Where is Little River?
Little River, SC is the north eastern tip of the state; inland of North Myrtle Beach and south of Calabash, NC. Our coastal community flows along the IntraCoastal Waterway – originally called Mineola, meaning “little river,” by local Indian tribes. With a colorful history including shipwreck survivors and pirates, the community grew into a small fishing village, and is now the gateway to the Grand Strand for many northern visitors.
While have already welcomed many new residents, Little River also has unprecedented growth in the near future. Many are attracted to Little River due to our proximity to nearby beaches & cities, as well as our lack of city taxes. But why don’t we pay city taxes?
City of Little River
Little River is a census-designated place, meaning we’re unincorporated and don’t have a city – there’s no city government, no town hall, and no city taxes. While we love our neighbors, nearby cities are not responsible for Little River residents. So who takes care of us?
What County is Little River in?
Governmental needs are overseen by Horry County Government. While many of their offices are in Conway, there are local offices for Police, Fire & Rescue, Library, DMV, Auditor, Treasurer, and more. We’re also blessed with 2 county park locations: North Strand Recreation Center on Hwy 57 and the C.B. Berry Community & Recreation Center on Hwy 179 (see Horry County Parks & Recreation). The North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is also located in Little River.
We are also lucky to have a dedicated chamber. The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center is a nonprofit, membership based organization whose mission is to make the area a better place to live, work, and play. Like many chambers, they assist locals & visitors with a myriad of questions, and work closely with elected leadership of Horry County and state legislators to ensure our community’s needs are heard. In lieu of a local municipality, they have also taken the initiative to serve local necessities, such as: maintaining highway medians, streetlights, and welcome signs.
- Area Code: (843)
- Zip code: 29566
- Post office (843) 249-1260
- 4299 Horseshoe Rd N, Little River, SC 29566
- DMV (843) 399-5567
- 107 State Hwy 57 N #4, Little River, SC 29566
- The Little River police department is Horry County Police’s North Precinct (843) 915-5685
- 109 Hwy 57 North, Little River, S.C. 29566
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