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                                            (ES T . POPUL A TION 15, 150)
                                               Litchfield Plantation, one of the major rice
     ANCE                                   crop producers of the 18th and 19th centuries,              Murrells Inlet Marshwalk
                                            inspired the area’s name. Today, this segment
                                            of the Waccamaw Neck offers secluded beaches,
     A T - A -GL                            beautiful golf courses, and awe-inspiring   Litchfield, includes a diverse array of people
                                                                                  Unincorporated Pawleys Island, as well as
                                            natural scenery.
                                               The Town of Pawleys Island, population   of all ages — young families to retirees. The
                                            107, is affectionately described as “arrogantly   area also is a popular destination for visitors
                               Garden City  shabby.” This beach retreat offers a charming   who enjoy such activities as biking along the
                                            blend of luxury and quaintness. It was the   Waccamaw segment of the East Coast Greenway,
        GARDEN CIT Y                        first resort town along the Atlantic, where   playing golf at the four award-winning signature
        (ES T . POPUL A TION 9,7 0 2)       wealthy antebellum plantation families built   south end courses, splashing in the indoor and
           Located at the north end of the Hammock   summer homes to enjoy the ocean breezes that   outdoor pools at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort,
        Coast, Garden City, which straddles   alleviated the sultry heat found inland on    or just watching the surf and building sand
        Georgetown and Horry counties, has the luxury   the plantations.       castles on the beach.
        of city amenities while still being secluded   Just north of the Town of Pawleys Island:   Some of the 18th and 19th century buildings
        enough to enjoy starlit nights and sounds of   Litchfield is a secluded haven on the Atlantic   that remain in Pawleys Island include the
        crashing waves.                     Ocean, close enough to enjoy the area’s   Calhoun-Lemon House, Liberty Lodge, and
           Ending on a peninsula at the mouth of   attractions, culture and entertainment.  Summer Academy. Another historic structure, the
        Murrells Inlet, the area is a prime location for                       Pelican Inn, is known as the home of Pawley’s
        fishing and crabbing, while the inlet waters are                       famous helping spirit, the Gray Man, who is said
        ideal for paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing,                         to appear in advance of hurricanes and other sea
        and other watersports. Miles of pristine beaches                       storms, giving warning to take shelter.
        lined with the quintessential beach cottages
        await you here.                                                        MURRELLS INLET
           With a slower, breezier pace of life, the                           (POPUL A TION 8,752)
        Garden City area has a certain therapeutic                                Swashbuckling stories swirl around Murrells
        quality that will help you unwind and relax                            Inlet like cannon smoke from the pirate ships
        from the chaos of daily life. Coming home to                Litchfield  that once lurked in the surrounding bays.
        Garden City is like being on vacation every day.

                                                                                  GE ORGET O WN C OUNT Y

     Population: 62,249                     MEDIAN                                        B Y THE
                                            HOUSEHOLD       $                      NUMBERS

                                            $ 45,967

                                                    OWNER-OCCUPIED 76.5%              15:1 R ATIO

                                                    RENTER-OCCUPIED 23.5%       27.1%      Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

                                                                                      High School
                                      50.0%             MARRIED-COUPLE              Graduate & Higher 86%

          Source: US Census July 2018
                                                     Sources: US Census Bureau American FactFinder 2018; Sperling’s Best Places

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