchfield Beaches are roughly a mid-point between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, Litchfield is less than 45 minutes from the South’s perfect playground, Myrtle Beach and an hour north from the charms of Charleston. The historic port of Georgetown—its restaurants, museums and boutiques—is 15 minutes away. The famous seafood restaurants of Murrells Inlet are just a short 15 minute drive as well.
As in Pawleys Island, there are plenty of opportunities for waterborne activities. Salt water creeks unfurl on Litchfield’s western edge and even further west, brackish creeks wind in and around the river. Neighbor to Huntington Beach State Park—one of the Southeast’s most famous birdwatching locations—Litchfield is a nature-lover’s paradise. There are creeks for fishing, crabbing, clamming and gigging for flounder. Those creeks welcome paddleboarders and kayak enthusiasts, too.
Areas closest to the ocean are, of course, populated with elegantly understated beachside and creekfront homes, but there are some top-drawer condominium communities with amenities aplenty. Inland a mile or so, there are more villas and homes, some overlooking championship golf courses and others closer to the river’s edge. Housing ranges from low maintenance patio homes to large estate-styled properties. Prices in Litchfield Beach generally run from the low $200s to over $2.5 million. More details are available through your Tidelands Sales Professional.