Here's what U.S. News & World Report said:

Although it's better known to outsiders as a vacation hot spot for beachgoers and golfers, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is also an attractive place to live for a number of reasons. Young professionals, growing families, and empty-nesters who are drawn to the area's mild weather and beaches set down roots here and enjoy the area's relatively low cost of living.

As a popular vacation destination, Myrtle Beach offers a high number of job opportunities for those in the tourism and hospitality industry. But even if their professions don't revolve around the region's visitors or transplants, Myrtle Beach residents benefit from living in a tourist haven. Those who live here have access to quality restaurants, a variety of leisure activities, and a jam-packed events calendar.

Residents also profit from the area's pro-business atmosphere, propagated by low-income taxes and numerous incentives for growing companies. These perks make Myrtle Beach a great place to start a small business.

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