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The Grand Strand is one of the best places to live, work and play in the United States

Moving to the Myrtle Beach area

Thinking of a move? Once you visit Myrtle Beach, you'll want to stay! Myrtle Beach is undoubtedly one of America’s favorite vacation destinations. With all the fun, sun and sand – not to mention a thriving culinary, culture and art scene – why limit your Myrtle Beach area experience to a short vacation? Discover why this growing region is fast becoming the most ideal environment to live, invest and retire!

Find out why you belong at The Beach.

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Fast stats for Horry County

Total Population: 351,029

Total Households: 145,335

Median Household Income: $55,819

Emplyoment Rate: 48.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Fast Stats for Georgetown County

Total Population: 63,404

Total Households: 25,690

Median Household Income: $55,719

Emplyoment Rate: 48.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


A Beach For Everybody

The Grand Strand is proud to be autism-friendly. Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach are certified autism-friendly by local nonprofit Champion Autism Network (CAN). Through this certification, many attractions, hotels, restaurants, local residents, and the Myrtle Beach International Airport came together to offer sensory-friendly experiences, autism aware and specially trained staff, preferred entrances at attractions and travel discounts to make the Myrtle Beach area the ideal autism-friendly destination.

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Myrtle Beach also completed training to be CAN certified.

the beach is for everybody sensory-friendly pledgeIn 2022, through a partnership with CAN and TravelAbility, we launched The Beach is for everyBODY: Sensory-Friendly Pledge encouraging businesses to take the pledge to show their dedication to welcoming everyBODY to The Beach and commit to:

  • Provide an inclusive space for visitors of all abilities
  • Practice patience and problem-solving in all situations
  • Cultivate a space of acceptance and helpfulness
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February 7, 2023

EVOLVE Series Returns for 2023 as Four-Part Series

The series is for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of concepts related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and will explore the opportunities created by inclusive workplaces.

February 6, 2023

Professional Strongmen to Converge on Myrtle Beach April 19-23 for the 2023 SBD World’s Strongest Man Competition

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce that Myrtle Beach will host the SBD World’s Strongest Man (WSM) competition on April 19 - 20 and 22 - 23, 2023, at Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.