Cost of Living,
Conway's Real Estate Market
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach Metro Area
Profile: Beach city complex / college town Location: Northeast South Carolina on Atlantic Coast, 20 miles from North Carolina border Elevation: 30 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
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Myrtle Beach might be called the “northernmost city in Florida.” The wide, white, sandy beaches lined with high rise hotels and residences look just like a beach resort city in Florida. The area attracts some 15 million tourists per year. Serving this market are vast developments of chain restaurants, amusement parks, miniature golf courses, and a variety of local events.
Other amenities include over 100 golf courses and some country-and-western themed museums and entertainment, making Myrtle Beach an emerging Branson. People also come to the area to shop, and a large new mall and outlet mall anchor a diverse shopping scene. The springtime Canadian-American Days festival (or “Can-Am”) draws thousands from north of the U.S. border. The vast majority of employment is tied to the tourist, entertainment and retail industries.
Conway is a more family-oriented small town with a nice historic district and the small public Carolina Coastal University some 12 miles inland, while North Myrtle Beach is a family-oriented beach town 10 miles north at the North Carolina border. For Myrtle Beach itself, much of it is overbuilt and unattractive with a gaudy, commercial feel and an exceptionally high crime rate.
The city sits on a sandy barrier island in extreme northeastern South Carolina. Areas of level plain and low sand hills and pine trees cover the island and inland sections. The climate is warm, humid subtropical. Summer days are warm and humid but moderated along the coast by sea breezes. Due to the warm marine influence and the Gulf Stream, winters are very mild (although temperatures do drop below freezing). Skies are sunny every 2 in 3 days, but plenty of rain falls year-round. The area is vulnerable to Atlantic hurricanes, although it’s slightly north of the main hazard area.
Interesting Facts about Conway, South Carolina
As of 2014, Conway's population is 17,466 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 21.41 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Conway is $116,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.10 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Conway's cost of living is 10.00% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Conway public schools spend $11,230 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 11.3 students per teacher in Conway.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Conway is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Conway jobs have Increased by 1.81 percent.
Ranked #108 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #266 2005 Best Places to Live
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Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Conway's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
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• Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
• Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
• Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
• Homes under $250,000
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