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Old 02-15-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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My mother & I may be moving near Conway, Mytle Beach (that area) and we have not a clue of a lot of things about the area. ppl, help me out on info like.......
*jobs
*housing
*crime rates
*the high school
*attractions/things to do
*and hurricanes (Do hurricanes hit mytle beach ever or really close by?)
thanks for your help,
~Kimmie~
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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My mother & I may be moving near Conway, Mytle Beach (that area) and we have not a clue of a lot of things about the area. ppl, help me out on info like.......
*jobs
*housing
*crime rates
*the high school
*attractions/things to do
*and hurricanes (Do hurricanes hit mytle beach ever or really close by?)
thanks for your help,
~Kimmie~
* No jobs. Bring one with you. It's a tourist area and they aren't too fond of tourists right now.
* Housing is reasonable.
* Crime rates....well...pretty much the same anywhere, plus you get the added amusement of the police and mayors getting in trouble for dui, public nudity, and much more, as well. Evidently there are dog fights going on in a local town. The students are discussing it at school. When the police were notified, a "we'll look into it, but you know dog fights are noisy, and no one's complained about it yet". Ok, but doesn't mean it's NOT HAPPENING.
* Schools: My daughter informed us last night (she's a senior at AAST), that kids in her math class couldn't SUBTRACT 15-9 without a calculator. She was stunned. Regular, every day math class. Not special ed. My other high schooler said the same thing.
* Attractions/things to do: After you do the touristy stuff and blow too much money, there's the beach. And golf. Beyond that, the area offers nothing cultural. You can go to Columbia or Charleston for that, however. Or even Atlanta. None of them are too far for a weekend drive.
* Hurricanes: Anywhere down south you have that chance. Who would have thought we would have gotten snow!? But damn, that was fun! Made me miss NY snow...briefly...
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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I'll just add a few thoughts based on my research over the years. We had hoped to make a move to the MB area and were interested mostly in good neighborhoods and schools.

I would not move to Conway for my kids to go to school. I would personally prefer the high schools of Carolina Forest, Socastee and St. James.

We found many wonderful neighborhoods, some subdivisions with lots of rules and some "traditional" neighborhoods such as I'm used to here in central PA.

It seems that most hurricanes that threaten the coastal Carolinas make landfall in or near Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, NC. However, there have been hurricanes that hit close to MB and Georgetown, and of course there was Hugo that hit Charleston in the 1990s. I remember a number of years ago there was also a tornado in downtown MB. Hurricanes give you lots of advance warning so you can choose to evacuate or stay, tornados not so much! If you settle west of the waterway your damage would be less severe and your insurance would also be much lower.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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I agree about the schools Dawne. I moved here about 9 years ago and my kids have been in the St. James school district and I'm happy with the schools/teachers. My son goes to CCU now and what a great university!
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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It does seem like Horry County is one of the better counties in terms of education in SC. How are Marion County schools? I ask because my mom is originally from Mullins and wondered about the schools there.
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