Myrtle Beach’s Rapid Growth

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is one of the most popular vacation cities in the United States.

It’s also one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. According to Steve Jones of The Sun News, Myrtle Beach was the nation’s second-fastest growing metropolitan area from 2014 to 2015.

Though people of all ages have been moving to Myrtle Beach, a lot of the city’s recent growth can be attributed to retirees. Myrtle Beach is famous for beautiful beaches, and rapid economic development has accounted for the construction of a bevy of other attractions, such as golf courses.

Using the Google Earth Engine Timelapse tool, it’s easy to see how dramatic the area’s growth has been. Click here to see satellite images showing Myrtle Beach’s growth since 1984.

 

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