Back in 1732, Kings Town became one of the first towns in the South Carolina, but it was later renamed Conway, South Carolina in honor of General Robert Conway who fought in the American Revolution. It is a short 15-mile drive from Conway to Myrtle Beach, a popular vacation spot in the southern United States. The homes in Conway are perfect for any average American family, sporting 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in a variety of styles from ranch to colonial. New construction and modern developments are also available in this booming, southern city.
In the last 20 years, Conway had more than doubled in population, which in turn has brought more employers to the area. Vulcan Materials and Avx, producing construction materials and electronic equipment, respectively, employ a large number of residents in Conway and the surrounding communities. This influx of residents has also spurned renovation projects in and around downtown, including the local River Walk. Many of the local tours center around the Waccama River, including a kayak tour. The city's commitment to creating a green and pleasurable city to live in has awarded them the designation Tree City USA from the Arbor Day Foundation. Whether you enjoy the occasional stroll through a park, or maintain a strict daily outdoor exercise routine, the beautiful trails around Conway are a great way to keep you motivated and entertained while outside.
Since it was founded before the Revolution, there is clearly a lot of history in Conway. The city hall building downtown is a great example of this as it was designed by the same architect in charge of the Washington Monument. There's also the Horry County Museum to visit, which is free of charge, and currently features a column aquarium inside a spiral staircase. The shopping around Conway also reflects its historic roots; boutiques and shops selling antiques and other collectables are available all through town. The local glass-blown studio was opened by a couple with glassblowing roots going back to the 1800s and is a great place to buy or create your own glass work of art. Finally, it's a real treat to see historic farm work in action when you visit the Living History Farm; you'll want to take the time for multiple visits because events and attractions change with the season. Conway is growing and is a great place to set fresh roots; whether you're just getting started or looking for a place to retire, this colonial town is vibrant and ready for you to call it home.