Conway Real Estate

Overlooking the dark waters of the picturesque Waccamaw River, the city of Conway is located just 15 minutes inland from the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina. The city offers an appealing mixture of small-town friendliness, modern conveniences and Old South charm. Conway’s real estate market is anchored primarily by Conway homes, turnkey Conway condos, townhomes, and large Conway estate homes. Future homebuyers will surely find their dream home in this pleasant community. Conway was founded in 1733 and incorporated in 1898. Through it all, downtown Conway has worked hard as the heart of the community, the thriving hub of business, and the center of community activities. In 1985, South Carolina established a statewide Main Street program based on a downtown revitalization concept developed by the National Main Street Center, an affiliate of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Since the inception of Conway Main Street USA, downtown building vacancies have been drastically reduced, private reinvestment has topped 13.3 million dollars, nearly 200 businesses have been added or expanded, and hundreds of jobs have been created. Horry County Schools are poised for the challenging process of transforming education for more than 37,000 students in Conway, ranging from the child development program for four-year-olds through 12th grade in 46 schools, including 12 serving the Conway community. All Horry County Schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the South Carolina Department of Education, with fifty-one percent of the schools' professional staff having advanced degrees.

Conway Information

Neighborhoods & Subdivisions in Conway
Conway offers a blend of older neighborhoods and newer developments with many amenities. Established neighborhoods include Country Club Forest, Snowhill, Forest Lakes Estates, Kingston Greens, Sherwood Forest, Carolina Pines, Castlewood, Quail Creek, Chicora, College Park, Southcreek, Jasmine Woods and Windmeadows. Newer subdivisions include South Lakes, Wild Rose, Ivy Glen, and Country Club Estates.

Conway’s Oldest Citizens
Historic Conway's live oaks are one of the most prized possessions. All of the historic oaks measure from the smallest at 6-foot circumference to an amazing 20-foot circumference. Touted as "Conway's Oldest Citizens," the live oaks are ornamented by Spanish Moss and Resurrection Ferns.

While tourism has played an important role in present day Conway, it has been its residents and local officials who have made the city’s rebirth possible. In the late 1940s, the Chamber of Commerce proudly proclaimed "Life is Pleasant in Conway." More than 50 years later, that simple statement is still true. With careful planning, the impact of tourism has been a positive one. Through the combined marketing efforts of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Conway Main Street U.S.A. and the City of Conway, visitors are seeing Conway in a different light.

Attractions & Points of Interest
Festivals and community events sponsored by Conway Main Street, such as the Rivertown Jazz & Blues Festival, Gospel on the Green, and A Rivertown Christmas, offer something for everyone. Additional shopping and dining opportunities with small town hospitality are a plus to all. There are many reasons to visit Conway: following the Historic Trail map for a self-guided tour of stately old homes, picturesque churches and more than a dozen buildings and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places; strolling along the Riverwalk to view Conway's oldest landmark, the Waccamaw River; taking part in a narrated historic river boat tour that departs the Conway Marina daily; visiting new shopping malls bustling with activity on the town's outskirts or the unique shops of the historic downtown business district; or visiting the trees, the huge moss-draped live oaks standing along avenues where vehicular traffic yields the right-of-way as the huge trees stand defiantly in the middle of the street or just out from curbs.

Recreational opportunities abound. The Waccamaw River runs through downtown Conway and supports such water activities as boating, skiing, hydrosliding and jet skiing. In addition, the Waccamaw River is an excellent haven for fishermen. Two marinas -- one public and one private -- are available in the downtown area. Within the numerous wooded sections of the area, one will find ample game. Deer and duck seasons bring hunting enthusiasts from all around. The Conway Recreation Department oversees organized sports for adults and children on a year-round basis. Everything from baseball, football and basketball to activities for Senior Citizens is available to the public. The city maintains Collins Memorial Park, a very attractive area near downtown, featuring tennis courts, picnic shelters and children's playground equipment. The city also maintains the Riverfront Tennis Center, a lighted facility with five clay courts and a pro shop. For golf fans, several excellent courses await. Conway Golf Course, located within the city limits, is a 9-hole course that is very popular among residents of the area. The Links Burning Ridge, The Links Quail Creek, The Witch, Myrtle Beach National and Wild Wing Plantation offer 198 more holes. The area is known as the golf capital of the world.

Local Health Care
Conway Hospital, which has served the area since 1928, is a private, non-profit institution that opened its new facilities in 1982. With more than 100 physicians making rounds among 160 comfortable, private rooms, patients feel assured that they will receive the best of care.

Conway Homes for Sale

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