The quality of life here in the Myrtle Beach area is excellent. Sixty miles of beach wonder, fishing villages, mild weather and ocean breezes. Beautiful old live oaks and Spanish moss, front porches and beach cottages. Over 100 championship golf courses, every restaurant there is, excellent shopping opportunities, the Grand Strand is now home to many local residents, new homeowners relocating to get out of the cold from the north, and many more who call this area their second home. Voted one of the most popular beach towns in the United States, the feel of the sand under your feet and the perfection of the sun dancing on the ocean, more and more folks are looking to make the Myrtle Beach area their home. The real appeal of this coastal South Carolina town is the beauty that and connection to nature that provides for relaxation and fun.
For starters, home prices here are very reasonable. Second, the Myrtle Beach area has a very low cost of living. South Carolina does not tax Social Security benefits and also provides a generous retirement-income deduction when calculating state income tax. State income-tax rates are reasonable and property taxes are very low. Taxes are based on 4 percent to 6 percent of the market value of the home depending on primary home or second home status. Senior homeowners can also qualify for a homestead exemption which helps. When you consider the total package of housing, taxes, utilities and daily living expenses, Myrtle Beach is one of the most affordable cities to live in America.
With an average annual temperature of 74°F, and around 215 sunny days a year, it’s no wonder that so many families have decided to relocate here to the beach. With a rich heritage and a top vacation destination, and developing positive economic trends, the Grand Strand is destined for sustainable growth and prosperity. And we are committed to increasing profitability and to keep this beach town as popular and memorable as you remembered.
Maybe one has to visit here to know it, risking the possibility of never wanting to leave. You will also want to live by the Beautiful Sea.