COASTAL CITY MAKES NATIONAL LIST
Beware, snowbirds: Myrtle Beach, S.C. isn’t as safe as you thought it was. And we’re not talking about shark attacks – we’re talking about violent crime of the two-legged variety.
Who says? The website NeighborhoodScout.com – which recently ranked the “crown cubic zirconia” of the Redneck Riviera as the 21st most dangerous city in the country.
“With a crime rate of 167 per one thousand residents, Myrtle Beach has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes- from the smallest towns to the very largest cities,” the website reports.
Ordinarily we’d be happy to jump up and down all over this latest example of Myrtle Beach’s, um, “uniqueness.” However we’ve had some experiences with NeighborhoodScout.com in the past which have led us to conclude their data is simply not reliable – or at the very least should be taken with an ocean of salt.
What we do know about Myrtle Beach is that it boasts the highest sales tax rate in the state of South Carolina (thanks to a recent kickback scam) – and some of the lowest wages in the country. And a totally worthless “Republican” party.