Retire in Myrtle Beach

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Best Retirement City - Myrtle Beach

See why many believe that Myrtle Beach is the best city to retire

Myrtle Beach is an obvious golf haven for those who love the sport. With countless area courses with greens fees to fit any budget, retirees living in Myrtle Beach have the ability to take full advantage of it's resources, (and invite friends down to play a few rounds too!) Aside from great golf, Myrtle Beach attracts retirees with its warm weather, low cost of living, and ample entertainment. Broadway at the Beach is a must see in the city with restaurants, shopping, live entertainment, and nightlife. Myrtle Beach has a few noteworthy neighborhoods, starting with the Barefoot section of North Myrtle Beach. This area has a variety of dining and entertainment options, and is also nearby many of the area's top golf courses. Cherry Grove Beach is a small stretch of land in between North Myrtle Beach and Little River, and has a ton of oceanfront access and accompanying activities such as fishing and boating. Murrells Inlet, known as "a small drinking town with a big fishing problem" is awash with great restaurants and nightlife spots, as well as a few ideal locations to cast your pole! Click on the above tabs to learn even more about what it's like to retire in Myrtle Beach.

City Highlights

  1. A golf lover's dream
  2. Low cost of living
  3. Close proximity to airport
  4. Warm weather
  5. Tax friendly

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Higher than average crime rates
  2. Touristy feel in some areas

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 36,293

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Raleigh, NC

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Myrtle Beach International Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Myrtle Beach International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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