Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach [see map] (pop. 22,759) is the largest, most developed and best-known of the Grand Strand's communities, with more concentrated restaurants, hotels, attractions, retail stores and entertainment options than anywhere else in the Grand Strand. You'll find reasonably priced, family friendly neighborhoods, golf course communities and condos in Myrtle Beach, all close to the ...
Myrtle Beach Neighborhoods
North Myrtle Beach, SC
Made up of four individual communities - Ocean Drive, Cherry Grove, Windy Hill and Crescent Beach - the city of North Myrtle Beach [see map] (pop. 10,974) occupies a 9.3-square-mile land area with nine miles of beautiful beaches. North Myrtle Beach is a relaxed, peaceful, family-oriented community, with a lot of vacation property owners as ...
North Myrtle Beach Neighborhoods
- Avista Beach Complex
- Barefoot Resort
- Bay Watch Beach Complex
- Charleston Landing
- Cherry Grove
- Mar Vista Grande Beach Complex
- North Beach Plantation
- North Myrtle Beach Golf & Tennis
- Ocean Greens
- Ocean Keyes
- Ocean Pines
- Sea Garden Townhomes
Little River, SC
The quiet fishing village of Little River [see map] (pop. 7,027), one of the area's earliest coastal settlements, is a few miles north of Myrtle Beach, along the Intracoastal Waterway at the South Carolina/North Carolina border. The area was once a popular hideout for pirates and Civil War blockade-runners. Known for its fresh seafood, fishing ...
Little River Neighborhoods
Garden City, SC
Unincorporated Garden City Beach [see map] (pop. 9,357) is in both Horry and Georgetown counties, ending on a peninsula at the mouth of Murrells Inlet. Beach houses and condominiums are the primary housing. Access to the ocean and inlet makes it a hot spot for fishing, crabbing, and water sports. Community assets include a fishing ...
Garden City Neighborhoods
Created in 1734 as the town of Kingston, Conway [see map] (pop. 11,788) is a community of tree-lined streets, historic homes and churches, and a revitalized business district as ell as being the Horry County seat. Huge, moss-draped live oaks stand along avenues, in the middle of the street or just out from the curbs, ...
Surfside Beach, SC
Billing itself as "the family beach," Surfside Beach [see map] (pop. 4,425) in Horry County is an active residential community south of Myrtle Beach. You'll find beach houses, condominiums, hotels, and a popular fishing pier. The town also has a large water park, numerous restaurants and other businesses. Surfside Beach has a slightly older population, ...
Surfside Beach Neighborhoods
Murrells Inlet, SC
The fishing village of Murrells Inlet [see map] (pop. 5,519), billed as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina," prides itself on the natural beauty of the marshes that surround it and works hard to preserve that beauty. A Marshwalk and creekside park encourage residents and visitors to stop and enjoy the view. Residents are older-median ...
Murrells Inlet Neighborhoods
Litchfield Beach, SC
Litchfield [see map] (pop. 3,800), once known as Magnolia Beach, draws both retirees and families to its quiet, relaxed, neighborhood atmosphere. Features of this unincorporated community include lower-density housing, impeccable landscaping, country clubs, and planning that includes generous amounts of undeveloped natural areas to enjoy in this part of Georgetown County.
Pawleys Island, SC
"Elegantly shabby" typifies Pawleys Island [see map] (pop. 138), one of the earliest resort towns in the state. Pawleys Island today is a mecca for the young professionals who built significant nest eggs early in life and are ready to enjoy a long, active, social retirement. The median age of Pawleys Island's residents is 55 ...
This Georgetown County seat located on the Sampit River began as a Spanish settlement in 1526, and figured in many events in early American history. Today Georgetown [see map] (pop. 8,950) is a riverport town with colorful downtown buildings and brick-lined sidewalks. Norman Crampton rates Georgetown among the top 100 small towns in America in ...
Fifteen minutes inland from Georgetown are the friendly people and quiet streets of Andrews [see map] (pop. 3,068), home of singer Chubby Checker. Andrews offers scenic river trails and canoe trips along the ebony waters of the Black River. Andrews has just over 3,000 largely young and diverse residents; more than 35% of its households ...
Loris [see map] (pop. 2,079), 35 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach and incorporated in 1902, is known for its friendly, small town atmosphere. Folks crowd into Loris each year for the Loris Bog-Off, a chicken bog cooking festival celebrating a local specialty made with chicken, rice, sausage, and assorted seasonings. The median age of Loris ...
Founded in the 1800s by Maine's Buck family to supply their Penobscot Bay shipyard with timber, Bucksport [see map] (pop. 1,117) today is young (median age 32 years) and predominately African-American. Children under age 18 are included in 36.8% of the town's households.
Atlantic Beach, SC
Atlantic Beach [see map] (pop. 351) has a predominately young, African-American population: median age is 30. Nicknamed "The Black Pearl," Atlantic Beach was formed from the rich culture of African-Americans and their mixed heritage-African, Native American, Caribbean and European. Chartered in 1966, Atlantic Beach is one of the only remaining Black-owned oceanfront towns in America. Restaurant ...
Aynor [see map] (pop. 587), the Little Golden Town in western Horry County, began as a terminus for a railroad from Conway in the early 1900s. Aynor is overwhelmingly a town of families: nearly 70% of the households in Aynor are married couples with or without children, or single parents; more than 30% of Aynor's ...
Longs, SC - this small rural area is situated between North Myrtle Beach and Longs and only minutes to the beach. Several golf courses with quite neighborhood living is the lifestyles here. Longs Neighborhoods & Subdivisions
Calabash, NC — Seafood is the reputation of this North Carolina settlement and it is located on the Intracoastal Waterway with shopping, golfing and fishing galore. Calabash Neighborhoods & Subdivisions
Socastee is a Native American name referred to as "Sawkastee" in a 1711 land grant to Percival Pawley. A skirmish between small forces of American and British troops occurred near Socastee Creek in 1781. By the 1870s, the Socastee community was a significant center for the production and distribution of naval stores such as turpentine ...