Myrtle Beach SC

HOA MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC AND NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC

To many in the southeast, Myrtle Beach is THE vacation spot in South Carolina. Located on the Atlantic ocean it boasts an incredible climate and attractive beach. Over 14 million people a year travel there each year to enjoy the sun and the fun.

If you are looking for full-service community association management contact our team at 843.492.0088  or click here to request a proposal. We look forward to discussing with you how we can bring the best to your community.

The City of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Myrtle Beach is a municipality situated within the far easternmost part of Horry County, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach has a city municipal charter. Myrtle Beach is the largest municipality within Horry County. Myrtle Beach has a subtropical climate which makes the annual climate moderate.

Myrtle Beach is on the Atlantic Coast of the United States. It is located more or less in what is known as “The Grand Strand” of the South Carolina coastline. The Grand Strand runs for a little over 60 miles from Little River, South Carolina (The North Carolina – South Carolina State Line), to Winyah Bay, South Carolina (Roughly 40 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina). The eastern ends of Horry County and Georgetown County are on the South Carolina coast. The “Grand Strand” term dates back to November 19, 1949, The Myrtle Beach Sun column, “From the Grandstand”, and another titled “From the Grand Strand” on December 3, 1949, in The Myrtle Beach News. The Grand Strand has developed into a major tourist destination, with Myrtle Beach being the center. The Grand Strand has abundant hotels, resorts, recreational centers, golf courses, thus making it a highly desirable tourist destination for millions each year.

Areas within the Grand Strand:

Horry County, South Carolina

Little River – an unincorporated area within Horry County with a 2020 population of 11,711

North Myrtle Beach – a municipal city with a 2020 population of 18,790

Cherry Grove Beach – section or neighborhood of North Myrtle Beach

Ocean Drive Beach – section or neighborhood of North Myrtle Beach

Crescent Beach – section or neighborhood of  North Myrtle Beach

Windy Hill Beach – section or neighborhood North Myrtle Beach

Atlantic Beach – a municipal town with a 2010 population of 334

Briarcliffe Acres – a municipal town with a 2010 population of 470

Myrtle Beach – a municipal city with a 2020 population of 35,682

Springmaid Beach – section or neighborhood of Myrtle Beach)

Surfside Beach – a municipal town with a 2010 population of 3,837

Garden City – an unincorporated area within Horry County with a 2020 population of 10,235

Georgetown County, South Carolina

Murrells Inlet – an unincorporated area within Georgetown County with a 2020 population of 9,740

Litchfield Beach – an unincorporated area within Georgetown County

Pawleys Island – a municipal town with a 2010 population of 103

DeBordieu – unincorporated area within Georgetown County

Georgetown – a municipal city with a 2020 population of 11,916

The Early History of Myrtle Beach and the Surrounding Area

The Native Americans who inhabited the future Myrtle Beach area were the Waccamaw people. The Waccamaw Indians lived along the shores of the Little River. They fished and hunted along the Little River area. There are Native American burial mounds located on Waties Island, a barrier island along Long Bay.

Settlers of European descent did arrive in the future Myrtle Beach area in the late 1700s. However, the area was effectively unpopulated to any notable extend. However, there were a few families who made the area home. The Withers family was made up of John, Richard, William, and Mary. They received a land grant around present-day Withers’ Swash, also known as Myrtle Swash or the Eight-Mile Swash. The family of James Minor received a land grant, including the present-day barrier island named Minor Island or Waties Island, near Little River. These original settlers attempted to cultivate indigo and tobacco with less than desirable results. The area’s sandy soil was not conducive to high or quality yields of these two crops.

After the American Revolution, the future Myrtle Beach area was still sparsely populated. Most notably, during this period was President George Washington’s Southern Tour through the area in 1791. President Washington was traveling down the King’s Highway during his 1791 tour and spent the night at Windy Hill, a section of present-day North Myrtle Beach. President Washington continued on south the following day and was guided across Wither’s Swash to Georgetown by Jeremiah Vereen.

For the next five decades, the Withers family were one of the few permanent inhabitants of the future Myrtle Beach area. A hurricane in 1822 destroyed the home of R.F. Withers, drowning the eighteen occupants. With this tragedy, the Withers family left the area.

In 1881, the Burroughs and Collins Company of Conway, the forerunner of present-day Burroughs & Chapin, acquired most of the Withers’ land. A post office was established in 1888 named “Withers” to provide mail service to the old Swash. Burroughs and Collins obtained a state charter to construct the Conway & Seashore Railroad to ship timber from the coast inland to Conway, South Carolina. On February 28, 1899. This railroad began daily operations on May 1, 1900, with two wood-burning locomotives.

Upon the completion of the Conway & Seashore Railroad, the lumber and railroad employees began taking the train to the beach on their days off. The lumber and railroad employees became the first Myrtle Beach tourists. The Conway & Seashore Railroad terminal was labeled the “New Town” terminal, differing it from the “Old Town” terminal, or Conway. So, just before the turn of the 20th century, the future Myrtle Beach area became known as “New Town.”

Franklin Gorham “Frank” Burroughs (1834-1897) of Burroughs and Collins Company is credited with having the vision of turning the future Myrtle Beach into a tourist attraction like Florida’s beaches. However, in 1897, Burroughs died. Nonetheless, his sons completed the railroad to the beach. In 1901, Burrough’s sons constructed and opened the Seaside Inn, Myrtle Beach’s first hotel. The Seaside Inn was located at present-day 8th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard.

A contest to name the future Myrtle Beach was held around 1900. Credit for the name is given to Adeline Cooper Burroughs (1846-1919). Franklin’s wife suggested the locally abundant wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera). The Withers post office was changed to “Myrtle Beach” post office. The Kings Highway was paved in 1940; This was Myrtle Beach’s first primary thoroughfare. Myrtle Beach was incorporated as a town in 1938 and reincorporated as a city in 1957.

The Myrtle Beach Municipal Airport was completed in 1937. Just before World War II, the military took over the airport and converted it to a United States Army Air Corps field in 1940. In 1976, the airbase converted to a joint military and civilian airport with both military and commercial flights. The military airbase ceased operations in 1993 and has since become a 100 percent civilian airport. The name changed to Myrtle Beach International Airport as well.

Myrtle Beach Data and other Interesting Facts

  • Myrtle Beach’s population, per the 2020 United States Census, was calculated to be 35,682. This is a 31.62 percent population growth increase since the 2010 United States Census. Myrtle Beach’s population, per the 2010 United States Census, was calculated to be 27,109. This was a 19.11 percent population growth increase since the 2000 United States Census. Myrtle Beach’s population, per the 2000 United States Census, was calculated to be 22,759.
  • Myrtle Beach’s first census was in 1940, and the population of Myrtle Beach, per the 1940 United States Census, was calculated to be 1,597.
  • Per Google Earth Location or Coordinates of Myrtle Beach – Latitude: 33°41′20.62″ N, Longitude: 78°53′12.10″ W
  • Myrtle Beach’s Elevation above sea level is 19 feet per Google Earth for the coordinates noted above.
  • Myrtle Beach was first incorporated as a town in 1938 and then incorporated as a city in 1957.
  • Within South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is the 13th largest municipality in the state.
  • Per the United States Census Bureau, as of 2012, Myrtle Beach had 6,402 total businesses or firms within the city limits.
  • The land area of Myrtle Beach, per the United States Census Bureau in 2010, was 23.32 square miles.
  • Myrtle Beach’s population per square mile was 1,162.3, per the United States Census Bureau for 2010.
  • Per the United States Census Bureau 2015-2019, in 2019 dollars, Myrtle Beach’s median household income was $43,200.
  • Per the United States Census Bureau, 2015-2019, there were 13,817 households within the city limits of Myrtle Beach.
  • Per the United States Census Bureau, 2015-2019, there were 2.36 persons per household within the city limits of Myrtle Beach.
  • As of 2019, per the United States Census, the median value of an owner-occupied housing unit within Myrtle Beach was $216,100.
  • Per the United States Census Bureau, 88.4 percent of Myrtle Beach’s population who are 25 years of age or older are high school graduates.   
  • Per the United States Census Bureau, 28.8 percent of Myrtle Beach’s population who are 25 years of age or older hold a bachelor’s degree or have obtained a higher level of education.   
  • The following places are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: The Myrtle Heights-Oak Park Historic District, Myrtle Beach Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station, Ocean Forest Country Club, Pleasant Inn, and Rainbow Court.
  • The area codes for Myrtle Beach are 843 and 854.
  • The ZIP codes for Myrtle Beach are 29572, 29575, 29577, 29578, 29579, 29586, 29587, and 29588.

Myrtle Beach’s Historical population per the United States Census Bureau

Census Pop.

1940 1,597

1950 3,345

1960 7,834

1970 8,536

1980 18,446

1990 24,848

2000 22,759

2010 27,109

2020 35,682

Myrtle Beach Neighborhoods

Arcadian Shores• Benton Park • Booker T. Washington • Carrie May Johnson • Carver • Chestnut Hill • Dogwood • Dunes Cove • East Chester • Fantasy Harbour • Forest Acres • Forest Dunes • Futrell Park • Grande Dunes • Green Bay Park • Harlem • Highlands • Hurl Rocks • Konig • Market Common • Myrtlewood • Myrtle Heights • Northwood • Ocean Forest • Ocean View • Old Pine Lakes • Owens • Pebble Beach • Pine Lake Estates • Pine Lakes • Plantation Point • Racepath • Ramsey Acres • Seagate Village • Springmaid Beach • The Dunes • Washington Park • Withers Preserve • Withers Swash • Yaupon Circle

Myrtle Beach Office
1110 London St, Suite 103
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 492-0088

Myrtle Beach

HOA MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC AND NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC

To many in the southeast, Myrtle Beach is THE vacation spot in North Carolina. Located on the Atlantic ocean it boasts an incredible climate and attractive beach. Over 14 million people a year travel there each year to enjoy the sun and the fun.

If you are looking for full-service community association management contact our team at 843.492.0088  or click here to request a proposal. We look forward to discussing with you how we can bring the best to your community.

The City of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Myrtle Beach is a municipality situated within the far easternmost part of Horry County, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach has a city municipal charter. Myrtle Beach is the largest municipality within Horry County. Myrtle Beach has a subtropical climate which makes the annual climate moderate.

Myrtle Beach is on the Atlantic Coast of the United States. It is located more or less in what is known as “The Grand Strand” of the South Carolina coastline. The Grand Strand runs for a little over 60 miles from Little River, South Carolina (The North Carolina – South Carolina State Line), to Winyah Bay, South Carolina (Roughly 40 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina). The eastern ends of Horry County and Georgetown County are on the South Carolina coast. The “Grand Strand” term dates back to November 19, 1949, The Myrtle Beach Sun column, “From the Grandstand”, and another titled “From the Grand Strand” on December 3, 1949, in The Myrtle Beach News. The Grand Strand has developed into a major tourist destination, with Myrtle Beach being the center. The Grand Strand has abundant hotels, resorts, recreational centers, golf courses, thus making it a highly desirable tourist destination for millions each year.

Areas within the Grand Strand:

Horry County, South Carolina

Little River – an unincorporated area within Horry County with a 2020 population of 11,711

North Myrtle Beach – a municipal city with a 2020 population of 18,790

Cherry Grove Beach – section or neighborhood of North Myrtle Beach

Ocean Drive Beach – section or neighborhood of North Myrtle Beach

Crescent Beach – section or neighborhood of  North Myrtle Beach

Windy Hill Beach – section or neighborhood North Myrtle Beach

Atlantic Beach – a municipal town with a 2010 population of 334

Briarcliffe Acres – a municipal town with a 2010 population of 470

Myrtle Beach – a municipal city with a 2020 population of 35,682

Springmaid Beach – section or neighborhood of Myrtle Beach)

Surfside Beach – a municipal town with a 2010 population of 3,837

Garden City – an unincorporated area within Horry County with a 2020 population of 10,235

Georgetown County, South Carolina

Murrells Inlet – an unincorporated area within Georgetown County with a 2020 population of 9,740

Litchfield Beach – an unincorporated area within Georgetown County

Pawleys Island – a municipal town with a 2010 population of 103

DeBordieu – unincorporated area within Georgetown County

Georgetown – a municipal city with a 2020 population of 11,916

The Early History of Myrtle Beach and the Surrounding Area

The Native Americans who inhabited the future Myrtle Beach area were the Waccamaw people. The Waccamaw Indians lived along the shores of the Little River. They fished and hunted along the Little River area. There are Native American burial mounds located on Waties Island, a barrier island along Long Bay.

Settlers of European descent did arrive in the future Myrtle Beach area in the late 1700s. However, the area was effectively unpopulated to any notable extend. However, there were a few families who made the area home. The Withers family was made up of John, Richard, William, and Mary. They received a land grant around present-day Withers’ Swash, also known as Myrtle Swash or the Eight-Mile Swash. The family of James Minor received a land grant, including the present-day barrier island named Minor Island or Waties Island, near Little River. These original settlers attempted to cultivate indigo and tobacco with less than desirable results. The area’s sandy soil was not conducive to high or quality yields of these two crops.

After the American Revolution, the future Myrtle Beach area was still sparsely populated. Most notably, during this period was President George Washington’s Southern Tour through the area in 1791. President Washington was traveling down the King’s Highway during his 1791 tour and spent the night at Windy Hill, a section of present-day North Myrtle Beach. President Washington continued on south the following day and was guided across Wither’s Swash to Georgetown by Jeremiah Vereen.

For the next five decades, the Withers family were one of the few permanent inhabitants of the future Myrtle Beach area. A hurricane in 1822 destroyed the home of R.F. Withers, drowning the eighteen occupants. With this tragedy, the Withers family left the area.

In 1881, the Burroughs and Collins Company of Conway, the forerunner of present-day Burroughs & Chapin, acquired most of the Withers’ land. A post office was established in 1888 named “Withers” to provide mail service to the old Swash. Burroughs and Collins obtained a state charter to construct the Conway & Seashore Railroad to ship timber from the coast inland to Conway, South Carolina. On February 28, 1899. This railroad began daily operations on May 1, 1900, with two wood-burning locomotives.

Upon the completion of the Conway & Seashore Railroad, the lumber and railroad employees began taking the train to the beach on their days off. The lumber and railroad employees became the first Myrtle Beach tourists. The Conway & Seashore Railroad terminal was labeled the “New Town” terminal, differing it from the “Old Town” terminal, or Conway. So, just before the turn of the 20th century, the future Myrtle Beach area became known as “New Town.”

Franklin Gorham “Frank” Burroughs (1834-1897) of Burroughs and Collins Company is credited with having the vision of turning the future Myrtle Beach into a tourist attraction like Florida’s beaches. However, in 1897, Burroughs died. Nonetheless, his sons completed the railroad to the beach. In 1901, Burrough’s sons constructed and opened the Seaside Inn, Myrtle Beach’s first hotel. The Seaside Inn was located at present-day 8th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard.

A contest to name the future Myrtle Beach was held around 1900. Credit for the name is given to Adeline Cooper Burroughs (1846-1919). Franklin’s wife suggested the locally abundant wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera). The Withers post office was changed to “Myrtle Beach” post office. The Kings Highway was paved in 1940; This was Myrtle Beach’s first primary thoroughfare. Myrtle Beach was incorporated as a town in 1938 and reincorporated as a city in 1957.

The Myrtle Beach Municipal Airport was completed in 1937. Just before World War II, the military took over the airport and converted it to a United States Army Air Corps field in 1940. In 1976, the airbase converted to a joint military and civilian airport with both military and commercial flights. The military airbase ceased operations in 1993 and has since become a 100 percent civilian airport. The name changed to Myrtle Beach International Airport as well.

Myrtle Beach Data and other Interesting Facts

  • Myrtle Beach’s population, per the 2020 United States Census, was calculated to be 35,682. This is a 31.62 percent population growth increase since the 2010 United States Census. Myrtle Beach’s population, per the 2010 United States Census, was calculated to be 27,109. This was a 19.11 percent population growth increase since the 2000 United States Census. Myrtle Beach’s population, per the 2000 United States Census, was calculated to be 22,759.
  • Myrtle Beach’s first census was in 1940, and the population of Myrtle Beach, per the 1940 United States Census, was calculated to be 1,597.
  • Per Google Earth Location or Coordinates of Myrtle Beach – Latitude: 33°41′20.62″ N, Longitude: 78°53′12.10″ W
  • Myrtle Beach’s Elevation above sea level is 19 feet per Google Earth for the coordinates noted above.
  • Myrtle Beach was first incorporated as a town in 1938 and then incorporated as a city in 1957.
  • Within South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is the 13th largest municipality in the state.
  • Per the United States Census Bureau, as of 2012, Myrtle Beach had 6,402 total businesses or firms within the city limits.
  • The land area of Myrtle Beach, per the United States Census Bureau in 2010, was 23.32 square miles.
  • Myrtle Beach’s population per square mile was 1,162.3, per the United States Census Bureau for 2010.
  • Per the United States Census Bureau 2015-2019, in 2019 dollars, Myrtle Beach’s median household income was $43,200.
  • Per the United States Census Bureau, 2015-2019, there were 13,817 households within the city limits of Myrtle Beach.
  • Per the United States Census Bureau, 2015-2019, there were 2.36 persons per household within the city limits of Myrtle Beach.
  • As of 2019, per the United States Census, the median value of an owner-occupied housing unit within Myrtle Beach was $216,100.
  • Per the United States Census Bureau, 88.4 percent of Myrtle Beach’s population who are 25 years of age or older are high school graduates.   
  • Per the United States Census Bureau, 28.8 percent of Myrtle Beach’s population who are 25 years of age or older hold a bachelor’s degree or have obtained a higher level of education.   
  • The following places are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: The Myrtle Heights-Oak Park Historic District, Myrtle Beach Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station, Ocean Forest Country Club, Pleasant Inn, and Rainbow Court.
  • The area codes for Myrtle Beach are 843 and 854.
  • The ZIP codes for Myrtle Beach are 29572, 29575, 29577, 29578, 29579, 29586, 29587, and 29588.

Myrtle Beach’s Historical population per the United States Census Bureau

Census Pop.

1940 1,597

1950 3,345

1960 7,834

1970 8,536

1980 18,446

1990 24,848

2000 22,759

2010 27,109

2020 35,682

Myrtle Beach Neighborhoods

Arcadian Shores• Benton Park • Booker T. Washington • Carrie May Johnson • Carver • Chestnut Hill • Dogwood • Dunes Cove • East Chester • Fantasy Harbour • Forest Acres • Forest Dunes • Futrell Park • Grande Dunes • Green Bay Park • Harlem • Highlands • Hurl Rocks • Konig • Market Common • Myrtlewood • Myrtle Heights • Northwood • Ocean Forest • Ocean View • Old Pine Lakes • Owens • Pebble Beach • Pine Lake Estates • Pine Lakes • Plantation Point • Racepath • Ramsey Acres • Seagate Village • Springmaid Beach • The Dunes • Washington Park • Withers Preserve • Withers Swash • Yaupon Circle

If you are looking for full-service community association management contact our team at 843.492.0088  or click here to request a proposal. We look forward to discussing with you how we can bring the best to your community.

Myrtle Beach Office
1110 London St, Suite 103
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 492-0088