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Surfside Beach
Horry County, South Carolina

ZipCodes
29575




Page Contents for Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.
The population of Surfside Beach is approximately 4,793 2006, 3837 2010.
The approximate number of families is 3,128 1990, 1866 2010.
The amount of land area in Surfside Beach is 4.992 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Surfside Beach is 1.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.056 sq kilometers.
The distance from Surfside Beach to Washington DC is 382 miles.
The distance to the South Carolina state capital is 118 miles. (as the crow flies)
Surfside Beach is positioned 33.60 degrees north of the equator and 78.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Surfside Beach elevation is 13 feet above sea level.
Surfside Beach median income is $ 43,200 2005.
The Surfside Beach median home price is $ 169,500 2000.

Location

in the Grand Strand coastal area of South Carolina about 85 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. Other nearby communities include Garden City, Socastee, Murrells Inlet, Forestbrook, Myrtle Beach, Bucksport, Red Hill and Pawley's Island.
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History & History Related Items

The area was sparsely settled in the early years. It was then known as Roachs Beach. The hurricane of 1893 ruined most of what was there before the hurricane hit. The area was bought by George J. Holiday in the early 1920s. He renamed it Floral Beach after his wife, Flora and his daughter, Floramay. He retained the land for a short while and then, in the late 1920s another group from the Columbia area took over and developed a portion of the land. It was in 1952, that the land was again sold. This time it was renamed Surfside Beach though the area was largely undeveloped. Another hurricane, Hazel, hit in 1954 and ruined 18 of the 65 houses on the beach. But the town rebounded and rebuilt. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base was re-opened in 1956 and the town benefited with more growth. By the mid 1960s, Surfside Beach had established itself as a family beach area and good retirement place.

Here is a history page for Surfside Beach
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The incorporation of Surfside Beach

1964


Attractions

Surfside Beach has two miles of beach to enjoy!

Brookgreen Gardens is located nearby. It is a beautiful setting with native flora and fauna and objects of art. The collection of figurative sculpture is situated throughout the area along with a zoo. It is located between Myrtle Beach and Pawle ys Island, SC.

Wild Water
A water & race theme park
Over 33 rides, mini golf, bumper boats, and more Phone: 843-238-3787
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Surfside Beach City Government

Town of Surfside Beach
115 US Highway 17 North
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Phone: 843-913-6111

Surfside Beach Chamber

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
1200 N. Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-626-7444
toll-free: 800-356-3016
The chamber serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, and Pawleys Island

Surfside Beach Organizations

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
1200 N. Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-626-7444
toll-free: 800-356-3016
The chamber serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, and Pawleys Island Surfside Beach

Miscellany

The population of Surfside Beach was:
1964 - 881 1990 - 3,845
2000 - 4,425
2006 - 4,793
Median household income:
2000 - $ 40,612
2005 - $ 43,200

Median house value:
2000 - $ 150,200
2005 - $ 169,500

Median age:
2000 - 44.5 years


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