Last Updated on March 27, 2021 by Kathy Rukat Smith
Murrells Inlet, the “quaint fishing village”, is rooted in history and ghost stories. The town was officially named Murrells Inlet is 1913 by the post office, but the history goes back hundreds of year. Legend has it that Blackbeard roamed around the land that is now Murrells Inlet and buried some treasure here! Our tidal creeks were also a great hiding spot for pirates waiting to attack English ships.
In the 1800s, the fertile soil Murrells Inlet was filled with rice plantations. Those rice plantations were the main source of business for Murrells Inlet until the early 1900s. As with most of America, the economy of Murrells Inlet suffered during The Great Depression. An economic boom came during the Depression when Archer Milton Huntington developed his 9,000 acre estate – his estate ran from the ocean to the rivers. Today, the home, Atalaya, is part of the Huntington Beach State Park, and the gardens created Brookgreen Gardens.
Murrells Inlet bridges both past and present perfectly. In some areas of Murrells Inlet, you feel like you have gone back in time by hundreds of years. Yet, Murrells Inlet is a town filled with plenty of restaurants, attractions and shops to keep the modern day person busy.The Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet is a couple of miles of waterfront dining and shops nestled beneath hundred year old oak trees off of Business 17. You can enjoy many types of food from casual to fine dining, live music, shopping, water sports and lots of fun! Restaurants on the Marshwalk include Bovines, Divine Fish House, Wahoos Raw Bar & Marina, Drunken Jacks, Bubba’s Love Shak, Capt. Dave’s Dockside, Creek Ratz, Dead Dog Saloon and Wicked Tuna. Farther down Business 17, you will find other great restaurants and bars including Russell’s Seafood Grill and Raw Bar, Nance’s Creekfront Restaurant, Graham’s Landing and Bliss Restaurant.
The beautiful land of Murrells Inlet is now home to many full-time residents and the short-term home of people from across the country looking for some relaxation. In Murrells Inlet, you can purchase anything from a small condo to use for your vacation home to a 7+ bedroom estate. Properties here can have views of the water, both inlet and river, or views of golf courses and often are dotted with Spanish moss covered oak trees that are hundreds of years old. Prices on condos and single family homes range from $59,000 to $2,800,000. Get the latest information about real estate for sale in Murrells Inlet by contacting Kathy Rukat at 843-267-2710. Sign up on my website to get the latest homes for sale in Murrells Inlet.
A grocery store is only a few minutes away as Lowes Food Store, Food Lion and Bi-Lo have stores in Murrells Inlet. Murrells Inlet offers many shopping options for the young and young at heart including Hannah B’s – a children’s boutique, Inlet Square Mall, Booty’s Outdoors – fishing supplies and men’s clothing, Socialite – cute ladies clothing boutique, RSVP Shoppe – stationery and gifts, and Lazy Gator.
Start your search now and find your dream home. When you are ready to buy real estate in Murrells Inlet, Kathy Rukat is here to provide you with the best service and make you a client for life.
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