Horry County Communities
If you’re looking for a place to call home that is synonymous with charm, southern hospitality, history, and a superior quality of life, you’ve come to the right place. The areas that make up Greater Myrtle Beach are all distinct, yet share a common bond – each is proud to be part of a growing and thriving region. All communities offer affordable real estate, low property taxes, and competitive wages.
The business center of the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach has transitioned from a small weekend getaway town to a robust metropolis. In the heart of Myrtle Beach, you’ll be close to the beach, restaurants, shopping, and schools, not to mention new business and industry that continues to flood this area. Myrtle Beach offers a seven percent lower cost of living compared to the national average, and the median home value is approximately $165,000.
North Myrtle Beach
Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, Crescent Beach, and Windy Hill comprise North Myrtle Beach, a progressive, close-knit community that is the perfect family-friendly oasis. North Myrtle Beach is a progressive business community with a cost of living that is below the national average. The area enjoys a $17 million state-of-the-art parks and sports complex for its more than 12,000 residents who call this area home.
Quaint and historic and built along the banks of the Waccamaw River, Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. From corner bistros, neighborhood shops, and upscale boutiques, Conway offers small town allure, a plethora of leisure activities, and is said to be a “foodie paradise.” Home to Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College, as well as Conway Medical Center, the area boasts a world-class quality of life perfect for raising a family or starting a business.
A small seaside community known as the “Family Beach,” Surfside Beach encompasses two miles of pristine beach that vacationers love. Eight miles south of Myrtle Beach, Surfside is a laid-back beach town, but with all the amenities locals need: supermarkets, restaurants, dry cleaners, and more. Surfside is also just right for business, with low cost commercial and office spaces.
25 miles west of Myrtle Beach is Loris, a quiet inland town known for its festivals that attract more 35,000 attendees annually. Loris attracts people and businesses that seek land and large estates away from the more populated areas. Established in 1902, Loris was a major trade depot and began thriving as a city; it’s now home to more than 2,500 people who benefit from a cost of living that is 12% lower than the national average. Residents enjoy safe neighborhoods and quiet living.
Small but mighty and affectionately referred to as the “Little Golden Town,” Aynor is located in western Horry County where 600 people reside. Aynor claims deep roots, a slower pace of life, strong pride, and an intimate connection with the land, much of which is tobacco, soy, and corn fields. Aynor is home to PTR Industries, one of the most well-respected rifle manufacturers in the nation.
On the north end of the Grand Strand, the fishing community of Little River is the oldest of the 14 communities. It’s one of the few places left where life moves slowly, offering a relaxing, laid-back destination. Deep-sea fishing charters leave at sunrise, taking anglers to some of the best fishing spots on the coast. Shorter fishing and party boat cruises are also available, and if you’re feeling lucky, take an evening trip on a casino boat. Enjoy fresh seafood that comes off fishing boats throughout the day and is served up at many quality restaurants. Each May, Little River celebrates a local delicacy with their world-famous Blue Crab Festival. Each October, Little River celebrates their annual Shrimp Festival!