by Emily Smith
Carolina Forest pulses with an energy and growth all its own. Just drive into this area along the Grand Strand, and it’s no big surprise that there are changes abounding and communities growing throughout the entire area, from one end of the border to the other.
Not too far down the street from the Carolina Forest Recreation Center, The Parks, a housing development, is expanding, and will continue to grow throughout the spring months. Some new houses have already become cozy homes while over fifty others are built and waiting for new owners to arrive.
Ten ancient oak trees sit off to one side of the growing complex, while the amenities building is being finished up nearby. The building will house an indoor gym and pickle ball court. Outside of it, residents will have access to a swimming pool, fire pits, and a prep-kitchen and patio for outdoor dining.
Once Huger Park is complete, there will be beautiful paths to walk along, as well as playgrounds for children. Both the recreation center and the Carolina Forest Library are just short bike rides away.
D.R. Horton has dozens of floor plans from which potential future homeowners can create their perfect house. These plans range from single-story homes with one-car garages, to two-story homes with a three-car garage.
In addition to developments like The Parks, apartment complexes like The Mosby offer rental choices for the area, while the growing, gated community at Indigo Bay provides larger and more luxurious homes.
Because Carolina Forest is such a central area with convenient access to just about everything, its location is a constant draw for those looking to buy a home, relocate, or move to a more dynamic area. The influx of residents brings with it an increase in traffic.
Consequently, the city has begun construction to widen Carolina Forest Boulevard— with the intention of alleviating some of the additional traffic the area is experiencing. The work is scheduled to be completed some time in the next year.