Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach South Carolina is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. It is situated on the center of a large and continuous stretch of beach known as the Grand Strand in northeastern South Carolina. Myrtle Beach is one of the major centers of tourism in the United States because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches, attracting an estimated 14 million visitors each spring/summer/fall. As of the 2012 census, the population of the city was 28,292, with the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area population at 465,391 according to the 2013 census.
What Its Known for: Along with being known for its 60 miles of beaches, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade has been named to several national lists as among the best boardwalks in the nation.
It stretches 1.2 miles fron Second Avenue Pier to 14th Avenue Pier and is home to the SkyWheel, oceanfront dining and shopping, and the best view on the Strand. It is also a well-known golfers destination.
Major Events: The Beach Ball Classic Basketball Tournament., South Carolina's Largest Garage Sale. The MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon, Oktoberfest, Military Appreciation Days, Coastal Uncorked, Hot Summer Nights, the World AM and Beach , Boggie & BBQ Festival.
What's New: An Overpass on the South end of US 17 on the outskirts of Myrtle Beach city Limitsis scheduled for completionby the end of 2014 that crosses over S.C. 707. Construction has begun on sports center for Myrtle Beach near the Convention Center, and construction of an $11.9 million deep water outfall system at Forth Aveneu North in Myrtle Beach began in September 2014.
Property Tax Mile Rate: 69.1 mills
Public Information Office: 843-918-1014
City Hall: 1101 Oak Street: 843-918-1356
Mayor: John T. Rhodes :843-213-0032 or at City Hall 843-918-1001
- Area Hospitals Regional Grand Strand Medical Clinic and Hospital
- Where 809 82nd Parkway, Myrtle Beach SC
- Contact 843-692-1000, www.grandstrandmed.com
- Details It has 269 beds and is certified as level 2 Trauma center. It has the only cardiac surgery program in Horry County and Georgetown counties.