You have finally reached the golden years when your work has ended and it is time to enjoy the fruit of your labors. Are you considering retiring at the beach, but have yet to pick your spot? Let us introduce you today to the idea of retiring in Myrtle Beach. Part of The Grand Strand, this section of the coast is known as a popular vacation destination for tourists of all ages. There are golf courses, restaurants, and entertainment venues galore. Plus, there are a few tucked away areas that hearken back to the good old days of the simple fishing village. Take a look at our blog today and find your reason to call Myrtle Beach your new home.
1. Lower Cost of Living
For starters, the home prices in the area won’t drive you into the poor house. Myrtle Beach has a variety of homes available for under $100,000. You can even find homes in golf course communities for that price! That is simply unheard of in most other oceanfront communities. Not only can you find a home for an affordable price, but South Carolina doesn’t tax Social Security benefits. It also provides a generous retirement-income deduction when calculating income sales tax. Additionally, senior citizens qualify for a homestead exemption. All things considered, Myrtle Beach makes it easy for retirees to make a comfortable home on the coast.
2. Excellent Healthcare
The Myrtle Beach area is home to numerous award-winning medical centers where you can find some of the best treatments and technology available. The Grand Strand Medical Center offers services for all ages, including a senior health center with specialists who are well-studied and practiced in geriatric care. Plus, Grand Strand Medical Center is an accredited chest pain center and has been ranked number 1 for cardiac surgery in South Carolina the past two years. There are numerous satellite offices as well, along with other major medical centers in nearby Murrells Inlet and Georgetown.
3. Age-Restricted communities
Are you looking for a quiet environment where your neighbors share your interests and are around your age? There are several retirement communities in the Myrtle Beach area that host those who are 55+. These communities offer a host of amenities including clubhouses, indoor and outdoor pools, ballrooms, libraries, and so much more. One of the most popular communities is Seasons at Prince Creek in Murrells Inlet. In this little tucked-away town, you have convenient access to golf, the Atlantic, and a host of other activities while still having the peace and quiet a small town can offer. There are two new communities being developed as well, including the Cresswind at Market Common and Carillon at Tuscany in Myrtle Beach. If you are interested in learning more about the retirement communities in the area, feel free to give us a call with your questions or to arrange a tour.
4. Temperate Climate
We simply cannot brag enough about the gorgeous weather here in The Grand Strand. Winters are mild, with temperatures rarely dipping below the ’40s. Plus, your days of scooping snow are long gone, so leave your shovel behind. In the summer, we turn up the heat, but the cool ocean breezes keep you cool as a cucumber. Spend your soaking up some sun on the beach, or enjoying a round of golf on any of over 100 courses. Whatever you enjoy, the Myrtle Beach weather can accommodate you year-round.
With over 100 golf courses in the area, Myrtle Beach is most certainly a golfer’s paradise. Some of these courses have been designed by the best in the business including Arnold Palmer. There is truly a course for every skill level and every budget in Myrtle Beach, so everyone can enjoy a round of golf. With their beautiful landscaping and lush greens, the Myrtle Beach courses are a vacation from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So, pack up your clubs and come on over to the coast!
6. Cultural Scene
Myrtle Beach is a hot spot for live family entertainment. With seven featured theatres, there is always music for you to enjoy including The Carolina Opry, The Palace Theatre, and Barefoot Landing. Outside of live entertainment, there are plenty of things to do including joining an arts organization, a community service group, or even volunteering at a medical facility. No matter what you enjoy, Myrtle Beach can keep you busy. All you need to do is take a look around and activity is sure to find you.
Have we mentioned, yet, that Myrtle Beach has almost 60 miles of beaches with glittering sands and cool ocean waves for you to enjoy? Allow us to share with you the benefits of living at the beach. Basically, beach living provides you with sun, fun, and relaxation. For the sun worshippers, Myrtle Beach averages around 215 sunny days a year. While some of those days are in the winter months, most of them occur in the summer, so you can soak up some rays on the beach. As far as fun, Myrtle Beach is full of it and offers a wide variety of activities as we have demonstrated above. The beach itself can be a source of fun for shell hunters, sandcastle builders, and anyone who enjoys partaking in water activities. Every member of the family is bound to find an activity that will while away an afternoon. Finally, the beaches are the perfect spot to relax, whether reading a book or enjoying the sunset.
8. Affordable Housing
Though the real estate market has had a bad reputation in recent years, the Myrtle Beach market is gaining strength. According to Trulia, the median sales price of three-bedroom homes in Myrtle Beach falls around $250,000, which is a very affordable range for most budgets. And, with a homestead exemption for senior residents, taxes are a breeze! From cozy bungalows to retirement condos, there is a home for every budget and every taste. Feel free to browse our site to find the perfect one for you!
9. Variety of Communities
If variety is the spice of life, then Myrtle Beach has quite a shelf full. For example, Carolina Forest is the largest and one of the most popular housing developments in the area. Comprised of everything from condos to million-dollar properties, Carolina Forest is a community within itself. While not all of the area neighborhoods offer such variety, each one has it is own aesthetic and amenities that create a unique atmosphere. Are you looking for a specific type of community? Call our knowledgeable agents and let them help you narrow down your search.
10. Southern Hospitality
The crowning glory of Myrtle Beach is the Southern gentility and hospitality that you will find here on the coast. All you have to do is ask around to find out that people here are just “so darn friendly.” We just want to confirm: It’s true. Whether you are stopping at a local restaurant for a meal, or just asking for directions at the corner gas station, you will find that the residents in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas are happy to help and are eager to start a conversation. If you can appreciate a little friendliness, then you will fit in just fine.
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