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Connie and Jim Allcorn with their security supervisor, Maxine, outside their home in the Market Common. - Photo by Meganpixels Parker

Q&A with Connie & Jim Allcorn

Connie & Jim Allcorn Love Rides on Their Golf Car and Living Without a Fixed Schedule

by Melissa LaScaleia

Introduce me to your family.

It’s myself and my husband Jim. We have one son who lives in Atlanta. We have a four-legged little girl, her name is Maxine— a rescue Yorkshire Terrier.  She’s supervisor of security in our house. We live in Emmens Preserve.

Why did you move to Myrtle Beach? 

Connie: I guess most people call it retirement. Both of us have been raised by the ocean. I’m originally from Rhode Island, and Jim is from Miami. We were living in Atlanta when we decided to retire, and wanted to be back by the ocean. We’ve vacationed in Myrtle Beach, so we made another visit to see how we felt, and it felt doable. We made the move on my birthday. It’s one of the biggest presents I’ve ever received.

What are your favorite things about living in the Market Common?

The closeness of shopping; the weekend events; and the fact that there’s always something happening.

How has your lifestyle changed since moving here? 

We’ve slowed down and really relaxed. There’s no stress.

What new activities have you taken up since moving here? 

Jim: I have a part time job working at Ocean Lakes Campground, and I go to the beach.

Connie: I do a lot more walking, go to the pool, and I’m beginning to ride my bike around the neighborhood. It’s nice not to have a fixed schedule.

Is there anything that you miss or would like to see in the Market Common?

A grocery store.

What are your favorite things to do here?

Riding on the golf car; going to the beach and pool; and having the freedom to live life without having a schedule.

Do you find people friendlier or more at ease? 

Very much so. Everybody has pretty much moved here from somewhere else. Everybody is looking to make friends, and that is what makes it so nice. We have so many great neighbors that we didn’t have in Atlanta. We must know about 35 or 40 people. People here all care about one another. Everybody is looking out for one another.

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