Moving to the Grand Strand

Moving can be a stressful process, especially if you are relocating to a new area. Fortunately, we are experts regarding the Grand Strand community that want to help you make your transition smooth and stress-free. Below are our top five resources to guide you through the relocation process.

Real Living Home Realty Group

BHHS Coastal Real Estate Market Common Office

In this monthly publication, you will learn everything you need to know about life in the Grand Strand community. Coastal Real Estate, a community publication presented by Real Living Home Realty Group, to discover all that our beautiful area has to offer. Be sure to check it out monthly for community updates along the Grand Strand, real estate market updates, homes for sale, community events, and a local dining guide. Explore small businesses in the area, from restaurants, stores, service providers and enjoy reading interviews from local neighbors and veterans. You can pick up a free copy of Coastal Real Estate at Publix, CVS, Walmart Neighborhood Markets, Food Lion Stores, and other various Grand Strand locations – or you may read the interactive newspaper online anytime.

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Making the move to a new area means learning new state and local laws. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce provides a list of laws in an easy-to-read format for all Myrtle Beach residents to view and follow. Included in this list are ocean, fishing, animal, and highway laws that are specific to each county and major towns along  the Grand Strand. This resource also includes direct links to laws in each municipality to quickly reference. 

Visit Myrtle Beach

Visit Myrtle Beach
Visit Myrtle Beach provides information about essential steps to take before moving, including obtaining a South Carolina driver’s license, registering your vehicle with the state of South Carolina, transferring schools, and becoming a South Carolina voter. Since most of these processes must be completed 45-90 days within moving to the state, Visit Myrtle Beach recommends starting at least one month prior to making the move to ensure they are completed as smoothly and stress-free as possible. This resource also provides a directory of Myrtle Beach utility companies, including electric, water, gas, waste management, cable, phone, and internet providers from which to choose and contact before your move. 

City of Myrtle Beach

The Beach Conditions & Laws resource guide provided by The City of Myrtle Beach, offers information about beaches along the Grand Strand, including public safety, water safety, water quality, and regulations beachgoers must follow. To ensure all ten miles of Grand Strand beaches meet safety standards, the water is regularly tested, lifeguards are on duty, and three EMS crews are available during the swim season that lasts from May 1st to October 1st. In addition to information about these safety measurements, The City of Myrtle Beach also provides a guide to following the flag system that notifies beachgoers of the current water conditions ranging from low hazard, to high hazard. This resource provides safety awareness and assurance for a fun and peaceful trip to any beach along the Grand Strand.

Horry & Georgetown County Schools

Horry and Georgetown County Schools
If you have school-age children that need to transfer schools, the Horry County Schools and the Georgetown County Schools websites provide resources for public elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as information about charter schools, early college programs, and special programs provided within the counties. The registration guide explains which schools your child can attend, how to transfer from an in-district school or an out-of-district school, and information for new students regarding registration for the upcoming academic school year. There is also information regarding the curriculum that is taught in each school/program, as well as the SC State Standards that educators in Horry County Schools and Georgetown County Schools are required to follow. 

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