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What’s Not To Love About Livin’ on the Grand Strand?

Endless Beaches, Sunrises and Balmy Weather

What’s NOT to love about living on the Grand Strand?

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area, aka The Grand Strand, is what we call ‘home’. Strand Security is a locally owned AND locally operated small business. We live where we work, we work where we live.

We love the simple, southern life after moving south over 10 years ago from Maryland.

LOve living on the Grand Strand

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to share 5 reasons why we love living it up on the Grand Strand.

1 South Carolina Beaches

South Carolina beaches, need we say more?

The Grand Strand boosts over 60 miles of beaches, from Little River on the North Carolina border down to Pawleys Island! Public beaches, private beaches, two State Parks and lots of activities.

  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Crabbing
  • Swimming
  • Sunbathing
  • Diving
  • Walking

and so so much more!

If you love the sand between your toes, the Grand Strand is the perfect place to live as you’ll have year-round access to beach activities!

2 Southern Food Choices Galore

The Grand Strand is home to hundreds of restaurants. No matter your taste, you’ll find it here. From Seafood restaurants in the SC Seafood Capital of Murrells Inlet to Franchise Restaurants at both Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, to speciality restaurants all over the Grand Strand. There is something for everyone. Lots of southern food and charm to be found!

3 The Best Outdoor Living

We love, love, love that we can be outside year-around. We might not be able to use our pool in the winter time, but it’s certainly warm enough to play golf or go for a beach walk. Our kids wear shorts and t-shirts during all seasons and we can run, bike and walk most days.

Who doesn’t love sitting on their porch for most of the year?

4 Subtropical Climate

Talking about the weather… the Grand Strand has a subtropical climate. The ocean temperature is affected by the gulf stream, making August water temperatures range upwards of 80F! Say what?

Especially for those who have lived in the North East, say goodbye to cold water temperatures and start enjoying the warm ocean waves.

5 Affordable Housing and Taxes!

Last but not least, living on the Grand Strand is affordable, cheap even compared to other areas of the US.

Housing is affordable and new home construction is at an all-time high. South Carolina taxes are some of the lowest we’ve seen, making relocating to the Grand Strand a great option for those who work remote, or those looking to retire!

What Do You Love About the Grand Strand?

Now that we’ve shared why we love the Grand Strand, we’d love to know from you what you love about it! If you are in need of home security, new cameras, a home theatre, a business security solution, central vacuum or smarthome technology, give us call today!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

 

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10 Reasons To Love Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

Strand Security Is Celebrating 10 Years in Business!

While 2020 has been a weird year for all of us, we are still grateful for a tenth anniversary year.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve been blogging all year in a series we call ‘10 reasons to love‘. As this is month ten, this is the tenth installment of a 12-month series!

Interested in reading any of the other articles in the series?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September

Let’s get started with October’s edition!

10 Reasons To Love Southern Hospitality

1 Southern Porches

The weather is so fine we can spend hour upon hours on our porches. Our friends and family join us as we sit and watch neighbors mow the lawn, kids play outside and friends walk their dog. Everyone wave and time just seems to stand still. If you are lucky, you’ll be invited on the porch to have a glass of iced tea!

2 South Carolina Sweet Tea

Nothing says South Carolina like sweet tea. It’s a staple in all southern homes and visitors are offered a tall glass of cold, refreshing sweet tea. Don’t confuse sweet tea with hot tea or *gasp* ask for unsweetened tea! Drink is sweet, like the people of this state!

3 Southern Families, Southern Hospitality

When you are home, you are family. When you are brought into a home as a stranger or a friend, you leave as family! Southern families embrace their visitors and will make you feel oh so special!

4 Sweet Conversation

While the sounds of southern voices might seem sweet, don’t be fooled by ‘Bless her Heart’. Expect rich conversations, gentle scolding and strong opinions about God, country and freedom.

5 Southern Manners and Politeness

While Southerns might have a different opinion than you do, they will wrap it all up in a nice and polite package! They will stay calm cool and collected. Etiquette dictates they keep their cool and stay polite no matter what, offering southern hospitality even if you agree to disagree. They’ll Bless you Heart, and will remain polite.

6 Southern Foods

Southern foods are rich in tradition, and butter! Southern foods are plentiful and delicious. They include okra, greens, Fried Chicken, black-eye peas, hush puppies and BBQ.

7 Home Cooking

While we love our K & W and Cracker Barrel there is no substitute for home cooked meals! Getting invited to Thanksgiving Dinner or Christmas means getting double, triple of all your favorite sides and desserts as southern cooks go all out to please their families.

8 Southern Charm

Living in the south means you understand southern charm. Sweet Meemaws who love and spoil their grandkids, ladies who sat through hours of cotillion to learn not only the right etiquette, but also how to charm just about anyone, anywhere at any time!

9 Charity

People in the south take care of their own, and then some! They share what they have, no matter how little with those less fortunate. Charity is learned in Sunday school classes, in the home and is continued at work! Many adults are involved in charitable organizations making the lives of other southerns just a bit better.

10 Southern Tradition

The south, and of course South Carolina is steeped in tradition. If you live here, you know! High school football games are huge. Homecoming is better in South Carolina than anywhere else. Tradition seeps into every aspect of life in the south.

LOVE. LIVE. SOUTH CAROLINA

Strand Security has been serving the people of the Myrtle Beach area, including all of Horry County and Georgetown County for over 10 years! We live where we work. We love Southern Hospitality and have been the recipient of many wonderful home cooked meals, lovely traditions and great conversations.

We serve the Grand Strand with pride! 

Let us know how we can help you with your security and safety needs, now and into 2021!

 

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10 Reasons To Love Summer in South Carolina

we love summer in south carolina

The last day of August is here as this is published, yet summer ins’t over yet in South Carolina! Not by a loooong shot!

As Myrtle Beach area children might be back in school or being homeschooled, yet tourists are still flocking to the beaches of the Grand Strand and will continue to do so long into the fall!

We at Strand Security are grateful for yet another year in Murrells Inlet as we celebrate 10 years in business in 2020!

This is the 8th article in a series of 12 articles about all the things we love about our state, our town, our business and our community in South Carolina.

10 Years and 10 Reasons

In case you missed it here are the other articles in this series!

10 Reasons to Love Quality Speakers
10 Reasons to Love Security Camera
10 Reasons to Love Living in South Carolina
10 Reasons to Love a Home Theater
10 Reasons to Love our Community
10 Reasons to Love Smarthomes
10 Reasons to Love the Grand Strand

What We Love About Summer In South Carolina!

  1. In South Carolina, we loves our beaches in the summer! As the air heats up, the beaches and the ocean keeps us cool! Many tourists come to the South Carolina shores for its beautiful and plentiful beaches.
  2. Water Sports! We loves water sports in summer. Sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, boating, waterskiing, swimming… you name it and you can do it! With beautiful weather, many sunny days and perfect conditions, South Carolina is a haven for those who love water sports.
  3. Did we mention the sun and our gorgeous weather yet? We love South Carolina summers because its’ always summer! No need for a jacket, no chill in the air! Sun, wind and warmth. Yes, some humidity too, but most South Carolinians will take that as that’s all we know!
  4. Outdoor Sports! While we can play outdoor sports just about year-round in Myrtle Beach and beyond, we love being able to be outdoors and walk, hike, run, bike and play all sorts of outdoor sports in summer months.
  5. Porches are the best. South Carolinians sleep on porches, visit on porches and in general, live and eat on porches, too! If you are thinking about moving to South Carolina, make sure to add ‘porch’ to your wishlist when looking for a new home. having a porch and a ceiling fan… the best!
  6. No porch is complete without a gallon of Sweet Tea! Any thirsty local knows that sweet tea is the best for when it’s hot outside and you need a cool down drink!
  7. With average temperatures well into the 80s and 90s all summer long, outdoor dining on porches and decks once the sun goes down is the prefect ending to any South Carolina summer day.
  8. The South Carolina rivers offer many great adventures. Wild water tubing, kayaking, rafting, fishing… you name it and you can find it! River adventures are another reason we love South Carolina summers.
  9. Have you ever visited a Walmart or grocery store in South Carolina. Flip-flops and shorts are the uniform of choice when the weather is hot! We love our relaxed dress code.
  10. Last but not least, combining long, hot days, water adventures, the beach, sweet tea, outdoor dining and more and your get… slower paced and lazy days which is another thing we love about South Carolina summers!

South Carolina Summers Seem to Never End!

We at Strand Security love living, working and playing on the Grand Strand in our state of South Carolina and we hope you do too!

While you play and enjoy your summer, we have the privilege to monitor homes and businesses as your security is our business. Let us know how we can help you and your loved ones stay safe as you enjoy more of summer.

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

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10 Reasons to Love Living in South Carolina

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Meet the South Carolina We Love!

Who hasn’t heard James Taylor’s words;

“In my mind I’m gone to Carolina
Can’t you see the sunshine?
Can’t you just feel the moonshine?
Ain’t it just like a friend of mine
To hit me from behind?
Yes, I’m gone to Carolina in my mind”

This article is the 5th installment of our series called “10 Reasons To Love….”

Today, we share why we love South Carolina!

As Strand Security celebrates 10 years in business in 2020, we are sharing a new blog each month.  We love living and working on the Grand Strand and this year-long celebration of all things we love is an ode to our beautiful state and community!

To read the previous articles in this series, check out
10 Reasons to Love our Community
10 Reasons to Love a Home Theater
10 Reasons to Love Smarthomes
10 Reasons to Love the Grand Strand

10 Reasons To Love Living in South Carolina

Here are the 10 reasons we love living (and working) in South Carolina, now find yours!

1. Love the Beaches in South Carolina!

Yes, you read that right!

2,876 miles of tidal coastline in South Carolina means a lot of beaches. Want to know where to go to find the BEST beaches? Look no more, but read this.

2. Love the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina

Did you know South Carolina has mountains? Sassafras Mountian stands 3560 feet tall. Discover the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina!

Take adventure to new heights in the majestic mountain region of the Palmetto State. With spectacular hiking trails, scenic waterfalls and sweeping views, the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

3. Love the South Carolina Sub-Tropical Climate

Outdoor enthusiasts as well as those who despise winter snow and cold, rave about the sub-tropical climate of South Carolina.

4. Love South Carolina for Their Sweet Tea

Did you know that Sweet Tea is thought be originated in Summerville, SC?

Learn more about it here!

5. Love South Carolina Cooking

There certainly are recipes that scream ‘South Carolina Home Cooking’

They include delicacies like

  • Tomato Pie
  • Collard Greens
  • Peach Cobbler

Find those recipes and more here.

6. Love the Southern Hospitality

While we as residents of South Carolina certain know that southern hospitality is charming, it’s always wonderful to hear someone form outside our beautiful state sing our praises.

7. Love South Carolina Football!

It’s an experience, not just a one-time event.

Whether you love the Gamecocks, the Tigers or the Chanticleers, chances are that you’ll love the overall experience that South Carolina football gives us like nothing else.

Check out the picture in this article that says it all!

8. Love South Carolina BBQ

There are many different types of South Carolina Barbecue, but they all start with pork!

In South Carolina, that meat is invariably pork — sometimes pulled from a whole hog, sometimes chopped from a slow-smoked shoulder or ham, but always deriving from somewhere on the pig. In fact, try this experiment. Take a South Carolinian to a barbecue buffet (there is not shortage of such operations in the Palmetto State) and ask him or her, “go get me some barbecue.” What you’re going to get back is guaranteed. The steam table may be loaded down with ribs, chicken quarters, and maybe even sliced brisket, but unless they just recently moved to the state from Ohio, your dining companion is certain to bring you back a plate piled high with pork.

9. Love South Carolina Porches

Southern houses and porches – the perfect pair!

Our lovely weather is conducive to long evenings on the porch. Unless you live in one of our cities in a small apartment, most South Carolina houses feature a front (or rear) porch as a must-have outdoor room!

10. Love South Carolina Nature

There are so many wonderful State parks, beaches, lakes and other nature-rich areas to explore in South Carolina.

Places like Brookgreen Garden, The Myrtle Beach State Park, Editso River and Rave Cliff Falls! Learn more here.

Why Do you Love South Carolina So?

Let us know in the comments, here or on Facebook, what you love most about our beautiful Palmetto State!

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