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Old 03-26-2008, 05:43 AM
 
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Anyone have a good idea of how long it would take to drive from Leland to North Myrtle Beach? I checked it online and it says it is 51.2 miles, but it says the travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Doesn't sound like it could be right, unless the roads are really bad once you get into SC. What would a daily commute be like and what could I expect at peak vacation times?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:29 AM
 
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It's probably closer to an hour, but it depends on where in N. Myrtle you're going. Traffic is really bad once you hit the northernmost part of N. Myrtle and will slow you down considerably. If your destination is closer to Little River, it probably won't be too bad. But if you have to drive several miles down 17 into N. Myrtle, you're going to pull your hair out at times. It gets really nasty in the peak season, seemingly during all hours of the day. I would plan on anywhere from an hour on the short end to 1.5 hours with traffic. Good luck!
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:38 AM
 
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Thanks for the response. I think I need to go about 6 miles south of Little River. I am looking at a job at Wyndham Vacation Resorts in North Myrtle Beach at 2nd Ave (I think) and am just concerned about the traffic. I guess I'm hoping that on a Friday night most people will be traveling down to Myrtle Beach instead of up into the Wilmington area and it might not be too bad.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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I was going to say 45 minutes. 17S is full of stop lights and it could take longer depending on how many you get stuck at.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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Do the lights start once you get into SC? I thought that Route 17S in NC was pretty much open highway.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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Looks like I'm interviewing for a new job in North Myrtle Beach - any more thoughts about the daily commute from Leland?
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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I don't think peak vacation times will affect you much until you get into NMB, then I would take an alternative route as opposed to business 17. Personally, I wouldn't mind the commute if I was getting a good job and could move closer within time. I would check out homes in the Calabash area.
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