Connect with us

Get to Know the Grand Strand: Little River, SC

Area News

Get to Know the Grand Strand: Little River, SC

With abundant natural beauty, a year-round mild climate, and one of the most reasonable costs of living in the United States, the Grand Strand is an amazing place to call home! In fact, for the past three years the Myrtle Beach/Conway/North Myrtle Beach metropolitan area has been recognized as the fastest growing metropolitan area in South Carolina and the second fastest growing metropolitan area in the country.

With so many people flocking to the area, there are probably some of you out there who are still trying to figure out the lay of the land. At Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living we want to help everyone feel completely at home in this community. That’s why BHGRE Elliott Coastal Living is here to offer a closer look at the neighborhoods and townships that make up the Grand Strand.

This week we are looking at the charming hamlet of Little River, SC.


Little River is one of the oldest settlements along the coast. The name Little River originated with the land’s indigenous inhabitants, who called the region “Mineola”, meaning “Little River”. As early as the 1600’s, European fisherman and farmers started establishing homesteads in the area. The area’s natural harbor made Little River a haven for pirates and privateers during the settlement’s formative years. In fact, many of the most infamous buccaneers from the Golden Age of Piracy, including Captain Kidd, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny and Blackbeard, are all part of the area’s rich local lore. In 1936, Little River became part of the Intracoastal Waterway. To this day, the waterway remains one of the town’s most important features.


Don’t let the small-town charm fool you, Little River is one of the liveliest sections of the Grand Strand. With countless water-based attractions, gourmet restaurants, award-winning golf courses and festivals, entertainment abounds in this cozy coastal town.

One of the area’s most popular draws is the world-famous Little River Blue Crab Festival. Every May the streets of this quiet town come alive with festive beach music and fresh local seafood during one of the largest festivals in the Southeast. For more than eight consecutive years, the Little River Blue Crab Festival has been named the Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand by readers of the Sun News newspaper. This is a can’t miss event for anyone living in the Grand Strand.

Beyond the Blue Crab Festival, the town boasts a wide assortment of activities and attractions. Enjoy a guided jet ski tour of the Carolina coast from Little River Water Sports. Try your luck on a Big M Casino Cruise, South Carolina’s ONLY casino. Hit the links at one of the local championship golf courses, including Eagles Nest Golf Club, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links and Tidewater Golf Plantation. There is always something to do in Little River.

Real Estate

Looking to relocate to the Little River area? As you set out on the home-buying process, turn to your friends 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 people find their forever home in the Grand Strand. Visit our website today to have a look at the incredible homes and condos for sale in Little River, SC.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Area News

To Top