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.
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.
Editor’s Note: This page has been edited to correct an error. As of February 2018, there are no plans to incorporate Carolina Forest.
From the blog
Carolina Forest Articles
Here’s a look at some of articles from our staff about Carolina Forest:
Myrtle Beach Grocery Store Guide
December 5, 2021
Thrifty vacationers know that one of the best ways to save money on your trip is to buy and prepare food instead of dining out for every meal. As the My …
The Myrtle Beach City Foods Guide: Famous Foods of U.S. Cities Served along the Grand Strand
July 18, 2019
As Myrtle Beach continues to grow, so does its culinary palette. What has been widely regarded as a town filled with seafood buffets now has more culinar …
Myrtle Beach Restaurants Offering Early Bird Specials
September 13, 2017
If you love to eat early and save money with great early bird specials, then you’re in luck! There are several Myrtle Beach restaurants that offer a vari …
Fall Farmers Markets in Myrtle Beach
August 28, 2017
Ah, fall; the season that everyone loves because the weather cools down and things such as pumpkin spice and layered outfits are back in-style. Believe it …
Best Myrtle Beach Gyms & What They Offer
August 8, 2017
The Grand Strand has many recreation centers, from the North Strand of Little River down to the South Strand of Pawleys Island. Many of these facilities of …
New Horry County Schools Opening in 2017
August 3, 2017
Three new schools plan to open in time for the upcoming 2017-2018 Horry County school year, with two other schools planned on completing construction durin …
Points of Interest
Restaurants & Attractions in Carolina Forest
Here's a look at some of the best places to eat and things to do in Carolina Forest:
Upcoming Events in Carolina Forest
Here’s a look at some of the best Carolina Forest events & festivals happening soon in the area:
Visiting Carolina Forest
Check out some of our favorite staff videos from around this area:
Restaurant Week South Carolina
Restaurant Week South Carolina takes place for 10 days each January, providing Myrtle Beach restaurants with the opportunity to offer special menus and discounts to visitors!See Video Page
Carolina Forest Neighborhoods
Check out some of the most popular areas in Carolina Forest for Myrtle Beach real estate:
The Battery on the Waterway
The Battery on the Waterway is a Carolina Forest-area community that is located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. The community has 99 lots, and all the homes here either share a wate …