Jensen at Myrtle Beach ..

Review of Jensen at Myrtle Beach Communities:
Ocean Pines/Magnolia Grove
3196 Moonshadow Lane, Garden City Beach, SC
These are resale over 55 mobile and manufactured land-lease communities adjacent to each other located on the South end of the "Grand Strand."

We were visiting Myrtle Beach to find active adult residences. We just happened upon Ocean Pines and Magnolia Grove. After researching, we found this development was by Jensen, a major developer of land-lease parks for seniors.

mobile home at Jensen community in Myrtle Beach

Jensen was a well-known developer of over 55 land-leased manufactured communities for seniors and retirees since 1920's.  Most of their communities are in the Northeast.

Later we learned that Jensen had built other projects at Myrtle Beach:

  • Country Lakes - Little River, SC - above North Myrtle Beach, another nice residential area on the North end of The Grand Strand. This development is gated and features a pool, clubhouse and activities.
    4353 Erie Drive, Little River, SC
  • Garden City Beach Duplex Apartments - Apartments located in the Ocean Pines community.

Also in South Carolina:

  • Southern Palms in Ladson near Charleston and Summerville.

We loved this location because the homes were well spread out and gave a feeling of spaciousness in an otherwise busy area. The ocean amenities were only a few blocks away. But here inside this garden oasis was peace and calm.

The Grand Strand

It's hard to comprehend the Grand Strand unless you visit. Sixty miles of shopping, hotels, activities and restaurants right on the beach. And if you love miniature golf, this is a golfer's paradise. Restaurants, glitz, luxury hotels and's all there.

Nearby are the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens and the amazing sun drenched beaches.

New Construction in Myrtle Beach -

Construction activity is everywhere and makes it seem a little busier than a retiree might like. But inside Ocean Pines, there was:

  1. a quiet campground feeling
  2. lots of trees
  3. serenity and spaciousness
  4. a mix of new and older homes, well maintained
  5. a lake and pool
  6. small clubhouse
  7. Reasonably-priced homes

The gently curving streets, crystal lakes, and very tall, mature pines instantly gave me a feeling of instant relaxation.

scenic view of lake at Ocean Pines 55+ community in Myrtle BeachTall pines and lake at Ocean Pines/Magnolia Grove 55+ communities

You may want to review these homes--there is a sales office next to the pool. To make sure someone is there, we recommend that you call first.

manufactured home in Ocean Pines community in South CarolinaManufactured home at Ocean Pines

Land Lease

This is a land-lease community, meaning you purchase the home only and lease your land. The land lease is included in a monthly homeowner's fee which covers various services and amenities. Low maintenance items include tree and shrub pruning. The prices are very reasonable, starting under $100,000. We saw some homes that were in the low $100's as well.

Myrtle Beach prices can reach into the millions for a condominium on the beach. You are located very close to the beach here for those long beach walks, warm breezes, and warm surf and that is what Myrtle Beach is really all about.

Other communities by Jensen in South Carolina:

  • Southern Palms near Charleston, SC
  • Jensen also has manufactured land-lease communities for over 55 in North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York.
    If you wish to contact Jensen's, you can find their website at
  • Other manufactured homes in Myrtle Beach area:
    Lakeside Crossing

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manufactured homes by lakeHomes along lake at Ocean Pines

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