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Why Relocate Here?

Quality of life is high, while cost of living is low. This may be what most people moving here find to be the deciding factor in their choice to relocate. For starters, home prices are reasonable, the same lifestyle that so many have come to love can be had at remarkable prices. Beyond reasonable real estate, the Myrtle Beach area has a very low cost of living—something not always typical of coastal cities, but what makes the area even more unique is the high quality of life. In the Myrtle Beach area, your dollar has a much higher buying power than virtually any other major area in the country with the cost of living typically situated at 7 percent lower than the nation as a whole.

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There is work to be done. The Myrtle Beach area is an excellent choice as tourism is the largest employer in the region, with an estimated 73,500 jobs in Horry and Georgetown counties related to the industry. Some of these jobs are hourly-wage positions, while others are management and supervisory. But beyond the tourism sector, there are still a multitude of professional positions and support positions in nearly every industry—allowing you the opportunity to work while you play along our shores.

We’re at the top of our class. Great communities deserve great schools and the Myrtle Beach area is more than just a great place to live, work, and play—it’s a great place to learn. Our city values public education and provides students with cutting-edge opportunities and learning tools. For students in kindergarten through 12th grade, there are many exceptional choices: a public system (the third largest in the state), private, parochial and charter schools. High school graduates have options for further study right here at home, with associate degree programs at several technical schools and colleges. And two universities, a technical college and several trade schools offer a wide diversity of education choices for all ages.

First Person

“It is so much cheaper to live here,” says Jenny Spicer, who along with husband Roy moved to Conway four years ago from Maryland. “We came here from an affluent county where property taxes and so forth made the cost of living really high. Homes here are priced much lower.”

Like so many other new arrivals, Jenny and Roy purchased a home in preparation for retirement after vacationing here for years. “We didn’t want to be as far away from family and friends as Florida would be. We knew the area and loved the weather.” When Roy retired earlier than expected, the couple was beach bound in a flash.


Thank you for your email but we have loved the Myrtle Beach area for many years and are fortunate to own a second home there which will become our primary residence starting in September. Thanks and have a great day! - Deborah

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