Myrtle Beach, SC

Population: 30,106 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Myrtle Beach has a Livability Score of 62/100, which is considered below average
  • Myrtle Beach crime rates are 195% higher than the South Carolina average
  • Cost of living in Myrtle Beach is 8% higher than the South Carolina average
  • Myrtle Beach real estate prices are 21% higher than the South Carolina average
  • Rental prices in Myrtle Beach are 2% higher than the South Carolina average

Best Places to Live in and Around Myrtle Beach

See all the best places to live around Myrtle Beach

Compare Myrtle Beach, SC Livability


      Myrtle Beach Real estate & Rental prices

      See Myrtle Beach real estate or rentals

      Top Rated Schools in Myrtle Beach

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Carolina Forest High9 - 122,42983%
      Socastee High9 - 121,73176%
      St. James Elementary SchoolPK - 476776%
      Ocean Bay Elementary SchoolPK - 584574%
      Myrtle Beach High9 - 121,51671%
      Burgess Elementary SchoolPK - 472169%
      Ocean Bay Middle6 - 850566%
      Forestbrook Elementary SchoolPK - 599966%
      See all Myrtle Beach schools

      Myrtle Beach Reviews

      Write a review about Myrtle Beach Tell people what you like or don't like about Myrtle Beach…
      If you like resort living this is a good place for you
      We moved to SC eight years ago from the suburbs of Washington, DC. I never anticipated that I would miss living near a city so much, so this review is biased in the sense that I would prefer living where there is easy access to public transportation, the arts, superb dining, abundant organic produce and organic shopping.

      I wouldn't suggest raising your family in the area. It would be a fun family vacation, but if it were not for the fact that my son was selected to attend the Academy of Arts, Science and Technology in his Junior year of high school, I probably would not have been happy with the education he received. South Carolina, at the time he attended school, was ranked 48th for education! He graduated 2007

      Unless you are in the service industry, jobs are scarce. And, if you are in the service industry, it is my understanding that the pay is below the national average.

      Our home, purchased in 2004, is now underwater and it doesn't look promising that it will recover any time soon. (It is 2012 as I write this review)

      Dining. If you like fried, buffet, Calabash style, then you will love the dining options.
      Shopping: While there are two malls and two Tanger outlets, I find the shopping to be seen that, nothing new.
      6 0
      Source: The Myrtle Beach, SC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).