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    Horry County South Carolina

    Home to some 290,000 residents, Horry County is home to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. Pronounced “O’Ree”, Horry County’s beginnings date back to 1801. Back then, the area was more isolated than it is now due to all the rivers and swamps. This led to a more independent lifestyle among those who lived here, as they had virtually no assistance from the outside world. This independent life led to the name  “The Independent Republic of Horry”, in honor of Peter Horry, who was a hero of the Revolutionary War.

    Today, Horry County has grown to be a worldwide destination for vacations and retirees. The Myrtle Beach area, along with the surrounding cities, offers nearly endless options for recreation and entertainment. Myrtle Beach is famous for its condo resorts that line the shore, offering visitors and residents amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean.

    The Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Team is proud to sell homes and condos in the following cities and towns in Horry County:

    Myrtle Beach South Carolina at sunset.

    Myrtle Beach

    Established as a city in 1957, Myrtle Beach is the entertainment hub of Horry County. Famed for its beautiful beaches and attractions, Myrtle Beach offers a spectacular selection of houses and condos for sale in all sizes and price ranges. There’s virtually an endless variety of food in the many restaurants that occupy the beachfront. Myrtle Beach has won many awards over the years, including the “No. 3 boardwalk in the United States” by National Geographic 2010, “100 Best Retirement Towns in America” by Where to Retire magazine, and the “World’s Best Beach’ by Yahoo.com users.

    Myrtle Beach Communities and Myrtle Beach Neighborhoods

    North Myrtle Beach

    Since 1968, North Myrtle Beach has been a destination for tourists and those looking for the perfect vacation home, with beautiful beaches and rustic beach cottages, along with furnished condos. Residents shop at locally owned artisan shops and boutiques, souvenir shops, antique stores, and regional and outlet malls. Some of the best golf courses are found among the 85 fairways. Along with endless water activities, North Myrtle Beach makes for the perfect place to buy a home for those looking for a vacation or retirement option.

    Carolina Forest

    Carolina Forest is a master-planned community that was developed during the 1990s and includes about a dozen different neighborhoods, each with it’s own style. This wide mix of neighborhoods offers dry boat storage, gated communities, lakefront homes, apartments and condominiums, golf course subdivisions, custom home neighborhoods and many more.

    The famous 1000-ft pier in Cherry Grove.

    Cherry Grove

    A neighborhood of North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove is famous for its a 985-foot fishing pier and voted  #1 Beach in South Carolina by USA Today 10 Best.

    Conway

    Conway is the county seat of Horry County, boasting a history going back to 1670. The beautiful surroundings of the area make it an ideal place to buy a home for families.

    Garden City

    Known for its 668-foot Pier at Garden City, Garden City offers a low median home value and cost of living. With the pier and other fun attractions, Garden City is the perfect place to buy a home for those who enjoy the lifestyle of Myrtle Beach.

    Grande Dunes

    This prestigious community in Myrtle Beach consists of 3 main villages – Golf Village, Marina Village, and Ocean Village. The center of the Grande Dunes community is a 27,000 square foot Mediterranean clubhouse, offering extraordinary amenities.

    Little River

    One of the oldest and unique towns in Horry County, Little River is home to the annual Blue Crab Festival, fresh seafood, fishing charters, and centuries-old oak trees. The Las Vegas style gambling boats are also a huge draw for tourists and residents.

    Longs / Loris

    The city of Loris is located in the Grand Strand, just 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach. Longs is a community in Loris that includes new developments, planned communities, and golf courses.

    Boats docked in Murrells Inlet

    Murrells Inlet

    The historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet is located just 10 miles from Myrtle Beach and is popular with people looking to buy a home for retirement. Residents enjoy a wide range of water activities and eating in the “seafood capital of South Carolina”, along with walking along the popular MarshWalk.

    Pawleys Island

    Located 35 miles south of Myrtle Beach is the historic community of Pawleys Island. It’s a relaxing community where residents enjoy crabbing, fishing, and laying on rope hammocks.

    Surfside Beach

    Known as “The Family Beach”, Surfside Beach is located between Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet, giving residents easy access to the entertainment of the Myrtle Beach attractions.

    If you are thinking about buying Horry County real estate or selling a home in Horry County, give us a call at (843) 839-9870 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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