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Old 02-27-2009, 09:06 PM
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We live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin right now...a city of over 500,00 people.
I'm wondering if Myrtle Beach will be too small of a city for us...or if we need to look for a larger city to live in. We like all the action and activites Milwaukee has to offer...
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:46 AM
Location: Sanford, FL
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I'm also considering a move to Myrtle Beach. I live in Philadelphia, population well over a million and know what you mean in terms of losing those perks. Have you considered Wilmington, NC? It's a small city of 75,000, just thirty miles north of Myrtle Beach. It definitely has much more of a city feel in terms of architecture, downtown area and overall activities available. Yet it's coastal and close to the beach.
Wrightsville Beach is the beach closest to Wilmington, about 20 minutes east. if you're looking to live someplace more "beachy" but want to be closer to city-like amenities, it may be a good fit for you.

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Old 02-28-2009, 10:39 AM
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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We like all the action and activites Milwaukee has to offer...
MB is NOT a big city and does not have a big city feel. It's a tourist town, feels and acts like one. At one time, that was a summertime thing and the streets rolled up on Labor Day. Those times are past, with just a different type of tourists filling different seasons. MB has lots of restaurants, a minor league BB team, a community symphony which is quite good considering our size, and reasonably good choices for local entertainment during most months. Some of it is very good, some need to keep their day jobs. In the summer, it's exremely crowded, hot and humid, and normal day to day living things are expensive. I can drive 15 miles and save $0.20/gal on gasoline. Gouging the tourista is a way of life, and locals also pay the price. Some may differ with my opinion, but MB is not a cosmopolitan area, and good Lord willin', it never will be. Kyle makes an excellent recommendation. Charleston, SC is another place that may be closer to what you're looking for.
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:44 PM
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Thanks so much...this is the type of info I am looking for!
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:55 PM
Location: NJ/SC
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I also agree. I grew up outside Philly and lived most of my life outside NYC, Myrtle Beach is not like a city or feel like one. That being said, there is "action" and activities but it depends on what you like to do. Most of the action is during tourist season but there is still the usual to do here. Movies, resturants, bars etc...If you're into water sports and activities there's always that.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:10 PM
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Having visited Myrtle Beach many Times, It didn't give me the feeling of a small city, I drove around for hours getting to know the city, the layout, and the general feel of it, I have visited with my family during the months of June, July, and Dec, Jan. both with an RV, and by Auto.

Yes driving down the street in July vs Dec, is completely different, but December did not seem as dead though as driving down a city street in Milwaukee when everyones inside anyway.

Walking around the (what I call ) strip, in the summer months is like walking around sumerfest, or statefair, its neat as heck, I'm sure it can get overbearing if you live right on Ocean blvd though.

I have been planing a move to Myrtle Beach for years, The family, mainly the 3 boys want a beach front condo in one of the resorts, and a smaller home here in Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Franklin area, Where I would rather buy something nice in Carolina Forest, and live there year round.

Good luck, maybe will see ya down there, we can sit in the sun sipping on some fancy drink, ( you know the ones that come with umbrellas ) and make fun of all the suckers stuck in Wisconsin

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