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Top Reasons to Retire in Myrtle Beach

Top Reasons to Retire in Myrtle Beach

There are many schools of thought when it comes to retirement destinations. Some people picture moving to a remote location deep in the woods and far from society. Others see themselves on an island that you can hardly identify on a map. Still, others assume they will spend so much time traveling and seeing the world that there is no reason to find a place to put down new roots. 

You might fall somewhere on that spectrum, or you may be more inclined to live somewhere close enough to spend plenty of time with your family, especially your grandchildren. 

Regardless of what you envision for retirement, Myrtle Beach has something for you. Here are eight of the top reasons to build your retirement dream house in Myrtle Beach, SC.


Eight Reasons to Retire to Myrtle Beach

1) The Beach

Myrtle Beach has some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches on the East Coast. The coastline is what originally drew people to the area to relax and find rejuvenation. With many miles of sparkling sand and rolling dunes, retirees will enjoy resting on the beach.  

2) The Golf Scene

If you like golf, you probably already know about the world-famous courses and clubs in the area. Some of the area favorites include:

  • Legends Golf & Resort
  • Burning Ridge Golf Club
  • Myrtlewood Golf Club
  • Dunes Golf and Beach Club
  • Grande Dunes
  • Barefoot Resort & Golf
  • Myrtle Beach National
  • TPC Myrtle Beach

This is, of course, just a fraction of the fantastic golf courses in the area. If you like to hit the links, you will love retirement in Myrtle Beach

3) The Food and Entertainment 

If you don’t already know Myrtle Beach for the coastline and the golf scene, it’s the Grand Strand, entertainment, food, and festivals that have put the city on your retirement radar. 

From Medieval Times and Dixie Stampede to famous restaurants and unparalleled nightlife, Myrtle Beach has something for everyone. 

4) The Parks 

We are fortunate for a plethora of pristine parks throughout Myrtle Beach, Horry County, and the surrounding area. There are hiking trails, wildlife viewing, mountain biking trails, ziplining, and everything else you can expect in an excellent park. 

5) The Fishing

Do you prefer fishing in freshwater rivers and waterways? Do you enjoy casting from the surf? Do you love to get out on the open ocean on a deep-sea charter trip? 

We have it all in Myrtle Beach. There are few places on the East Coast with as much strong fishing available as northeastern South Carolina. 

6) The Property and Housing 

You might be thinking all this sounds great, but unfortunately, places that have everything also have exorbitant housing prices. Despite recent growth and our substantial amenities, housing prices remained reasonable, and there is property available. Realstar Homes has several communities with beautiful, newly constructed homes available for retirees. 

If you plan to travel in retirement and need the low maintenance of a townhome and garden home, Realstar has you covered. For retirees that plan to enjoy a manicured lawn, screened porch, and a manageable amount of house, we have several floor plans you’ll love. 

If you need all the space you can get to host family and friends; we have some beautiful larger homes that can let your people gather comfortably. 

7) The Proximity to Other Destinations

Myrtle Beach affords the opportunity to live in a place with big-city amenities in a small city package. You can also find great communities in small towns just miles away from the Grand Strand. Whether you want a peaceful southern setting or an exciting creative city, you can find it here. 

That said, if you want to host friends and family or need to be able to get to other parts of the Carolinas quickly, Myrtle Beach is also reasonably close to several other growing southern cities such as:

  • Raleigh, NC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Columbia, SC
  • Charleston, SC
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Richmond, VA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Augusta, GA
  • Savannah, GA

We also have an international airport that serves retirees who plan to have a home base but still intend to see the world. 

8) The Strong Community

An area is no stronger than the people who live there. You can expect excellent neighbors in Myrtle Beach and its surrounding towns. We take southern hospitality seriously, so if you plan to make some interesting new friends during retirement, you will love living in Myrtle Beach. 

For retirees considering relocating to the coastal Carolinas, you want to make sure your dream home is built by an experienced builder. Realstar Homes has a combined 75 years of experience building beautiful houses in this area. Contact us to find out more about how you can find the home of your dreams.