In this edition of Myrtle Beach Currents we have a special treat. We we’re chatting with local author, Becky Billingsley, who stopped by to talk about Myrtle Beach’s rich (and tasty) culinary history. We’ve also got a great article on area bike trails; fall is the perfect time to take advantage of cooler weather and hit a trail or two! This week we’ve included some information on property taxes as well as our current market update. Our featured community is The Cottages at 7th. As always, we aim to keep you updated with all the latest news in the Grand Strand; if you love Myrtle Beach, we’ve got you covered!
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Interview with Author, Becky Billingsley
A culinary history of Myrtle Beach and The Grand Strand: Myrtle Beach is rife with history. Many feet have trod these shores over the centuries, bringing with them a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and legends. One aspect of local culture that is often overlooked is the culinary history of the Grand Stand (Read More)
Bike Trails in Myrtle Beach
Bicycling is wonderful exercise for the whole family and is also a great way to experience all that Myrtle Beach has to offer. Exploring the Grand Strand from a bicycle is an amazing way to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the natural beauty of the coastline. . . . (Read More)
Featured Community: The Cottages at 7th
The Cottages at Seventh is a brand new, upcoming neighborhood in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you are considering a trendy vacation home in a complex that has all the amenities you might need to make your retreats to Myrtle Beach . . . (Read More)
Calculating Property Taxes Horry County
The good news for people who are considering purchasing a second home or retiring to the Myrtle Beach area is that property taxes in Horry County are very reasonable. In fact property taxes in South Carolina as a whole are lower than most other places in the country, making it an ideal location for. . . . (Read More)
Myrtle Beach Real Estate Market Update
[Infographic]The infographic here demonstrates the movements in the Myrtle Beach area Real Estate market for the month of August 2014.
Jack Bileci and his wife, Kara raised their children in the small New Jersey town of Newton. For years, the Bilecis had vacationed in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they grew to love the coastal atmosphere.
When Jack’s daughter, a restaurant owner, moved to Columbia, South Carolina, Jack and his wife started spending more time along the South Carolina coast. His daughter, who owned a home in Myrtle Beach, shared her love of the Grand Strand with her parents, and they caught the ‘Myrtle Beach Bug”.
“Our Daughter couldn’t say enough about how beautiful Myrtle Beach was. After a couple of years, my wife and I decided to start the search for our home for retirement in the area.”
Jack and Kara browsed internet listings for a few months, and were able to narrow their search down to a few developments in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. The couple decided they wanted a three bedroom townhouse or condo that would be close to the beach but not right on the coast. (Read More)