If you are wary about living in the middle of a resort area, prefer less traffic and a hometown ambiance, you owe it to yourself to take a few hours to discover the beautiful little town of Conway SC. Located only 12 miles from Myrtle Beach, and similar to the city of Georgetown, Conway is a world away from Myrtle Beach in appearance, culture, and lifestyle. Yet, a ten-minute drive up Hwy 501 takes you right to the beach.
Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina, established in 1734! For many years, tourists have driven through or by the town on their way to Myrtle Beach, and many have never thought about moving here. But as Myrtle Beach has expanded its residential boundaries, so has Conway. The subdivisions and new construction in and around its downtown have put it right on the border of Myrtle, but offering much lower taxes and prices than you find a few miles south.
Conway's past has been proudly preserved. There are as many as 39 official historic sites claimed by the city fathers, including warehouses, barns, and buildings, as well as distinctive homes. Seventeen of these sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Conway has also been recognized as a "Tree City USA" due to its protection of the Lowcountry live oaks and other trees. At several locations on Sixth and Seventh Avenues, and on Elm Street, cars have to drive around these ancient trees instead of the roads having taken the right-of-way. The older stately homes located in downtown Conway's live oak-lined streets bring the visitor a feeling of having stepped back in time. Much like historic Charleston, some of the homes were built in the early 1800's, and have been maintained to project the elegant facade in which they were built.
The City's Historic district was built in the 1900's and has been revitalized with working art studios, quaint shops, and bistros. Conway restaurants get rave reviews from residents and visitors alike. The eateries, bistros, and cafes offer everything from home-style dining to restaurants that can rival some of the best five-star restaurants in Myrtle Beach. One of the secret treasures offered here includes the live Theatre of the Republic on Main Street, producing Broadway-style shows with local talent as well as youth-group dramas and musicals.
Conway's Riverwalk features an 850-foot boardwalk that demands the visitor take advantage of the scenic view of its oldest landmark, the dark and brooding Waccamaw River. Located near the end of the Riverwalk is the Kingston Lady Riverboat, which departs from the Conway Marina, offering narrative historic tours of the Waccamaw. Canoes and pontoon boats are available for rent and give its visitors an eerie trip through the many winding tributaries where fish, birds, flora and fauna abound. The Riverwalk Park has picnic areas and a playground for kids.
In short, aside from its proximity to the ocean, Conway has its own attractions, and many find it a wonderful place to call home. You can find everything from a luxury waterfront home to a farm home with acreage, or even a starter home in a community with a pool. We invite you to check out some of the new neighborhoods springing up in Conway, or call us to take a tour of all of its homes and communities. You may just find your dream home in Conway South Carolina!
This 53 acre estate is nestled between lush tree buffers, features big open pasture lands great for horses. There are two ponds on property one is stocked for fishing. E...
Listing courtesy of CENTURY 21 Boling & Associates , Kristi Grigg.
This is a rare find! This magnificent home sits on 11.20 acres with 7 pecan trees and backs up to a deep water slough on the Waccamaw river. The property offers lots of...
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Southern Shores-Conway , Melanie Butler.
DIRECTLY ON THE RIVER WITH A PRIVATE BOAT RAMP & THE OWNER SAYS THIS HOME HAS NEVER FLOODED. You will enter this home through a spacious tiled foyer with 12’ ceiling then...
Listing courtesy of CB Chicora Advantage CF , John Padgett.
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