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Old 11-26-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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Hmmm... so, sounds exactly like where I'm coming from. I guess tourist areas tend to have a lot in common. Sole industry here is also tourism. Retail, restaurants, and some construction (construction in the summer, ski resorts in the winter) make up most of the jobs. Anyone who works outside is usually laid off for the spring (which we call "mud season") because there's no way to work in all that mud. When we move down there, we'll be doing so with no bills (other than our rent and utilities, etc.), some money in the bank (from selling our house), and both of us having jobs, so I'm hoping we'll do okay. Mentally, I think it's really going to be good for me. I'm hoping to live in a neighborhood, so I won't be completely isolated the way I am here. And being close to the ocean will be good for my soul. I don't get to see it here. And I can't even tell you how good it will be to not have to go through the harsh winters.

I think I'm starting to sound like I'm talking myself into the move, lol.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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we'll be doing so with no bills (other than our rent and utilities, etc.), some money in the bank (from selling our house), and both of us having jobs, so I'm hoping we'll do okay. Mentally, I think it's really going to be good for me.

I think I'm starting to sound like I'm talking myself into the move, lol.
Well, if you have money in the bank, that's a plus. Also, if you already have a job waiting for you, AWESOME. Don't come down expecting to find one, please. Because you and everyone else from age 17 to 70 are looking for them, too!

As I told my hairdresser today, in all honesty, I try and talk everyone I can out of moving down here. It is good if you are independantly wealthy and/or retired. Things are pretty darn expensive to do around here since it's mostly tourist driven. My parents have TONS to do but they fall into the wealthy/retired category so they are constantly busy.

We just work on the house and that keeps us busy. We gave up on MB and moved out to the boonies (aka Loris) to avoid the tourists.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:36 AM
 
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Question I am confussed about myrtle beach/bible belt

If it is so big on the bible and religion then why are there so many strip clubs and nude bars there? They don't allow casinos because it is the so called bible belt but you can get all the smut you want there. I mean i love the place and my husband and i are planning to move there soon, but it just gets to me when one thing is not allowed and another is. I mean they need to make up their minds. Is it or isn't it a bible belt? If it is then they need to clean up all the strip/nude clubs or let casinos come into the state.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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Oh my, cakey. Move on down here, but I can't imagine you're going to be very happy. Particularly if attacking the Bible belt is going to be part of your agenda. For those of us who grew up Southern Baptist, it's just the way we are. Sex and a little skin on Saturday night is one of those perverse sins you enjoy then pray about on Sunday. Gambling, on the other hand, is a big no-no. Unless, of course, you do it to finance education, then it's part of state gov't.

As a local, I sincerely hope we never see another casino boat. They are terrible polluters of the water and inlets. They also take much more away from our economy than they contribute, since the owners are not locals. They also usually manage to buy their way into local gov't, then end up setting policies that benefit the out of state owners. I ain't against a little sin now and then, but let these boats go elsewhere.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Murrells Inlet SC
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Oh my, cakey. Move on down here, but I can't imagine you're going to be very happy. Particularly if attacking the Bible belt is going to be part of your agenda. For those of us who grew up Southern Baptist, it's just the way we are. Sex and a little skin on Saturday night is one of those perverse sins you enjoy then pray about on Sunday. Gambling, on the other hand, is a big no-no. Unless, of course, you do it to finance education, then it's part of state gov't.

As a local, I sincerely hope we never see another casino boat. They are terrible polluters of the water and inlets. They also take much more away from our economy than they contribute, since the owners are not locals. They also usually manage to buy their way into local gov't, then end up setting policies that benefit the out of state owners. I ain't against a little sin now and then, but let these boats go elsewhere.
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:02 AM
 
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Also, if you already have a job waiting for you, AWESOME. Don't come down expecting to find one, please. Because you and everyone else from age 17 to 70 are looking for them, too!
If we move down, it will be because my husband was able to get transferred with his job. I work from home (I do medical transcription) and can take my job wherever I want, so I will be bringing my job with me. I tell people the same thing when they want to move here (for some reason people from Massachusetts think I live in this AMAZING place.) If you don't already have a job, don't move here thinking you'll find one. There aren't enough jobs for the people who are already here.

And same with us - if you don't have a ton of money, you can't really do much here. I get people all the time who are so envious of the things we have to do around here - but if you don't have money, it doesn't do you any good to live up the street. I guess it's kind of like assuming that everyone who lives in Florida gets to go to Disney all the time - it costs money! I'll be happy just to live within driving distance of the ocean - that's the only attraction I'll need.
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:27 AM
 
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Speaking of things to do - what about health clubs? It's so expensive to join one up here that I just can't manage it, but I always used to work out a lot and am hoping I'll be able to start back up once I move down there. What are the good (read - halfway decent at a cheap price, lol) places down there? About how much am I looking at having to pay?

I'm honestly more interested in the mom-and-pop kind of places, not a big chain. If I have to in order to afford it I will, but assuming things in that area are a lot like here, I'd much rather support a local trying to put food on the table than a corporation trying to add another zero to their profits.
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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Oh - and what about volunteer opportunities? Up here there isn't a whole lot. I've volunteered at the local food pantry, but it's extremely small. The only other thing to do is take matters into your own hands - which I tend to do. In fact, I'm doing a bake sale tomorrow (almost completely on my own) to benefit Angels & Elves (they do toys for Christmas for poor children.) I do things like that once in a while, but I'd like to do more. Especially since I work from home and have the ability to move my schedule around, and my son will be starting kindergarten next year - I'd like to spend some time volunteering for the less fortunate. Any good opportunities around there?
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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Honestly, I couldn't tell you about the volunteer opportunities. I did my bit in NY after volunteering so much I got worn out lol.

I'm sure there are plenty since it's a high poverty area, with lots of homeless, etc. The churches always seem to have something going on, so that may be a good fit, too.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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hi, i will be retiring in sept. and i would like to rent or rent to owner in Socastee area. i would like to have a place before this summer. can anyone help me out.
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