Community Overview

Team Broadhurst At the 29th Annual Mark Sloan Golf Tournament

 

Location
Horry & Georgetown Counties make up the region known as "The Grand Strand".  The lovely Grand Strand stretches along the northern South Carolina coast & consists of over 60 miles of coastline and spans out 40-50 miles inland

Climate
Average annual temp:
64.1 degrees
Residents & visitors of the Grand Strand enjoy a mild sub-tropical climate throughout the year. The Atlantic Ocean and warm air currents from the Gulf Stream help maintain moderate temperatures. On the beach, weather conditions are generally a little windier and cooler in the summer by 4-8 degrees. Water temperatures range from 50 degrees in January to 85 degrees in August. Snow is very rare, though we have had some in the past 2 years which usually is completely gone by noon!

Museums
The Rice Museum, Georgetown
The Rice Museum Annex, Georgetown
Kaminski House Museum, Georgetown
Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet
Horry County Museum, Conway
Myrtle Beach National Wax Museum, Myrtle Beach
Children's Museum of South Carolina, Myrtle Beach
Franklin G. Burroughs & Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Myrtle Beach

Live Theatre
Alabama Theater, North Myrtle Beach
Celebrity Theatre, North Myrtle Beach
The Pirate's Voyage, Myrtle Beach
Carolina Opry, Myrtle Beach
The Palace Theater, Myrtle Beach
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Myrtle Beach
Legends in Concert, Myrtle Beach
Celebrations, Surfside Beach
Swamp Fox Players, Inc., Georgetown

Education
All children between the ages of 5 & 17 (by September 1) must enroll in school. Schools operate 180 days a year. Students must attend at least 170 days to receive course or grade credit.

Contact the school district Planning Office (Horry County (843) 488-6700, Georgetown County (843) 546-2561) to find out which school your child will attend or visit their website Horry County Schools or Georgetown County Schools. You must visit the school to register your child. To register, you need:

           A valid birth certificate
           Proof of immunization on a SC Certificate of Immunization form
           Documentation of residence in your school's county 
           A Social Security number for your child
 
There are a full range of academic & athletic activities for your child to participate in at the area Schools. An annual physical is a requirement for all sports which must be provided to the school the child is attending.

Grand Strand Universities & Colleges, Industrial, Technical & Trade
Coastal Carolina College
Coastal Carolina University
Golf Academy of the Carolinas
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
North American Institute of Aviation
Rutledge Education System
Webster University
Academy for the Arts - Science & Technology
Carolina College of Cosmetology
Showcase Models & Talent
Strand College of Hair Design
Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach
Lowcountry Day School
Hospitals
Conway Medical Center (843) 347-7111
Georgetown Memorial Hospital (843) 527-7000
Grand Strand Regional Medical Center (843) 692-1000
Loris Healthcare System (843) 716-7000
Waccamaw Community Hospital (843) 652-1000

Recreation
The Grand Strand has many different types of parks and recreational facilities offering residents and visitors various adventures. From baseball fields, basketball, hockey rinks, gyms, tennis courts, full service Recrational centers like the YMCA, Crabtree Rec Center & The Pepper Geddings Facility to plantations, state parks, marinas and fishing charters, there is something for everyone.  And please don't forget the over 100 exceptional golf courses, including Legends which was ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the country for 2010!

Retail
Whether you enjoy shopping at malls, finding bargains at retail outlet stores or browsing through specialty shops you will find all of these and more. From the franchise Stores to the charming specialty shop you are sure to find that something special!