Moving to Myrtle Beach

Are you moving to Myrtle Beach? All the information you need is right here. We’ll show you where to find movers, storage units, condo rentals, homes for sale, utilities, schools, and where to buy groceries.

We've moved a LOT, so we know how to do it.We know all about moving.

You did it! You finally decided to leave the ice and snow behind. Or, maybe you’re coming here for a new job, to go to school, or you just want to be nearer to your sister, your parents or your grandkids. Perhaps it’s the idea of living at the Beach that brings you here. Not many of us get that chance, so if the opportunity comes along, grab it.

Two good reasons for moving to Myrtle BeachThis lady has two good reasons for moving to Myrtle Beach.

Whatever your reason to relocate, it’s a challenge and you have zillions of questions.

Moving to Myrtle Beach

Like you, when we moved here we had to find answers to those questions and more (maybe not the gnocchi, but I do like knowing where to find the best prices on wine). Even though we lived on the Grand Strand in the 1990s, the area has changed a lot since then.

Naturally, we started researching on the web and we found lots of websites with tourist information, Myrtle Beach area attractions, where to play golf in Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach vacation rentals and so on. What we couldn’t easily find was information about moving to Myrtle Beach and living in Myrtle Beach; what electric company or water company serves our neighborhood, is there curbside recycling, and what cell phone providers have the best coverage (that’s always a matter of opinion).

We also wondered what area of Myrtle Beach was the best place for us. The Grand Strand is 60 miles long stretching from Little River to Georgetown, farther when you include the Brunswick County beaches in North Carolina. In between is a wide variety of lifestyles to choose from, so deciding on “close to nightlife” or “rural and quiet” can be an issue.

The yacht club in Little RiverThere as many different types of lifestyles as there are beaches.

Our children have long since grown up, but we have granddaughters in the Horry County schools. We can safely say the county has an excellent academic record and all the schools are good, but some people have their favorites. The school system has been recognized as one of the best in the state and the country as a whole. In addition, the county’s higher education options include Coastal Carolina University, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, and the Golf Academy of America.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College campusHorry-Georgetown Technical College offers one of several educational opportunities.

We also had questions about what religious faiths are represented here, what community services are available, what is the hospital and healthcare situation, can I buy locally grown produce directly from the farms or markets (click here for a list of area farmers markets), are there reliable home improvement and home repair professionals, and of course movers, where to find climate controlled storage units, and what real estate sales and property rental companies are the best.

So we’ve taken our research and it put it here in our own handy dandy Myrtle Beach relocation guide to share with everyone. One thing's for sure, this area is growing fast and it's sometimes a challenge to keep up with everything. From new restaurants and stores opening up to road construction and neighborhoods, we'll try to keep you up to date. If you have any questions, or if you know of something we haven’t covered but we should, let us know. You can contact us or leave a comment below.

So, are you ready to make the move? Then start packing!

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