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Old 04-20-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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New Yorkers used to move to Florida, and Atlant, Ga., but then it became overcrowded and expensive. Next, they began moving to Myrtle Beach, but that has slowed way down. I do not believe it had to do with prices and overpopulation, in Myrtle Beach. Does any one knows why? And the latest I hear, they are going now to Charlotte, NC. Just wondering.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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New Yorkers used to move to Florida, and Atlant, Ga., but then it became overcrowded and expensive. Next, they began moving to Myrtle Beach, but that has slowed way down. I do not believe it had to do with prices and overpopulation, in Myrtle Beach. Does any one knows why? And the latest I hear, they are going now to Charlotte, NC. Just wondering.
Myrtle Beach is a tourist area, for the most part. Sure, you can live there year round but the economy is that of a tourist town. I suppose people might want to retire there, but I wouldn't. Myrtle Beach can best be described as a "destination."

It is not as simple as saying a place becomes overcrowded and expensive. Jobs and housing are also part of that equation.

Yes, Charlotte is part of a migration pattern from the NE. So is the Raleigh Durham (RDU) area. Jobs are part of the attraction - or have been in the past. Cost of living may not vary that much from the area where people are leaving. The major difference seems to be w/ taxes being lower in NC than in NY/NJ, for example.

Coastal living is not as easy here as in some places, as both SC and NC do get hit by hurricanes and beach-eroding storms on a regular basis, making home insurance higher than in many inland towns.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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you mentioned insurance on the coast. I would expect wilmington to be a higher rate. How about New Bern? do you pay for storms there?
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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Myrtle feels like a city strung along a highway. It doesn't have much depth off of the road ... and when it jams with tourists, the "resort" experience fades quickly.

Wilmington, or Greenville or Wilson would be more livable day-to-day. At least you can "get out" in multiple directions.

Honestly I don't see the point comparing Charlotte with Myrtle at all. May as well compare Charlotte with Honolulu or Juneau.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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Go to the Myrtle Beach SUN news reports online and read the local news and crime etc reports and other things and you can learn alot about Myrtle beach from a home town view. I enjoy checking it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:07 AM
 
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Charlotte and Myrtle can't be compared.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:02 AM
 
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I wouldn't move to Myrtle Beach - take it from me I made a HUGE mistake moving here from CT in July. I have plenty of office experience and a Bachelors degree and I cannot get a simple full-time job, even at $8 or $10 per hour. I'm looking now to relocate out of here into the Raleigh area. I've had it here. People are also very slow in the hiring process here, they may take up to a month after an interview until you hear if you have an offer or not, crazy....
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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I wouldn't move to Myrtle Beach - take it from me I made a HUGE mistake moving here from CT in July. I have plenty of office experience and a Bachelors degree and I cannot get a simple full-time job, even at $8 or $10 per hour. I'm looking now to relocate out of here into the Raleigh area. I've had it here. People are also very slow in the hiring process here, they may take up to a month after an interview until you hear if you have an offer or not, crazy....
Yes, you made a mistake and moved here without a job. Lesson learned. Hopefully you have a job before packing for Raleigh and being in the same situation just in a new town.

That's not a Charlotte problem, that's a you problem.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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No comparison between the 2.
Also I think MB is overrated...HH is a much nicer place.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:52 PM
 
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No comparison between the 2.
Also I think MB is overrated...HH is a much nicer place.
Both are full of tourists, retirees, and golf enthusiasts with very little real industry.
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