As is common with many contemporary residential neighborhoods education is a top priority in this region of Horry County. The schools in the Carolina Forest area are known for being excellent, returning top academic performances by the students. Additionally, there are also college and university options within a reasonable distance. Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College are located in nearby Conway. Coastal Carolina maintains an enrollment of just over 4,000 students, while Horry-Georgetown Technical College has about 2,300 students. Francis Marion University and Florence Darlington Technical College are located in Florence, about 60 miles west of Forestbrook. The University of North Carolina also has a campus at Pembroke, which is about a two-hour drive by car.

Attractions & Points of Interest

For a faster-paced brand of fun, the tourist hot spot of Myrtle Beach offers an array of dining, shopping, entertainment and nightlife. There are a variety of performing arts and specialty entertainment venues, including the Alabama Theatre, the Carolina Opry and the Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show. The Broadway at the Beach complex also attracts many visitors. The 350-acre facility is home to over 100 shops, 20 restaurants and 10 nightclubs, plus specialty venues like the famous Ripley?s Aquarium.

Parks & Recreation

Popular recreational activities revolve around the outdoors and the abundant waterways of coastal South Carolina. Boating, fishing and other water sports are available on the Intercoastal Waterway or Waccamaw River. Outdoor enthusiasts will particularly enjoy the oceanfront Myrtle Beach State Park. The park is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and a section of maritime forest, one of the last in this region. The 312-acre site includes camping and picnic facilities, cabins, sandy beaches and a fishing pier.

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