Buyer Beware | Helicopter Noise Complaints from Plantation Point Homeowners

Helicopter over shoreline

Helicopter Tours over Myrtle Beach

A year ago we talked about noise issues locals know about and you should, too, including continuous complaints from residents in the upscale Plantation Point subdivision about a nearby tourism-related chopper launching pad. For now, it seems Helicopter Adventures has won the legal battle.
 
Moral of the story: When you’re shopping for a home in a resort destination, find a reputable representative who’s well familiar with the particular area in which you’re looking. Ask open-ended questions about noise, traffic, and whether there are any known issues that residents complain about. Otherwise, you too could find yourself “…trapped in a really bad, never-ending episode of M*A*S*H.”

 
Posted March 21, 2013

 
UPDATE:
On April 19, 2016, the Horry County Council unanimously approved an ordinance requiring new helicopter companies offering tourist rides to operate from a public airport. However, Helicopter Adventures has been grandfathered to allow its current location at 21st Avenue North near Broadway at the Beach and Plantation Point subdivision until August 2023. Read more.

 
By Kay Van Hoesen
Email: kay@certifaxappraisals.com
Phone: 843-497-9155, Ext. 103
 

Kay Van Hoesen

Kay Van Hoesen represents private-party investors, private equity groups, hedge funds, mortgage lenders and individuals needing real estate advice in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand.
 
She is founder, senior appraiser and owner of Certifax, Inc., in Myrtle Beach. With local appraisal experience since 1986, Kay and her staff have developed more than 35,000 appraisals, consulting on more than $7 Billion in local real estate.
 
Kay is a state certified residential real estate appraiser in both South Carolina and North Carolina as well as FHA-approved. Additionally, she is a licensed real estate broker in South Carolina, a participating member of the National Association of Realtors, the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors, and an Associate Member of the Appraisal Institute.
 

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