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Why South Carolina is Ideal for Raising a Family

Categories: South Carolina | Posted: December 2, 2019

Deciding on where to make your long-term home as a family is one of the most exciting decisions life will throw your way. If you’re thinking of making a move to South Carolina and are looking for a wholesome, family-friendly fresh start, we’ve got you in mind. Demand is high in the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area – where population growth is consistent and noteworthy, while the cost of living remains more than 8% lower than the national average.

Desirability and cool factor aside, there are many pragmatic factors to look into and consider when seeking to buy a permanent or to make a long term move with the family. South Carolina has a varied landscape with a mix of urban hubs, expansive suburbs and rural, unspoiled territory – as a state, this lends itself to a vibrant mix of cultures, lifestyles, and people. Fortunately, the metropolitan and suburban stretch north of Myrtle Beach is likely the safest part of the state – and is also home to a number of H&H Homes developments. Across a number of small cities with populations below 20,000, there is also a strong sense of community and many opportunities for neighbors to join up.

Another key factor, in particular when it comes to young families, is the quality of schools in South Carolina. We are pleased to share that Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding environs have higher than average ranked public schools, and are home to a continuously evolving set of charter and private school destinations for young students of all ages. To great very specific about how a locale is performing when it comes to public schools, check out the scoring methodology at Great Schools. The local chamber of commerce also collected this comprehensive list of nearby schools for interested homebuyers who are honing in a specific suburb or neighborhood.

Proximity to a major city is yet another important consideration for new homebuyers. Steady economic performance and the promise of growth are often linked to urban destinations. Myrtle Beach has the best that cities have to offer – with a strong draw on visitors and a significant tourist season the summer – without the crowds, traffic and stresses that can otherwise accompany city proximity. And when it comes to an upward trajectory, Myrtle Beach is the second-fastest-growing metropolitan area in the entire country. In the past eight years, the area has seen 30% population growth – and with it a steady stream of jobs and amenities.

Any bourgeoning family craves activities. Opportunities to get out and explore and a variety of recreation options abound in the broader Myrtle Beach area, where amenities are the cherry on top of richly satisfying quality of life. The Grand Strand, a.k.a. the stretch of coast where Myrtle Beach is located is in itself a destination that draws many tourists in the spring and summer. Market Common offers you every opportunity to gather, eat and shop – all while enjoying fresh air and sunshine. Children with all abilities will be mesmerized by the groundbreaking Savannah Playground, a beloved local spot with endless activities for youngsters ranging from a music park, interactive playground, picnic area, zipline and more – and it’s all ADA accessible. In the future, a water park and paddle boating will also be available for use. Broadway at the Beach is yet another destination for dining, shopping, and entertainment – either for a date night or for the entire family. Broadway at the Beach features adventures such as a 4D theater, boating, an aquarium, and a wax museum. In addition to shops and restaurants, central gathering areas draw the entire community to meet Santa in December, or to hunt for eggs at Easter.

H&H Homes is currently spotlighting three closeout communities near Myrtle Beach, SC. Brookberry at the Farm is a beach community with careful touches, such as a tranquil set of ponds and soaring green trees. Your family will find comfort in the green-lawned majesty of the neighborhoods. Plus, HOA dues include a host of sweet perks such as access to the Atlantica Beach Club, two different pools, a fitness center, clubhouse, playground, basketball court, cable, and landscaping / maintenance of the common areas. Living within a few miles of the beach will offer lasting peace of mind for the whole family.

Another closeout community to consider is the cozy, high-demand enclave at Legend’s Village. Just one home remains at this quiet destination where houses are built on private, wooded lots, HOA fees are low and the beach awaits you a quick seven miles away.

If proximity to water is what most interests you about Myrtle Beach, look no further than Pelican Bay. Pelican Bay is a gated community with sprawling, private home sites, each occupying a half-acre. You’ll find ponds, cul-de-sacs, boat storage, a boat ramp and a dock on the Intracoastal waterway. There are abundant options for fishing and golf right in your backyard.

Whether the Myrtle Beach area is especially catching your eye or you’re simply seeking options to raise a family in the Carolinas, H&H has the perfect home for you. You can learn more about our full suite of floorplans, communities and cities we build in across North Carolina here or search by city on our homepage. We are actively building in up and coming communities throughout North and South Carolina, including Brunswick County NCCharlotte NC, Goldsboro NCGreensboro NC, Jacksonville NC, Knightdale NCMyrtle Beach SCPinehurst NC, and Wilmington NC. Get in touch today to learn more about us. Call us at 910-486-4864 or visit our website today to find out more about the many advantages of an H&H Home! http://www.hhhomes.com/