Did you know that Myrtle Beach is one of the most affordable cities in the United States to retire? According to the personal finance website, The Simple Dollar, they have chosen Myrtle Beach as one of the 10 most affordable cities to retire in the U.S.
The Simple Dollar team analyzed over 200 popular retirement communities based on ratings and reviews from “Forbes,” “U.S. News and World Report” and others. The median home price, average rent of a one-bedroom apartment and a cost of living index were measured in creating the list, along with climate, access to cultural amenities and natural resources.
Myrtle Beach is listed as being a popular retirement community that caters to active seniors. Hmm, do you think with all of our golf courses?
“The Myrtle Beach area is the perfect place for retirees because of its affordable housing, lower taxes, excellent healthcare and 60 miles of beautiful, sandy beaches that will ensure an active lifestyle,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “We continue to ask not only retirees, but also anyone considering relocation, to think Myrtle Beach.” Is that why it appears that most residents are from somewhere else? Have you met many locals?
Below are the top 10 most affordable cities to retire, as chosen by The Simple Dollar:
- Alexandria, La.
- Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Gainesville, Fla.
- Knoxville, Tenn.
- San Angelo, Texas
- Syracuse, N.Y.
- Akron, Ohio
- Pittsburgh, Penn.
- Savannah, Ga.
- Myrtle Beach, S.C.