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Old 01-13-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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I currently live in a small town in Maryland. I am looking to move to either Conway or Socastee SC this summer so that I can attend Coastal Carolina University with my boyfriend.I want to know which town is better to live in based on job opportunity and crime. Where I live now the town is small and there is not a lot of crime so I would like to be in an area that is similar to where I live now.



Do the Races in these two cities differ that much even know they are close to one another?



Races in Socastee
White Non-Hispanic (84.6%)
Black (7.0%)
Hispanic (4.7%)
Other race (2.0%)
Two or more races (1.6%)
Vietnamese (0.9%)
American Indian (0.7%)

Read more: //www.city-data.com/city/Socastee-South-Carolina.html#ixzz0cYlANVOi

Races in Conway:
White Non-Hispanic (54.9%)
Black (41.8%)
Hispanic (1.9%)
Two or more races (0.7%)
Other race (0.6%)

Read more: //www.city-data.com/city/Conway-South-Carolina.html#ixzz0cYlu72MJ
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Any advise before I start looking for houses?
Thanks so much !
Katie
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Yes, the races do differ that much. Conway is west of the Intracoastal waterway and Socastee is east. Are you going to be renting or buying? Conway would be less expensive for insurance since it's farther from the coast and thus potential hurricane and wind issues. Conway is probably more what you're used to, as it is an actual small down. Socastee doesn't really have a downtown as such. It's more of an area, with houses in residential areas and stores along the main roads. Conway has a beautiful marina and waterfront area along a river, whose name escapes me at the moment.

Hopefully others will join in with more information for you.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the information.I would be buying a home so the cheaper the better. I will look more into the conway area since the homes are less expensive.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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There are plenty of cheap houses in Socastee but it sounds like you would be much happier in Conway and there are plenty of affordable options there, too. Once you see downtown Conway you won't want to live anywhere else! You would also have your own Walmart, grocery stores, restaurants, etc, without having to deal with the tourists.

As for commuting to Coastal every day (which I do myself) all I can say is that you will want to avoid 501 as much as possible during the busy season. A 15 minute commute can turn into 30 or 40.

In Socastee you would take 544 which I don't think would be very busy but someone might correct me on that. If you were in Conway then there are only a few traffic lights between you and Coastal so I don't think the commute would be bad at all. (I live at the very northern tip of Myrtle Beach and I can tell you that I wish we were in Conway, as far as getting to school is concerned.)
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Thanks for the information about the commuting to Coastal. I do want a commute that is close to the college and having the basic restaurants and stores around Conway sounds nice.
Thanks a lot
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC missing home Reno NV
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why haven't you mentioned myrtle beach? Carolina Forest is close to CCU but is considered in Myrtle... is there a reason you're avoiding that beautiful beach town?
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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I live in the Socastee area. Might be selling my home, rental mobile home, and rental duplex within the next 6 months as we may have to relocate due to work. Most jobs are in Myrtle Beach. Conway is more small town. Housing is less expensive in Conway, but the drive can be a bear with the traffic around here. Socastee is a residential area, not a town. It actually has a Myrtle Beach address. I like the Socastee area because you are away from the city, but within a 15-20 minute drive to everything. I live just on the East side of the Intercoastal. Flood Insurance is not required here. You would just need to check out the area to see which area works best for you. Both are nice.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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socastee downtown myrtle beach and burcale road and green street and Conway DO have crime! percapita worse than Detroit probably
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Neither, yuck.

I went to summer school at Coastal and lived on the beach.

You'll find that many, many students live in Myrtle Beach.

Socastee is the pits and Conway is a small southern town.

Don't buy, rent. You'll never sell your house in Socastee because it is an undesirable part of town.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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Where do you live in Maryland? We live in Maryland and our daughter lives in Conway and just graduated from Coastal Carolina
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