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Old 08-29-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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I'm considering Myrtle -- condos sure are a lot cheaper there than on Folly -- but no big city nearby. Tourists wouldn't mind, but I might after six months! Also Florida seems to offer the most in terms of tax breaks for retirees. Amelia Island looks a bit exclusive?
Unless you're using the terms "funky" and "tacky" interchangeably, Myrtle Beach isn't a place I would consider "funky".
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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I dunno; it has its "kitschy" appeal. Especially in the winter, I would think, once the crowds have dispersed. Looks like you can choose from a shingled low-rise to a high-rise with a water park! I do love Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park, but a young retiree needs more...
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Unless you're using the terms "funky" and "tacky" interchangeably, Myrtle Beach isn't a place I would consider "funky".
Agreed. It's sorta bland.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Is there a movie scene or some depiction that you're after?

Maybe give us your dream weekend and what you would do from wake-up to pass-out?
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Small town areas of Central East Coast Florida. Best waves & best character.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Tybee Island...
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:57 AM
 
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Tybee was my first choice until I started reading about their "funky" (and not in a good way) surf -- hardly any waves, brown, murky, sometimes contaminated (spillage from the river and topographically low surf). If I wanted to look at still, brown water, I could stay here... My desire for pounding surf is the whole reason for rejecting the gulf, where the choices would be much greater and easier to big city proximity... But I want the "Tybee Time" spirit, wherever I end up...
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:57 AM
 
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Leaning toward St. Augustine, although I'm worried it's just kind of "sitting there"; would have to take the Sunshine bus into town for even town amenities; it'll be an hour into the city. But looks gorgeous! Any thoughts?

"Small town areas of Central East Coast Florida. Best waves & best character." Specifics, please?
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:02 AM
 
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Saint Augustine is indeed wonderful and has that funky vibe. Anastasia is a great beach with waves. I recall some great restaurants as well.

What do you mean by "sitting there". And will you have a car?
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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Not much "community," especially in the winter, is my worry. Does it attract snowbirds and even full-timers? Again, want it rented out as much as possible. But the beach is famously beautiful, and I also dig history and architecture; St. Aug the city sounds pretty cool. Would prefer not to need a car; is it safe to bike to town (bike paths)? There IS always the bus! And, once there, can easily walk around.
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