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Carolina Forest, S.C.

Area Overview

A growing residential community with plenty to do

Carolina Forest is a master-planned community with numerous residential neighborhoods and commercial developments.

Located north of U.S. 501 between Myrtle Beach and Conway to the Intracoastal Waterway, this 25-square-mile area is home to more than 35,000 residents and a considerably higher number of pine trees and hardwood forests. Future plans call for as many as 35,000 residents, and plans to incorporate are already underway.

Carolina Forest falls under the police and fire jurisdiction of Horry County, and the Horry County Council is the governing body.

A growing business district features strip malls of national, regional and local retailers, and the Carolina Forest community has its own public schools, K-12, within the neighborhood.

Golf courses, community and recreation centers and churches also have sprung up to accommodate the growing population.

New roads have made Carolina Forest more accessible, including International Drive, an extension of Robert Grissom Parkway that provides direct access to Myrtle Beach, and River Oaks Drive, which runs west and parallel of the Intracoastal Waterway. Carolina Forest Boulevard extends from River Oaks to Highway 501, and plans to expand and widen the two-lane road are already under way.

Nearly half of the total area has been set aside for conservation.

What to Know

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Restaurants & Attractions in Carolina Forest

Here's a look at some of the best places to eat and things to do in Carolina Forest:

Sweet Frog

 Satisfy your sweet tooth at one of the most popular frozen yogurt shops around: Sweet Frog! There are three locat …

Charlie Graingers

If you love hot dogs, then you will enjoy the gourmet hot dog selection at Charlie Graingers in Myrtle Beach. This …

Jersey Bagels & Subs

Located in Carolina Forest, Jersey Bagels and Subs has become a local favorite; especially to those from the Northe …

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

Now an international counter-serve ice cream chain, Bruster’s was originally opened in Bridgewater, PA by founder …

Calor Do Brazil

Following in the footsteps of larger Brazilian steakhouses in the area, this Carolina Forest Churrascaria offers gu …

Tavern in the Forest

True, it’s a bar. And there’s food. But here they put a little more effort into it and offer a much wider varie …