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2019- Data shows 10 most tax friendly states in 2019 Myrtle Beach is #5

2019- Data from the Census Bureau reveals reasons why Myrtle Beach is the 3rd largest growing metro area in the country, falling 2nd to the Villages in FL. Newly released information shows Myrtle Beach in 2nd place i Myrtle Beach. Source:

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Retiring in Myrtle Beach
Moving or Retiring to Myrtle Beach
Planning Relocation or Retirement the Grand Strand?

Excellent healthcare 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 for 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 coast weather is temperate and warm all year round.

Reasons to Retire in South Carolina...

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

Live and Retire in Myrtle Beach...

Retired folk looking for the best location 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 Grande Dunes area of Myrtle Beach...welcome to the Del Webb community. Guide to Retirement Communities in Myrtle Beach. 2019

Tax Friendly Living...Myrtle Beach... Tre Southern Living...

Kiplinger lists S.C. a listy of the top tax-friendly states for retirees:

Retire to Myrtle Beach: Kiplinger magazine has listed Myrtle Beach in the top 25 best places to retire in 2019  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 home, and seniors qualify for a homestead exemption, Kiplinger said in summarizing South Carolina properties for people 65 (and up) years of age.

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

People 65 and older can take a 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 retirement-income reduction. Retired Military, age 65+ can deduct $10,000 of military benefits.

South Carolina is 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 a handicapped identification or hang 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 October 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 [mans

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

Cost of Living Comparisons  Select cities to compare, then calculate equivalents, from home prices including medical 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 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 has become a popular retirement destination. The Grand Strand has a community for every type of person and every budget. Myrtle Beach has become extremely attrctive, due to low costs, over 100 golf courses, living arrangements and of course – that grat andy beach that runs uninterrupted for almost 60 miles – from Pawleys Island in the south end to Myrtle Beach and on up north to Little River.

Retirement Essentials from AAREP. Helpful information for your retirement including popular FAQs, retirement calculator, Social Security Benefits, savings and mor3e - calculator 401(k)

Relocation Essentials - Are you interested in seeing how your standard of living compares to other locations? Check out the 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 the 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 your next place to live when you are considering retirement or relocation. Compare cities to determine 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 statistics on my CRIME page.

Visit or join our Myrtle Beach Forum  on Facebook. It is a great place to ask questions and get answers to your questions about moving to Myrtle Beach, and to chat with locals and visitors -plus come to a meet-up! Make friends before you move!.

Myrtle Beach Accolades Awards :

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

Best 2019 Cites 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.

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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 again that Myrtle Beach was again the 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 is it like to retire in Myrtle Beach? Top

2015 Professional search engine Thumbtack conducted a survey which found South Carolina ranked 4th 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 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.

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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