Looking for a new home in the Myrtle Beach area? Welcome to our guide to the most popular Myrtle Beach zip codes in real estate:

The 29579 zip code includes the communities of Carolina Forest and Forestbrook. With an overall median home value of $246,000, it is one of the pricier zip codes on our list, however, there are lots of housing options including established homes, new builds, condos/townhomes, and land lots on which to build your dream home. The area has a top-rated school system that includes Carolina Forest Elementary, River Oaks Elementary, Forestbrook Elementary, Ocean Bay Middle School, and Carolina Forest High School. The area also features a mix of more established neighborhoods and new construction neighborhoods. Established neighborhoods include Plantation Lakes, Avalon, and The Farm. Newer communities include Waterway Palms and Waterbridge.

The 29577 zip code is classic Myrtle Beach, at the heart of it all. This zip code features a median home value of $174,000 and offers a wide range of options for home buyers. The Myrtle Beach school district has plenty of accolades as a top school system and includes Myrtle Beach Elementary, Myrtle Beach Middle School, and Myrtle Beach High School. This zip code also dips into the desired neighborhood of The Market Common, with mixed residential and commercial options to choose from. Sought after communities in this zip code include Myrtlewood, Seagate Village, Pine Lakes Country Club, The Market Common, and Cresswind--an amenity-rich 55+ active retirement community.

Welcome to the Family Beach! The 29575 zip code is home to the town of Surfside Beach. With a median home value of $218,000, Surfside Beach is a reasonable choice for home buyers who love that small town feeling. Great schools for students in this zip code include Seaside Elementary, St. James Middle School, St. James High School, and Socastee High School. Top-choice neighborhoods in this zip code include Prestwick, Deerfield Plantation, Waterway Estates, Surfside Beach Club, and the Retreat at Ocean Commons.

The home of the Socastee Heritage Festival, the 29588 zip code is most well-known for the Socastee Swing Bridge and several historic sites. This zip code is one of the more affordable with a median home value of $188,000. Aside from the highly-rated Socastee High School, kids living in this zip code attend top-rated schools from K-12 including Burgess Elementary, Palmetto Bays Elementary, Forestbrook Middle School, St. James Middle School, and also St. James High School. Desired neighborhoods in this zip include Silver Fox Landing, The Farm at Timberlake, The Lakes, and Cameron Village.

Which zip code do you want to explore first? Your Century 21 Broadhurst agent is your guide to all the great perks each of these popular Myrtle Beach area zip codes have to offer.