The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has published its list of the zip codes that are poised for the greatest growth in the nation, and one zip code in Myrtle Beach made the list at #18. The NAR calls zip code 29579 one of 2016’s “Boom Towns.”
Zip code 29579 comprises an area that spills across Highway 501, the major east-west route into and out of Myrtle Beach proper and runs about 15 miles along the western side of Highway 17, the major north-south route along the coast. The zip code area includes the golf communities of Grande Dunes, the homes surrounding International World Tour Golf Links, River Oaks Golf Club, and part of the Myrtle Beach National golf complex. A small square of land south of Highway 501 includes some of the Legends Golf complex and parts of its three golf courses.
Just outside the boundaries of the zip code area are enough attractions to explain the popularity of this irregularly shaped swath of Myrtle Beach. They include the Coastal Grande Mall, the largest shopping center in town; the huge Tanger Outlets mall on 501; Coastal Carolina University, the only institute of higher learning in the immediate Myrtle Beach area; Broadway at the Beach, a combination shopping and entertainment complex that is a magnet for visitors and locals alike, especially at night; Myrtle Beach International Airport; the Common Market, which has become a popular “new urban” area with co-located shops, homes and office; and, of course, the beach itself, one of the most popular on the east coast.