101 Myrtle Trace Drive, Conway, South Carolina 29526
Near the South Carolina Coast, Myrtle Trace is an Establshed 55+ Community with Single Family Homes, Ponds, Tall Trees and Quiet Lanes
Quiet Myrtle Trace is an established 55+ community in Conway, South Carolina, about 10 miles inland from Myrtle Beach. Many Myrtle Trace residents have chosen this community so that they can be near the water and Myrtle Beach's amenities without having to be in the middle of the city's crowds and noise.
Myrtle Trace was built by Hall Development Corporation from 1980 to the early-2000s, and it has 500 or so single family homes. Residences are single story with a low maintenance brick/vinyl exterior and a one or two car attached garage. Sizes range from approximately 1,300 square feet to 2,200 square feet with two to three bedrooms and two baths. Home sites have mature landscaping, and the entire community is dotted with tall trees and ponds. Roads and quiet lanes without sidewalks meander throughout Myrtle Trace, and many dwellings sit on a cul de sac.
Home prices start in the mid-$100,000s. Please check with a Realtor to verify these prices as they may change.
Amenities include a recently renovated clubhouse, an outdoor pool, horseshoe pits and shuffleboard courts. While the amenities are not extensive, planned events and social get-togethers happen often. There are game nights, movie nights, coffee events, pot luck dinners and themed holiday parties. Groups and clubs include bible study, crafts, singles, R.O.M.E.O. (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and many more. New Myrtle trace residents are welcomed with a Get Acquainted Social.
Downtown Conway is quaint with bistros, ice cream shops, antique stores, banks and a marina. Residents enjoy a Saturday farmers' market, an arboretum, a community theater, several shopping centers (and a few large national retailers), festivals and at least ten golf courses. Coastal Carolina University (population 8,500 students) has an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) for older adults.
Conway Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.
This area has summer high temperatures in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures in the 40s and 50s. On average, the area receives 52 inches of rain each year.
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Francisco de Gordillo explored the present-day South Carolina coast during 1521 but was unable to establish a town. The French also failed to colonize in 1562. The English settled here in 1670, but they moved on to Charleston when the conditions worsened. The two Carolinas split officially in 1729. The state was the first to leave the Union during the Civil War.
South Carolina was once primarily agricultural and still grows peanuts, watermelons, peaches and tobacco. Today, though, it is mostly known for its textile mills. Wood products, asbestos, steel, pulp and chemicals are particularly important. A commercial tea plantation, and the only one in America, lies on an island 20 miles South of Charleston.
Top attractions include Fort Sumter, which is a national monument, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the Cypress Gardens (located in Charleston), Hilton Head resorts, the Cowpens National Battlefield, the Botanical Gardens and the Riverbanks Zoo.
Population - 4,961,018
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 25%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 5%
White persons, not Hispanic - 64%
Median household income - $45,483
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
55+ Communities and Single People
It often seems as though 55+ communities are full of happily married people. This is not always the case, though, as the demographic fact is that women often outlive their spouses. It is true that newer developments draw couples because newer developments tend to draw younger retirees. This is simply because older communities have residents who moved in longer ago. Older developments have more singles, particularly women, because the residents are often older. As to where to find single men, that is out of our area of expertise.
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