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March 23, 2017 - Data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals Myrtle Beach is the 3rd largest growing metro area in the country, falling 2nd to the Villages of Florida. Newly released information shows Myrtle Beach at 2nd place in a list of U.S. "metro growth"

Retire or relocate to the Myurtle Beach area?

Horry County Government - What you need to know before you move

Regional Economic Development

Georgetown County Info
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City of North Myrtle Beach
Welcome to beautiful North Myrtle Beach

Planning Relocation or Retirement in Myrtle Beach or the Grnd Strand?

 8/27/18 Property taxes can be complicated, Here’s what S.C. homeowners and buyers need to know for 2018. Read this news article from the Post and Courier all about property tax..

Excellent health care and many hospitals are located near the airport, as well as thousands of restaurants (yes, really) 100 golf courses (many open year-round) and home options to those who are in financial need. Lots of activities especially for the 55+ age group fishing piers, marinas, live entertainment theaters with top-notch fantastic shopping opportunities, the sparkling Atlantic Ocean weather temperate and warm all tear round.

Retired Folk in South Carolina...

Market Watch, The Wall Street Journal. 1/11/2014: "If the retired folks in South Carolina seem relaxed, it may be because they're enjoying more low-key lifestyle, and less congestion than they would find further south among their brethren in Florida. A growing number of people have been flocking to the South Carolina for its mild winters and slower pace. The state still remains an “undiscovered gem,” says Laura Scharr-Bykowsky, a principal at Ascend Financial Planning in SC. What's more, S.C. offers low taxes."

Live and Retire in Myrtle Beach...

Retired folks looking for the best locations will find many choices in the Myrtle Beach area. Here's a list for active adult retirement communities current and popular housing projects. Myrtle Beach's newest retirement location is in the Grand Dunes section of Myrtle Beach...welcome to the Del Webb community. Guide to Retirement Communities in Myrtle Beach. 2019 Best Places to retire in and around Myrtle Beach, visit

Tax Friendly Myrtle Beach - True Southern Living..

Kiplinger lists S.C. as lone of the top tax-friendly states for retirees:

Retire to Myrtle Beach: Kiplinger magazine has listed Myrtle Beach in the top 10 most tax-friendly states for retirees in the 2016 publication.

“The state tax does not tax social security, and it provides a generous retirement income deduction when calculating income tax. State Tax is reasonable and property taxes are low. Taxes are based on 4% of the market value of the home, nnd seniors qualify for a homestead exemption, Kiplinger said in summarizing South Carolina policies for people age 65 (and up) years of age.

Some other points addressed by Kiplinger:
People 65 and over may deduct $10,000 in qualifying retirement income including public employee retirement plans as well as Keogh plans, IRA distribution and retirement.

People 65 and older can take a senior deduction of  $15,000, for single filers, or $30,000, for married coules filing jointly. However, the $15,000 deduction must be offset by the amount taken by the retirement-income reduction. Retired Military 65 and older can deduct $10,000 of military benefits.

South Carolina Retirement - Tax Friendly...

South Carolina does not tax Social Security retirement benefits and has a $15,000 deduction for seniors receiving any other type of retirement income. The state has some of the lowest property taxes in the country. This calculator reflects the changes under the 1018 Trump Tax Plan.


South Carolina Sales Tax Rates
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Tax Rate

Vehicles with valid handicapped license plates or hand tags as well as vehicles with valid Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or Medal of Honor license plates may park free at the city's parking meters . The parking meter season is March 1 through Oct. 31.

Retire or Relocate - Tools to Help!

Take a look at this Retirement Guide geared to retirement with an emphasis on savings, investments and future plans.

Salary Calculator Compare salaries, a website to help people plan their move. Here's MoveBudda's Moving Cost Calculator

Cost of Living Comparisons  Select cities to compare, then calcuate equivalents, from home prices including Medical care and pet care.

How much will my move cost? Cost of living to Myrtle Beach? Here's a starting point to determin you moving costs.

Thumbtack interactive calendars - Estimate your moving vosts based on several factors. Here's their Moving Cost Calculator

Calculate the Cost of Living in Two Different States - based on your current income

Retire to Myrtle Beach (from Myrtle Beach is now a popular retirement community. The Grand Strand has a community for every type of person and every budget. Myrtle Beach has become extremely attractive as a retirement community due to its low-costs, over 100 gold courses, living arrangements and of course – that great sandy beach that runs uninterrupted for almost 60 miles – from Pawleys Island in the south end to Myrtle Beach and Little River in the northern part.

Retirement Essentials from AARP. Helpful information for your retirement including popular FAQs, retirement calculator, Social Security Benefits, saving and more - calculator 401(k)

Relocation Essentials - Are you interested in seeing how your standard of living compares to other locations? Check out this Cost of Living Tool and get the answers immediately. Enter your current location, your salary, and new location will access comparison data in several categories.

Cost of Living Wizard With this tool you can compare cost of living differences, based on various cities with a brief analysis and details about retirement or relocation

Compare Myrtle Beach with other cities Find the next place to live, considering retirement or relocation. Compare cities to compare YOUR best place to work and live.

Unemployment Rates and Statistics compare Myrtle Beach Unemployment percentages in cities and states.

Crime Statistics Be sure to check the crime statistics. Whether you're visiting Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Longs or Little River you want to know the crime statistics in the various areas. Also view crime information, based on my CRIME page.

Visit or join our Myrtle Beach Forum  on Facebook! It's a great place to find answers to your questions about moving to Myrtle Beach and to chat with locals and visitors....and even come to a meetup and make friends before you move.

Myrtle Beach Awards and Accolades:

Best city to move to in 2019? Myrtle Beach ranks 4 out of 19.

Best 2019 Cities for Summer Family Vacations

What are the BEST BEACHES in Myrtle Beach 2019?

TRIPADVISOR 2017 10 MOST POPULAR SPRING BREAK DESTINATIONS WITH THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK. In TripAdvisor’s inaugural TripMaximizer Report which studied how far far travelers’ dollars can stretch in this year’s 10 most popular destinations, Myrtle Beach ranked the  #1 destination overall, due to its affordable airfares and average nightly hotel stays.

Myrtle Beach Most Excellent places to travel

The readers of Sports Destination Management named Myrtle Beach as one of their three favorite destinations in the publication’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards, 2018

Mar 25, 2017 Some southern coastal growth slows, but not Myrtle Beach. The rush of new residents moving to the S.C. coast eased last year in the Charleston County, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach. However, this new census shows that Myrtle Beach was again the nation's second-fastest growing metropolitan area,with a population increase of 3.9 percent during the year ending July 1. The Charleston,Hilton Hea/Beaufort areas did not make the top 20 growth list, for the first time in several years. The Post and Courier

2016 - What is it like to retire in Myrtle Beach? Top

2015 Professional search engine Thumbtack conducted a survey which found South Carolina ranked fourth among all states when looking  at the the best in small businesses. "One of the best places to start a business in South Carolina."

2015 - Myrtle Beach top in beaches for 2015 according to

2014 - Myrtle Beach is one of the top 10 Most Affordable Cities to Retire (2014) The Simple Dollar named Myrtle Beach as one of the most affordable communities to retire in the United States. The Simple Dollar noted that Mytrtle Beach is a popular retirement community that caters to active seniors and has a cost-of-living index score, 13 point below the national average.

2014 - Myrtle Beach and Conway at two of the top 10 places to Retire in South Carolina. Movoto Real Estate lists and Conway as two of the top ten places to retire in South Carolina. In their analysis, Movoto Real Estate ranked Myrtle Beach No. 1 for it' amenities per capita, while Conway received accolades for its many shops, bistros, art galleries and things to do.

Broadway at the Beach - Certificate Of Excellence From TripAdvisor. Broadway at the Beach, South Carolina's largest festival entertainment complex. This award honors hospitality excellence, and is only given to businesses that consistently receive outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor

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