23 May Top 10 Reasons To Retire To Myrtle Beach
If you’ve ever considered moving down to Myrtle Beach and relocating to StoneGate at Prince Creek, here is a list of the top 10 Reasons why we believe the Grand Strand is the perfect place to retire.
Myrtle Beach is one of the best places to retire because it experiences mild temperatures year round. Summer is ideal for ocean activities and spending time on the water. As the weather cools down in the fall, it’s the perfect time to enjoy outdoor shopping, fishing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. The winter months are the coolest months, and even during the chillier days, when the sun is out it’s still nice enough enjoy a walk on the beach or play a round of golf. Cooler weather doesn’t last long, and sometimes there are random days during the winter where it gets up to the high 60s. Once spring arrives in March, it brings blooming flowers and warmer temperatures to enjoy dining outdoors.
The Grand Strand is lucky to have long stretches of white sand heading right into our beautiful oceans. With the entire coast right at your fingertips, there are plenty of beaches to visit. Some of the most popular locations include Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Huntington Beach, and Garden City. All these locations are close in distance to each other so you’ll never be too far!
The Grand Strand is known for it’s flavorful seafood and Lowcountry cuisine. You’ll never have a lack of restaurants to visit no matter if it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Some of the local’s favorites include Sea Captain’s House, Hot Fish Club, and Wicked Tuna. And don’t worry – seafood isn’t all that Myrtle Beach has to offer. You can find dining options from Italian all the way to Japanese.
- Arts & Culture
South Carolina prides itself on it’s rich history and culture, especially that of the Grand Strand. If you’re ever interested in exploring the arts and culture of Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens is a fantastic place to explore. They regularly host art shows and traveling exhibitions. The landscape and architecture of the garden, along with the collection of flowers and wildlife, is a sight to see in itself!
Living in Myrtle Beach, you’ll find plenty to see and do. Broadway at the Beach offers year-round shopping, dining, and entertainment. The MarshWalk is a great place to check out if you’re looking for some fresh air or some local live music. Huntington Beach State Park is a historically rich area for Myrtle Beach, with the Atalaya Castle and the wildlife that is known to reside there. It is a popular area to camp and partake in outdoor activities, such as biking and kayaking.
If there is on thing the Strand is known for, it’s our award-winning golf. With over 100 courses for you to play on, the options are limitless. The Dunes Club, Pine Lakes, and Surf Golf and Beach Club are some of the most popular private golf courses in the area. There are many golf courses open to the public too, such as Barefoot, Brunswick Plantation, and the list goes on. You’ll definitely improve your golf game while residing in Myrtle Beach.
The Hammock Shops Village is one of the most popular shopping locations in the Murrells Inlet area. Open since 1938, the village is now home to 22 different shops, each offering a unique mix of retail. You can shop the latest in coastal fashions to and sample some of the best local wines, all in one place. There are plenty of casual dining options to check out along with the historic hammock shops, a symbol of coastal leisure.
The Myrtle Beach area is in an ideal location to call home. Not only do we have some of the finest dining, shopping, and entertainment experiences, we are also not far away from some of the other gems of the south. Charleston is only a short drive from the beach, making it an ideal day trip. If you’re looking for a beautiful city with a lot of history and popular shopping then you should put it at the top of your list to visit. On the way to Charleston, you can stop through the historic town of Gerogetown. If you head north there are wineries to explore on your way to the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina – another easy day trip.
- Medical Services
Healthcare is something that is taken seriously on the Grand Strand, and it offers some of the best in the state. Specifically, Tidelands Health is conveniently located in the Murrells Inlet area and offers outpatient care and rehabilitation. If one is in need of occupational, physical, or speech therapy – they are there to help. Tidelands Community Hospital is also located close by in case of any medical emergency.
Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular living and retirement areas because of its affordability. The cost of living is below the national average. People move here because you not only get the luxury and beauty of a coastal town, but you can live at an affordable price. It makes for an ideal retirement community because you can enjoy all the Grand Strand has to offer, without financial worry.