Located along the Grand Strand in northeastern South Carolina, Myrtle Beach prides itself on being more than just a beach town. There are many choices when it comes to homes available to new Myrtle Beach residents. Single family homes, apartments, condominiums, town houses, and large estates are available throughout the area. Homes inland and closer to the airport are less expensive than the beach front properties.
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The city boasts approximately 14 million visitors every year, attracting them with a large hospitality and entertainment industry. Along the 60 miles of beach, both residents and visitors have plenty to do. From music, night life, unique museums and shopping, it's no wonder National Geographic and Travel + Leisure magazine rated Myrtle Beach one of the top best U.S. boardwalks. Attractions and activities are always very close, no matter where you choose to live. The Carolina Opry provides residents with music, comedy, entertainment, and dance shows, while Broadway Amusement rides blast some adrenaline through your day. On the weekends or a day off, Myrtle Beach is a great place to hang out. If you golf, there are numerous golf courses there to test your talents. When the temperature is just right, there is plenty of beach to spend lazy afternoons on.
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Myrtle Beach has nearly 28,000 residents, a number that has been steadily growing since 2000. The cost of living in this city is almost 13% lower than the national average, making the average house price lower, as well. The mean cost for a home in the area is $102,000, with homes much lower and higher depending on where it is located. Even though the population is growing quickly, residents are not missing out on work. Located in Horry County and near Georgetown County, Myrtle Beach is constantly seeing the creation of new jobs. The largest industry in the area is tourism and hospitality, however, with more than 73,000 estimated jobs. Education spending falls a little bit behind the national average for money spent per student, but the city does have top rated elementary and middle schools, with an average score of 8/10 for all schools in the area. Private, parochial, and charter schools are available to students K-12th grade, and college students have opportunities to study at local technical colleges and trade schools. On the weekends or a day off, Myrtle Beach is a great place to hang out. Beach is big on tourism, but it also gives residents the best of a southern beach town and a big city.