MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - A number of homes are set to be built in the Emmens Preserve in The Market Common over the first few months of 2015.

It is just one example of the burgeoning real estate market in the Myrtle Beach area, indicating more people are looking to make a home along the Grand Strand.

For the entire Myrtle Beach area, home sales were up 4.5 percent overall in 2014. Of that, there was a 20 percent growth in single family homes. Retirees, relocaters, and investors can find a wealth of information about the Myrtle Beach area, including details about housing prices, cost of living, local economic statistics, healthcare, and overall quality of life at www.ThinkMyrtleBeach.com

In The Market Common, Lennar Homes will build 35 new houses at Emmens Preserve along nearly nine acres of land.

The property is currently being cleared and hopes are to have the homes finished by June. A community clubhouse is also set to be built.

In the entire Market Common area, there is the potential for nearly 5,500 homes to be built on the property.

"The real estate boom the Grand Strand is experiencing all goes back to the affordability of this region," said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "When you add in quality healthcare, a wonderful public school system, 60 miles of pristine, sandy beaches and a wealth of attractions and shopping and dining options, you have all the components needed to make potential residents think of calling the Myrtle Beach area home."