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Myrtle Beach, SC
Overview of Myrtle Beach
As the name suggests, Myrtle Beach is a metropolis that is situated by the water, and the Atlantic Ocean plays a prominent role in the day-to-day lives of people in the South Carolina city. A major tourist destination, the coastal retreat is also home to 27,059 year-round residents, according to the 2010 Census.
People looking for Myrtle Beach apartments for rent will have plenty of activities to partake in around the city, as there are numerous recreational opportunities in and around the downtown area. Though the white beaches and blue ocean waters are the main draw of the city, those who favor a quiet Southern life will be at pleased with their chosen place of residence.
Living in Myrtle Beach, SC
Unlike other regions of the state, the history of Myrtle Beach doesn't date back to the early colonial days, as the area and surrounding beaches remained relatively vacant until the late 1800s. However, the site of the future city was located directly onshore from a section of water that became notorious for pirate activity - the famous Blackbeard was said to travel frequently to the beaches of Horry County.
The pirate lore has entered back into relevance in modernity, and numerous tourist attractions are related to these swashbuckling characters. These tourist sites are generally located in the major developments that line the beach in the city, properties that were built up from the early 20th century until recently.
The metropolitan area has grown 36.5 percent in the past decade, with more and more people looking to build Myrtle Beach apartments, both in the downtown area and near the water.
Myrtle Beach Work and Study
Tourism is the major industry in the city, and many of the residents work at one of the many businesses in Myrtle Beach's hospitality sector. Not only do the beaches attract visitors from around the country, but events like the city's annual Bike Week help to draw people and business to the area.
The promenade of the city was named the country's No. 3 boardwalk, and the oceanfront area has plentiful restaurants, hotels and nightlife where residents can find enjoyment and employment.
For potential students looking for apartments in Myrtle Beach, Coastal Carolina University is the major institution of higher learning in the city. With an enrollment of more than 9,000 students, the school is the largest center of academia in the area and provides numerous employment opportunities for residents.
Rentals in Myrtle Beach, SC and Cost of Living
The price of Myrtle Beach apartments can vary based on where renters want to live. The median gross rent for the city is $811 per month, according to the 2010 Census.
Myrtle Beach Attractions and Special Events
Whether you want to play 18 holes at one of the many courses in the city or take a stroll down the white sandy beaches of the area, Myrtle Beach is an excellent place to enjoy your retirement or to raise a family. For the younger crowd, the many nightclubs, bars and shopping destinations provide outlets for enjoyment at all hours of the day.
The city is home to a number of award winning festivals, which are held throughout the year due to the warm climate of the region. The many amusement parks, casino cruises, fishing locations, live theatres and shows help to satisfy the entertainment needs of the residents during the rest of the year, and the water helps to provide an opportunity for the local community to come together throughout the spring, summer and fall months.
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