Pawleys Island SC Homes & Real Estate
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Pawleys Island Real Estate
Pawleys Island is a beautiful island located on the southern end of the Grand Strand. The Island is an incorporated town in Georgetown County. Its relaxing, carefree lifestyle avails a laid back alternative to the Myrtle Beach metro area. It’s seaside atmosphere is where people who enjoy fishing, crabbing, and laying on rope hammocks take in the ocean breeze. This island community offers a variety of advantageous opportunities such as a low cost of living, lower taxes, exceptional dining, great shopping venues, and unique arts and music culture.
Where is Pawleys Island SC
Approximately 35 miles south of the center of Myrtle Beach, is located historic Pawleys Island. This community has a rich history of shipwrecks, plantations, and beautiful beaches. The earliest inhabitants of the area known are the Winyah and Waccamaw Native Americians. During colonial development, the island became a summer refuge from the mosquitoes because of its frequent windy conditions. Originally owned by George Pawley, the town's namesake, many portions of the island were sold to other plantation owners looking to escape malaria. During the Presidency of George Washington in 1791, Washington toured the country traveling King’s Highway. As a part of that tour, he visited the unincorporated portion of Pawleys Island with families such as the Alstons and others who owned plantations in the area.
The town of Pawleys Island was incorporated in 1985. It has approximately 100 residents and is about 1 square mile in size but offers over 3 miles of beachfront property. The weather usually allows for swimming from May to October. For most months of the year, you can fish, crab, shrimp, or gather bushels of oysters!
Where to Eat and Shop in Pawleys Island
The laid back lowcountry lifestyle includes a plethora of great shopping and dining experiences. If you are looking at Pawleys Island homes for sale, then get excited about the wide variety of local arts and crafts the community has to offer. The Hammock Shops is a local collection of shops catering to the local artists who focus on the low country life. If you are looking for more than what the common grocery store has to offer, take a visit to the Fresh Market. The Fresh Market offers a boutique style experience with unique and rare items from around the world.