Four great Reasons To Retire in Myrtle Beach

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No matter how much you’ve saved for retirement, a fixed income can be a stressful life change. That’s why affordability is our number one reason to retire in Myrtle Beach. Aside from the affordable housing options, restaurants and activities are extremely reasonable, especially compared to other East Coast cities. In fact, Horry County is ranked 7% below the national average for cost-of-living.


Myrtle Beach offers entertainment year-round due mostly to excellent climate. Sure, the summertime is all about our pristine beaches and outdoor dining options, but the spring, fall and winter all have lots of fun options to offer. Retirees know that accommodating visitors is always a huge priority and your family is sure to love visiting Myrtle Beach any time of year, whether it’s to enjoy some fun in the sun or simply escape the winter in other parts of the country. Some of the main attractions you can enjoy in the colder months include riding the SkyWheel, visiting the Aquarium, strolling through Brookgreen Gardens and shopping at Market Common. Bonus: all of these attractions are just minutes from the Papillon North Ocean Boulevard neighborhood.

Great medical care options

Retiring in Myrtle Beach is also good for your health! Besides being able to access the beaches, trails and outdoor gardens year-round for long walks, the Grand Strand is home to fabulous medical care facilities, including Grand Strand Health, which is mere minutes from Papillon.

Small town feel

It’s easy to get lost in the neon lights and tourism of Myrtle Beach when you first visit. But here’s a secret that’s really only known to locals: it still preserves that small-town feel. Besides being able to travel to most destinations along the Grand Strand within 30 minutes, many neighborhoods have preserved a great sense of community. You will still find that your favorite cashier knows your name at the grocery store, that your neighbors want to socialize and you have lots of senior activities and church communities in which you can participate. Despite its reputation 17 million visitors per year, Myrtle Beach has a large population of people whom have lived in the area for multiple generations.

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  • John Woodward

    John has lived in Myrtle Beach since 1991, and has developed extensive knowledge of Myrtle Beach and its surrounding areas. John works tirelessly to accomplish his client’s goals. He handles every aspect of the real estate process, from educating his clients on current market conditions to negotiating contracts, all with their best interests in mind. John’s clients find his dedication and guidance go a long way to ensure a stress-free buying experience.

  • Breanna Truex

    I am a Grand Strand native and a graduate of Waccamaw High School in Pawleys Island. I love the Grand Strand so much that I chose to raise my family here. My career in real estate began immediately after college in new home sales. I pride myself on giving exceptional customer service. Real estate is a career that I enjoy and I desire to make the home buying experience pleasant and stress-free for every client.

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