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Myrtle Beach Real Estate

Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina and Myrtle Beach real estate is highly desirable as a primary home and as a part-time residence. Many people who live in colder climates make their home in this area during the winter months. The city is also a major tourist destination that attracts more than 14.6 million visitors each year. The population of Myrtle Beach is 27,109. The city is part of the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway Combined Statistical Area. Situated on a stretch of beach known as the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach has numerous attractions and entertainment options for visitors and residents. Myrtle Beach homes for sale include a large number that were built from 1970 to 1994 as well as new construction and some historic homes.

Myrtle Beach was a military town for almost 50 years, serving as the home of the U.S. Army Air Corps in the 1940s and in the 1950s Myrtle Beach Air Force Base located here. The base was closed in 1993 and redeveloped. Today it is the Market Common District and contains an urban town center, a Grand Park with recreation fields, a 1.1 mile trail for walking and cycling and a lake. Myrtle Beach is easily accessible through several major routes including U.S. 17 and 501, S.C. 31, Farrow Parkway, Ocean Boulevard, Harrelson Boulevard and Grissom Parkway.

Residents of Myrtle Beach real estate are served by Horry County School District, which is the 3rd largest school district within the state. There are also a number of private schools in Myrtle Beach and several college and post-secondary schools, including the NAIA Flight School. Visitors to Myrtle Beach and residents have many choices when it comes to recreation. The city hosts events and concerts and there are several amusement parks, golf courses, beaches, dinner theaters, nightclubs and more than 1,900 restaurants.

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk opened in 2010 and has three sections – the North Section, Central Section and the South Section – and has been recognized as the #3 boardwalk in the nation by National Geographic. The Central Section extends form Plyler Park to Eighth Avenue North and connects to beachfront shops and stores.

Golfers will find Myrtle Beach real estate is a great choice. The golfing industry has a highly significant presence in the area with more than 250 golf courses in and around Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Waves is also located here and is one of the eastern seaboard’s largest water parks. The city is a popular choice for families, young professionals, retirees, investors and many others.

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