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Myrtle Beach Secures Position as America’s Fastest Growing City for the Third Consecutive Year

In a resounding affirmation of its allure and momentum, Myrtle Beach, S.C., has once again clinched the title of America’s fastest-growing city for the third consecutive year. This recognition comes courtesy of U.S. News and World Report, which based its annual ranking on the percentage increase of residents in various regions. Among a list of 25 vibrant towns and cities that included prominent names such as Spartanburg, Greenville, as well as multiple locations across Florida, Texas, and 11 other states, Myrtle Beach’s ascent remains a testament to its unique blend of hospitality, job opportunities, and enviable quality of life.

Highlighting the robust hospitality and tourism industry that thrives in Myrtle Beach, the U.S. News report also underscored the city’s appealingly low cost of living, presenting an enticing proposition for individuals and families seeking a harmonious work-life balance. However, it’s not just leisure and affordability that defines this remarkable coastal gem; the magazine also spotlighted the region’s pro-business environment, fostered by advantageous tax structures and incentives tailored to promote the growth of enterprises, both large and small.

Undoubtedly, these qualities have contributed to Myrtle Beach’s consistent rise in population over the years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s estimations, Horry County, the home of Myrtle Beach, recorded a substantial 9% increase in residents between 2020 and 2022, resulting in an impressive 42% growth compared to figures from a decade ago in 2010. This surge in population has also translated into an increase in the construction sector, with single-family home permit issuance seeing a noteworthy 48% uptick between the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years.

Standing proudly at the forefront of South Carolina’s urban centers, Myrtle Beach’s recognition on U.S. News’ lists of best places to live in America and the South only bolsters its reputation as a true gem. This distinction further solidifies the city’s status as a hotspot for aspiring residents and seasoned beach enthusiasts.

As we celebrate Myrtle Beach’s triumphant victory as the fastest-growing city in America, we look forward to continuing our tradition of offering unparalleled beach vacation experiences through Thomas Beach Vacations. With our finger on the pulse of Myrtle Beach’s dynamic evolution, we are excited to welcome more guests to this thriving coastal haven and share in its boundless growth and vitality.

Fastest Growing Cities in the Country for 2023-2024 (U.S. News and World Report)

  1. Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  2. Sarasota, Fla.
  3. Fort Myers, Fla.
  4. Lakeland, Fla.
  5. Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  6. Boise, Idaho
  7. Ocala, Fla.
  8. Daytona Beach, Fla.
  9. Naples, Fla.
  10. Salisbury, Md.
  11. Melbourne, Fla.
  12. Spartanburg, S.C.
  13. Austin, Texas
  14. Huntsville, Ala.
  15. Fayetteville, Ark.
  16. Knoxville, Tenn.
  17. Jacksonville, Fla.
  18. Phoenix, Ariz.
  19. Tampa, Fla.
  20. Killeen, Texas
  21. Raleigh and Durham, N.C.
  22. Reno, Nev.
  23. Greenville, S.C.
  24. Portland, Maine
  25. Spokane, Wash.