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Red Hill, South Carolina
Red Hill, Quiet, Suburban and Reasonably Priced, is Just 10 Miles Inland from Myrtle Beach's Long, White Sand Oceanfront Beaches
Red Hill is about 10 miles inland from Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand and the Atlantic Ocean in northeastern South Carolina. It is quiet, suburban and unincorporated.
The Legends Golf and Resort has five golf courses and spills and into Red Hill even though it has a Myrtle Beach address. Many of its fairways are lined by homes, while other properties sit next to a pond or a wooded area. Restaurants, grocery stores and most services are located either in Conway, just north of town, or in Myrtle Beach. People choose to live in Red Hill because it is close enough to the Grand Strand to easily enjoy its entertainment venues, shopping outlets, dining options and endless beaches without having to live among the massive tourist crowds that visit the area every summer.
Population: 17,000 (city proper)
Age 45 or Better: 38%
Cost of Living: 27% below the national average
Median Home Price: $275,000
Climate: Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, the area receives 49 inches of rain per year.
At Least One Hospital Accepts Medicare Patients? No, but Conway, three miles away, has a hospital that accepts Medicare patients.
At Least One Hospital Accredited by Joint Commission? No, but Conway, three miles away, has a hospital that is accredited.
Public Transit: The has a dial-a-ride van service. Advance notice is required.
Crime Rate: Meets national average
Public Library: No, but Conway has one.
Political Leanings: Very conservative
College Educated: 25%
Is South Carolina Considered Tax Friendly for Retirement? Yes
Cons: This area is prone to flooding and some areas flooded after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Hurricane Ian in 2022 also brought some flooding. .
Notes: Fort Mill has grown 6% within the last decade. Home prices have increased 18% since last year.
Recommended as a Retirement Spot? Yes
South Carolina is nicknamed the Palmetto State and its motto is "Dum spiro spero," which is Latin for "While I Breath, I Hope." It is 40th in size in the United States and was the eighth state to be admitted to the Union on May 23, 1788. The largest city and state capital is Columbia.
Formerly known as the Province of South Carolina, the area was also one of the 13 colonies that declared its independence during the American Revolution. The state was the first to secede from the Union and was the first and founding state of the Confederate States of America.
South Carolina is in what is considered the Deep South and is bordered by the states Georgia on the south and North Carolina on the north.
The state does not host any major professional sport franchises. However, the Carolina Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes actually represent both North Carolina and South Carolina.
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