Snowbirds Migrate to Grand Strand

Garden City Beach house rentalWith autumn here it won’t be long before winter arrives and with it the cold temperatures and snow for those living in the northern states. If you’re looking for a Garden City Beach house rental to spend part of your winter in we can help you with that. We have quite a few long-term rentals in the area that we’d be delighted to show you.

Attracted by miles of sugar white beach and temperatures averaging in the 60s, thousands of people make their southbound pilgrimage to the Coastal Carolina’s from October to March each year. These people, affectionately nicknamed “snowbirds”, return to the north when temperatures start to warm up in early spring.

A financial benefit of heading to the beach in the winter is staying in a Garden City Beach house rental at a substantially less amount than many pay for their mortgages or rent up north. Here, winter monthly rates are generally about what summer beach goers will pay for a one week stay.

The snowbirds may come down to the South Carolina coast to get away from blinding blizzards and treacherous ice storms but, before they return home, they have made lasting friendships and had a positive impact on the area. A combination of the two explains why so many of them return year after year. It is because their Garden City Beach house rental has truly become a home away from home.

Fall Motorcycle Rally is Here!

Garden City Beach house rentalThe Myrtle Beach Fall Motorcycle Rally takes place from September 30 through October 1 this year. The spring bike rally typically draws more people to the Myrtle Beach area than the fall event but even still, area businesses are expecting a lot more bikers than last year. Reservations are already up compared to last year. People who planned ahead were lucky to find a Myrtle Beach or Garden City Beach house rental already.

“The more the merrier, it’s great for tourism, great for the economy and anything we can do to boost that, helps out,” said Denise Triece of Myrtle Beach’s Harley-Davidson dealership. “It’s a little bit more laid back, there's not as much going on but it's still good for the people that are here,” Triece added.

Garden City Beach house rentalMany of the bikers prefer the fall rally because the spring one is just too crowded. One visitor said, “There’s less people, the weather is good and the kids are back in school.” Indeed that pretty much sums it up.

The increased business spread beyond the motorcycle dealership to the local hotels and restaurants. Vacation realty companies saw an increase in rentals as well. If you’re here for the rally and looking for a Garden City Beach house rental give us a call at Surfside Realty and we’ll see what we have available for you.

Triece said some events this weekend include a charity ride and fish fry, a jazz and blues festival at Docksiders and a tattoo and music festival at the convention center. A rundown of the Guided Poker Run Tours are here:

Fall Rally — Guided Poker Run Tours ~ Sept. 30, 2011 - Oct 1, 2011

Sign up Times - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM daily
Cost - $20.00 per person participating
Free Bike Week Tee to Every Paid Participate
Tour Length - Approximately 90 – 100 miles.
Sign up Location - Cooter’s Backyard Bar & Grill, 3264 S. Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC