Myrtle Beach, SC


Highest Appreciating Myrtle Beach Neighborhoods Since 2000

Myrtle Beach, SC Real Estate Data

Myrtle Beach Housing Market Information

With a population of 31,035, 12,482 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $163,334, Myrtle Beach real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Myrtle Beach, accounting for 48.56% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Myrtle Beach include single-family detached homes ( 30.44%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.89%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 8.33%). Cities with mostly row houses, apartments, and other high density housing types are relatively uncommon, and characteristic of compact cities that frequently have a downtown or other neighborhoods where amenities are within walking distance and a lot of street life can be seen.

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 ( 24.60%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 15.64%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Myrtle Beach. Fully 46.67% 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

Homes have actually lost value in Myrtle Beach over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 25.70% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Myrtle Beach home appreciation rates at -0.56%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -2.21%.

Over the last year, Myrtle Beach appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Myrtle Beach's appreciation rate has been 0.24%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Myrtle Beach were at -0.56%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -2.21%.

Notably, Myrtle Beach's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to South Carolina, our data show that Myrtle Beach's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% 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
> $1,109,000 1.5
$832,001 - $1,109,000 1.8
$554,001 - $832,000 4.7
$444,001 - $554,000 3.0
$333,001 - $444,000 4.8
$222,001 - $333,000 15.2
$111,001 - $222,000 32.9
$55,001 - $111,000 21.0
$0 - $55,000 14.7

High for SC
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
44.0232040314075 20.4460966542751

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,022 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 50.94
Renters 49.06
Vacant 46.67

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Myrtle Beach HOMES
2000 or Newer 24.6
1970 - 1999 59.0
1940 - 1969 15.6
1939 or Older 0.7

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Myrtle Beach HOMES
Single-Family 30.4
Townhomes 8.3
Small Apt. Buildings 8.9
Apt. Complexes 48.6
Mobile Homes 3.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Myrtle Beach HOMES
No Bedroom 9.65
1 Bedroom 13.62
2 Bedrooms 39.55
3 Bedrooms 27.53
4 Bedrooms 7.18
5 or more bedrooms 2.46

Myrtle Beach Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q3 - 2016 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q4
29.84% 1.53% 5 3
* 10 is highest