Real estate in popular Surfside Beach neighborhoods
Popular real estate near Surfside Beach, SC
About Surfside Beach
Surfside Beach is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 3,939 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Surfside Beach is the 95th largest community in South Carolina.
Surfside Beach real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Surfside Beach house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Surfside Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Surfside Beach is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Surfside Beach who work in sales jobs (16.45%), office and administrative support (13.38%) and management occupations (11.11%).
Another notable thing is that Surfside Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Surfside Beach is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Surfside Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Being a small town, Surfside Beach does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Surfside Beach are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.16% of adults in Surfside Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Surfside Beach in 2010 was $25,526, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,104 for a family of four. However, Surfside Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Surfside Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Surfside Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Surfside Beach include German, Irish, English, French, Italian and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Surfside Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.
|SURFSIDE BEACH INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||1,866|
|SURFSIDE BEACH HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||66.74%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||33.27%|
|TYPE OF SURFSIDE BEACH HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||61.00%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.80%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||20.93%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||13.85%|
|SIZE OF SURFSIDE BEACH HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||7.03%|
|AGE OF SURFSIDE BEACH HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||16.53%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||67.56%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||15.41%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||0.49%|
|SURFSIDE BEACH REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$204,622|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$668|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $40,000||1.89%|
|$40,001 - $80,000||5.66%|
|$80,001 - $159,000||23.12%|
|$159,001 - $239,000||26.72%|
|$239,001 - $318,000||19.92%|
|$318,001 - $398,000||13.85%|
|$398,001 - $597,000||8.85%|
|$597,001 - $796,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF SURFSIDE BEACH||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||2.95%|
|5 TO 17||10.37%|
|18 TO 24||6.72%|
|25 TO 34||10.37%|
|35 TO 54||27.57%|
|55 TO 64||19.42%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||22.60%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.71%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$45,490|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$25,526|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||5.88%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (21.18%)
Public Service (10.07%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (6.36%)
Real estate (2.94%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.86%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.39%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.03%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.73%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.30%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.03%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (19.73%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (91.94%)
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