Real Estate Prices and Overview
Garden City median real estate prices are $129,315, which is more expensive than 62.0% of the neighborhoods
in South Carolina and 37.3% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Garden City are currently
$966, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 82.2%
of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.
Garden City is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Garden City real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Garden City neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
Garden City. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 34.6%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 96.0% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Garden City neighborhood has more
Ukrainian and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry and 2.9% have Hungarian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the
Garden City neighborhood stands out by having 95.7% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8% of all American
Notable & Unique: People
If you're planning where to retire, the Garden City neighborhood in
Myrtle Beach is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has
above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in SC,
offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an
enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better
for retirement living than 86.4% of the neighborhoods
in South Carolina. If you are considering retiring to South Carolina, this
is a good neighborhood to look at.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 34.6% of the residential real estate vacant, the Garden City neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Garden City neighborhood in Myrtle Beach are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 76.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 42.2% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.6%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Garden City neighborhood, 39.3%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 22.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.5%), and 18.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Garden City neighborhood in Myrtle Beach, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(19.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.8%) , and residents who report English roots (7.2%) , and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (4.4%) , along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (3.7%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Garden City
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.4%).
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Garden City neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.5% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (95.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.