Retire in Garden City Beach, SC

Livability Score
51
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Pickled Cucumber

Amazing! I took the advice from a previous review and ordered from the chalkboard- our waitress Justine told us it changes every day. Excellent, hot and...

2. Poppy's Burgers & Subs

Nice little place. Staff was friendly. Atmosphere was nice. I had the western burger with the egg medium and hubby had the cheese burger. Both were juicy...

3. FishMonger Seafood

I recently visited FishMonger Seafood while on vacation in Myrtle Beach. It is located in a small plaza next to a closed Dollar General. Though dine-in is...

4. The Grilled Cheese & Crab Cake Co

Oh my goodness Smoked brisket, bacon, Monterey Jack and grilled onion strings. My plain ol' grilled cheese sandwich will never be the same again....

5. Texas Roadhouse

My wife and I seldom eat at a chain restaurant when we are at the beach. This place is the exception to the rule. They are always packed, but this place is...

Golf
1. Tupelo Bay Golf Center

Enjoyed our game of Putt-Putt. Gave my husband a military discount AND asked if he could shake his hand. He told my husband thank you for his service!

2. Indian Wells Golf Club/Ggg

Played here last week while visiting friends. Thoroughly enjoyed the course. The greens are in excellent shape and most of the fairways are very generous in...

3. Myrtle Beach Golf Masters

Drew did a great job setting up our group. He was a pleasure to deal with even as our numbers and courses kept changing.

4. Tournament Players Club of

Had the opportunity to play golf there on 13 Mar 2013 as part of our yearly trip to Myrtle Beach from Niagara Falls. I was really excited to have this...

5. Indigo Creek Golf Club

2013 March 29 Review: To setup this review, it was dry (hadn't rained in a week). The course had a tight but good layout. It was challenging. The greens...

Active
1. Surfside Beach

Best family beach around here. Great food close by and surfside and garden city pier close by. Soft sand and warm water are found here. Just awesome!

2. Express Watersports

I did the jet ski during labor day weekend. It was super fun!! This location is about 10 miles from Myrtle Beach. Our trip was about 7 people and a...

3. Garden City Beach

Great part of the beach to go to on the Strand! Easy access to small eateries, lots of beach space, very family friendly. Lots of room to move, I don't get...

4. Black River Outdoors Center

You haven't visited Myrtle Beach if you haven't booked a trip with Black River Outdoors. I HIGHLY recommend them. I have done the 2 hour salt marsh tour and...

5. Jack's Surf Lessons and Board Rentals

I grew up at the beach, and was still anxious about my 10 year old wanting to learn to surf. From the first email and booking, Jack put our fears to rest....

Arts
1. The Pier At Garden City

The pier is a lot of fun to hang out and catch the beautiful view of the ocean and the beachfront. Usually have bands playing and many fisherman along the...

2. Garden City Pavilion Arcade & GiGi's Grill

This is a great little arcade located just off the beach and pier in Garden City. Has that old style arcade feel to it. Including a decent selection of...

3. Moose Lodge # 2351

Family are members here, so we dropped in a few nights. Certain nights are theme nights-karioke, horse races, ect.. The food is pretty good being its not a...

4. Tarot By Jennifer

I have had several readings w/Jennifer since February of this year. I absolutely love her!! We've never met but I feel like we are old friends! She is kind,...

5. Elks Lodge 2797

Best People On Earth B.P.O.E Very friendly, awesome lunch, great drink prices. Glad I'm an Elk

Shopping
1. Lazy Gator

WOW! I felt like I had stepped back in time. The service I got yesterday afternoon was amazing. When they did not have what I wanted, they made a couple...

2. Kroger Co

Clean store, friendly helpful staff, well stocked with everything. The organic section is not as large as we would like, but it is better than other local...

3. Friendly Pawn

This shop is conveniently located on Business 17, just south of Surfside Beach, on the east side of the road. There are a great group of sales people here....

4. Wicker Imports

This store has a great selection of indoor and outdoor "beachy" furniture at reasonable prices. The staff is friendly and helpful even when you have a...

5. AACR Locksmith

Cannot give high enough praise for this company. Called on a busy Friday afternoon from out-of-state to open a problem deadbolt for renters. Responded...

Health
1. Dermavogue Aesthetic Laser Center

Deb and Lisa are phenomenal. Love getting face peels here. I know that Dr Turek works magic with people as well. I would send my mom here if she was...

2. Priority Health Of South Carolina

FINALLY, a doctor who listens and spends time with his patients!! Dr. Saleeby ordered the most thorough blood work I've ever had! He then spent an hour with...

3. Channel For Healing

Pat is a gifted healer. Besides helping me so much through her practice, she exudes love, positive energy, and happiness. I am grateful to her and recommend...

4. The Healers Hands

Jennifer is excellent. I was visiting the area and went for a therapeutic massage and reflexology. She made me feel completely at ease and was an...

5. Coastal Dental Group

I recently moved away from South Carolina and had to find a new dentist in Georgia, but for all of the years I used Dr. Tiller here --- it paid off. Today...