Pawleys Island, SC (PRWEB) July 20, 2006
The low-lying region where wetlands meet roadways and Spartina marsh grasses seem to grow and shrink with ebbing and flowing tides, is affectionately known as the Lowcountry. It’s where long-time residents recall fishing their dinner from the saltwater creeks and where countless newcomers are calling home.
South Carolina’s Lowcountry geographically spreads across the eastern portion of Georgetown County, encompassing the quaint villages and towns of Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown. The area boasts a laid-back lifestyle, where front porch conversation is expected and local boat ramps are full on the weekends. From local oysters to legendary pirates, many South Carolinians find the Lowcountry’s charm and historical appeal intriguing.
Today, people from across the country and around the world seek information about this pristine, water laden destination that often seems to be a slice of yesteryear. Most are visitors seeking a restful vacation in tranquil surroundings. But many of these visitors become Lowcountry residents.
“We live in a coastal paradise where gourmet connoisseurs, cultural aficionados and outdoor enthusiasts can always find something to appreciate,” said Stephen Hall, Pawleys Island resident and eLowcountry.com owner. “And word is spreading quickly.”
Hall reports that his Internet-based, “virtual concierge” business that keeps Lowcountry residents and visitors informed of the area’s community events, fabulous shopping, award-winning dining and more, has reached not only the West Coast, but also the Far East, including India.
“There are people in Poland, Germany, France and Spain who have researched what we have to offer right here in our own backyard,” Hall says. “My intent for eLowcountry.com was to bring the proven technology of e-commerce to Georgetown County’s Lowcountry,” Hall said, “and what I found was interest in the Lowcountry that extends beyond state lines and across oceans.”
The high-tech world of the Internet has found its way into the Lowcountry, where local business owners are reaping the rewards of an online presence. According to Internet World Stats (http://www.InternetWorldStats.com), Internet use in the United States has increased 115% since 2000 and worldwide, it has increased 183%. More people are researching more of their favorite global destinations and the prized jewel that is the South Carolina Lowcountry is no longer a locals’ secret.
For more information about eLowcountry.com, contact Stephen Hall at (843) 979-0122, or log on to the website at http://www.eLowcountry.com.