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Myrtle Beach a Top Ten Best Small Cities List

Myrtle Beach a Top Ten Best Small Cities List

It is no secret that Myrtle Beach is one of  the best small towns in America. Millions of tourists travel to our corner of South Carolina every year to enjoy the Grand Strand, white sand beaches, many world-class golf courses, and everything else the area has to offer. The secret has been out for a while and we continue to gain national attention for this amazing area. 


WMBF reported that Myrtle Beach cracked the top ten of a list of the best small cities in America:

"Resonance Consultancy, an advisor in real estate, tourism and economic development of counties, cities, and communities, announced America’s Best Small Cities in 2020, a ranking of the top-performing small cities with metro populations ranging between 100,000 and 500,000, a press release stated."

The Resonance Consultancy released their list on, where they broke down each city and why they are considered among the best in the country. Towns from neighboring North Carolina and Georgia also cracked the top ten. Other cities included Anchorage, Reno, Ann Arbor, Naples, Santa Fe, Boulder, and Trenton. Resonance Consultancy cites Myrtle Beach attractions and business climate as some of the reasons Myrtle Beach ranked number 9. They said:

"With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder that the city tops our Attractions subcategory for small cities. The climate for business is even better. Myrtle Beach is one of the fastest-growing small cities in the country; already home to 25 international companies, it’s in the Top 10 for foreign direct investment. The business community lauds the location as central, and the Myrtle Beach International Airport (the city ranks #18 for Connectivity) is working to further position the city as an East Coast hub."

If you are thinking about buying or building a house on the coast, whether as a permanent residence, vacation location, or retirement dream home, here is our breakdown of why you should put Myrtle Beach at the top of your list:

Myrtle Beach is Your Best Choice for Your Next Home

1) White Sand Beaches

There is a lot to love about Myrtle Beach but look no further than the beautiful beaches to fall in love with the area. The brilliantly white sand and Atlantic Ocean are what initially helped turn sleepy northeastern South Carolina into one of the hottest tourist destinations in the South. Does that mean the beaches are overcrowded? Not at all, there is plenty of beach for all to enjoy.

2) Second-to-None Golf Scene

Golf is without a doubt one of the most important pastimes in our area. With several famous golf clubs and courses and thousands of golfers visiting every year, it truly is a paradise for those that enjoy hitting the links. 

3) The Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand has the kind of entertainment you would expect from a city like New York or Los Angeles. There are more restaurants than you could visit in a lifetime, mind-bending entertainment, and multiple places you can catch dinner and a show. 

4) Surprisingly Quiet Communities

Is it all hustle and bustle in Myrtle Beach? Not at all. There are surprisingly quiet communities that allow you to escape the crowds at home, while still being close to the beach and to the action. RealStar Homes has communities in Little River, Conway, Socastee, Murrells Inlet, and North Myrtle that allow you a peaceful place to rest just minutes from the ocean and the Grand Strand. 

5) Recreation

Golf is not the only outdoor hobby Myrtle Beach residents and vacationers enjoy. There are plenty of options for many other recreational hobbies, including:

  • Disc Golf Courses
  • Cycling and Mountain Biking
  • Jogging trails
  • Surfing, Wind Surfing, and Paddle Boarding
  • Indoor Rock-Climbing Gyms
  • Fresh Water, Saltwater, and Deep Sea Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • So much more

RealStar Homes is proud to build the high-quality homes in Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas. Whether you are searching for something that is move-in ready, or you want to be involved in the process of customizing your home, we are ready to work with you every step of the way. We are consistently building new homes, but the secret is out about how wonderful it is to live or spend time in this area, so if you are on the fence, go ahead and give us a call. We will be happy to answer more of your questions about Myrtle Beach and why it's your best choice.