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March 23, 2017 - New data from hte U.S. Census Bureau reveals Mytrtle Beach is the 2nd fastest growing metro area in the country. Falling 2nd to the Villages of Florida, a newly released list shows Myrtle Beach at 2nd place in a list of the “Top 25 fastest growing metro area. Source:

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Welcome to beautiful North Myrtle Beach

Planning retirement in Myrtle Beach or the Grand Strand area?Excellent health careand hospitals, ,conveniently located airport, thousands of restaurants (yes, really) 100+ golf courses, many open year round, housing options, appealing to every financial need, lots of activities for the 55+ age group in mind, fishing piers, marinas, live entertainment theaters with top-notch fantastic shopping opportunities, the sparkling Atlantic Ocean the weather temperate and mild 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 they wouyld a littl 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 remains almost an “undiscovered gem,” says Laura Scharr-Bykowsky, a principal at Ascend Financial Planning in Coluimbiaa, SC. What's more, the state offers low taxes including real estate taxes."

Live and Retire in Myrtle Beach

Retired folks looking for the best rtetirement living will find many choices in the Myrtle Beach area. Here's a list of 23 current and popular housing projects

Tax Friendly Myrtle Beach Retirement and Beach Living!

Kiplinger lists SC among tax-friendly states for retirees:

Retire to Myrtle Beach: Kiplinge magazine has listed South Carolina in the  10 most tax-friendly states for retirees in the 2016 isasue

“The state tax does not tax Social Security, and it provides a generous retirement income deduction when calculating state 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's policies for people 65 years of age.

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

People 65 and over can trake 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 with the retirement-income reduction. Retired Militaary personnel 65 and older can deduct up to $10,000 of military retirement benefits.

Retirement abd Relocation Tools:

Salary Calculator Compare salaries and more help from Fair's calculator!, a site 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 as medical expenses and pet care. .

How much will my move cost? Cost of moving to Myrtle Beach? Here's a starting point to estimate the mover's cost to you.

Thumbtack interactive calculators - Estimate moving costs based on certain 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. Myrtle Beach has become extremely attractive as a retirement community because of 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 Pawley’s Island in the south to North Myrtle Beach.

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

Relocation Essentials - Are you interested in seeing how your standard of living compares to other locations? Check oout this Cost of Living Tool and get the answers imediately. Entert your currect salary, present location and new location will access comparison date in several categories.

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

Compare Myrtle Beach with other cities Find the best place to live when considering retirement or relocation. Compare cities to find the 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 crime statistics. Whether you're retiring or visiting Myrtle Beach, Garden City Beach, Pawleys Island, North Myrtle Beach, Longs or Little River, you need to be familiar with crimes. Also, see questions and answers about crime information for Myrtle Beach based on my CRIME page.

Popular ZIP Codes on the SC Coast:
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 certain,
check correct address 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 to chat with locals and visitors....and even come to aa meetuup and make some friends before you move.

Myrtle Beach Awards and accolades:

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 was ranked as the no. 1 destination overall due in part 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, Myrtle Beach was named the best cheap spring destination by U.S. News & World Report. It was also named no. 3 in best family beach destinations in the USA and in the top ten of best affordable family vacations, alternative Spring Break destinations and family vacation in the USA by the publication.

Based on a survey conducted by Myrtle Beach ranks no. 3 of the top beach Spring Break destinations for college students that won’t break the bank.

A Google Consumer Survey named Myrtle Beach the best beach 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 ranks Myrtle Beach #3 of 7: "Oceanfront living is usually expensive. But Myrtle Beach, South Carolina offers great 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 Charlesto County and Hilton Head areas but not in greater 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 looking at the the optimism in small businesses. "Myrtle Beach is one of the best places to start a business in South Carolina"

2015 - Myrtle Beach named top U.S. beach for 2015 according to

2014 - Myrtle Beach 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 score 13 points below the natioinal average.

2014 - Myrtle Beach and Conway. Two if the top 10 places to Retire in South Carolia. Movoto Real Estate lists Myrtle Beach and Conway as two of the top ten places to retire in South Carolina. In their analysis, Myrtle Beach ranked 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 to retire in the US (Myrtle Beach is #5.) -

2014 - In September, NextAvenue listed the most popular cities 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, has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor. This aware honors hospitality excellence, and is only given to businesses that consistently receive outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor.

2014 - Myrtle Beach ranks #1 for affordable summer travel according to

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