About Us

Garden City Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage and vacation rental company representing worldwide clients with an expansive collection of real estate including single family residential, condominium, and commercial, as well as modest, resort and luxury vacation rentals.

Established in 1973 by Beau Forshee, Fred L. Wilcox and M. Murray McLendon purchased Martin’s Real Estate Co. and changed the business’ name to Garden City Realty. In 1978 the office moved to its present location at 608 Atlantic Ave.

Garden City Realty acquired By the Sea Realty, and its on-site office in the oceanfront Surf Master by the Sea building, in 2001 and Condotels in 2009.

Today Garden City Realty’s stockholders are Lee Hewitt and Dennis McElveen. Lee, Broker-In-Charge of Real Estate Sales, has been with Garden City Realty since 1981 and Dennis, Broker-In-Charge of Vacation Rentals, has been with the firm since 1977.

The sales department includes a team of 10 award-winning and accredited real estate professionals, all of whom are multi-million dollar producers with extensive knowledge of the local real estate market. Likewise, Garden City Realty can assist with worldwide real estate needs through its affiliation with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury division Luxury Portfolio International®.

Garden City Realty is proudly affiliated with: Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Myrtle Beach Area Better Business Bureau, Garden City Beach Community Association, National Association of REALTORS, South Carolina Association of REALTORS, Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors and it’s Multiple Listing Service, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and Luxury Portfolio International.


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