When you join our team at Coastal Orthopedics, your lifestyle can be as lively or as laidback as you choose. In Conway, we’ve found the perfect balance between activity and serenity. While there is always a festival, recreational sport, or social event to occupy your time in Conway, visitors and life-long residents alike appreciate the peace and beauty of our quaint, historic river town. And although it is the town that our practice calls home, our community is not confined to Conway’s city limits. Our partners also live and play in nearby Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand’s hub for seaside entertainment; Murrells Inlet, a charming oceanfront town brimming with legend and personality; Pawleys Island, a peaceful, secluded island with a strong cultural history; and other well-established, picturesque neighborhoods just minutes from the clinic. Whatever your preference, our Grand Strand community will make you feel at home.
After clinic hours, our doctors have the luxury of being just a 10-minute drive away from the beautiful resorts and public beaches at Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand’s capitol for family fun and entertainment. Myrtle Beach is part of the Grand Strand of South Carolina, calling more than 14 million visitors to its shores each year. The sixty miles of coastline that comprise the Strand are well-maintained for the enjoyment of residents and tourists. In the hustle and bustle of dynamic Myrtle Beach, our partners never run out of activities to keep them busy, whether they want to take the kids on a roller coaster ride and plummet down a water-slide or spend a day on the white sand beaches playing volleyball or frisbee.
Myrtle Beach boasts over 100 championship golf courses, a multitude of amusement and water parks, and plenty of art, theatre, and entertainment attractions that provide a constant stream of concerts, shows, and sporting events, such as The Carolina Opry, Broadway at the Beach, or the annual Baseball at the Beach tournament with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. And if water sports are your activity of choice, just take your pick. Jet skiing, kayaking, wakeboarding, surfing, and parasailing are just a few of the options available at your request. A particular favorite Myrtle Beach venue for our doctors is the The Dunes Golf & Beach Club on North Ocean Boulevard.
The following links will show you a few of our favorite ways to pass the time in Myrtle Beach:
- The Dunes Golf & Beach Club
- The Bowery Music Museum
- The Carolina Opry
- Ripley’s Aquarium
At our practice, we feel privileged to be able to give back to the community that gives so much to us. And what’s not to love about the beautiful and friendly capitol of Horry County? Tree-lined streets, lush riverfront trails, a revitalized business district, and historic sites are just a few of the things that make Conway such a charming town. We’re nestled in a bend of the Waccamaw River and considered South Carolina’s “River Town,” but the river isn’t the only natural wonder that characterizes our picturesque city. Conway, considered a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the past 22 years, adores its ancient, low-hanging, Spanish moss-covered oak trees. Affectionately referred to as Conway’s “oldest living residents,” the trees of Conway are just one of the unique features that define our city.
In addition to the beautiful natural scenery, culture, and character abound in Conway, as there’s always a sporting event to watch at Conway High School or Coastal Carolina University, a local art show at a downtown studio, or a social community event to look forward to at the River Walk. As host to nearly every social event within Conway—from Christmas light displays to live music on warm summer nights—the enchanting River Walk is the heart and soul of our city. The Conway River Walk merges the area’s stunning natural environment with man-made marvels, such as the Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge. Beginning under the Main Street bridge and winding around to the beautiful riverfront park and marina complex, this trail showcases the majesty and history of the area with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view, such as historic buildings, the Conway Arboretum, the playground, and a riverside gazebo.
Whether our doctors are taking wooded hikes and going to outdoor festivals or spending afternoons at the golf course and lounging at the pool, leisure time in Conway is always a pleasure. And being just a short drive away from the Atlantic Ocean only adds to the lure of our coastal community.
Just 15 minutes from Myrtle Beach is the South Carolina treasure, Murrells Inlet, a small, seaside town teeming with warmth and character. It has all the charm of a small seaside town and all the lure of an active community. Home to a few of our doctors, Murrells Inlet is locally regarded as the go-to city for incredible fresh fish and seaside restaurants. Fishing, biking, kayaking, scuba diving, crabbing, bird watching, nature trails, eco-tours, parks, and gardens are just a few of the countless activities that keep folks occupied in Murrells Inlet. Huntington Beach State Park is another call-to-fame for this coastal town. Brookgreen Gardens, a 9,100-acre historic property that features beautiful botanical gardens, over 350 sculptures, and the Lowcountry Zoo, is the main attraction at Huntington Beach State Park. And if you’re ready for a more urban scene, Murrells Inlet is also home to a wide array of shopping outlets, spas, fitness clubs, and cultural entertainment.
Although its population is only about 7,000, there is never a shortage of entertainment in this coastal town. And the hub of all of this activity is the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Similar to Conway’s River Walk, the MarshWalk is a lively waterfront trail that embodies the spirit of Murrells Inlet. With boardwalk entertainment, beachfront dining, live music, and striking views, the MarshWalk is a Grand Strand favorite for locals and visitors alike.
The following links will show you a few of our favorite ways to spend time in Murrells Inlet:
- The MarshWalk
- Grand Strand Bicycles
- Brookgreen Gardens
The Horry County Schools District, located in the northeast corner of the state, is South Carolina’s third largest school district. Serving a 196,000-person population, the Horry County Schools District is the county’s largest employer, encompassing nine communities, including Aynor, Carolina Forest, Conway, Green Sea Floyds, Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee, and South Strand. Horry County Schools District is flourishing and growing rapidly. In fact, more than 8,500 students have joined the district in the last ten years. To accommodate this rapid growth, the school district has implemented a $173 million program, which has already built ten new schools and renovated nine others.
Our public schools are consistently ranked among the best in the state. A multitude of advanced placement and international baccalaureate options exist for high school graduates, with children of current partners matriculating at Duke, Emory, Wake Forest, and the USC Honors program as well as law school, military training, and grad school.
Just down the road is Conway’s local institution Coastal Carolina University, a public liberal arts institution offering bachelor’s degree in 36 programs in addition to six master’s degree programs in education, seven cooperative degree programs, and ten international exchange programs. Additionally, Horry County Technical College is a local community college that offers 70 associate degree programs and serves Horry and Georgetown counties through three campuses. The schools in our region offer a quality education in convenient locations.
The following is a list of some of the area’s public schools that are preferred by our partners.
- Academy for Arts, Science & Technology
- Aynor High School (*International Baccalaureate Organization)
- Carolina Forest High School
- Conway High School
- Socastee High School (*International Baccalaureate Organization)
For more information on all of the public schools available in the Horry County School District, please visit the Horry County School System’s Web site.
The following is a list of some of the area’s private schools that are preferred by our partners.
The immaculate beaches may be the main attractions of the Grand Strand area, but the fresh seafood and southern cooking come in at a close second. Conway offers a vast selection for Grand Strand cuisine, from local favorites like Berni’s Café or the Rivertown Bistro to popular hotspots like the Ocean Fish Market on Kingston Street, where you can take the area’s best fresh fish to go or have it fried on the spot and served to you in just minutes. And when you’re in the mood for the upscale seafood dining, you’re just a 20-minute drive from Murrells Inlet, the “Seafood Capitol of South Carolina.”
Check out these links for a few of our doctors’ favorite local places to grab a bite:
- New York Prime
- Collector’s Cafe and Gallery
- The Library Restaurant
- The Trestle Bakery & Café in Conway
- Rivertown Bistro
- Crady’s Restaurant & Bar
- Divine Fish House
- The Inlet Sports Lodge
- Captain Dave’s Dockside Restaurant
Andrew Wade, Practice Administrator
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