If upcoming retirement has you thinking “Myrtle Beach,” you are in good company. Often cited as one of the top places to retire in the U.S., Myrtle Beach and the surrounding Grand Strand has much to offer retirees and their families (because you know they’ll want to visit).
Taxes can make or break a budget, especially for those living on a fixed income. Taxes in the Myrtle Beach area are fairly reasonable, in general. Specifically, property taxes are lower than many other areas and older adult homeowners qualify for a homestead exemption that makes owning a home here more affordable. In addition, the state of South Carolina doesn’t tax Social Security income and provides a helpful retirement-income deduction when calculating taxes owed to the state.
The Grand Strand has a sub-tropical climate, with warm weather most of the year. The chill only hits for about six weeks or so on average, which means more days per year for outdoor fun like golf, boating, fishing, and visiting the beach. Put one more plus in the Myrtle Beach column!
The Myrtle Beach area is packed with retiree-friendly activities to keep your social calendar full of unique experiences. With more than 100 golf courses and over 60 miles of beautiful beaches, those are the most obvious attractions for active adults. However, there is so much more to see and do from Little River all the way down through Pawleys Island including, historic sites, gardens, museums, zoos, performing arts, community events, bicycling clubs, Shag dancing, dining, shopping, volunteer opportunities, religious organizations, birdwatching, fishing, and boating–just to name a few.
There are so many reasons why people want to retire in Myrtle Beach, and it’s so much more than sun and sand. If you’re ready to begin exploring for your retirement in the Myrtle Beach area, call Century 21 Broadhurst to start planning your next chapter of adventures.