When I was young my family vacationed on the Gulf Coast of Texas, on an area called Mustang Island. North Myrtle Beach reminds me very much of that community in some ways; I imagine that in the 1960's this area probably very closely resembled Mustang Island. I have no recent experience of Mustang Island to compare to what I see around me now.
There's a lot of golf played around here, which seems fitting since this is likely a place where it is very easy to maintain turf. There's a mix of legacy coastal middle-class with imported vacation-home new-money. I am staying in one of those vacation homes, within 50 yards of the Atlantic Ocean.
I would be able to see the ocean from the second floor screened-in porch on which I composed this post if it weren't for a behemoth of a beach-front home being constructed by a NASCAR tire magnate. I think that is sadly fitting.