Grand Strand residents are extremely concerned about the economy, but it doesn't change how they feel about their community, a study released today shows.
Unemployment is the top concern, according to The Soul of the Community study by the Knight Foundation and Gallup polling. The project attempts over three consecutive years of surveys to show how attached people are to their communities and what binds them.
Myrtle Beach area residents are a little less attached to the place than those surveyed last year, but still far more attached than people in the other 25 cities surveyed.
Great schools, affordable health care and safe streets all help create strong communities. But is there something deeper that draws people to a city – that makes them want to put down roots and build a life?