AgentOwned Myrtle Beach SC

 

Myrtle Beach is a coastal resort city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. 

The City of Myrtle Beach is a full-service resort at the heart of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of natural beauty on South Carolina's northeastern coast.  Our 30,000 permanent residents and millions of visitors enjoy the wide beaches, the warm weather and an incredible range of entertainment, nightlife, golf, shopping, dining and live theater. 

Myrtle Beach was was incorporated in 1938 and became a city in 1957, when the permanent population first topped 5,000.  By the way, the name "Myrtle Beach" comes from the wax myrtle.

For nearly 50 years, Myrtle Beach was a military town, first as home to the U.S. Army Air Corps in the 1940s, and then to the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base beginning in the 1950s.  The base closed in 1993, and the property has since been redeveloped as the Market Common District, complete with an urban town center known as The Market Common, a Grand Park that features open space, recreation fields, a large lake and a 1.1 mile walking and bicycling trail. 

Today, Myrtle Beach is a well known destination for vacationers from around the country, Canada and abroad.

Education

Horry County Schools

The district is made up of 48 schools within nine attendance areas. Each area consists of a high school and the elementary and middle schools that feed into it. The district has 26 elementary schools, eleven middle schools, ten high schools, two career & technical academies, a Scholars Academy, and an alternative school.

For more information, go to the links below: 

Elementary Schools 

Middle Schools

Secondary (high) Schools

 

Coastal Carolina University

Technical College

 

Climate

The climate features fairly mild winters and warm summers, just right for enjoying the beach, playing 18 holes of golf, or visiting one of the many entertainment and shopping destinations in the area. 

Annual weather statistics from the South Carolina State Climatology Office show that Myrtle Beach has 215 sunny days, 150 overcast days and 42 frost days each year.  The average summer month has 18 sunny days, while the average winter month has 15 sunny days. 

 

Recreation

The Myrtle Beach offers so many different types of recreation -- for adults as well as youngsters -- that I cannot begin to list them all.

Please see the Myrtle Beach web page.


Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade

Myrtle Beach's 1.2 mile oceanfront boardwalk is complete and open for your enjoyment!  The groundbreaking was held Saturday, May 15, 2010, as part of our Beach Music Festival. 

The boardwalk stretches from the Second Avenue Pier to the 14th Avenue Pier and feature threes different sections of varying width and shape. 

Now that it's open, the Boardwalk and Promenade provides visitors and residents with a contrasting pedestrian alternative to Ocean Boulevard, a great view of the beach and a fun place to stroll, dine, shop and play.

map of the Grand Strand area of Myrtle Beach SC

The Grand Strand

The Grand Strand refers to a large stretch of beaches extending from Little River, SC to Georgetown, SC -- a 60 miles stretch of natural beauty.