Myrtle Beach SC

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Myrtle Beach, SC Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Myrtle Beach Housing Market Information

With 33,908 people, 13,336 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $225,095, Myrtle Beach real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Myrtle Beach home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Myrtle Beach, accounting for 48.23% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Myrtle Beach include single-family detached homes ( 31.44%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.41%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 8.15%). This particular housing mix is relatively uncommon and characteristic of cities that are compact and walkable, and which often have a lively downtown.

People in Myrtle Beach primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. Myrtle Beach has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Myrtle Beach built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Myrtle Beach built between 2000 and later ( 26.19%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 16.00%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Myrtle Beach. Fully 45.27% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Myrtle Beach homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Myrtle Beach real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Myrtle Beach Home Appreciation Rates

Myrtle Beach's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Myrtle Beach during the period has been just 0.64%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Myrtle Beach that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Myrtle Beach real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Myrtle Beach appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.99%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 82.70% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.98%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 16.91%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Myrtle Beach's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to South Carolina, our data show that Myrtle Beach's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in South Carolina.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Myrtle Beach differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Myrtle Beach - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Myrtle Beach real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Myrtle Beach, SC HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,271,000 2.0
$953,001 - $1,271,000 1.6
$636,001 - $953,000 4.3
$508,001 - $636,000 3.6
$381,001 - $508,000 7.2
$254,001 - $381,000 13.7
$127,001 - $254,000 35.1
$63,001 - $127,000 18.7
$0 - $63,000 13.7

Very High for SC
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
32.9576642335766 13.3333333333333

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Myrtle Beach Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q2 - 2019 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q3
58.03% 2.34%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,142 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 51.30
Renters 48.70
Vacant 45.27

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Myrtle Beach HOMES
2000 or Newer 26.2
1970 - 1999 57.0
1940 - 1969 16.0
1939 or Older 0.8

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Myrtle Beach HOMES
Single-Family 31.4
Townhomes 8.2
Small Apt. Buildings 8.4
Apt. Complexes 48.2
Mobile Homes 3.7
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Myrtle Beach HOMES
No Bedroom 9.52
1 Bedroom 14.77
2 Bedrooms 38.34
3 Bedrooms 27.32
4 Bedrooms 7.95
5 or more bedrooms 2.11