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Retirement Living In Conway - South Carolina

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Area Description

Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Originally names Kingston, the town was created in 1732. It was laid out on a riverbluff in the center of Horry County. Conway is only a few miles from the shores of the Atlantic ocean and its Grand Strand. Conway offers a unique alternative to the beach lifestyle with its rich heritage and more relaxed pace. Conway is home to a university, two technical colleges, a state of the art hospital, excellent schools, live theaters, business district, a county museum, art studios, downtown historic district and scenic riverfront. You will be welcomed with open arms and southern hospitality. We love where we live, and so will you.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Conway offers boat and kaiack tours and rentals along the Waccamaw River, along with fishing. Conway has bike and walking trails to enjoy, along with the county's largest Christmas Parade, and extravagant Independence Day festival, recreation center, movie cinemas, live theaters and just minutes away from the beach.

Cultural Activities

Conway offers a modern library located beside the museum. We have live theaters that perform events throughout the year.

Public transportation

Conway offers public bus transportation, quick access to Myrtle Beach International Airport, many options to rental car facilities and of course taxi.

Medical Facilities

Conway offers state of the art medical care and hospital.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Conway, South Carolina?

For those of you that retire in Conway, you will enjoy warm summers, a cool fall, a cold winter and a temperate spring!

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Conway such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Conway is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the beach, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the upper 70's and highs in the upper 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the low 70's. Expect some days above 90°. Humidity may feel uncomfortable. Expect a lot of rainy days in the Summer.

If you retire in Conway, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  34  45  56
 Feb  37  48  60
 Mar  43  55  66
 Apr  51  62  74
 May  60  70  81
 Jun  68  77  87
 Jul  72  81  90
 Aug  71  79  88
 Sep  65  74  84
 Oct  54  65  76
 Nov  44  56  68
 Dec  37  48  59

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  13  0
 Feb  0  8  0
 Mar  0  3  0
 Apr  1  0  0
 May  2  0  0
 Jun  7  0  0
 Jul  13  0  0
 Aug  9  0  0
 Sep  3  0  0
 Oct  0  0  0
 Nov  0  3  0
 Dec  0  10  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  10  35 %
 Feb  4 "  9  38 %
 Mar  4 "  8  43 %
 Apr  3 "  7  50 %
 May  3 "  8  60 %
 Jun  5 "  10  68 %
 Jul  6 "  12  72 %
 Aug  7 "  11  71 %
 Sep  6 "  9  66 %
 Oct  4 "  6  56 %
 Nov  3 "  7  47 %
 Dec  4 "  9  39 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  0 "  0  0
 Feb  0 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  0 "  0  0
 Dec  1 "  0  0

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Cost of Living for Conway, SC

Conway, South Carolina cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Conway offers a wide variety of housing options. We have many realtors eager to help you find exactly what you are looking for whether it be a new construction, buy or rental. Conway is a fast growing community with many new subdivisions being built. Conway offers a wide range from living in the hustle and bustle of downtown or living on the outskirts of town. Conway also offers nursing care and assisted living facilities.

Senior Assistance in Conway, SC

Conway, South Carolina offers the following assistance for seniors:

Conway offers assisted living and wonderful home health and hospice care.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Conway Offer For Retirees?

We have several opportunities for volunteers in our community. Our hospital, schools, and local business are always looking for volunteer.

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