Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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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.

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. 

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:

Sweet Frog

Sweet Frog

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

Charlie Graingers

Charlie Graingers

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

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings

Sports and Buffalo wings, two great American institutions, are the centerpiece of this national chain. With televis …

Hana Teppanyaki

Hana Teppanyaki

Located in a growing section of Carolina Forest, Hana Teppanyaki offers a wide selection of Japanese and Asian dish …

Handley’s Pub and Grub

Handley’s Pub and Grub

This family-owned English pub was one of the first neighborhood bars in the booming Carolina Forest community and i …

Carolina Forest Bike & Run Park

Carolina Forest Bike & Run Park

This unique bike and running park includes seven miles of mountain biking and running trails, also known as “ …

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Visiting Carolina Forest

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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!

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