We all know that millions of tourists agree that Myrtle Beach is one of their top choices of coastal towns in the country to stay on vacation for a week or two in the summer. But how about livinghere … year-round?

While we have a million benefits to share, as we already live and work in Myrtle Beach, we’ve narrowed it down to a list of the top reasons it will benefit you and your family to live here, starting with last year’s U.S. News & World Report that ranked Myrtle Beach No. 74 in the 125 Best Places to live in the USA. To make it on the list, cities had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and boast a high quality of life. We even outranked some of the heavier hitters nationwide, like Chicago, LA, Vegas, St. Louis and New York City. 

Here’s a handful of more reasons:

Homes are affordable.Our real estate market offers a variety of homes in countless neighborhoods at affordable listing prices. New construction is booming, which is a solid indicator of this as well.

Cost of living is low.Because taxes are low, the cost of living in Myrtle Beach is about 7 percent lower than the rest of the country. And that makes life more enjoyable – and affordable.

There’s plenty to do.You’ll sometimes need to remind yourself that you’re not on vacation, with access to thousands of restaurants, family attractions, shows and entertainment. And that’s not even counting all of the sports and activities in the great outdoors by land or by sea within our 60 miles of beaches or along our path of the Intracoastal. Your social calendar will also be jam-packed with a year-round’s worth of festivals and concerts. 

The weather couldn’t be better.A good portion of the nation is migrating to the Southeastern U.S. for good reason: our mild weather in all seasons. To be exact, our average annual temperature is 74°F, and we average around 215 sunny days a year.

Southern hospitality is a real thing.Yes, y’all, just as our reputation implies, we’re warm and friendly around here. We smile, say hello, and help each other out. Just as a good neighbor should do. And it’s contagious. There’s also an abundance of local charities, religious organizations, professional associations and art groups in Myrtle Beach that you can become a part of and give back to the community as well. 

Our schools are award-winning.We know that the quality of the schools in the area you’re moving to are a huge factor. Horry County Schools is proud to have achieved and maintain awards on the state and national levels. Our area also has high-quality private, parochial and charter schools, as well as two universities, a technical college and a few trade schools. 

Jobs are readily available.There are nearly 75,000 tourism-related jobs available within the hospitality industry in our resort area. And, with the growing number of retirees moving to this area, there’s been an increase in jobs for hire in the health care industry as well. Our local hospitals and medical centers have garnered national accolades for their strides in technology and treatments. Myrtle Beach is also known for its healthy amount of incentives for small businesses, if you’re interested in starting a business of your own. 

To get started on a plan to make Myrtle Beach your permanent home, call us today to make an appointment at 843.839.4878.