What’s It Like to Live in Myrtle Beach Year Round

Myrtle Beach SC

Myrtle Beach is a wonderful place to go on the East Coast in the summer,  How about other times of the year? There are still tons of things to even off-peak. Here are the highlights.

Generally, the weather is awesome.

Myrtle Beach is subtropical a lot like Florida, with lots of sun and mild temps most of the time even in the winter.  Myrtle Beaches location close to the Atlantic Ocean and pulling temps from the Gulf Stream helps this area stay a lot warmer than many.  Myrtle Beach’s average seasonal temperatures average from a daytime high of 88 in summer months to 59 degrees in December. Also, Myrtle Beach gets about 216 sunny days a year, so there are tons of sunny days to enjoy.

There’s always plenty to do.

Some attractions close or limit their hours after the summer season ends, but there are plenty of things to do all year long. Once the crowds have died down for the year, many of the local restaurants have special prices to attract more business in the off season.  If you golf, you’ll love the winter discount even at the top tier courses.  Myrtle Beach is surrounded by parks and wildlife reserves too, and it’s a nice time to head outdoors and enjoy the cooler weather. There are dozens of live performance theaters and outdoor events, not to mention all the shopping in the many boutiques or mall choices in the area.

The Boardwalk Myrtle Beach SCNorth Myrtle Beach Christmas Light Show

The holidays are alive and well in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach loves the Holidays! There are many choices of things to do to celebrate this time of year. Wintertime, Myrtle Beach comes alive in a whole different way through all kinds of family fun winter festivals and events. Here are just a few to take in: tree lighting, Christmas light displays, parades, and live performances. I can almost smell the cider in the air now. If you love the holidays, join in the many holiday-inspired things going on the Grand Strand during this special time of the year

Myrtle Beach offers a high quality of life, with a low cost of living.

Myrtle Beach offers a very low cost of living, especially when compared with similarly sized coastal cities. This basically means that in Myrtle Beach, your dollar can go farther than it would in other major areas of the country. This is true no matter what time of the year it is, and it’s one of the main reasons why so many people are attracted to the Grand Strand as a place to live year-round. With a cost of living that is 7 percent lower than the national average, you can keep more money in your pocket, and that’s a good thing no matter what time of year it is.