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Pros And Cons Of Living In Myrtle Beach

What are the pros and cons of living in Myrtle Beach South Carolina
What are the pros and cons of living in Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Why would I want to live in Myrtle Beach? 

When you think of Myrtle Beach, what comes to mind? We would bet that bright sun, warm sand, and glistening surf are some of the first visions to pop up. Or maybe people strolling the boardwalk, dining on the patios of some of the areas top restaurants or shopping at the local boutiques.  Many people visit the Grand Strand in the summer for all these reasons, but what many may not realize is that Myrtle Beach is a year-round destination with so much to offer guests and residents. That’s right, contrary to popular belief, the city doesn’t close for business and roll up the sidewalks during the dead of winter. With an average of 218 sunny days a year in Myrtle Beach, the odds of finding sunshine are in your favor.

It’s January in Myrtle Beach. Image walking along the beach on a beautiful sunny day in your swimsuit while scrolling your newsfeed to find your friends around the country shoveling snow in their heaviest and warmest winter attire. While shoveling snow in January sounds fun and all (…not really), the main thing that is being shoveled in Myrtle Beach the first month of the year is glistening sand with little colorful plastic toys. There really is nothing quite like spending a January day on the beach in South Carolina filled with people of all ages enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather. So you pick, snowman or sandcastle? We tend to think it’s a no-brainer…

The benefits of living near a beach
The benefits of living near a beach

There are a million reasons why Myrtle Beach in January is the perfect place for a getaway, but why settle for a short vacation? How many times have you been on a trip and thought “Man, I don’t want to leave – I could see myself living here.” Well, friends, our team at Jerry Pinkas Reality are here to tell you that it could become a reality for you. If you have ever thought of moving here, there has never been a better time than now to make that happen. What better way to experience winter than on a sunny beach and warm sand between your toes? Use that as motivation to move forward and let us help you find your dream home so you can build your tan year-round and enjoy Myrtle Beach, Conway or Market Common on a permanent basis!

What is there to do in Myrtle Beach? 

An easier question may be what isn’t there to do in Myrtle Beach! Over the years the city has transformed into a stunning home for lucky residents and a very popular vacation resort along the Atlantic coast of South Carolina. Showing off with a string of over sixty miles of glistening beaches, Myrtle Beach has become the hub of the Grand Strand and is filled with exciting adventures around every corner for families to enjoy. For a day out on the water, enjoy water sports such as parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boat rides or kayaking in the ocean and bays. Or take one of the many water tours such as dolphin watching or chartered sailboat and boat tours. There are also numerous places that offer boat rentals for a day of fishing or sightseeing at your own pace. For a night of fun on the water, head to two of the only casino ships in South Carolina to enjoy Vegas-style gambling, fine food, and live entertainment.  Once the sun goes down, try your luck gambling as the ships set sail twice on five-hour cruises from Little River, which is just a short drive north from Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach SC

And for a day of sunbathing and relaxation, roll out your beach towel and lather on the sunscreen at one of the many beach areas. Enjoy the inviting fresh, saltwater air while taking in all the natural beauty Myrtle Beach has to offer. There is also a 1.2-mile beachfront boardwalk that has something for everyone, young and old alike. The boardwalk features oceanfront views of pristine beach line, arcades for the young at heart and delicious restaurants, as well as numerous shops and souvenir stands. For the adventurous souls out there, the boardwalk also has an old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park that offers visitors plenty of laughter and fun. It is also home to the SkyWheel, which is the tallest Ferris wheel east of the Mississippi River, standing at an incredible 187-feet tall. The SkyWheel has 42 temperature-controlled, glass-enclosed gondolas, and is the perfect place to take in a stunning and panoramic view of the city. During the summer months, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hosts local events and festivals, including Ocean Boulevard’s Hot Summer Nights.

For the avid golfer, Myrtle Beach maybe your idea of heaven on earth, as the area is home to seven of the top one hundred public golf courses in the nation. It has also been referred to as one of the top golf destinations in the country with stunning celebrity-designed golf courses and impressive clubhouses. And while there are many stunning golf courses throughout the country, very few places allow you to hit the greens year-round with such beautiful natural surroundings and sunny weather. Do we need any more reasons for you to pack your bags (and clubs) today and head to beautiful Myrtle Beach?!

There are also thousands of other entertainment options in Myrtle Beach, ensuring there is something to satisfy every taste for adventure.  There are over 50 mini-golf courses, an indoor amusement park with 100 interactive exhibits, ATV adventure tours, the Duplin Winery (for those over 21, of course), the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center. There is also incredible shopping for those looking for a little retail therapy, mouthwatering restaurants and year-round explorations hiding around every corner.

What are the downfalls of living in Myrtle Beach year-round?

We thought long and hard about this one, and there are a few trade-offs that you will have to deal with by moving to Myrtle Beach year-round. You will have to give up shoveling snow, trade-in your insulated jackets for swimsuits and beach cover-ups, give up hot chocolate for refreshing lemonade and exchange your winter skincare routine for an SPF. Long winter days spent at the beach may lead to things such as extreme happiness, unheard of relaxation, a healthy amount of vitamin D, a deep connection with nature and lasting memories. If you are willing to risk all of these trade-offs by living in Myrtle Beach in the winter, then give us a call so we can help you find your dream home. The truth is, there really is no place like Myrtle Beach during the winter months and now is the perfect time for you to take that leap and settle into this wonderful community.

Pros and Cons of Coastal Living in Myrtle Beach

Pick up the phone and call our experienced team at Jerry Pinkas Realty! We know you have questions about moving or relocating to Myrtle Beach, and we have all the answers you are looking for. Our talented team has helped numerous individuals and families move to our area and we hope to do the same for you. We can show you around different neighborhoods, the local features and attractions, and all the magic that makes people fall in love with Myrtle Beach. Let us help guide you and find your dream home in this wonderful city today!

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Jerry Pinkas

Greetings! My name is Jerry Pinkas and I am a REALTOR® in Coastal South Carolina. I have been in real estate for the last 36 years and want to share my experience and expertise with you. Me and my teams #1 goal are to help YOU learn more about the Myrtle Beach SC real estate market, the homes for sale, the condos for sale, retiring to myrtle beach, investing in Myrtle Beach, and how to avoid the pitfalls that are costly. Hopefully, you are enjoying this real estate blog. When you're ready to buy or sell, just know, we are here to help YOU! Just pick up the phone and give us a call. Talk soon!

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