We promised to dig into each of our local areas in greater detail, and we take our promises very seriously. We’ve already discussed a few of the subdivisions located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (e.g. Pine Lakes, The Grande Dunes, Dunes Cove) but we also want to discuss our great city itself.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a coastal city at the center of a stretch of beach referred to as the Grand Strand. It’s a favorite tourist destination for much of the United States because of its subtropical climate and white, sandy beaches.
FUN FACT: Did you know that Myrtle Beach is essentially a man-made island? It has been separated from the continental United States by the Intracoastal Waterway since 1936.
Spring: mild temperatures in the mid-70’s
Summer: hot and humid; highs between 83° to 91°F (with indexes breaking 100°) & lows around 70°F; ocean temp is around 80°F or higher; afternoon thunderstorms are common
Fall: temps average around 75°F; hurricane season peaks in September (entire season lasts from June thru November)
Winter: mild; low precipitation and humidity levels; average temps around 56°F; overnight lows in the mid-30’s; average number of days with frost is 33; snow is rare.Average days of sunshine: 215 days per year Wettest Months: July and August Driest Months: October and November Last Major Hurricane: Hurricane Hugo (1989) Most Severe Hurricane: Hurricane Hazel (1954)
Ethnicities81% European-American 13% African-American 5% Latino or Hispanic 1% Other
Age GroupsUnder 17: 18% 18 – 24 years old: 11% 25 – 44 years old: 33.6% 45-64 years old: 22.5% 65+: 15% Median Age: 37
INCOMEMedian Household Income: $35,498 Median Family Income: $43,900
Post-secondary Schools: Cathedral Bible College, Coastal Carolina University, Golf Academy of America, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, ITT Technical College, Miller-Motte Technical College, Webster University
Public Schools: Myrtle Beach Primary School, Myrtle Beach Elementary School, Myrtle Beach Intermediate School, Myrtle Beach Middle School, Myrtle Beach High School
Private Schools: St. Andrew’s Catholic School, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, Carolina Bays Academy, Chabad Academy, Calvary Christian School, Bridgewater Academy, Cathedral Hall High School, Christian Academy, Life Christian Academy & Child, Socastee Montessori School, Palmetto Academy of Learning and Success
Tourism is the bread and butter of our economy in Myrtle Beach. And, because tourism is so important to our city… there are many attractions in the area. Along with its beaches, Myrtle Beach is home to a large number of golf courses, shopping centers, theaters, amusement parks, and over 1,900 restaurants! The following attractions are just a few of the thousands available.
Theaters: The Carolina Opry, The Palace, Legends in Concert
Dinner Theaters: Pirate’s Voyage, Medieval Times
Amusement Parks: Myrtle Waves, Ripley’s Aquarium, The Family Kingdom
Shopping & Dining: Broadway at the Beach, Market Commons, Tanger Outlets, Coastal Grand Mall
Baseball: Myrtle Beach Pelicans – a Carolina League baseball team and franchise of the Texas Rangers
Soccer: Myrtle Beach FC – professional soccer team that competes in the National Premier Soccer League
Racing: Myrtle Beach Speedway – NASCAR-sanctioned stock car racing
AN AWARD WINNING MYRTLE BEACH…
Top East Coast Beaches – Flipkey.com
Top 10 Vacation Spots – The Travel Channel
#6 (IN THE WORLD) – 2011 TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Beach Award (#1 beach in the United States)