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Get to Know the Grand Strand: Conway, SC

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Get to Know the Grand Strand: Conway, SC

The Grand Strand is an amazing place to call home! With a pleasant year-round climate, countless sources of entertainment, and an extraordinarily low cost of living, our community is a haven for would-be property owners. It’s no wonder then that the Myrtle Beach/Conway/North Myrtle Beach metropolitan area, for the third year in a row, has been named the fastest-growing metropolitan area in South Carolina.

With so many newcomers arriving every day, there are probably a few of you out there who are still trying to learn the lay of the land. At Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living, we want everyone to feel completely at home in this community. That’s why BHGRE Elliott Coastal Living is here to offer a better look at the neighborhoods and townships that make up the Grand Strand.

This week we are looking at South Carolina’s historic river town: Conway, SC.

History

Conway is among the oldest cities in South Carolina. Originally known as the Kingston, Conway was first settled in 1734. With fertile soil and easy access to the Waccamaw River, the village quickly established itself as a major agricultural and shipping hub.

Many of the area’s residents fought during the Revolutionary War, and several small engagements were fought near the village. In fact, General Frances Marion–a.k.a the “Swamp Fox”–had an encampment near Kingston and use the area as a major staging ground for his guerrilla campaign against the British. After the war, the village of Kingston was renamed Conwaysbourough, in honor of Revolutionary General Robert Conway.

During the Civil War, the city of Conway flourished as a major supplier of “naval stores”, lumber and turpentine, to the Confederacy. Even after the war ended, these industries remained the backbone of Conway’s economy.

Today, Conway is known primarily for its abundant natural beauty, rich history and world-renowned institutes of higher education.

Attractions

Charm emanates from every bend of this cozy coastal town. Situated just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, the downtown area of this historic river town is home to a unique array of shopping, dining, and scenic views. Elegant live oak-lined thoroughfares transport you back in time to an age of civility and peace.

By far, one of the most popular attractions is the historic Conway Riverwalk. With easy access to the beautiful Waccamaw River, visitors can enjoy a plethora of watersports; including fishing, kayaking, boating, and more. Off the river, visitors can enjoy strolling through elegant boutiques, cozy-coastal restaurants, historic museums, and even a stunning aquarium.

In addition to the historic Riverwalk, Conway is also home to world-renowned Coastal Carolina University. A Division I member of the Sun Belt, sports fans will adore cheering the Chanticleers on to victory all year long in any number of sports.

Golf fans looking to relocate will particularly enjoy playing on Conway’s various championship golf courses, including Shaftesbury Glen Golf and Fish Club, The Witch Golf Club, and Wild Wing Plantation.  

No matter what you’re into, South Carolina’s “Historic Rivertown” has something for everyone.

Real Estate

Whether you’re buying your first home, looking to move into something bigger and better, or ready to pare down into something quaint and comfortable, Conway has something for everyone.

If you are looking to relocate to Conway, turn to the local real estate professionals at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living. For more than 60 years, the friendly staff and real estate professionals at BHGRE Elliott Coastal Living have been helping the people of the Grand Strand with all their real estate needs. Visit our website or stop by our office today to explore the incredible homes and condos available for purchase in Conway, SC.   

Kyle earned his Masters and Bachelors Degrees from the University of Alabama. A native of the Upstate, Kyle fell in love with the Grand Strand as a child during summer vacations with his family. A passionate writer, reader and world traveler, he can always be found on the beach with his head in the clouds and a book in his hands.

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