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March 23, 2017 - New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals Myrtle Beach is the 2nd fastest 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 the “metro" growth. Source:

Local Retirement Information- relocation - Myrtle Beach area...

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

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City of North Myrtle Beach
Welcome to beautiful North Myrtle Beach

Planning Retirement or Relocation in the Grand Strand Area?

NEW! 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, as many hospitals are conveniently located near the airport, as well as thousands of restaurants (yes, really) 100 golf courses (many open year-round)home options which apply to those in financial need, lots of activities 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 year 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 than they would be further south among their brethren in Florida. While a growing number of people have been flocking to the state for its mild winters and a slower pace, the state still remains an “undiscovered gem,” says Laura Scharr-Bykowsky, a principal at Ascend Financial Planning in Columbia, SC. What's more, S.C. offers low taxes as well as state taxes."

Live and Retire in Myrtle Beach

Retired folks looking for the best retirement locations will find many choices in the Myrtle Beach area. Here's a list of 23 current and popular housing projects. Our newest retirement location in Myrtle Beach...welcome Del Webb community.

Tax Friendly Myrtle Beach and Southern Beach Living!

Kiplinger lists S.C. among 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 very low. Taxes are based on 4% of the market value of the home, and seniors qualify for a homestead exemption,"  Kiplinger said in summarizing South Carolina policies for ages 65 (and up) years of age.

Some other points by Kiplinger include:
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 over can take a Senior Deduction of  $15,000, for single filers, or $30,000, for married couples filing jointly. However, the $15,000 deduction must be offset by the amount taken by the e retirement-income reduction. Retired Military personnel 65 and older can deduct $10,000 of military benefits.

Retirement and Relocation tools:

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

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 calculate equivalents, from home prices including such things asmedical care and pet care.

How much will my move cost? Cost of moving to Myrtle Beach? Here's a starting point to determine your moving cost.

Thumbtack interactive calendars - Estimate moving costs 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 golf courses, varied housing arrangements and of course – that great sandy beach that runs uninterrupted for almost 60 miles – from Pawleys Island in the south end to North Myrtle Beach and Little River in the northern most part.

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

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 tour current salary, present location and new location will access comparison data in several categories.

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

Compare Myrtle Beach with other cities Find the best place to live when considering retirement or relocation. Compare cities to find your best city to work and live.

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

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

Popular ZIP codes in our immediate area
Myrtle Beach: 29577; Garden City 28576; Surfside Beach 29675; Murrells Inlet 29676; Pawleys Island 29585; Longs 29568; North Myrtle Beach 29582; 29597; 28598 Little River; 29566. If you are not sure, check the ZIP with a google search.)

Visit or join our Myrtle Beach Forum. 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 meetuup and make some friends before you move!

Myrtle Beach Awards and Accolades:

2018 - Myrtle Beach named the #1 destination in the country where people are choosing to move, according to U.S. News & World Report

2017 Southern Living magazine ranks Myrtle Beach #2 in their "Top 10 Budget Summer Gateways."

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 travelers’ dollars can stretch in this year’s 10 most popular spring destinations, Myrtle Beach ranked the #1 destination overall, due to its affordable airfares and average nightly hotel costs.

After careful consideration by the editorial team on several factors including hotel costs, free activities and overall atmosphere, Myrte Beach was named the cheapest Spring destination by U.S. News and World Report. It was also named no. 3 in best family beach destinations in the USA and in the top 10 of affordable family vacations, alternate destinations and family vacations in the USA publication.

Based on a survey conducted by Myrtle Beach ranks no. 3 of the top Sprinf Break destination for student that won’t break the bank.

Consumer Report named Myrtle Beach as the best bech in the U.S., thanks to its warm tropical climate, water and adventure sports thrilling attractions, family fun, and affordable accommodations.017 ranks Myrtle Beach #3 of 7: "Oceanfront living uis usually exoensive. But Myrtle Beach,South Carolina offers greater value to beach lovers and even better value to retirees" Read more here.

Mar 25, 2017 Some South Carolina coastal growth slows, but not in Myrtle Beach. The rush of new residents moving to South Carolina's coast eased last year in the Charleston County, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach. 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 Head/Beaufort areas did not make the top 20 growth list, for the first time in several years. The Post and Courier

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

2015 Professional search engine Thumbtack conducted a survey which found that South Carolina ranked fourth among all states when lookin g at the the optimism in small businesses. "Mos one of the best places to start a business in South Carolina."

2015 - Myrtle Beach top in U.S. beach 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 tetire in the United States. The Simple Dollar noted that Myrtle Beach is a popular retirement community that caters to active seniors and has a cost-of-living index scire 13 points below the national average.

2014 - Myrtle Beach and conway are 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 its number of retirement.amenities per capita, while Conway received accolades for its many shops, bistros, art galleries and things to do.

2014 - The 10 best cities for trtirement in the USA. (Myrtle Beach is #5.) -

2014 - In September, NextAvenue listed the most popular places for retirement. Myrtle Beach was #10.

2014 - Broadway At the Beach Award for 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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