Growing Pains in Murrells Inlet

New Utility Poles in Murrells Inlet

Having been a creek rat at a very early age my love of Murrells Inlet runs deep and lately watching the huge power lines go up in the heart of the Inlet makes me realize all that comes with living in an area so rich in beauty and charm.  When I was growing up there weren’t that many people around and even with the growth I never would have imagined the towering polls that have intruded into our Murrells Inlet neighborhoods.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against having electricity nor am I against growth as with it comes many opportunities & conveniences we didn’t use to have in Murrells Inlet.  Being in real estate I have to say the new additions have certainly taken with them something special that used to exist in the small neighborhoods in the heart of Murrells Inlet.   Not to mention that the loss in real estate value both of neighboring Murrells Inlet property owners but also in the esthetic value that we will never have again.

Last week we lost a 200 year old live oak and this week we lost much more that maybe nobody may have noticed.  We can live without a tree but apparently we can’t live without electricity another part of the growing pains in Murrells Inlet.

SC Utility Receipt Circa 1937