Moving to Myrtle Beach? 10 Useful Websites
The internet is filled with useful information about various states, cities, towns, and even neighborhoods. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy to find websites with legitimate information about each community. To help people search for the perfect neighborhood, we have created a list of websites that may prove useful.
Best Places is a useful site that maintains a collection of information for each city in the United States. Each city's page contains brief descriptions of various topics. For more information, your eyes may naturally shift to the left sub-menu listing cost of living, interactive maps, careers, school ratings, religion, and more.
By searching Neighborhood Scout for information about communities in Myrtle Beach, you'll quickly discover a border map and sidebar highlighting the most expensive neighborhoods. Carolina Forest, The Dunes, and more are suggested as pricey places to live, whereas Peachtree Estates and Laurel Woods are much more affordable. Much like our community pages on TheEmondTeam.com, you are also able to find general information about the town as well as schools your children might attend based on each neighborhood. Beyond that, expect to see demographics and even information about local crime rates.
"Moving" may be a bit self-explanatory as a website that offers information about moving your personal items to a new location. Moving offers helpful moving cost calculators, tips & advice, and reviews for truck rentals, containers, and moving companies. Gain a better understanding of car shipping or auto transport with a simple estimate calculator. Storage cubes and garages are also covered on this helpful site created by realtor.com.
The next site on our list is probably a bit obvious, but it does often go overlooked. Learn about any neighborhood's home values, amenities, school ratings, and local activities & businesses. Realtor also has a series of amusing articles about celebrity homes, along with more helpful topics like home improvement, and mortgage rates.
Numbeo is a terrific comparison website for cities around the entire world. Mainly based on user-submitted data, you can gain detailed insight from residents of nearly any city. For example, if you wanted to compare your current city with Myrtle Beach, Numbeo can handle that for free! Pretty nifty, right? You can check anything from beer prices to average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment. Numbeo also offers comparisons for quality of life, crime, pollution, traffic, property values, and more.
Niche and Great Schools
Similar in scope, Niche and Great Schools are competing websites that focus on bringing you up-to-date information about schools and districts within each community across the country. The more notable difference is that Great Schools is a non-profit company, whereas Niche is for-profit. Both websites offer reviews, ratings, demographics, and more.
Even with great websites like Great Schools and Niche, understanding exactly where your future home is positioned in each school district can be difficult. Sometimes, it is best to get information straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak. Horry County's School Finder does exactly that. View a map that shows the exact boundaries of each respective elementary, middle, and high school.
City Data isn't very pretty but supplies a fountain of knowledge on each area of the United States. Find info about climate, demographics, median rent prices, home values, school info... the list truly keeps going. Find city guides that cover topics like golf, nightlife, and healthcare. Click into any of these guides, and it'll open up paragraphs or even pages of information depending on the area's popularity. City Data has existed since 2003, which explains the wealth of information inside.
If you are unfamiliar with Reddit, it is a collection of forums based on nearly any topic that could come to mind. Do you want to learn about colorful unicorns? There's a Reddit page (subreddit) for that. Do you want to talk to like-minded people about Myrtle Beach? Yep, there's a subreddit for that. You'll find threads of the popular forum with titles like "Things to do in Myrtle Beach," "Bachelor parties in Myrtle Beach," "Any photographers in the area?" and many more. Just remember that these forums may or may not be heavily monitored, so it is possible that you'll find some pretty outrageous images or topics.
Posted by Eric Emond