Top Communities in Pawleys Island

By Marissa Polascak ˙ June 5, 2019

Looking to relocate to Pawleys Island but don’t know which community would be the best fit for you? We understand that feeling of not knowing, but never fear – we are here to help! Pawleys Island is a place we know and love very well, so allow us to enlighten you on all of the wonderful things that the top communities in Pawleys Island have to offer.

Those searching for exclusive river front homes will enjoy Allston River Bluffs in Pawleys Island. This neighborhood is located on the site of the former Waterford Plantation and features only 20 home sites that are each at least one acre. Each property owner has their own boat slip with access to the Waccamaw River, making it a great place to live for those who love to boat or fish. The Allston River Bluffs Community is gated and surrounded by 20 acres of preserved marshlands, providing the utmost privacy to residents. Residents here also have access to a riverside clubhouse, which is perfect for gathering with friends and family.

While Assembly Lakes is a newer community that was built in 2014, it is definitely a desirable place to live in the Pawleys Island area. Assembly Lakes is a smaller neighborhood of just 44 homes circled around a lake. Beach lovers will enjoy this location, which provides residents with private beach access via Litchfield By The Sea. Residents also have access to amenities like a pool, clubhouse, and tennis court.

For exceptional luxury, consider Debordieu Colony. This master-planned oceanfront golf community is gated for your privacy. Featuring 2,700 acres of natural lowcountry beauty, Debordieu Colony spans from the beach to the marsh with breathtaking coastal nature. The community here is very involved and residents often enjoy activities such as oyster roasts, dinner dances, mixers, and other events at the clubhouses. Other perks of living in Debordieu include access to one of the area’s best tennis courts, as well as a challenging by playable 18-hole golf course that was designed by Pete Dye and his son, P.B. Dye. It is no doubt that Debordieu is a wonderful choice for those who love the water, golf, and a tight-knit community.

Hagley Estates is located on the southwest end of the Pawleys Island area, and this neighborhood is home to a variety of new and old homes with different price ranges. The custom built homes at Hagley Estates include landlocked and waterfront lots with large oak trees and a community boat ramp & landing that provide easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Hagley Estates is also home to the Founders Club Golf Course, making it a great place for golfers to live.

Golfers and those who love the water will love Heritage Plantation in Pawleys Island, which is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. This private gated community features a homeowner’s association private marina and a boat ramp, which makes Heritage Plantation a desirable residence for boat owners. This exclusive community is convenient to anything and everything, including beaches, restaurants, shops, medical facilities, and more. The neighborhood is full of lowcountry beauty, including century old oaks. Residents can take advantage of amenities such as clay tennis courts, a clubhouse with a pool & gym, and the championship Heritage Golf Club, which was named one of the “Best 50 Public Golf Courses in America” by Golf Digest.

 Litchfield Country Club is more than just a golf course, but it is a community of homes located near all of the best things the Pawleys Island area has to offer. This neighborhood is located off of Highway 17, convenient to beaches, shopping, dining, and much more. Just down the road is Brookgreen Gardens, Huntington Beach States Park, Hobcaw Barony, Georgetown Harborwalk, and plenty of other great things to do. Residents will enjoy golf course living amongst lowcountry beauty.

The private community of Pawleys Plantation is a desirable 2,700-acre neighborhood that is perfect for those who love golf and the outdoors. Residents here can relish in a laid-back atmosphere in the lap of luxury, enjoying six miles of waterfront and access to the Pawleys Plantation golf course, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The neighborhood is also home to other amenities such a eight clay tennis courts and a swimming pool.

The Prince George community boasts some of the newer homes in Pawleys Island. Featuring 150 home sites, the lots at Prince George range from one to fifteen acres with oceanfront, river front, and landlocked homes. This gated community stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Waccamaw River and is situated on land that used to be hunting estates and rice plantations. Because of this, the community is home to breathtaking lowcountry beauty.

Those searching for some of the most upscale homes in Pawleys Island should check out River Club. This gated community is located on the River Club Golf Course, placed among moss draped oaks and lowcountry charm. There are homes here for a variety of budgets, in an array of styles, ranging from luxurious estates to more affordable family homes. The private River Club clubhouse is perfect for parties and neighborhood events, and is home to a swimming pool. Other neighborhood amenities include basketball courts, tennis courts, and a private beach access with fishing areas.

The Willbrook Plantation community is a sought after part of Pawleys Island, as this neighborhood offers beautiful golf course homes. Those seeking homes in Pawleys Island will fall in love with the live oaks, ricefields, and waterways that provide this community with much lowcountry beauty. Amenities at Willbrook Plantation include a clubhouse with swimming pools, tennis courts, trash pickup, golf, private beach access at Litchfield By the Sea with use of their beach clubhouse, and more.